Tips for Growing and Developing Healthy Chickens

Those little chicks you picked up from your local farm store this spring won’t stay little and fluffy for long. With proper health, nutrition and care, they should grow and develop into young, healthy, productive birds that will provide you with protein-packed eggs.   Nutrition is vital to keeping your chicks growing up healthy and strong. Like every living […]

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How Stress Can Impact Egg Production

If you’ve got backyard chickens, you’re likely to have them for one or several reasons. You like taking care of animals, you enjoy the companionship of birds in the backyard or you simply prefer the farm-fresh eggs they produce to the purchased ones. Regardless of your reason to have these birds, you likely take the ultimate care […]

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Monitoring the Health of your Backyard Birds

Healthy chickens are happy chickens, and happy chickens are productive egg layers, providing you a powerful protein source and companionship. Since your backyard birds can’t tell you how they are feeling, you need to know what to look for to differentiate between a healthy bird and one that is feeling a little down.  Signs and Symptoms  Since […]

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Tips for Egg Care

Chicken or egg? If you’ve ever wondered which came first, you’ve likely already answered that. The chicks! You probably started your backyard chicken project with cute little chicks, but when those hens reach just between 5-6 months old, they should start laying eggs. There is nothing better than a farm-fresh egg for breakfast, but there […]

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Your Chick Days Starter Guide

It’s that magical time of year when flowers bloom, trees begin to bud and if you plan your trip to the local feed or farm and home store you will hear that familiar “chirp, chirp, chirp” coming from the back of the store. Chick days are here, and you’ve decided it’s time to invest in […]

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The Nutritional Requirements of your Backyard Birds

You’ve probably heard that you can feed your backyard chickens just any old scraps that you or your family aren’t going to eat. And while there might be a little truth to that, think of these chickens as protein producers for you. While they are small, they also have a big job of either laying […]

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