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Should you assist a hatching chick or not? Anxiety at this stage is tremendous for the first timer and they can quickly misinterpret the well being of their chicks and prematurely intervene with disastrous consequences.
Raising chickens can be an expensive Hobby. But we've got some really great information on how to lower your expenses.
Before free-ranging your chickens there are some steps you should take to make sure your flock gains the most benefits from free-ranging, that they remain safe, and that they return to the safety of the coop at night.
So your kids (or spouse) talked you into chickens. Now, one of the first questions that came up was probably: "How much is this going to cost?" The good news is chickens are really not that expensive to keep.
Everyone who has a small flock of chickens should raise mealworms, not because chickens need them, but because they love them.
Approximately 2% of all chicken eggs has some defect, ranging from minor, barely noticeable faults to downright alarming deformities.
Coccidia are a microscopic parasitic organism that infect poultry when ingested by the chicken.
Using Sand as a floor covering in my coops has been one of the BEST decisions I have made in terms of how to properly care for my chickens; open-air coops is the other.
I have seen a lot of posts lately about what color(s) a breed lays, so I made a chart to put them all together. If you have any pics to add, please submit them in the thread here: [URL]https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=285854[/URL]...
A chicken that is not provided with adequate enrichment and mental stimulation will be more inclined towards problem behaviors. Feather pecking, bullying, egg eating and even cannibalism are almost always a result of chickens that are confined...
Plans and pics of the Feather Factory
We've been amazed at how many common every-day sayings originated from people who owned and raised chickens.
Small chicken coop based off of the recommendations given in Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens
Why are my hens not laying? Some common causes.
Egg Binding refers to a very serious condition in any female bird that has an egg stuck in the oviduct that she is unable to pass.
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