How to Feed Meat Chickens

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We feed meat chickens is a little different than feeding a typical layer hen. Chickens bred to be efficient meat birds grow much faster than chickens intended to produce eggs, meaning they have different nutritional requirements.  A Cornish Cross, for example, is ready for processing in about 8-9 weeks, while a heritage breed like the […]

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Flocks Need a Daily Snack Too!

Flocks Need a Daily Snack Too!

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are important – but do your flocks need a daily snack, too? Chickens have a lot of energy and need plenty of calories to keep them going. At the same time, you can provide most of your chickens’ nutritional requirements via their feed – which is specially formulated to meet their […]

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Hens Need Calcium – There’s No Ifs, Ands, or Buts About It!

hens and calcium

What makes hens need calcium? A lack of calcium can lead to weakened eggshells, which means that the eggs are more likely to be broken during transport. In addition, a lack of calcium will also weaken bones and make it easier for them to break. The good news is that you don’t have to worry […]

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Foods Poisonous to Birds – Is There Such a Thing?

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Believe it or not, many common foods can wreak havoc on a bird’s digestive system and are poisonous to birds. Many of us are familiar with the phrase, “Don’t feed the birds!” What we don’t know is WHY. The reason behind this warning is that many human foods can poison your feathered friends and make […]

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How to Raise Organic Meat Chickens

One of the major perks of raising your chickens for meat is that you have a say in what goes into (or doesn’t ) go into raising your organic meat chickens.  When you control how you raise your own meat, you can make important decisions about how to care for them, how they will live, […]

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Why You’re Feeding Your Chickens To Death And How To Stop It

We all love our chickens and want to do what’s best for them. I know I love nothing more than spoiling them with kitchen scraps and homemade treats, but did you ever stop to think you might be doing more harm than good? Over-feeding your girls can lead to obesity and a whole lot of […]

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