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Preparing For The Arrival Of Your New Chicks

Preparing For The Arrival Of Your New Chicks

You have chosen your breeds, placed your order and are waiting for the arrival of your new chickens. Now what? Well, instead of sitting and waiting, you should make sure you have everything you need and that it works well in advance of the arrival of your chicks! There are a few things specific to […]

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Baby Chicks: The Definitive Care Guide

Raising chicks is fun, educational and is one of the most rewarding things you will do! Chicks are cute and endearing, but they do have some special needs and we hope to guide you through the process of raising a baby chick to a hen. In our complete guide to raising chicks we will cover […]

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5 (+1 Bonus) Mistakes To Avoid When Purchasing Chicks

There are 5 major mistakes people make when purchasing chicks, of course, we all make more mistakes than that. We have narrowed it down to these major 5 – buying straight run when you only want eggs, buying meat bird chicks, buying an ornamental or game breed, buying from a shady source, or just flat […]

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What Do You Need For Baby Chicks? How To Prepare

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If it’s your first time or umpteenth time with baby chicks, it’s always an exciting time! While you are waiting for them to hatch or come by mail, the anticipation builds up to the day of arrival. However, there are several things you need to prepare before your chicks arrive. What You Need For Baby Chicks […]

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Raising Chicks in the Winter

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Whether you want to get a jump start on raising chickens for the year, or maybe one of your hens decided to go broody right when the weather turned cold, you might have a lot of questions on how in the world you can raise little chicks in the winter! They can be pretty fragile, […]

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Best Time of Year to Raise Chicks: Spring or Winter?

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Beginner chicken keepers often ask this question, probably because Spring is the most active and usual time for rearing and raising chicks. However, there is no good reason why you can’t raise chicks year-round – after all, many hatcheries have chicks available year-round. As long as you have everything you need for raising them, you […]

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What Do Baby Chicks Eat?

What do baby chicks eat? Well, when one of my free-range hens disappeared from the flock one spring day, I thought the worst. I figured a predator had taken her and she was lost forever. This was a hen that I had saved from predator attacks before, and she was not a spring chicken anymore. […]

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Happy New Year. Happy New Chicks?

Happy New Year! If you are a gardener, you have been poring over seed catalogs, feverishly planning the layout of your garden. If you are a chicken addict you have been studying the catalogs trying to decide which breed you want to add to your flock this year. Perhaps a certain breed didn’t work out […]

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7 Things You Must Prepare Before Your Chicks Arrive

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The time is approaching- your chicks are going to be delivered soon, but are you totally prepared? It may seem like you have everything, but if it’s your first time there’s a good chance you may have missed something. You don’t want to be running round like a headless chicken when they arrive, so it’s […]

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