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Blogger Michele Cook writes a three-part series on caring for new chickens. This is Part 2: Basics for New Chicks. Look for Parts 1 & 3: “Housing Chicks” and “Sick Chicks”. Now that you have the brooder set up, let’s talk about the basic care for your new chicks. Your chicks will need food, water, […]Read more »
Blogger Michele Cook writes a three-part series on caring for new chickens. This is Part 1: Housing Chicks. It’s that time of year again. The sun is shining, the daffodils are blooming, and there is a distinct peeping noise at every farm store across the country. It’s time for chicks. If you’ve been wooed by […]Read more »
Oh, Spring! The snow in melting, and the sun is shining- or maybe it’s raining and gloomy… or you just got dumped with another foot of snow. Well, the weather might not be cooperating yet, but there is one thing that unites the spring experience for all chicken lovers, and that’s the sound of peeping […]Read more »
Join us for our first #photocontest of the year! You can log onto the Community Chickens Facebook page and post photos. Every month we’ll be picking a theme and asking you to share your flock with us. Winners will be selected at the end of each month and the top three will be featured on the […]Read more »
How does your favorite mail-order hatchery stack up? After months of research, I compiled a list of what I feel are the top five hatcheries. I contacted and research sixteen well-known hatcheries, polling chicken lovers all over the country through forums and social media to acquire the consumers’ hands-on experiences, as well as my own […]Read more »
IN THIS SERIES, WE BROKE DOWN THE FIVE MOST IMPORTANT PARTS TO SETTING UP A QUALITY BROODER FOR CHICKS. In (Part 1) we picked a brooder, (Part 2) the heat source was chosen, (Part 3) we discussed different bedding choices, (Part 4) feeders and drinkers were the topic, now (Part 5) were gonna wrap it […]Read more »
IN THIS SERIES, I’M GOING TO BREAK DOWN THE FIVE MOST IMPORTANT PARTS TO SETTING UP A QUALITY BROODER FOR CHICKS. In (Part 1) we picked a brooder, (Part 2) the heat source was chosen, and (Part 3) we discussed different bedding choices. (Part 4) we are going to enter the world of feeders and […]Read more »
IN THIS SERIES, I’M GOING TO BREAK DOWN THE FIVE MOST IMPORTANT PARTS TO SETTING UP A QUALITY BROODER FOR CHICKS. So far in this series, we have covered information to help pick a brooder (Part 1) and a heating source (Part 2), in (Part 3) were going to cover bedding options. There are […]Read more »
In this series, I’m going to break down the five most important parts to setting up a quality brooder for chicks. In part one, information was given to hopefully help you choose your brooder, now a heat source needs to be chosen. There are some exemplary options out on the market today. Most of the […]Read more »
With chick season right around the corner, I figured it would be a good time to talk about common chick illnesses. When it comes to chicks, the most important variable is timing. One moment they seem absolutely fine and the next they have perished. So, let’s get right into the nitty-gritty. Many illnesses are completely […]Read more »