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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 »
Setting up your Brooder The time to set up your brooder? Well before you walk into the local feed store and hear peeping, or drool over the latest hatchery catalog. Give yourself time to do it right. If you go the mother nature route and plan on one of your mama hens doing all the […]Read more »
LETS TALK CHICK ILLNESSES 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. […]Read more »
Once it was clear that Uno was the sole survivor of the incubator hatch, I evaluated him. He was in rough shape. In addition to the obvious inability to move without flipping backwards, and thrashing around the brooder, the left side of his head was extremely swollen. He could not open that eye. I am […]Read more »
As winter draws to a close, some folks are busy drooling over mail order chick catalogs trying to determine which breeds they would like to get this year. Some are just starting out and others are trying to narrow down their must-have breeds. Chicken math is in full swing and if you are like me, […]Read more »
It has been so much fun having little chicks around this year. It has been a couple years since I have gotten chicks in place of laying hens. As a backyard chicken keeper, it is important that I know I have hens and not roosters, or at least have a plan on what to do […]Read more »
Our little chicks are almost two weeks old. They are growing so fast, feathers starting to appear, and they are beginning to roost. Last week on my blog, I had some fun with the chicks. I did a post titled Baby Chic Photo Shoot. Click HERE or on the picture above to see more. This […]Read more »
By Lori Leigh from LL Farm When we first embarked on our adventure of having a flock of chickens, we developed a plan. Our primary goal for starting with chickens was the obvious reason: fresh eggs! Our plan to consistently have fresh eggs is flock rotation. We figure every two years we will get baby […]Read more »
We know that you would sit and watch your chick(en)s all day if you could. Unfortunately, so many things in life seem to prevent it. Or, you might not be able to have chickens right now, but desperately miss their antics. Now there’s an incredible NEW solution to satiate your needs! The Community Chickens Chick Cam! […]Read more »
by Meredith Chilson Will you be buying eggs to hatch or ordering chicks this spring? Have you ordered yet? Do you have a specific breed in mind, or are you going to be a little adventurous and order a few chicks of a different breed? I’d like to suggest you consider Marans—specifically Black Copper Marans. […]Read more »