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Tricks and tips for hatching chicks with incubators and moving them to brooders. You can read about incubators at Taking the Guesswork Out of Incubators -Advertisement- – Hatching Begins in the Egg The hatching process is one of the niftiest little miracles in the animal world. During the last days of incubation, the chick grows […]Read more »
Traci DeLore helps you navigate selective breeding in your urban flocks. With a little effort, you can breed preferred traits into your flock. If you’ve kept a number of chickens for any time, you’re bound to have said, “I wish that chicken had a smaller comb” or “I wish I had more chickens that laid blue […]Read more »
Do’s and Don’t for buying chicks from feed stores, from blogger Kaylee Vaughn. Check out Part 1 Buying from Local Breeders and Part 2 Buying from Professional Hatcheries as well. You’ve decided to purchase your first chicks! Or, maybe, you are adding some new chicks to your existing flock! Either way, it’s an exciting […]Read more »
Do’s and Don’t for buying chicks from professional hatcheries from blogger Kaylee Vaughn. Check out Part 1 Buying from Local Breeders and Part 3 Buying from Feed Stores as well. You’ve decided to purchase your first chicks! Or, maybe, you are adding some new chicks to your existing flock! Either way, it’s an exciting […]Read more »
Demystifying (but not de-mistyfing) chick incubators. -Advertisement- Believe it or not, incubation isn’t just an invention of the modern era. Historical records show that incubation of eggs was practiced in Ancient Egypt. Mud brick buildings, divided into chambers that were basically large ovens, were heated by burning straw, dung or charcoal. Temperature and ventilation were […]Read more »
Do’s and Don’t for buying chicks from local breeders from blogger Kaylee Vaughn. Check out Part 2 Buying from Professional Hatcheries and Part 3 Buying from Feed Stores as well. You’ve decided to purchase your first chicks! Or, maybe, you are adding some new chicks to your existing flock! Either way, it’s an exciting […]Read more »
In this episode of the Community Chickens podcasts, we discuss the role that keeping poultry can play in our educational systems. School Check-Ins Our Podcast Guests Include: Jeannette Beranger is the Senior Program Manager for The Livestock Conservancy. She uses her knowledge to plan and implement conservation programs, conduct field research, and advise farmers in their […]Read more »
Kellsey Trimble sits down with some of our favorite poultry experts to discuss getting started with your flock. There are many considerations to keep in mind. Thank you Brinsea for Sponsoring this episode! Our Podcast Guests Include: Kellsey Trimble, former managing editor of Grit, enjoys immersing herself in the homestead lifestyle as frequently as possible. We were […]Read more »
Kaylee Vaugh de-mythtifies eggs for us. Over the last several decades, it has became less common for people to keep chickens and many people have become more disconnected from their food sources. Because of this, many myths have become commonly accepted. I’m sure that every chicken keeper has no doubt heard (and maybe even believed!) a […]Read more »
New blogger Traci DeLore shares why she prefers Summer Chicks. I’m no spring chicken – fan, that is. Why Summer Chicks Raising chicks in the summer is absolutely the way to go for me. There’s less mess, easier integration, and better weather. It’s a no brainer. Around me, chick frenzy starts in late February at […]Read more »