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Raising Chickens for Our Home Flock, Day 34

Our chickens are about 5 weeks old now.  They are growing and developing well in the chicken tractor…. This article also tells a little about the chicken’s crop and digestive tract. Continue reading

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How many Chickens are in your Flock?

Take our poll on Facebook and find out how many chickens people have in their flocks.  The poll asks how many chickens are in your flock and shows the results of how others have answered the question. To participate and … Continue reading

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How to Introduce New Chickens into your Flock, part 2

Disease and Parasites When you introduce new chickens to your flock, you run the risk of also introducing new diseases or parasites to your flock. If you take your chickens to poultry shows, then you run that same risk when … Continue reading

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How to Introduce New Chickens into your Flock, part 1

If you’ve ever raised chicks then later added them to an existing flock of mature chickens, then you know that it is often an unpleasant experience. The older chickens peck the newcomers hard. They chase them, and they try to … Continue reading

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Raising Chickens for Our Home Flock, Day 23

Moving the chicks from the brooder into the chicken tractor.
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Raising Chickens for Our Home Flock, Day 9

Brooder temperature. Chicks sparring. Wing and tail feather development. Foraging in the yard. Feeders. The free rare/exotic chick. Photos. Continue reading

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Raising Chickens for Our Home Flock, Day 4

Chick grit – making it from grower grit. Overcoming problems with pasting up. Photos. Continue reading

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Raising Chickens for Our Home Flock, Day 3

Moving the chicks outdoors to a larger brooder. Description of the new brooder. Quick Chick supplement. Photos. Continue reading

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Raising Chickens for Our Home Flock, Day 1

The arrival of the baby chicks at the post office. Basic chick care for the first day.
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Don’t Let Your Chickens Run Out of Water

Your chickens need to always have access to plenty of clean, fresh drinking water.  This is especially important in hot weather when their need for water increases significantly. Problems Caused by Lack of Water

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