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Shipping Chicks in Colder Temperatures

Around the January to February time frame we get several questions asking whether it is a good idea to ship chicks during the colder months.  This is a valid concern as we ship chicks to all parts of the United … Continue reading

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Packing Eggs for Safe Shipping

For most of us, getting eggs home from the market or getting them from the coop to the kitchen can be a daunting task.  The delicate nature of the eggs and the promise that some of us seek from them offers … Continue reading

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How Warm Should I Keep my Baby Chicks?

When baby chicks hatch, they need additional warmth. Their body heat alone is not enough to keep them warm. Without additional heat, they can become chilled and stressed, and if it goes too long, they can become ill or die. … Continue reading

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Raising Chickens for Our Home Flock, Day 17

Cleaning out the brooder. Foraging in the yard. Friendly Americana. Photos. Continue reading

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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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