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My First Hatch – What an Experience

As I peered through the window at the eggs I had a flood of emotion overcome me.  The anticipation of the new chick arrival has been burning inside of me since November as I kept hearing from the long time … 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 52

  Our chickens are about eight weeks old. Most of their adult feathers have grown in.  The chickens appear to be about one third the size that they will reach as adults. They are about the size of bantams.

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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 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 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 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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