Category Archives: Baby Chicks

MURRAY MCMURRAY HATCHERY HOSTS JAPANESE DELEGATES CONDUCTING WORLDWIDE CAMPAIGN TO TRACE DNA HISTORY OF DOMESTIC CHICKENS

Japanese researchers embarked on a multi-country journey with a visit to Murray McMurray Hatchery in Webster City, Iowa as part of a study to trace the DNA of domestic chickens. During the five-day visit, the researchers collected blood samples from more … 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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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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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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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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Water for Baby Chicks

Tap water is often cold, so a day before you expect to receive your baby chicks, it is a good idea to … Continue reading

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