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Bringing New Birds into an Established Flock

It’s always exciting to get new chickens.  Your existing flock may not be as thrilled as you are for your new arrivals however.  Introducing new birds into an existing flock should be done with care to make sure that all…

Do you need more than one chicken?

Raising chickens is a rewarding and exciting experience.  It’s easy to think of chickens as pets, especially if you interact with them frequently.  Chickens are social creatures and can form a real relationship with you.  It’s not uncommon for chickens…

Farm Eggs vs. Store Bought Eggs

            Raising chickens in your backyard looks totally different than raising commercial laying chickens.  The difference in the chicken’s environment and lifestyle makes a huge difference in the nutritional value, taste and color of their eggs.  Nutritional Differences             Backyard…

Week One with Brand New Turkeys

            It’s exciting any time that you get new babies, especially ones as cute as baby turkeys.  Baby turkeys, or poults, are a little bit different than baby chicks.  Baby chicks tend to be more forgiving when it comes to…

Adding Supplemental Lighting

Adding Supplemental Lighting             Your coop is full, yet your egg basket is empty or nearly empty again.  This is a common problem seen in the winter when egg production can slow down drastically or stop completely.  One of the…

Fun Gifts for Chicken Lovers

Are you trying to find the perfect gift for the chicken lover in your life?  Look no further!  We’ve rounded up the best gifts for chicken lovers.  You’ll be sure to find something for your favorite chicken person in this…

How to Raise Fall Meat Birds

Ever heard of a spring chicken?  This phrase came about because it was common to start meat birds in the spring, along with other livestock on the farm.  Meat birds were raised in the spring because that was when chicks…

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