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You can organize and track your poultry’s hatch rates by using this helpful spreadsheet created by MOTHER EARTH NEWS reader Terry Standard.

chick hatching: hands-on fun for kids and families --> SUPER time of the year to try this with your family! we LOVED it.

chick hatching: fun for kids and families

Science - chick hatching: hands-on fun for kids and families --> SUPER time of the year to try this with your family!

CHICKEN TREATS    This is a list of everything you can feed a chicken. However, everybody's...

Raising BackYard Chickens, Build a Chicken Coop, Pictures of Breeds All inclusive web site on raising chickens.

Unless you plan to breed or show your birds, you'll probably be happier with a flock of mixed breeds. If you choose breeds carefully, It will be easier to tell the chickens apart as individuals, tell who's laying well, who's laying poorly, and who's laying abnormal eggs. You can also plan for steadier year round egg production, and for one or two broody prone hens to hatch eggs and raise chicks, while the rest of the flock lays well.

4 Benefits of a Mixed Flock of Backyard Chickens -

Unsure if you want a single breed or a flock of hens? Most backyard chicken keepers will get more out of a mixed flock of heritage breeds.

Chicken blogger Mick Telkamp tells you the steps you need to take and the supplies that you'll need to help your newly hatched chicks thrive.

The soft, fluffy coat on newborn chicks is called down. As chicks develop, in a matter of weeks it will be replaced by adult feathers.

curled toes can be straightened with splints if done in the first few days of life. Use pipecleaners and tape.

Curled toes can be straightened with splints if done in the first few days of life. Use pipe cleaners and tape.

What to know about adding ducks or ducklings to your flock from poultry expert @fresheggsdaily

What to know about adding ducks or ducklings to your flock from poultry expert Fresh Eggs Daily

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We've tried hatching chicks every which way, and there are definite pros and cons to consider.

Incubator versus Broody Hen: Chick Hatching Pros and Cons

We've tried hatching chicks every which way, and there are definite pros and cons to consider.

How to Feed a Mixed Flock - When raising ducklings, chicks, and full grown chickens, what is the best way to meet all the nutritional needs?

How to Feed a Mixed Flock of Poultry

feed a mixed flock- when raising ducklings, chicks, and full grown chickens, what is the best way to meet all the nutritional needs?

8 Best Chicken Breeds for Homestead #poultry

8 Best Chicken Breeds for Homestead (I'd add Rhode Island Red to this list. We do have a Dominique. They do love the cold weather -- she's always first out of the coop in the morning.

My heart sank as soon as I opened up the coop doors to let everyone out for the morning.  Every morning the routine is the same and this morning was no different.  Wake up, pad downstairs, throw my … Continue reading →

Flystrike: a chicken killer.Cuddles beats the odds again

My heart sank as soon as I opened up the coop doors to let everyone out for the morning. Every morning the routine is the same and this morning was no different. Wake up, pad downstairs, throw my … Continue reading →

How to Get Rid of Rats in your Chicken Coop

How to get rid of rats in your chicken coop

How to Get Rid of Rats in your Chicken Coop I just bring the feeder in every night.but she tried many things.

Curled Toes in Chickens - Causes and Treatment

You dont want your sweet baby chicks hindered by curled toes. Curled toes in chickens is an easily remedied problem.

Read this Vicki!   baby Raising Chicks can get hurt but tips to care for them - good info. on baby chicks

Info for the gals who do thus at work. baby Raising Chicks can get hurt but tips to care for them - good info. on baby chicks