Recent Blog Posts

  • Raising Turkeys on Your Backyard Farm

    May 1, 2018
    Turkeys can be a great addition to many backyard farms, but they aren't right for everyone. Before selecting chicks and starting a flock, it is best to understand what turkeys need and how they are different from other poultry.
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  • Keeping your Hens Healthy and Laying This Fall

    October 15, 2017
    Autumn is upon us and it's time to say hello to fresh air and goodbye to stifling hot temperatures. Of course, if you’re raising chickens for eggs, you will need to take a few steps to ensure your hens stay in production during the fall and winter months.
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  • Giving Your Chickens a Dust Bath

    August 15, 2017
    A dust bath is more than a fun game or occasional entertainment for your chickens – it is an essential part of grooming to keep the birds' skin and feathers in peak condition and free of mites, fleas, lice and other parasites.
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  • The Importance of a Chicken Coop

    June 1, 2017
    With plenty of buzz about how much healthier and more humane "free-range" poultry can be, it may seem better to forget about a chicken coop for your flock.
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  • Preparing for Chicks: Setting Up Your Brooder

    May 1, 2017
    Spring is chick season. Whether you are just starting a flock, increasing the numbers of chickens you keep or bringing new breeds home to try. Your brooder is critical to give for your chicks security, warmth and shelter they need for their earliest days.
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  • Common Chick Diseases to Look Out For

    April 1, 2017
    A healthy chick will grow strong and be a productive member of your flock, but a sick chick can quickly infect other chicks or introduce diseases to the rest of your poultry.
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  • Difference Between Store Bought Eggs and Fresh Farm Eggs

    September 1, 2016
    If you had pulled me aside when I was younger and asked if I knew the difference between store bought and fresh farm eggs, my response would most likely be, ‘eggs are eggs. ’ Basically, I didn’t think there was a difference and all eggs were just delicious.
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  • Can You Recognize the Signs of Dehydration in Animals?

    August 15, 2016
    Animals cannot tell their owners when they are thirsty, and recognizing the signs of dehydration in different animals is crucial for pet owners, farmers and livestock handlers to ensure the animals are properly hydrated to stay healthy, particularly during hot summer months.
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  • Raising Baby Chicks Can Be Easy, Even For The Inexperienced

    April 1, 2016
    Many people are opting to raise their own chicks these days. It’s a rewarding experience that can leave you with the freshest eggs on the block. If you’re new to the baby chicks game, then this article is for you. Raising chicks doesn’t have to be hard.
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  • How to Control Mites and Lice on Chickens

    March 15, 2016
    Mites and lice can be troublesome parasites in any chicken flock, causing a range of problems and decreasing the flock's productivity.
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