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Jeremy Chartier

Articles by Jeremy Chartier

Identifying and Treating Respiratory Infections In Chickens
February 26, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Respiratory infection in chickens is a serious concern, but many new flock owners tend to jump to conclusions every time a chicken sneezes. Keeping your birds healthy should be something …

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How to Help Your Chickens Maintain a Healthy Digestive System
February 26, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Knowing some basic chicken digestive system facts can make us better stewards of our feathered friends. Chickens don’t eat or digest in the same way we do, and they require …

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How to Stop Chicken Pecking & Cannibalism
February 26, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Chicken cannibalism is an unfortunate problem many first-time flock owners face. Inexperience, circumstances, and accidents can ignite a ruthless chain of destruction within your flock. Let’s talk about the things …

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It’s Show Time! Picking the Best Birds to Show and Making Sure They Look Their Best
February 26, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Picking show-quality chickens, either to represent your breeder flock or from the sale cages at a show, can be challenging. As always, information is king, so be sure to read …

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Chick Nutrition – Start to Finish
February 26, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Knowing what to feed baby chicks is a critical first step to giving them a fighting chance. Precocial as they may be, chicks are still vulnerable to their environment, which …

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What Medicated Chick Feed Is All About
February 26, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Originally published in Backyard Poultry April / May 2017. Subscribe for more helpful tips like this! Medicated chick feed exists for one reason and one reason only: to confuse you. …

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How to Raise Broiler Chickens
February 22, 2019 . · Eggs & Meat

Learning how to raise broiler chickens, for those of us who have had chickens before, is quite easy. For the most part, raising broilers is not much different from brooding …

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Why Have My Chickens Stopped Laying Eggs?
February 22, 2019 . · Eggs & Meat

One day you have a flock of hens merrily clucking away, producing farm-fresh eggs to beat the band. The next day you go to the coop to find … nothing. …

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Why Hens Lay Weird Eggs
February 22, 2019 . · Eggs & Meat

Weird eggs are all part and parcel of owning chickens, but which egg oddities should cause concern, and which are incidental? Hens tend to pitch us a curveball in the …

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How To Get Rid of Mice and Rats in the Coop Naturally
February 20, 2019 . · Coops

How can we get rid of mice naturally, without using dangerous rodenticides? It’s a challenge keeping our chickens healthy already, and we really could do without the complication of disease-carrying …

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