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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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Make a Weed Salad with Apple Cider Vinegar for Your Chickens
February 26, 2019 . · Feed & Health

There are lots of edible weeds that grow in most parts of the country including plantain, clover, chickweed, and purslane. Dandelion benefits in a weed salad are numerous and healthy for …

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Top 7 Questions About Vaccinating Your Flock

By Michelle Miller – It’s spring again, which means lots of us are ramping up to bring home new birds. However, with new birds, come new (and old) questions about vaccination. …

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It’s All About the Heat!
February 26, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Can you list the five things you need to raise healthy chicks in a brooder? Food, water, bedding, grit, heat. The first four are simple but the fifth gets complicated. …

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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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A Guide to Poultry Parasites

By Alexis Griffee, Florida When we think of poultry, the first thing to come to mind is generally not parasites. However small, parasites can have a big impact on the …

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Healthy Feed: Broody Hens & Chicks
February 26, 2019 . · Ask The Expert

Q: I have a broody hen sitting on eggs that will hatch in a few days. What should I feed her and her new baby chicks? It seems like it will …

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Plant a Chicken-Themed Garden
February 26, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Artwork by Bethany Caskey Stop me if you’ve heard this one: A city slicker moves to the country and decides to raise chickens. He goes to the local farm store and …

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WINTER WATER: Keep it Flowing For Your Poultry!

By Lana Beckard, Nutrena Poultry Expert Like all living things, chickens need water to thrive, but keeping your hens hydrated in winter can be a challenge when temperatures plummet. Consider …

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Rosemary, For Better Circulation
February 26, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Rosemary, the intensely fragrant herb from the Mediterranean, looks much like lavender, but is actually more closely related to mint. The plant resembles a miniature ever-green tree, with a thin …

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