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Help Your Chicks Grow Healthy Feathers
February 26, 2019 . · Feed & Health

When raising chicks, you want to be sure that they grow healthy feathers. Feathers provide temperature control and protection from the elements. They are essential to your chickens being healthy …

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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 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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Protein-Packed Smoothies for Molting Chickens
February 26, 2019 . · Feed & Health

The shorter days heading into fall will usually find the backyard chicken keeper with a flock of molting chickens. Chickens losing feathers during autumn should be no cause for concern. …

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It’s HOT Out There!

By Dave Anderson President of American Poultry Association As summer heats up, it is a good time to think about protecting our birds from the extreme heat we can expect …

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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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When, Why and How to Deworm Chickens

Most chickens have worms of one sort or another, and an otherwise healthy chicken can tolerate a modest worm load. A heavy worm load, however, can impair a chicken’s immune …

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Poultry Feed For Molting Season
February 26, 2019 . · Feed & Health

During the fall molting season, your chickens will begin to lose their feathers and grow in new ones in preparation for the upcoming cold weather. Old, broken and dirty feathers don’t protect them from the …

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How Do Chickens Lay Eggs?
February 22, 2019 . · Eggs & Meat

“I can’t buy your eggs anymore,” was the astonishing announcement made by a college student who had been one of my best customers. I had to know what was going …

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Meet the Top 15 Best Brown Egg Layers
February 22, 2019 . · Eggs & Meat

Brown egg laying hens consistently appear on best egg layer lists and can be the backbone of a productive backyard flock, many laying more than 200 eggs per year.  But …

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