Delayed Chick Hatching

“I just hatched out my first batch of eggs from an incubator. I have only had chickens for about a year, so I’ve been reading your newsletter to

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Hens Fighting Over Baby Chicks…

“I have 3 hens in various stages of motherhood. 2 have chicks already and one is setting. I am having a hard time with the hens fighting over

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Sexing Day Old Chicks…

“Can you ID the male and female chicks at birth, even as they get older I am still not sure, can you give us any guidelines?” I’d like

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Baby Chickens; Chick Care After Natural Hatchings

In the last few weeks we’ve been discussing the transition from incubator to brooding area for your newly hatched chicks. This week in our “Basics Series”, we’ll talk

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Baby Chickens; Feed & Litter Material

Last week we covered your newly hatched chick’s need for water. This week we’ll move on to their feed and litter material. A chick will instinctively peck at

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Baby Chickens; The Importance of Fresh Water

Second to heat, water is the most important thing your newly hatched chicks need and that is the topic for this week’s “Basics Series”. A few weeks ago

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Baby Chickens; Heating The Brooding Area

To quickly review from last week, a newly hatched chick is unable to maintain its body temperature. The chick is usually kept warm by its mother when she

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Baby Chickens; The Brooder Box or Brooding Area

This week we’ll be addressing the brooder box or brooding area. Newly hatched chicks need an external source of heat because they are unable to maintain their own

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Learn How To Take Good Care Of Your Baby Chicks

Baby chicks are without a doubt the most adorable little creatures around. Their fluffy yellow fur gives them the appearance that they are bigger then what they are.

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Important Things To Know About Baby Chicks

Chickens can make for some pretty amazing pets that have great personalities and will offer endless amusement and shockingly funny entertainment. However there are some things that you

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