Adding cute baby chicks to your flock can be a scary experience. You may be afraid they will get trampled or pecked a little more than they can handle. Follow these easy steps to make sure your sweet little feather babies have a smooth transition.
Splay leg looks like a traumatizing experience for your sweet baby chick. It doesn’t have to be life threatening and is actually a pretty easy fix.
I love baby chicks! We’ve not had any in a few years and our old gals are getting to be 10 years old. Wow how time flies! I bought some chicks a couple years ago but our little outdoor dog ended that really quickly. So this year we had a plan, build a Chicken Coop […]
Chick season is upon us and just about everyone I know has hatched or bought new chicks for their flocks! By now your chicks are running around their brooder happily doing their cute little chick things. Nothing can make the fun come to a halt faster then a sick chick can though….and I have spent […]
Raising backyard chickens to gather your own healthy eggs is rewarding and rather easy as long as you educate yourself on some basics before you begin. For instance, where does one get baby chicks? Is it better to mail order from a hatchery or buy from a local feed store? What is a straight run […]
Whether you mail order baby chicks or buy them from a local feed store be sure you are prepared. Baby chicks need a brooder ready for their arrival. A brooder is simply a container/box or blocked off area that will house the baby chicks for the first several weeks of their life. A brooder can […]