If you have an established flock of chickens, introducing them to your new chicks is a careful process. Once your chicks are about six weeks old they are big enough to tolerate the environmental challenges of living outdoors, but they may still face a difficult time integrating with the much bigger, usually bad tempered, hens. […]
You did it! You’re finally taking the plunge and buying chicks! But, as you look at the labels on the tubs at the feed store, you’re at a loss. Pullet. Bantam. Heavy breeds. Straight Run. What does it all mean?
A coworker of mine is getting chicks this spring and brought me a list of chicken care questions that I thought I’d post up here. I have found a lot of posts online about specific topics, but I think the below list for basic starter questions might be particularly helpful for someone just starting chicken […]
Spring means baby chicks, it’s important to know what you’ll need to be ready for your chicks before you get them!
Having a brooder ready for the chicks to be housed in when you bring them home is the first step in chick care. Make this easy to assemble set up from commonly available materials and give your new chicks the best start in life
Are you getting ready to start raising chicks? The hatchery may be one place to obtain day old chicks. There are some things to be aware of when calling to place the order with a mail order hatchery. Read tips here before making the call.