Things to Look for When Buying Chicks

Always check your local laws regarding how many chicks you can keep and any other restrictions. Check the condition of your chicks before taking them away. Look for any signs of dirt, mites, labored breathing, etc. Ask the seller about…

Poultry Terms

So poultry lover…Seems speaking poultry has become sort of an “art”. Well, maybe it’s been there all along and I just didn’t understand so I chose to ignore these poultry terms. At any rate….here’s a list of a few I’ve…

Look Inside Your Eggs

Sometimes you want to check and see what’s going on inside your eggs. Is there a chick inside? Is it growing? You can’t crack your egg open. What do you do? Candling is the answer. Candling is a good way…

Enjoy a Rainbow of Eggs

Some people just want all white eggs. Others like a more colorful life. I love color. My chickens and eggs show that. To enjoy a rainbow of eggs, here are some breeds to try. White: White leghorns, brown leghorns, and…

Feeding Newly Hatched Chickens

Technically, baby chicks don’t need anything to eat or drink for about 48 hours after they’ve hatched. That’s because they are sustained by the yolk of the egg, which they absorb into their body just before they break through the shell. As they get bigger…

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