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New to chickens? I bet you have lots of questions? Let me start off by saying chickens are one of the easier farm animals to own once they reach laying age. They do have their challenges, but being knowledgable of what chickens need helps to have the best overall experience with raising chickens.
I am an absolute sucker for sweet chickens. I just love their affection and how much they love getting mine! It's absolutely adorable! Who ever said chickens don't have personality, never had chickens or cared enough to get to know them.
Your chicks are getting bigger and ready to graduate to a grow out pen. How chickciting! But, what exactly is a grow out pen and how should one be set up?
Too much protein is consequential to the health of your chickens. That can result in kidney failure. Protein should be fed in accordance to breed, age and health needs. Too little can lead to improper growth, muscle issues, reduced egg laying.
Are roosters even friendly? Yes, they absolutely can be if raised properly. Now don't get confused that a friendly rooster is not going to protect its flock. Raising friendly roosters does not mean that we are removing all instincts to be protectors out of them. We absolutely do not want useless rooster either.
When fall is on its way we start to wonder what that means for you chicken's egg production. Will they stop laying, slow down laying, or keep laying? These are good questions to ask and be prepared for in advance.
The right was to set up the brooder temperature is commonly misunderstood. While most people understand that chicks need to be in temperatures according to these temperature guidelines:
Many times when people buy chicks this question usually doesn't come up until after the chicks are settled into their brooder and start to grow. People then wonder, what next? How long should I keep them in this brooder?
There seems to be a lot of debate on this subject, even in the scientific field. I have read articles published that state the washing of eggs is not good or safe. I have read articles saying it's good and it's safe.
There's nothing cuter than walking into a Farm Store and seeing cute little baby chicks peeping away all fluffy and tiny. You just want to hold them and snuggle them to pieces!
For many chicken owners setting up a brooder won't require much as they may only use the brooder once or twice for a small amount of chickens. Then there's others who will use their brooder set up more often.
Myths and Facts about chickens egg laying. Hoping to help resolve some of that misinformation to help out all us chicken owners!!
"Nick: Imagine a world before chickens - a chickenless, eggless world.
Fetcher: I am - and it's horrible."