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Charts & Diagrams
Chicken Anatomy, External, Internal, and Skeletal
Chicken Anatomy, Full Color
Chicken Combs and Wattles
Chicken Egg Color Chart
Chicken Feather Variations & Markings
Chicken Feeding Chart
Development of a Chick
Checklist for Chicken Coop

Raising Baby Chicks | TBN Ranch

Preparing for, and managing baby chicks.
Everything you need to know, step by step.

Ancestry
Chickens, History and Ancestry Phillip Clauer

Raising Baby Chicks
How to Buy Chicks from a Feed Store|TBN Ranch
Brooder to Coop, When? | TBN Ranch
How to Care for your Mail Order Chicks|TBNRanch
Raising Chicks|Micro Farm Life Micro Farm Life
Solutions for Spraddle Leg Fresh Eggs Daily | Poultry Help.com
Chapter 4: Caring for baby chicks My Pet Chicken
About the Brinsea EcoGlow Brooder|TBN Ranch
Controlling Temperature in the Brooder|TBN Ranch
Choosing a Radiant Heat Chick Brooder| TBN Ranch
Introducing Hatch-a-longs to the flock | TBN Ranch

Fecal Impaction / AKA Pasting-Up | TBN Ranch

Young chicks commonly suffer from fecal impaction, and if left untreated they will die. The warning signs are listlessness, stumbling, and sometimes a swollen abdomen. Most likely your ailing chick has a dirty bum with caked on fecal matter hindering the ability to poop. What to Do

Managing the Flock
Coop Building Plans
Backyard Chickens, Know What you’re Getting into | TBN Ranch
Can Chickens Fly? | TBN Ranch
Chicken Keeping in Winter City Girl Farming
Chicken TERMINOLOGY|TBN Ranch
City Chickens, Getting Started wikiHow
Chicken Care The Chicken Chick®
Intervention and Management of Problematic Pecking | TBN Ranch
How Long Does a Chicken Live?|TBN Ranch
How Much Space Chickens Need | TBN Ranch
Understanding the Molting Process Murray McMurray
Introducing New Chickens|TBN Ranch
Keeping Chickens Cool|TBN Ranch MORE
Pecking Order | TBN Ranch
The Chicken’s Senses|TBN Ranch
All About Molting|TBN Ranch

Articles for Chicken Keepers, by Chicken Keepers

Hundreds of collected articles from across the web.
Content contributors sharing their experience and expertise.

Broodies & Incubation
Keeping Hens with Eggs or Chicks safe Among the Flock| TBN Ranch
BREAKING THE BROODY HEN | TBN Ranch
Broody Hens vs Incubators Pros & Cons Backyard Chickens
How to Incubate & Hatch Eggs Backyard Chickens
My Pet Chicken Guide to Incubation & Hatching My Pet Chicken
Caring for Broody Hens The Chicken Chick
How to Choose the Perfect Incubator The Happy Chicken Coop
Beginner’s Guide to Incubation Backyard Chickens
Why a Hen Leaves the Nest After Laying an Egg | TBN Ranch
When is it Safe to Open the Incubator? Cluckin mad about chickens

Over 500 Coops to Ponder Over

Which coop is right for you and your flock? Traditional, unique, DYI, or maybe you’re looking for an elaborate set-up? View Now

Feeding Chickens
Choosing a Feeder, View the Many Choices | TBN Ranch
Feeding Chickens Rolled Oats | TBN Ranch
Feeding Hemp Seed | TBN Ranch
Fresh Food List for Chickens Backyard Chickens
Toxic Food List for Chickens | TBN Ranch
Feeding & Watering Chickens Willow Creek Farm
Feeding Chickens at Different Ages The Chicken Chick®
How Do Chickens Digest Food? Backyard Poultry
Natural Supplements for Chickens Home & Garden Guides
Gardening with Chickens, Plants to Avoid the good life ain’t easy
Understanding Chick Starter & Grower Feed | TBN Ranch
About Grit and Chicks & Chickens | TBN Ranch

Managing the Brooder Temperature | TBN Ranch

The brooder is where your chicks will live until they are fully feathered. This article will help you keep them comfortable by understanding their behavior while using a traditional heat lamp or today’s radiant heat alternative. Read Article

Managing Eggs
Brittle Eggs | TBN Ranch
Cleaning Farm Eggs | TBN Ranch
Incubate & Hatch Eggs Backyard Chickens
Why Homegrown Eggs Are Better | TBN Ranch
Why Your Hens Aren’t Laying Eggs, Solution | TBN Ranch

Understanding the Pecking Order

It is often the stronger or larger birds that rank highest in the social order. This article will help you learn how to minimize the drama when the bullying becomes excessive.

When to Expect the First Egg | TBN Ranch

If you buy your birds as chicks, you can expect to feed and care for them for 22 to 24 weeks before they reach their point of lay. However, this depends on the breed, time of year, and the level of care they have received. Learn in detail how to determine the point of lay HERE.


Breaking the Broody Hen|TBN Ranch
Identifying Chicken Predators AFTER They Attack|TBN Ranch
Getting Chickens to Roost in the Right Place|TBN Ranch
Clipping Chicken Nails | TBN Ranch
Winterizing the Chicken House ART & BRI
5 Different Types of Coop Heaters
Ways to Keep your Chickens Water from Freezing in Winter
Top 10 Tips for Keeping Chickens in Winter
How to Keep your Chickens Safe from Possums
Pros & Cons of Keeping a Rooster
Ultimate Chicken Coop Guide

Drinkers/Waterers

So many to choose from, but which one best fits your flock’s needs? Auto-fill, nipple, standard fill, or DIY, view them all in one convenient place HERE.

Keeping Chickens in Extreme Heat | TBN Ranch

 Is your chicken yard and coop suitable to sustain the well-being of your flock in the summer? It’s essential to prepare for extreme heat, or your birds may suffer from heat exhaustion… Read More

How to Humanely Euthanize a Chicken
Guide to Chicken Keeping in Extreme Cold
The Best Way to Catch a Chicken
Chicken Coop Ramps, The Ultimate Guide
Chicken Roost Types & Ideas
Raising Chickens, Pros & Cons
Winter Chicken Keeping in Phoenix | TBN Ranch
Keeping Chickens Safe From Fox
Salmonella Safety Practices for Chicken Keepers
Less Waste, No Mess Chicken Feeders

Hatcheries & Retailers

A list of our favorite hatcheries & retailers. We have purchased chicks from all these hatcheries and have always been satisfied. Online retailers are also included, especially useful for those hard to find items. Visit Now

Poultry Health & Medical
About Worming Chickens
Backyard Biosecurity
Chicken First Aid Kit
Loss of Baby Chicks
Salmonella
Dosages of the Good Stuff… For Chicken with Parasites
How to Treat Bumblefoot

Nest Box & Bedding Gallery More than 100 to View!

Nesting boxes are essential and extremely useful for chickens and their keepers. A clean, private and peaceful space encourages hens to lay eggs all in one place. Without nest boxes, hens will lay their eggs in random places, which is inconvenient for keepers. Here are many ideas to help you find the right nest boxes for your flock. View Now

How-To Videos
Sexing Chicks

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