Resource Library for Chicken Keepers

Content: Baby Chicks, Charts & Diagrams, Flock Management, Seasonal Concerns, Broodies, Chicken Coops, Drinkers & Feeders, Feeding & Nutrition, Predators, Choosing a Breed, Eggs, Mail order Chicks, Hatcheries & Supplies, Health & Wellness.

Baby Chicks

Raising Baby Chicks

The First 7 Weeks
A comprehensive guide to preparing for and managing baby chicks with a step-by-step approach.
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How to Buy Chicks from a Feed Store TBN Ranch
Brooder to Coop, When? TBN Ranch
How to Care for Your Mail Order Chicks TBN Ranch
Introducing Hatch-a-longs to the flock TBN Ranch
About the Brinsea EcoGlow Brooder TBN Ranch
Choosing a Radiant Heat Chick Brooder TBN Ranch

Fecal Impaction or Pasting up

Fecal impaction is a common issue among young chicks and can be fatal if ignored. Learn the signs and how to avoid this problem.
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Traditional Heat Lamps, and the Radiant Heat Alternative TBN Ranch
What is that black spot or string on my baby chick’s rear end? TBN Ranch
When To Move Baby Chicks From The Brooder To Coop TBN Ranch
Hatcheries and Supplies Index TBN Ranch
Preparing for Baby Chicks TBN Ranch
A Collection of Caring for Baby Chicks Articles from Experts TBN Ranch

Managing the Brooder Temperature

This guide aims to assist you in ensuring their comfort by providing insights into their behavior, whether you choose to use a heat lamp or the modern radiant heat alternative.
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Brooder For Your Chicks

A chick brooder is a specialized enclosure or container created to offer a cozy and secure setting for recently hatched chicks. Here are the many types to choose from. 
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Charts, Diagrams, Learning

Chicken Anatomy, External, Internal, and Skeletal
Chicken Anatomy, Full Color
Chicken Egg Color Chart
Chicken Feather Variations & Markings
Development of a Chick
Checklist for Chicken Coop
Interesting Facts About Combs & Wattles + Distinctive Types
How A Chicken Digests Food TBN Ranch

Managing the Flock

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Backyard Chickens, Know What You’re Getting into TBN Ranch
Backyard Chickens, Yes or No? Is it for You? TBN Ranch
Can Chickens Fly? TBN Ranch
How Long Does a Chicken Live? TBN Ranch
How Much Space Chickens Need TBN Ranch

Understanding The Pecking Order

Often the stronger or larger birds rank highest in the social order. This article will help you learn how to minimize drama when bullying becomes excessive.
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All About Molting TBN Ranch
Adding Chickens to an Existing Flock TBN Ranch
My Successful Introduction of a New Pullet TBN Ranch
The Chicken’s Senses TBN Ranch
The Deep Litter Method in the Coop Explained TBN Ranch
10 Essential Tips for Healthy Chickens TBN Ranch
How Do Feathers Keep Chickens Warm? TBN Ranch

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Getting Chickens to Roost in the Right Place TBN Ranch
The Best Way to Catch a Chicken TBN Ranch
Raising Chickens, Pros & Cons TBN Ranch
Sand or Pine Shavings in the Coop? TBN Ranch
About Combs & Wattles TBN Ranch
Fun Facts About Chickens TBN Ranch
What Is a Proper Roost for Chickens? TBN Ranch
Chicken Wire or Hardware Cloth? TBN Ranch

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The Role of a Rooster

The primary role of a rooster in a flock of chickens is to fertilize the eggs laid by the hens. Aside from fertilizing eggs, roosters also play a protective role in the flock.
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Seasonal Chicken Keeping

Keeping Chickens in Extreme Heat

 Is your chicken yard and coop adequately designed to support the overall welfare of your flock during the summer season? It is crucial to make necessary preparations for extreme heat to prevent your birds from experiencing heat exhaustion and related issues.
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Keeping Chickens in Winter TBN Ranch
Winter Chicken Keeping in Phoenix TBN Ranch


Keeping Hens with Eggs or Chicks safe Among the Flock TBN Ranch
Why a Hen Leaves the Nest After Laying an Egg TBN Ranch
How to Introduce Chicks to a Broody Hen TBN Ranch

Chicken Coops, Drinkers, Feeders, & More

Choosing A Chicken Coop
Over 500 Coops to View

Are you interested in a traditional design, something unique and unconventional, a do-it-yourself project, or maybe a more elaborate setup?
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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 by TBN Ranch

Less Waste, No Mess Chicken Feeders TBN Ranch
Coop Building Plans TBN Ranch

Nest Box & Bedding Gallery
More than 100 to View!

Nest boxes play a vital role in supporting both chickens and their caretakers, offering a range of benefits. Discover numerous suggestions to assist you in selecting perfect nest boxes.
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Creative Roost Ideas

There are so many different types of roosts, which one is best for your coop?  Your birds need something suitable to roost on at night. Be creative! Here are over 50 types to inspire you.
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Feeding & Nutrition

Choosing the Right Feed For Chicks & Chickens, What The Labels Mean TBN Ranch
Feeding Hemp Seed TBN Ranch
Toxic Food List for Chickens TBN Ranch
Understanding Chick Starter & Grower Feed TBN Ranch
About Grit and Chicks & Chickens TBN Ranch
Five Healthy Supplements for Your Chickens TBN Ranch
Chicken Feeding Chart TBN Ranch
What Not to Feed Chickens TBN Ranch
How A Chicken Digests Food TBN Ranch

Outdoor Gardening Safety

There are several common outdoor plants that are generally considered toxic to chickens, which makes it important for poultry owners to be aware of these potential hazards.
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Predators and the Evidence of Their Attacks

Coyote, Fox, Raccoon, Opossum, Hawk, and Owl.
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Common Predators to Chickens in Phoenix, AZ TBN Ranch
Keeping Chickens Safe From Fox TBN Ranch

Choosing a Breed

Choosing a Breed

There exists a wide array of exquisite chicken breeds, each presenting its own unique qualities. We will delve into the particulars, including temperament, egg size, egg color, egg production, and primary use.
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All About Heritage Chickens TBN Ranch
Choosing a Good Laying Hen TBN Ranch
Chickens That are Known to be Flighty TBN Ranch
A Few Fancy Crested Chicken Breeds & Where to Get Them TBN Ranch

Managing Eggs

When to Expect the First Egg

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. If you are uncertain about the age of your pullets, this article explains how to accurately determine their point of lay.
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Brittle Eggs TBN Ranch
Oyster Shells vs Egg Shells, Which Is Better? TBN Ranch
Cleaning Farm Eggs TBN Ranch
Do Eggs Need Refrigeration? TBN Ranch
Why Homegrown Eggs Are Better TBN Ranch
Why Your Hens Aren’t Laying Eggs, Solution TBN Ranch
How Light Effects Egg Production TBN Ranch
Shelf Eggs Come Up a Little Short on Nutritional Value TBN Ranch
Egg Labels and What They All Mean TBN Ranch
Chickens That Will Give You a Variety of Colorful Eggs TBN Ranch
5 Chickens That Lay Colored Eggs TBN Ranch

How Long Are Eggs Good For?

The quality and safety of eggs can differ due to various factors, such as storage methods and whether they are raw or cooked. Nevertheless, I can provide you with fundamental safety guidelines.
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Mail-Order Chicks, Hatcheries & Supplies

Hatcheries & Retailers

Explore my collection of top-notch hatcheries and retailers. I’ve have personally purchased chicks from these hatcheries and have been consistently satisfied.
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Health & Wellness

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About Worming Chickens TBN Ranch
Backyard Biosecurity TBN Ranch
Loss of Baby Chicks TBN Ranch
Salmonella TBN Ranch
Salmonella Safety Practices for Chicken Keepers TBN Ranch
Perosis Disease in Chickens / Poor Nutrition TBN Ranch


Sexing Chicks TBN Ranch
Clipping Chicken Nails TBN Ranch

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