Controlling Brooder Temperature in Fall Weather

There’s no need to keep chicks inside your house, your chicks will fair quite well in cooler temperatures, but there are a few important rules to follow… Read Article

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Top 10 Tips for Keeping Chickens in Winter

Learn how to keep your chickens warm during the winter. These handy tips will help your chicken coop thrive all winter long on your small farm.

By Lauren Arcuri / The Spruce
For new chicken owners, winter can be a scary time. You may be wondering if your chickens will be warm enough or if they will still keep laying eggs. Don’t worry—these tips will keep your hens happy and healthy in even the coldest months…. Continue Reading

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Causes and Solutions for Chickens Losing Feathers

by Treats for Chickens

Photo: This is “NoName” {she’s a hard molter} Talk about a bad feather day, eh?
Chicken feather loss and what looks like your chickens balding is a sad case of yearly molting. All chickens are going to go through molt differently but the causes of feather loss varies from chicken to chicken and coop to coop.  Alright, let’s get down to business. Your chickens losing feathers isn’t cool. Especially since this odd feather loss situation with molting takes place just as the temperatures drop and you’d be thinking that your chickens need their feathers for all sorts of reasons… like staying warm!  In order to get a handle on chicken feather loss we need to first identifying the correct and real underlying problem.  I put a shout out for questions on feather loss on Instagram and put together the most… Continue Reading

 

7 Coop Bedding Materials and How to Choose the Right One

Customize your coop’s bedding material. Here are options that will keep your chickens healthy and prevent their eggs from cracking.

by Kristina Mercedes Urquhart / Hobby Farms

The litter you provide to your flock in their coop, run, nest boxes or other enclosures isn’t just a luxury. Sufficient litter provides a secure foundation for chickens’ legs and feet, a soft landing for eggs… Continue Reading

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Currently Available Chicks at Murray McMurray Hatchery

Oh my, many to choose from! Are you looking to start or add to an existing flock? Check out Murray McMurray, I’ve never been disappointed by this hatchery. Great service, birds were of nice quality, and most importantly, arrived at my local post office safely.

McMurray Hatchery – Large selection of day old chicks, poultry and exotic fowl. Homestead supplies and poultry equipment available for sale.
Check out what chicks are Currently Available at this time, or Request a Printed Catalog.

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