Articles for Chicken Keepers

Informative Articles for Chicken Keepers, by Chicken Keepers

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🙂 Raising Baby Chicks | TBN Ranch

Everything you need to know, step by step, to prepare for, and manage baby chicks.
Research, have a plan, be prepared, and know what to expect; these four things will help ease your commitment, so there’s more time to enjoy your birds. Read Article

🙂 Fun Facts About Chickens

🙂 Backyard Chickens, Yes or No? Is it for You?- TBN Ranch
How to Raise Mealworms for your Flock | Murano Chicken Farm
🙂 How to Buy Chicks from a Feed Store|TBN Ranch
7 Coop Bedding Materials and How to Choose the Right One – Hobby Farms
🙂Choosing a Good Laying Hen | TBN Ranch
Portable Chicken Coops | Chicken Coops in Lancaster PA
Chicken Coop Designs for Backyard Chickens | HGTV
Abnormal Chicken Eggs: What You Need To Know!
Speckled Sussex : the right breed for you?
Gardening with Chickens, Plants to Avoid
🙂 Cleaning Farm Eggs | TBN Ranch
🙂 What Not to Feed Chickens | TBN Ranch
22 DIY Chicken Coops You Need In Your Backyard – DIY Chicken Coop Plans
Caring For Baby Chicks with Pasty Butt – Countryside Network
How to Help Molting Chickens Through the Process
Chicken Coops You’ll Love | Wayfair

🙂 Egg Labels and What They All Mean | TBN Ranch

🙂Identifying Predators by the Evidence They Leave Behind | TBN Ranch

Six Common Predators and the Clues Left Behind After an Attack.
Coyote, Fox, Racoon, Opossum, Hawk, and Owl.

Predator Proofing Your Chicken Coop and Run
20 Stunning Chicken Coop Designs For Your Lovely Birds | The Poultry Guide
Top 11 Ways to Accidentally Kill Your Chickens
4 Chicken Runs and Coops Built From Recycled Materials – Countryside Network
Everything You Need to Know about Chicken Roosting Bars
DIY Chicken Swing – Attainable Sustainable
21 Positively Dreamy Chicken Coops
🙂 How Do Feathers Keep Chickens Warm?

🙂 About Mail Order Chicks | TBN Ranch

When your day-old chicks arrive from the hatchery they will need food, water, heat, light, fresh air, and space. They will arrive stressed from excess heat or cold, lack of food, and might be showing signs of dehydration.. Continue Reading

Are You Buying A Pullet or Hen? What’s The Difference and How to Spot It?
Chickens and Heat Stress
🙂 About Combs & Wattles
Raising Chickens for Meat and Eggs
How I Use Herbs in My Coop and Why You Should Too
Olive Egger Chicken: May Breed of the Month – Countryside Network
🙂 Understanding the Pecking Order | TBN Ranch
🙂 Tips on Breaking the Broody Hen | TBN Ranch
Poultry Farming Terminology – What’s in a Name? – Countryside Network
Probiotics and Ferments: They’re Good For Your Chickens, Too! – Hobby Farms
🙂 Keeping Chickens Cool in Summer | TBN Ranch
The Chicken Chick®: How Much Heat Do Chicks REALLY Need? Think Like a Mother Hen!

🙂 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.

Marans Chicken: April Breed of the Month – Countryside Network
When Will My Chicken Start Laying Eggs?
The Miracle of Chickens’ Feathers
The Chicken Chick®: Caring for Broody Hens: Facilitating Egg-hatching
Chicks Vs. Pullets: What’s The Best Way To Start Your Flock? – Hobby Farms
Chicken Wire or Hardware Cloth for Coops – Timber Creek Farm
Secrets To Predator-Proofing Your Chicken Coop | Off The Grid News
Dominique Chickens: Heritage Poultry Breeds
How to Get Rid of Your Chickens’ External Parasites – For Dummies

🙂 Keeping Chickens in Hot Weather | TBN Ranch

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

6 Tools Every Chicken Keeper Needs – Hobby Farms
Why Some Chickens Molt Faster Than Others | Garden Betty
Chicken Breed Focus – Japanese Bantam
What To Know Before Breeding Chickens – Hobby Farms
10 Basic Tips for Protecting Chickens from Predators
Tips for Keeping Your Chickens Warm and Alive in the Winter
How To Clip & Trim The Wings Of Your Chicken To Prevent Flight – BackYard Chickens Community
Chicken Breed Focus – Ancona
The Chicken Chick®: Surviving Winter with Chickens
Germany says ‘no more chick shredding’ | Animals Australia
Chicken Breed Focus – New Hampshire
How To Raise Mealworms – BackYard Chickens Community
A History of Chickens: Then (1900) Vs Now (2016)
Best Tips How To Keep Secure Your Chickens | Benedicts Group Limited
The Gist of Chicken Raising in the City | by Guest Writer Jordan Walker
The Chicken Chick®: Chicken Coop Bedding: Sand, the Litter Superstar
Broodiness in Chickens – Hobby Farms
Speckled Sussex : the right breed for you?
About Organic Chicken Farms – Hobby Farms

🙂 Fecal Impaction (Pasting-Up) TBN Ranch

This is simply a condition where the baby chick’s poop gets stuck on the downy feathers outside their vent and prevents them from pooping. Learn how to manage this common problem.

Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Poultry House | Cornell Small Farms Program
4 Fabulously Long-Tailed Chickens – Hobby Farms
What to Feed Chickens in Winter – Animals – GRIT Magazine
DIY Sprouted Fodder for Livestock – The Happy Homesteader – MOTHER EARTH NEWS
5 Ways to Make Coop-Cleaning Easier – Hobby Farms

🙂 Online Hatcheries & Suppliers

Shop our favorite retailers for mail-order chicks and supplies. Everything you need for raising your flock is available HERE from my most trusted suppliers. Did you know you can order chicks from a hatchery and have them delivered to your local post office?
Visit My Pet Chicken, Murray McMurray, Cackle Hatchery, Meyer Hatchery, Ideal Poultry, eFowl, Stromberg’s, and MORE

Considerations for Keeping a Rooster
Feeding Chickens – An Introductory Guide – BackYard Chickens Community.
About Sex-Links.
The Chicken Chick®: Chickens & Obesity
The Chicken Chick®: Flystrike in Backyard Chickens, Causes, Prevention & Treatment.
Chicken Breed Focus – Appenzeller Spitzhauben.
The Chicken Chick®: How a Hen Makes an Egg & Egg Oddities..
The Chicken Chick®: Raising Chickens Naturally: Diatomaceous Earth is No Friend of Nature, by herbalist Susan Burek.
5 Broody Chicken Breeds Great For Hatching Eggs – Hobby Farms.
9 Healthy Treats Your Chickens Will Love
The Chicken Chick®: When to Move Chicks from Brooder to Chicken Coop.
🙂 Heat Lamps | Red or Clear? TBN Ranch
🙂 Adding Hens to an Existing Flock | TBN Ranch
🙂 My Successful Introduction of a New Pullet | TBN Ranch
🙂 How to Determine the Point of Lay | TBN Ranch.
🙂 Raising Winter Chicks in Phoenix
Spraddle leg & Curled Toes- Causes and Treatments
Healthy food for coop-bound chickens | Natural Living Homestead.
Red star chickens – designer birds or the mutts of the poultry world?.
🙂 Why Hens Leave Fertile Nest Eggs Unattended | TBN Ranch.
🙂 Hatcheries and Supplies Index | TBN Ranch.
Martok’s Blog – How to Deal with Aggressive Roosters – Hobby Farms.
The Chicken Chick®: Facts and Myths about Fertile Eggs.

Brinsea The Incubation Specialists / User Manuals

🙂 A Guide To Understanding The Chicken Pecking Order|TBN Ranch
Treating and Preventing Frostbite in Chickens Naturally
Predator Proofing 101: How to Keep your Chickens Safe Day and Night
🙂 Keeping the Chickens Cool, Here’s How! | TBN Ranch
🙂 Preparing for Baby Chicks | TBN Ranch
Fresh Eggs Daily®: To Heat or not to Heat your Coop this Winter
Why do sprouting seeds mean happy chickens? We spill the beans!
The Ultimate Guide to Raising Chickens in the City

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