Guidelines for Feeding Baby ChicksBaby chicks are like any other babies and need lots of nutrients, vitamins and minerals to help them grow up to be strong and healthy. This simple chart gives you the guidelines you need to ensure you're feeding your babies correctly. Hatch to 8 Weeks Old Your chicks will see their biggest growth spurt during this critical time.
Four More Diseases That Specifically Threaten New Chicks - Backyard Poultry Add to Favorites By Jen Pitino Chicks lack immunity to a wide array of viral, bacterial, fungal and protozoal diseases that may be found around the world and at all times. Strong biosecurity measures are particularly important when caring for newly hatched chicks.
Hatchery vs Farm-Raised Heritage Chickens | Community Chickens I remember the first time I saw a Buff Orpington chicken. It was at the State Fair and the bird was MASSIVE! It was in a large display cage and took up most of the space allotted. I fell in love immediately and vowed that one day I would raise these giant chickens.
How Long Do Chicks Need a Heat Lamp? - Backyard Poultry Add to Favorites Do chickens need heat in winter? Only the babies, and only for a short time. But how long do chicks need a heat lamp? A holiday tradition is, thankfully, declining. Few pet stores sell baby chicks at Easter, and farm stores are reluctant.
A Guide to Sick Chicken Symptoms - Backyard PoultryWith so much talk about chicken illnesses this year, it's good to know what a sick chicken looks like, so we can try to help our feathered pets feel better quickly.
Mail Order Chicks: The How, Why and WhenIt's time to add some chicks to your backyard. Whether these are your very first baby chicks or you're adding to an existing flock, you have some choices to make before the big day. Beyond the "which breeds do I want" and "how many chicks do I want" questions, you also need to decide where to get your chicks.