Sometimes, a newborn chick will experience health struggles and need some help from its keeper. Here are a few ways to revive struggling chicks.
If you’ve got some hens and at least one rooster, you may consider hatching your own eggs with an incubator. Here’s a look at some popular models.
Everyone’s afraid of salmonella, and chicken-keepers especially know to beware the notorious pathogen. There are actually four kinds, though, each with different traits and implications.
If you’ve got a rooster and broody, why not leave your hen some eggs to hatch your own chicks? It’s a real joy to see a mamma hen raise her own babies.
Youâ€™ve ordered the breeds you want, and the package of day-old chicks has arrived. Now, the real work begins. Here’s what you need to do on day one.
The chicks are almost 6 weeks old. They donâ€™t know much more than how to eat, drink, forage and fly, and they approach mere acquaintances with too much familiarity. They lack social graces and respect for their elders, which the older hens wonâ€™t hesitate to teach. The chicks are still not allowed to free-range like […]