This has been a banner year for chicken-keeping. If you're new to raising poultry or just want a refresher, check out these six tips for starting baby chicks.
Despite the fact that “baby chicks have been as scarce as bread and toilet paper around here,” Russell Graves was able to get his hands on some newly hatched birds for the homestead he and his family are building in north Texas.
If you’re among the many new chicken-keepers who joined the flock this year, check out Graves’s six tips to keep your little hatchlings healthy during the all-important first weeks of life.
Russell Graves is a hobby farmer from Dodd City, Texas. With a degree in agriculture education, Russell spent 16 years as an agriculture science instructor in Childress, Texas, where he was named Texas Agriscience Teacher of the Year on three occasions. Since leaving the classroom in 2009, heâ€™s made his living by writing and photographing topics in the fields of agriculture, conservation and the outdoors.