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May 15, 2016

How to cull a chick.

None of us wants to cull a chick, but sooner or later that time will come. Prepare for it before you need to. Here's how.

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May 14, 2016

Baby chickens in the brooder - week 1.

You've had a successful hatch, but now what? Let's look at week 1 in the brooder, and how to care for your baby chicks.

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Mar 10, 2016

Chicken mites.

Think you might have chicken mites? Here's a description of what they are, why they're a problem, and how to spot, treat and prevent them.

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Feb 23, 2016

A homemade electrolyte drink for chickens.

Make an electrolyte drink for your chickens cheaply and easily - and find out when and how to use it.

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Feb 17, 2016

Scotch pancakes : an authentic, delicious recipe.

Always wondered how to make Scotch pancakes? With this quick and easy recipe, you can be eating them in the next 30 minutes!

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Feb 16, 2016

Backyard chickens and frostbite.

Did you know that chickens can get frostbite? Learn about the symptoms and how to treat, cure and prevent it in your flock.

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Jan 31, 2016

Caring for Chickens in the Spring.

Does your flock have any special needs when warmer weather arrives? Here are five tips to keep all your Spring chickens happy!

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Jan 24, 2016

Sudden Death Syndrome: why chickens sometimes die without explanation.

Have you ever lost a hen for no apparent reason? Sudden chicken death is more common than you may think. Here's what happens.

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Jan 17, 2016

What should baby chicks drink?

Food and water are two critical needs of all baby chicks. But how exactly should water be offered, and how much do they need?

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Jan 08, 2016

The pine marten : a chicken predator.

How to identify and deter one of the most lethal of all chicken predators - the pine marten

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