Our April/May 2017 Issue is NOW AVAILABLE, featuring great tips on how to care for baby chicks. Subscribe today!
Learn how to care for baby chickens on their journey from the brooder to coop! This issue is full of must-know information about buying baby chicks and raising them properly, including choosing your chicks, proper brooder temperatures, feeding, and whether or not to vaccinate.
In this Issue:
+ It’s All About the Heat! — Learn the proper temperature for baby chicks and when to get them outdoors.
+ A Guide to Getting New Baby Chicks — Plan ahead to get the chicks you want, when you’re ready. Whether you’re starting a new flock or expanding one, it’s good to do some planning and figuring out just what you need ahead of time. This guide will help your chick raising experience go smoothly.
+ Chick Nutrition — Start to Finish — Feeding the right feed at the right time makes the difference.
+ Medicated Chick Starters — Is a medicated chick starter right for your poultry flock?
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+ Breeding for Egg and Meat Production — Learn how genetics plays a role in quality and quantity.
+ Raise a Basket Full of Colored Chicken Eggs — Breeds that are Easter-ready all year long. No dyes required!
+ The Pros and Cons of Giving Living Easter Gifts — Those babies in the store at Easter are cute, but buyer beware.
+ Heavenly Sweetness: Easy Angel Food Cake Recipe — Make an easy angel food cake with your extra eggs. Yum!
+ Top 7 Questions About Vaccinating Your Flock — Know your options to keep your poultry healthy.
+ 5 Quail Breeds — Diversify and add value to your flock with these dual-purpose birds.
+ Make a Weed Salad with Apple Cider Vinegar — Humans aren’t the only ones that can benefit from a healthy salad!
More Great Resources, Stories, and Tips in Each Issue:
Photo Essay: The Flock at Ward Hill Farm
From The Editor 12/2: Saying “Hi”
Backyard Poultry Bookstore
Poultry Talk: Ask Our Experts
Book Review: Gardening with Chickens
Just For Fun
Breeder’s Directory & Classifieds
And much more!
Backyard Poultry magazine is your best source for information on how to raise healthier, more productive backyard chickens, ducks, turkeys, geese and even keeping guinea fowl. Whether you live on a farm, call a suburban neighborhood home, or are mastering poultry farming in an urban environment, we have the how-to guides and tips.
What’s your biggest challenge/accomplishment when adding chicks to your flock? Share in the comments below!