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  • What Should I Do?
    Chick Feeding.

    Chick Care

    How to Brood Baby Chicks
    by Phil Williams

    Saturday, March 29, 2014, 12:11 AM

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    Acquiring Baby Chicks

    As we described in the previous article, How to Order and Choose Chicken Breeds, you can order chicks online through a hatchery, and they will send them through the US Postal Service. Most hatcheries will send you chicks for $2-$3 each, but they require that you order at least 15. This allows the chicks to huddle up with each other to keep warm enough to survive the trip. If you want less than 15 chicks, as many people do, one company, MyPetChicken.com, will send small amounts of baby chicks. They provide a temporary heater with the chicks to keep the heat up during the trip to make up for the low numbers. They do charge a bit more though, but it is still inexpensive.

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  • What Should I Do?
    Chick in Brooder: Phil Williams

    How to Order and Choose Chicken Breeds

    First steps in raising chickens
    by Phil Williams

    Monday, March 24, 2014, 9:38 PM

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    If you are planning to start a flock of chickens or add to an existing flock, it is a good idea to do this earlier rather than later, as many hatcheries will sell out of certain breeds by spring time. If you are planning to order day old chicks, there are a few things that you should know about before placing that first order.

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  • Blog

    Six Lessons from an Expanding Flock

    by Jason Wiskerchen

    Monday, February 27, 2012, 8:32 PM

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    My family has been raising a small backyard chicken flock for about seven years now, and we have had our ups and downs during this time.  From learning about predation and having to protect against it, to dealing with frozen chicken waterers in the winter, to lack of eggs from molting and light conditions, raising chickens is always an adventure. Through this adventure we have increased our awareness of where our food comes from and what it means to have quality meat. So this winter we decided to take the next step and move from a small backyard flock of six birds to raising all of our own meat birds for processing this spring and summer. 

    (If you are just starting off with chickens or are thinking setting up your own backyard flock, please read the article Raising Your Own Chickens as a starting point.)

    This new adventure has provided me a whole new knowledge set, and I would like to share just a few of the new insights I have learned over the last few months.

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    Raising Your Own Chickens

    by Tom Page

    Tuesday, December 14, 2010, 3:02 PM

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    A major theme of this site is improving resiliency and preparing for a different future than we may be used to at present. One good way that is receiving growing interest is keeping your own chickens for eggs or meat. In this brief article, I will show that raising chickens is fun, easy, and provides many benefits, regardless of the need to prepare for the potential risks of Peak Oil or economic downturns.

    There are many great resources on chickens already out there, with more detailed information than can be contained in this article. I’ll just highlight the basics here and share some of my personal experiences that have been successful.

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  • What Should I Do?
    Free Range Chickens

    Raising Your Own Chickens

    The basics of having backyard chickens
    by Tom Page

    Tuesday, December 14, 2010, 3:02 PM

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    A major theme of this site is improving resiliency and preparing for a different future than we may be used to at present. One good way that is receiving growing interest is keeping your own chickens for eggs or meat. In this brief article, I will show that raising chickens is fun, easy, and provides many benefits, regardless of the need to prepare for the potential risks of Peak Oil or economic downturns.

    There are many great resources on chickens already out there, with more detailed information than can be contained in this article. I’ll just highlight the basics here and share some of my personal experiences that have been successful.

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