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Helpful Guidelines for Brooding Chicks

Raising chicks from the moment they’re welcomed into the world can be an incredibly rewarding experience. It can be a lot of fun to see baby chicks hatch and mature into full-grown chickens. During their first three to eight weeks of life, baby chicks need to go through a brooding period during which they’ll need… Read more »

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Top Construction Tips for Building Chicken Coops

Chickens for Backyards can help homeowners and farmers start flocks with healthy birds of the perfect breed. However, if you’re going to start raising chickens, you’re eventually going to need a chicken coop in order to do so. Having a chicken coop is an excellent way to get a healthy inventory of dependable and delicious… Read more »

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The CDC Says People With Egg Allergies Can Now Get Flu Shots

Have you been putting off getting a flu shot this year? If you have an egg allergy, you may have heard that it’s not safe to receive your seasonal flu shot. That’s because flu vaccines are manufactured in a process using chicken eggs, which leaves trace amounts of the protein ovalbumin in the vaccine. Until… Read more »

Poultry Scientists are Using AI to Decode Chicken Speech

One of the first things you’re likely to learn when you raise a flock of chickens is that these birds are uniquely vocal creatures. Chickens are highly social animals that use a wide array of vocalizations to communicate with one another. From loud predator alarms to soft clucking sounds, researchers have cataloged at least 24… Read more »

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Ways to Keep Your Chickens Warm Throughout the Winter

Even with their heavy plumage, chickens can get pretty chilly during the winter. To keep your flock happy, healthy and comfortable, it’s important to make sure their coop is equipped to keep them warm even on the coldest days of the year. Today we’ll look at a few ways to ensure your flock stays warm… Read more »

WHO Asks Farms to Stop Using Antibiotics in Healthy Livestock

Since the therapeutic benefits of penicillin were first identified in the early 20th century, antibiotic treatments have quite literally revolutionized modern medicine. But despite their many benefits, there are public health risks associated with the unregulated use of antibiotics as well. These days, antibiotics aren’t just used to treat existing illnesses; they’re used to prevent… Read more »

Backyard Chicken Demand in Alaska Quadruples in One Year

Raw Chicken Trend Prompts Warnings from Health Officials

In the past, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has made it very clear where they stand on the issue of people eating raw chicken. Due to the presence of salmonella bacteria, consuming raw chicken is downright dangerous. This is why the USDA has repeatedly advised Americans to avoid handling raw chicken carelessly, and make sure… Read more »

National Chicken Council Releases New Broiler Welfare Standards

National Chicken Council Releases New Broiler Welfare Standards

Consumers are constantly bombarded with labels like “No hormones” and “No additives” on packages of chicken, but what exactly do all those designations mean? The National Chicken Council (NCC), the oldest and largest national organization in the U.S. representing the broiler chicken industry, is working to clear up some of that confusion by issuing new… Read more »

Ask Yourself These Important Questions Before You Buy Chicks

Ask Yourself These Important Questions Before You Buy Chicks

There are a number of good reasons to raise your own flock of chickens. Chickens can provide you and your family with a fresh supply of eggs. They can also be kept as pets. But regardless of why you ultimately decide to raise chickens, you should ask yourself a few questions before you do, just… Read more »