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Chick Mom: Part IV

When our chicks and keet were just two days shy of six weeks old, we introduced them to our two older hens. Previously, the chicks were in a coop and outdoor pen while the free range older hens have fed from a Rugged Ranch Poultry Feeder attached to a pen post. This has allowed them […]

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Chick Mom: Part III

Bringing Home the Babies On May 10th, I picked up my new additions at The Cheshire Horse. Before I left the farm for the store, I turned on the heat lamp in the brooder so that they would be warm and cozy upon their arrival to their new home. As advised by experienced chicken farmers […]

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Chick Mom: Part II

While I currently have a small flock of chickens, I am excited to be expanding this year. Before placing my chick order, my family and I did a lot of research. Although I am the main flock keeper, the whole family is involved with caring for them. I feel as though it is important to […]

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Chick Mom: Part I

Starting Down the Path of Raising a Flock I have always dreamed of having chickens, and just four short years ago I decided to make this dream a reality on a very small scale in a residential district. In speaking with our customers at The Cheshire Horse, I have quickly realized that many of us […]

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