A Basic Guide to Raising Chickens

A basic guide to raising chickens. Raising chicks is easier than you might think — especially if you let a mother hen do the work for you. Includes tips on housing, feed and management of baby poultry, including chickens, ducks, turkeys, geese and guinea fowl.

Hens that are incubating eggs must be isolated from the rest of the flock, but can return shortly after the chicks hatch.
Hens that are incubating eggs must be isolated from the rest of the flock, but can return shortly after the chicks hatch.
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