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.

Observe chicks’ behavior to see if they’re too warm or cold. These chicks are comfortable.
Observe chicks’ behavior to see if they’re too warm or cold. These chicks are comfortable.
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