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Learn About Duck Dumping

Domestic Ducks in the Wild - Is there a wide variety of waterfowl at your local pond? Do you see birds that look different from mallards and Canada geese? If so, they are likely domestic birds, purchased from farm stores and left to fend for themselves by well-meaning people [...]

How to Safely Introduce A Pet Dog To Your Chickens

You’ve adopted chickens and you’re worried how your dog might react to the chickens. No need to fear because dogs and chickens can get along just fine, and this guide will show you just how to introduce them. Introduction Maybe you’re the keeper of a flock of chickens at [...]

What is Biosecurity for Chickens?

What is biosecurity? Biosecurity is a vital part of animal welfare. It is the strategic plan that a flock owner puts in place to ensure the utmost health of their flock in all standards of life, including food, health, mind, and beyond. What decisions come into play when [...]

Chasing the Feather and Egg Rainbow

By Contributing Writer, Stacy Benjamin, 5RFarm It's inevitable, really. The longer you have chickens, the more of them you'll end up with. It all starts innocently enough. Just a backyard flock of three you think, that will be fun. After a few months or a year, depending upon your [...]

Adding Pullets to Your Flock

By Contributing Writer, Stacy Benjamin, 5RFarm Raising chickens is a heartwarming experience, that is until the first time you add new members to your flock and you realize they really are tiny dinosaurs! The pecking order is one of the most brutal parts of [...]

Oyster Shell Shortage Due to Supply Chain Issues

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to drive a national oyster shell shortage leading to many flock owners wondering how to make sure their feathered friends are getting sufficient calcium. Lucky for them all our layer feeds are formulated with the required calcium needed to produce strong [...]

TALKIN’ TURKEYS | From Egg to Lap Turkey

By Contributing Writer, Stacy Benjamin, 5RFarm Broody turkeys can be fiercely protective of their eggs, and even more so of their poults (turkey chicks are called poults). It makes it hard to socialize the little ones when they hatch, and as a result, turkeys that are raised by a momma, [...]

Evolution Of A Flock: From Brooder to Aging Chickens

Through the years. You've set up your brooder, selected your favorite variety of chicks (ducklings, or poults), and now you're wondering what's next? If you're just getting started with your first flock of chickens, you may encounter a few unexpected challenges. Issues like integrating new chicks to an existing flock, [...]

Make Good Choices For Your Chicks: Start With The Label

You've set up your brooder, selected your favorite variety of chicks (ducklings, or poults), and now you're wondering with so many options in feed, which one is the best for their longterm health and well-being. From the start... You've come to the right place! Like big boxes of cereal, there [...]

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