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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 [...]

“An Ounce of Prevention Is Worth A Pound of Cure”

Before You Bring Your Chicks Home Benjamin Franklin probably wasn't referring to best practices in animal husbandry when he shared this cautionary message, but planning and prevention should be a priority in the long term care of all our feathered and furry friends. For instance, did you know... With a [...]

How to Store Scratch and Peck Feeds

If you asked your animals, we bet they’d say there is nothing better than a trough of fresh Scratch and Peck to get them ready for their day. Properly storing our feeds will help ensure that the premium quality of the whole grains is retained so your animals get the best nutrition. Here [...]

Repurposing Scratch and Peck Feeds Bags

Our staff and customers are clever, innovative, conscientious people, so when we asked, “How do you repurpose your Scratch and Peck feed bags,” we knew we'd receive an array of answers. What we didn’t anticipate was the treasure trove of ideas that resulted and we’re excited to share them! But first, why [...]

A Tea Party for Your Chickens

Chickens may not be able to cozy up with a cup of hot herbal tea, but they can still reap the rewards. Steeping Cluckin’ Good Organic Herbs in warm water is simply another way to provide our dried herb mix to your flock. They’ll enjoy their fancy water, plus they’ll benefit from [...]

What’s the Difference Between 16% and 18% Protein Layer Feeds

Throughout the lifetime of your chickens, their dietary needs will change. When they’re little and still developing, they need a high protein feed that supports their rapid growth and developing feathers. As development slows and your chicks grow into pullets (chickens that haven’t reached laying age), their protein requirement decreases. [...]

Molting: A Feather Facelift for Your Chickens

Molting Have you had that moment when you walk out to your coop one morning and feathers are strewn about? Your heart begins racing, you start looking for the devastation of an attack, but you realize that all your hens are fine and dandy. But you notice one of them [...]

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