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My First Year with Chickens
First Egg to Retirement
Raising Backyard Ducks
Before you start raising chickens, it’s natural to have a few questions. We are happy to be with you through each step. Below are links to a few of our most popular chick care articles. Click the links of interest and then come back here to keep reading. Once you’re ready, find your local Flock TalkTM event and your local Purina team will help you get started.
Whether you are raising chicks, ducklings, goslings or other poultry, lifetime success starts the day your birds arrive. Choose one of these complete chick starter feeds for day 1 through week 18. Each of these feeds are formulated to provide all the nutrition your chicks need for a strong, healthy start and lifetime success.
I started out my 4 day old chicks on Purina Start and Grow and have continued using it now into their third month of growth. I've noticed they are happy, healthy birds with what I feel will be a good weight heading into the winter months. I can't wait for them to get old enough to start laying!
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First Time Chicken Mom
As you grow in the backyard flock community, you’ll become familiar with the term “Chicken TV.” This is a fun phrase for watching the antics of a backyard flock. In the meantime, watch helpful chicken raising videos below – from what to feed roosters to tips on building a chicken coop.