Kids & Chicks2020-06-05T07:00:42-07:00

Kids & Chicks

Is there anything cuter than kids with chicks? Whether you are looking for information about caring for baby chickens or teaching children how to care for them, we can help! This section includes:
  • Building a brooder for your baby chicks
  • Teaching kids to care for our feathered friends
  • Life lessons learned by raising chickens

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Quacking the Case: Understanding What to Feed Your Ducks

Whether you’re raising ducks as pets, for their eggs, meat, or to eventually be released, nutrition is an important part of their lives—and good nutrition will help ducks live healthy lives! It’s true that the nutrition of ducks is similar to chickens, but there are key differences you should know about when deciding what to feed your ducks. If you’re concerned about what to feed your duck at each stage of its life, what not to feed your ducks, differences in diets, and more keep reading to “quack” the case and get your questions answered!   Basics of Duck

Basic Health Assessment of Chicks

If you are purchasing and/or raising baby chicks, it is important to regularly monitor their health to ensure they are thriving. In this article, we will discuss how to make a basic health assessment of baby chicks. Appearance The first thing to look at when assessing the health of a baby chick is their appearance. Healthy chicks should have bright, alert eyes and clean, fluffy feathers. They should also be active and moving around, rather than huddled in a corner. If a chick appears lethargic, or has a drooping head or wings, or is standing with one leg tucked

What Exactly is 4-H???

First of all: what is 4-H??? 4-H is the largest youth development organization in the United States. It's designed to teach children a variety of skills between the ages of 8 and 18. Its set-up to be cost effective and flexible with respect to learning opportunities and meeting times. The overall goal of 4-H is to provide critical learning resources for kids and teens throughout the year by empowering them to be leaders using a learn-by-doing approach. The 4 H’s stand for Head, Heart, Hands and Health which represent the 4 values members work on through their programs. If

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The Basics of Incubating Hatching Eggs

Due to the life changing events of the global pandemic, many people have taken up new hobbies such as baking bread or curling. One less confusing hobby many people have dabbled in is hatching chicken eggs. When I was in elementary school, we incubated and hatched our own set of chicken eggs. We would take turns watching the eggs, checking the incubators temperature and humidity, and turning the eggs. We only had the eggs for about three weeks before they all hatched, and we got to see a bundle of cute chicks running around the class. A good time

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The Eggcellent Guide to Raising Chickens With Kids

Many people think of dogs as the ideal best friend. However, we would suggest that chickens also make great friends and wonderful additions to your family, especially if you have children. Whether you are already raising chickens with your children or considering getting them for the first time, it is important to remember that keeping them requires a lot of care and attention. Having chickens can be an exciting adventure and we have great tips to help, no matter where you are in your chicken-raising journey.  Pick child-friendly breeds Just as every child has a distinct personality, certain breeds

A Beginner’s DIY Guide To Raising Chicks In A Brooder

Creating a safe space for your baby chicks to grow is essential for their well-being, and a brooder is the perfect route to provide this safe space. But, first things first, what exactly is a brooder? It is an artificial warm enclosure that is meant to keep chicks from the ages of 0 to 8 weeks safe and healthy until they are sufficiently feathered. Never set up a brooder before? That’s not a problem! Go ahead and read on for more information about the ins and outs of how to create the perfect home for your chicks.   How

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