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Why and when do chickens molt and how you can help them?

Molting or moulting (British English) is a natural, periodic process of shedding feathers and regrowing them that all chickens (hens and roosters) go through. Humans do molt, too. We shed hairs and skin cells. A chicken starts dropping feathers in late summer to early fall, but some won’t even start molting until early winter. Molt’s purpose is to supply chickens with fresh, new feathers — the best defense against skin infections, and the cold and precipitation of winter. Chickens molt in a predictable order beginning at the […]

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What are the things that MUST be in place BEFORE my chicks arrive?

Here are the 8 most important things you must prepare BEFORE your chicks arrive:  A container to hold the chicks in This can be a fish tank, a galvanized metal tank, a kiddie/paddling pool, a premade brooder, a rabbit hutch, a Sterilite container, or a cardboard box. No matter which brooder you choose, make sure it is cleaned and sterilized, has adequate space for the chicks to move away from the heat if they get too warm, and make sure that there are no cracks or broken […]

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