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Why We Recommend Heat Lamps For New Chicks

Some topics of conversation just don’t seem controversial until you end up smack dab in the middle of them. This is one of those topics. While everyone agrees that chicks need supplemental heat, it seems like opinions are strongly divided about how to apply the heat and for how long.

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Perks of Fall Flock-Building

We all know the battle cry that happens every year: “Spring Chicks Are Here!” Raising a spring hatch of little chicks has its benefits, namely, *loads* of hens laying eggs and warmer weather in which to grow up. But in much of the U.S. there is actually plenty of time

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Valley Hatchery Update

Unfortunately, today was a pattern of previous weeks and proved to be another difficult hatch day. Us and many other breeders and hatcheries across the country have been faced with a unique and challenging hatch season. Multiple factors have come to play but the most challenging is fewer fertile eggs

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Baby Chick Brooder

Why We Recommend Heat Lamps For New Chicks

Some topics of conversation just don’t seem controversial until you end up smack dab in the middle of them. This is one of those topics. While everyone agrees that chicks need supplemental heat, it seems like opinions are strongly divided about how to apply the heat and for how long.

Read More »
istockphoto 1271046886 170667a

Perks of Fall Flock-Building

We all know the battle cry that happens every year: “Spring Chicks Are Here!” Raising a spring hatch of little chicks has its benefits, namely, *loads* of hens laying eggs and warmer weather in which to grow up. But in much of the U.S. there is actually plenty of time

Read More »

Valley Hatchery Update

Unfortunately, today was a pattern of previous weeks and proved to be another difficult hatch day. Us and many other breeders and hatcheries across the country have been faced with a unique and challenging hatch season. Multiple factors have come to play but the most challenging is fewer fertile eggs

Read More »
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Coccidiosis in Chickens

If you’re a chicken owner, then you should be aware of the dangers of coccidiosis. This deadly disease can affect both chickens and other animals and can often be fatal. In this post, we’ll take a closer look at what coccidiosis is, how to recognize the symptoms, and how to

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