Practical Chicken Feeding Tips

There’s so much hype around nutrition these days that it’s easy to lose track of the basics. I’ve heard of poultry farmers who wanted to feed their poultry “naturally” and did so by feeding them nothing but whole organic grain — and were surprised when their poultry (turkeys, in this case) started keeling over and dying. But chicken feed is easy, right? What went wrong?

Well, everything!

Chicken Feeding Tips You Need To Know

So let’s review some practical chicken feeding tips, which will apply pretty well to ducks and turkeys as well:

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How I Slept Through Sleep Apnea

My father, Dan Plamondon, was a champion snorer.
My father, Dan Plamondon, was a champion snorer.

My dad was a champion snorer, could fall asleep anywhere in a minute or two, and had enormous difficulty getting up in the morning. He almost certainly had a severe case of sleep apnea, but he passed away before sleep apnea was widely understood.

You can see where this is going. I snore. I have trouble getting up in the morning, and, worse, my level of energy during the day has been plummeting. This has been going on for some time now. Sorta hard, when I have a full-time job and three businesses!

So I went to my doctor, and, after a certain amount of folderol that I’ll describe later, I have a shiny new diagnosis of sleep apnea and a fancy new machine to keep it from killing me.

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Your Chickens in October [2014 Newsletter]

This Big Piggie, Cougar Attacks, and Fall Eggs

Robert Plamondon’s Poultry Newsletter, October, 2014

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News From the Farm

This BIG Piggie Goes to Market

Karen with pastured pigs from Norton Creek Farm.

Mmm, bacon! Got room in your freezer? If not, it’s time to buy another freezer, because we’re about a week away from converting our pigs into pork. These happy outdoor pigs have been moved to fresh patches of pasture as they wreck the one they’re on, and have been fed on high-quality feed, whole grain, and the many cracked and stained eggs that are a yummy byproduct of our free-range egg operation.

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Day-Old Baby Chick Checklist: How to Prepare For Them and Care For Them

 beth_and_baby_chicks_smThe Most Comprehensive Baby Chick Checklist Anywhere!

Raising day-old baby chicks isn’t hard, and is delightful when everything turns out right. but doing it right involves a number of steps. You’ll have more success and fewer surprises if you use this handy checklist to stay on track.

Where Do These Tips Come From?

Success With Baby Chicks by Robert PlamondonThis checklist is adapted from my book, Success With Baby Chicks, available in paperback and as an eBook. Many items in the checklist refer to the individual chapters in the book that will give you lots of detailed information.

I spent years learning all the tricks of the trade before writing this book. When I started, my results with baby chicks weren’t all that great, but now they are, and yours will be, too!

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