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#RaisingPoultry :: Incoming!

The same day that baby chicks hatch, they are transported to the farm. Learn about all the steps that goes into unloading the chicks and making sure they have everything they need to grow up big and healthy.

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#RaisingPoultry :: Home Peep Home

Poultry farmer, Lauren Arbogast, gives us a quick look at the outside of a poultry house.

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#RaisingPoultry :: the penthouse please

Before the chicks arrive at the farm, there is a ton of prep. Think of preparation on the chicken farm as the ultimate maid service, mattress connoisseur, butler, catering staff, IT guru, and healthcare professional all in one.

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White Striping in Chicken

Poultry scientists (and moms) discuss what causes white striping in chicken and explain that it is absolutely safe to eat – there is no safety concern.

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#RaisingPoultry :: the hatchery

Lauren Arbogast, a chicken farmer and blogger at Paint The Town Ag, walks us through how poultry is raised in the United States. In this post, Lauren describes the hatchery, where fertilized eggs are incubated and eventually hatch into baby chicks.

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Get to Know Jennifer, a Chicken Farmer from Mississippi

Get to know Jennifer, a chicken farmer from Mississippi. Find out how she became a chicken farmer, and her thoughts on being a farmer in the United States.

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The 3 Major Impacts of Slower Growing Chicken

Dig into the findings of a study released by the National Chicken Council, which outlines the three major impacts that slower growing chickens could have on the environment, consumer prices and the birds, themselves.

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Making Sense of the New Federal Rules on Antibiotics in Chicken Production

With 2017 in full gear, there are new rules already taking effect. One of those new rules specifically affects U.S. livestock and poultry producers and the antibiotics they can administer. We wanted to help make sense of the new federal antibiotics rules, and dig a little deeper into how they affect chicken producers.

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Winter is Here: How Chicken Farmers Take Care of the Flock When It’s Cold Out

It's that chilly time of the year again! Find out how farmers ensure their chickens stay warm during the winter and times of cold weather.

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Meet Bet, a Chicken Farmer from Georgia

Get to know Bet, a chicken farmer from Georgia. Find out how she became a chicken farmer, and her thoughts on being a farmer.

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