If you’ve been dreaming about adding some feathered friends to your life, we think you’re onto something.

Backyard chickens provide delicious, healthy eggs, plus companionship, entertainment, and a sense of sustainability. They’re fun for the whole family. Here are a few tips, guides, and videos from Purina® Poultry.

How to Get Ready for Baby Chicks

Click here to see all 77 videos by Purina Mills.

Our friends at Purina®Poultry outlined everything you need to know in their free step-by-step guide. Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Getting Started: Chick supplies and brooder setup.
  • Building a coop and moving chicks from the brooder to a coop.
  • When the first egg will arrive, and more

Click here for your FREE guide to raising backyard chickens.

Medicated vs. non-medicated: which is best for your chicks?

Ultimately, it all comes down to whether your chicks have been vaccinated against coccidiosis, one of the most common diseases chickens face.

  • Yes, vaccinated for coccidiosis: Purina® Start & Grow® Non-Medicated
  • No, not vaccinated for coccidiosis (or if you are unsure of vaccination status): Purina® Start & Grow® Medicated.

Purina started feeds include everything your baby chicks need, no need to add anything else.

Have you picked up baby chicks from your favorite D&B Supply yet? If so, the #FirstEgg countdown is on!

Be sure to tag D&B Supply and show us your first egg! #dbsupply or find us on your favorite social media platform

As the egg-ticipation sets in, use these tips from Purina® Poultry to learn when your first egg will arrive and how to prepare.

How to know your chicks aer ready for a layer feed:

  • They’re 18 weeks old
  • They’re laying eggs

It’s that easy! Purina® Layena premium feeds include the Oyster Strong® System which gives your layers what they need for strong shells.

Until then, continue feeding Purina® Start & Grow® to your chicks and pullets.

Stop in today to your favorite D&B Supply and wel’ll help you find the right layer feed.

Thank you to the Purina® Poultry and marketing team for great tips, advice, and links for happy and healthy chicks.

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