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Medicated VS Non-Medicated Chick Feed - What’s the Difference?

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Medicated VS Non-Medicated Chick Feed - What’s the Difference? Baby chicks are fragile, and there’s a lot that can hurt them. If you’re new to raising chicks, you’ve probably been reading nonstop about what to watch out for. One of the main things you need to look out for are the illnesses and diseases they can catch. Most of these have to do with keeping their food, water, and brooder clean. But some, like coccidiosis, are harder to avoid. The common solution to this disease is to give your chicks medicated feed. But what’s even in that stuff? Is it...

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How Many Day Old Chicks Will my Snake Eat?

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How Many Day Old Chicks Will my Reptile Eat? Day Old chicks (DOC) are a tremendous source of convenient nutrition for your reptile. But reptile is such a generic word. Reptiles come in so many shapes and sizes, and have differing needs. Those that are carnivorous tend to be on large size end of the scale. Not Jurassic Park size, of course, but still hefty none the less. And how much of anything they eat will depend upon their size and age. In this guide, we will start with the needs of the smallest species that are popular pets and...

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How fast do baby chicks grow?

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How fast do baby chicks grow? Most people buy day old baby chicks for their potential.  Either your chicks will grow into an egg-laying machine, or they will get jacked to the core and offer some tasty meat as broiler chickens.  The only exception is if you're using chicks as live prey for snakes or raptors.  Chicks are superior to rodents, but can grow quickly, so you'll either need to use them all right away, or freeze some for a future feeding.  But if you're not a snake owner, and truly want your baby chicks to grow, it's good for planning...

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How many babies to dubia roaches have?

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How Many Babies Do Dubia Roaches Have?  Dubia Roach Basics Dubia roaches are some of the best feeder insects out there. They’re nutritious for your pets and very easy to keep. If you have a pet like a bearded dragon, who is going to need a staple source of protein for a long time, it’s a good idea to start a roach colony.  This sounds like a lot of work at first, but it really isn’t. Dubia roaches are one of the easiest insects to breed and raise for pet food. But if you’re just getting started, you probably have...

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Farm Fresh Chicken Meat vs Store Bought

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Farm Fresh Chicken Meat vs Store Bought [Meta slug: “Have you ever wondered about the meat you buy at the grocery store? Find out whether farm fresh or store bought chicken is better right here.”] Food culture in the modern world often separates us from our food. We don’t see where it comes from, how it’s produced, or even what it’s fed before it becomes food. Because of the way factory farming works, most Americans have a skewed idea of what a chicken looks like. For example, it’s been widely documented that the size of the average chicken raised for...

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