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How to Care for Chickens in Winter

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How To Care For Chickens During The Winter Months As the winter months approach, you may be wondering how to best care for your chickens. Adult chickens are relatively tough and can withstand colder temperatures than we can, as they have no problems with temperatures that drop slightly below zero. However, when the temperature drops far below zero, there’s cause for concern. To make sure your chickens are safe and comfortable, here are some things you can do to get them through the winter. Deep Clean The Chicken Coop Before Winter As the weather gets colder, it's important to deep...

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Best Feeders Insects for Winter Months

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Introduction During the colder winter months, it is important to keep your reptiles fed with nutritional-rich, live insects. However, unless you have a colony established, you will need to order them. Of course, the survivability of the insects during the winter months can be a challenge during cross-country shipping. To provide you with the best quality products, it is important to know the limitations of each feeder insect we carry. This article will cover the different insects we carry and provide background on their cold tolerances, allowing you to determine which insect you would like to purchase. The following insects...

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READ BEFORE BUYING - How To Identify Excellent Bearded Dragon Breeders - The Critter Depot

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READ BEFORE BUYING - Bearded Dragon Breeders Table of Contents Bearded dragons are unique and amazing pets.  Which is why you're curious about owning one.  You’ve done your homework, and thoroughly researched how to care for one.  And you closely examined the monthly finances required to care for one.  You made the decision on either buying a brilliantly colored morph or adopting a rescue beardie.  And you've also determined whether or not you are going to start with a juvenile or an adult. Now, where to get one?  Many new reptile owners may think big box pet stores are the...

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Should I feed hornworms to my bearded dragon?

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Why Hornworms Are an Excellent Food Choice for Bearded Dragons Hornworms, with their vibrant blue-green hue, aren't just visually striking – they also pack a nutritional punch. Here are some reasons why they're a good choice for bearded dragons: 1. High Moisture Content One of the standout features of hornworms is their high water content, which aids in hydrating bearded dragons. Given that these reptiles often struggle with hydration, especially when kept in captivity, feeding them hornworms can be beneficial.  Here is how hornworms compare to other feeder insects: hornworms vs superworms hornworms vs dubia roaches 2. Rich in Essential...

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Transitioning Baby Chicks to The Open Field

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Understanding the Right Age for Transitioning Baby chicks are born without the ability to regulate their body temperature efficiently. For the first few weeks of life, they rely on external heat sources to keep warm. Typically, this comes from a heat lamp in a brooder. Here's a rough age-based guide: 0-1 Week: Chicks need the temperature to be around 90-95°F. 1-2 Weeks: 85-90°F. 2-3 Weeks: 80-85°F. 3-4 Weeks: 75-80°F. 4-5 Weeks: 70-75°F. By the time chicks reach 5-6 weeks, they often have enough feathers to regulate their body temperature without the help of a heat source, especially in mild climates....

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