Additional Resources


Six Milestones of Chicken Growth Stages

As you get started on the journey of raising backyard chickens, it’s fun to look forward to the milestones you will celebrate with your flock. From baby chick to retirement, there are six important chicken growth stages. Each stage signals nutrition changes for your flock’s complete chicken feed.


Mapping Your Chicken Feed Program

What do chickens eat? Chickens require 38 unique nutrients each day to start strong, lay strong and stay strong. Choose a complete chick starter feed from day 1 to week 18 and then transition to a complete layer feed when the first egg arrives around week 18.


Caring for Baby Chicks: What to Do Once They Arrive

Bringing home your baby chicks is an exciting milestone in raising backyard chickens. The three key essentials for raising strong baby chicks are warmth, water and feed. Start chicks strong by providing a complete chick starter feed from day 1 through week 18. 


Is My Flock Healthy? Six Signs of Happy Backyard Chickens

Healthy hens are strong, confident, alert and strut their stuff. You can see it in her shiny feathers and brightly colored comb. A healthy chicken also consistently produces farm fresh eggs with strong shells.


Keep Your Bird’s Digestive System Healthy

Have you ever eaten something that you later regretted? Your food regret was likely a result of an imbalance. Eating the incorrect nutrients can be problematic in humans because they cause digestive upset. The case is the same for your backyard flock. To keep your birds healthy, focus on keeping their digestive system balanced through a balanced diet.

Purina Poultry Coloring Pages

Purina Poultry Coloring Pages

A fun activity for all ages!