Monday, March 17, 2014

Backyard Chickens March 2014 Newsletter

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March 2014
Costs To Raise ChickensThe costs to raise chickens can vary wildly based on many variables. We recently created a new article with some of the basic information on the expenses associated with raising your own flock. We’d love to get your thoughts, comments, and suggestions about the costs of getting started and maintaining your chickens.
Cut More Holes In Your CoopCoop ventilation is an important part of any coop design and setup. No matter the season or climate you live in, make sure your coop has adequate and proper air, humidity, and ammonia circulation and escape at all times. Learn the basics in this article, and then get ready to poke some holes in your coop.
Guess the Amount Of Eggs & Win!As part of our eggciting 5th Annual Easter Hatch-A-Long we have a bunch of wonderful contests. The first one is the “Guess How Many Eggs Will Be Set” contest! It’s easy: Just pick a number of eggs you think will be set by our members and if your guess is the closest then you’ll win a $25 Amazon Gift Card!
Win a New Coop for Your Crew!Now through April 30, 2014, enter the Nutrena® Farm Team Challenge sweepstakes for a chance to win a new chicken coop, live pullet chicks, free Nutrena® Poultry Feed or Happy Hen Treats, and other great prizes awarded weekly. To enter and earn a money-saving coupon for Nutrena® feed, go to FarmTeamChallenge.com.