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Recording from the April 2020 hatch

Educational Lessons and Videos

Incubator Set-Up Video

Candling Demonstration Video
Egg Candling 2021

Eggs-periments! Video
Egg Strength Test #1
Egg Strength Test #2
Sink or Float
Egg-cellently Hard Boiled
Making Chalk

Name A Chick Contest: CANCELLED for 2022 due to HPAI Virus

Or submit a name in person at the Douglas County Libraries Lone Tree location!

Chick Adoptions! – CANCELLED due to HPAI Virus

Check out this story from CBS 4 Denver about our program!

Recording from the April 2021 hatch

Additional Resources

Backyard Chickens: The Basics
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Considerations for Raising Chickens on your Property (Recorded Webinar)
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Home Produced Chicken Eggs
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Poultry Equipment & Housing Plans
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Small Acreage Management: Animals Webpage & Information
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Raising Chickens in Urban Environments: Oregon State Extension Service (Oregon State University)
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Living on the Land: Backyard Chicken Coop Design (Oregon State University)
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Small and Backyard Flocks (
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