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Please note that although our team has dozens of years of experience, we are not licensed veterinarians. For serious life and death matters, we advise you to consult with your local veterinarian.

Ask the Expert August/September 2022

Our experts answer reader questions about poultry.

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Ask The Expert February/March 2022

Add to Favorites Barred Rocks Not Laying  Carol: Hello, I have six 22-week-old hens. Four Barred Rock and two that are orange-brown colored. The two orange-brown hens started laying eggs …

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Ask the Expert April/May 2022

Add to Favorites Booties For Bumblefoot?  Hi Marissa,   Do you know about neoprene booties for Pekin ducks that have bumblefoot?   Thank you,   Deborah  ***********************************  Hi Deborah,  I haven’t personally used …

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Ask The Expert June/July 2022

Add to Favorites Mandarin Breeding I look forward to your emails. I have a pair of Mandarins, but it is the law in South Africa to pinion all nonindigenous waterfowl. …

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All Cooped Up: Fowl Cholera

Fowl cholera is a highly contagious bacterial infection that affects multiple species of wild and domestic birds. Onset is sudden, with a high mortality and morbidity rate. Fowl cholera is found worldwide.

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Ask the Expert December 2021/January 2022

Ask our poultry experts about your flock’s health, feed, production, housing and more! Please note that although our team has dozens of years of experience, we are not licensed veterinarians. For serious life and death matters, we advise you to consult with your local veterinarian.

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Ask the Expert October/November 2021

Ask our poultry experts about your flock’s health, feed, production, housing and more! Please note that although our team has dozens of years of experience, we are not licensed veterinarians. For serious life and death matters, we advise you to consult with your local veterinarian.

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Ask the Expert – Special Issue 2021

Ask our poultry experts about your flock’s health, feed, production, housing and more! Please note that although our team has dozens of years of experience, we are not licensed veterinarians. For serious life and death matters, we advise you to consult with your local veterinarian.

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Ask the Expert — August/September 2019

Ask our poultry experts about your flock’s health, feed, production, housing and more! Please note that although our team has dozens of years of experience, we are not licensed veterinarians. For serious life and death matters, we advise you to consult with your local veterinarian.

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Ask the Expert August/September 2021

Ask our poultry experts about your flock’s health, feed, production, housing and more! Please note that although our team has dozens of years of experience, we are not licensed veterinarians. For serious life and death matters, we advise you to consult with your local veterinarian.

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