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Healthy Feed: Broody Hens & Chicks
February 26, 2019 . · Ask The Expert

Q: I have a broody hen sitting on eggs that will hatch in a few days. What should I feed her and her new baby chicks? It seems like it will …

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Poultry Talk 11/5

One Unlucky Hen? I am an 87-year-old woman, and I was raised on the farm and still live on the farm. In all these years, I have never known a …

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Ask the Expert: Egg-Bound Chickens and Other Laying Issues

 I am looking for more information on what to do with an egg-bound chicken. I recently lost a good laying hen to what I am surmising was a retained egg. …

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Ask the Expert — Chicks

Marek’s Vaccine In How to Administer the Marek’s Vaccine to Poultry Chicks,  the author states that the vaccine would have to be refrigerated. I contacted a supplier of the vaccine, …

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Ask the Expert — Peafowl

Peafowl Health Question Ten percent of our young peafowl come down with a respiratory disease, where they are opening their mouths and acting like they can’t breathe adequately and often …

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Ask the Expert – April/May 2019
February 20, 2019 . · Ask The Expert

Tough Winter We’ve had a tough winter here in Central New Hampshire.  Lots of snow and ice.  The door to my chicken run becomes frozen often and I end up …

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Ask the Expert – February/March 2019
February 20, 2019 . · Ask The Expert

Saxony Ducks Hey there! Absolutely love your website. What a great resource trying to figure out how to get some ducks on her property. My main goals are pets/eggs/action for …

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Ask the Expert — December 2018/January 2019
February 20, 2019 . · Ask The Expert

Washing Eggs Before Boiling How do you handle eggs if you want to hard boil them? I usually wash in 90 degree water and put them in the pan with …

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Ask the Expert — October/November 2018
February 20, 2019 . · Ask The Expert

Not Laying Eggs My wife and I are new to backyard chickens and I was wondering if you have some advice for one of our hens. We adopted two hens …

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Ask the Expert — August/September 2018
February 20, 2019 . · Ask The Expert

An Egg Divided I found this strange egg in my laying box one afternoon. I have had eggs with just a membrane around the white and yolk, but never this! …

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