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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 — Late Summer e-edition 2017

Add to Favorites Gardening with Chicken Manure Fresh chicken manure in the garden — let me know if I’ve come up with a technique that is okay, or please warn …

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Ask the Expert — Summer e-edition 2017
July 20, 2017 · · Ask The Expert

Add to Favorites Using Apple Cider Vinegar How often do you use vinegar? How much vinegar per gallon of water? — Joe ************************** Hi Joe, Apple cider vinegar can be …

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Ask the Expert — June/July 2017
June 20, 2017 · · Ask The Expert

Add to Favorites Missing Feathers This is a photo of one of my black sex link chickens. She is a one-year-old that is losing her feathers from her head and …

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Ask the Expert: Chicken Skeletal System

Do you have a question about chickens skeletal system? You’re not alone! Look inside for questions and answers from other poultry owners.

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Ask the Expert — Spring e-edition 2017
May 20, 2017 · · Ask The Expert

Add to Favorites Picky Chickens Any suggestions on how to get picky chickens to eat anything other than fresh fruit and scratch grain? They will sometimes eat a LITTLE “all …

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Ask the Expert — April/May 2017
April 20, 2017 · · Ask The Expert

Add to Favorites Treating a Wound from a Predator My dear chickens have had two predator attacks in the past few weeks, resulting in some head feathers being ripped off …

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Ask the Expert — e-edition Early Spring 2017
April 10, 2017 · · Ask The Expert

Add to Favorites Gapeworm I have mixed flock of 14 nearly-two-year-old Rhode Island Reds, Red and Black Sex Links who seem mostly healthy, but are no longer laying. I also …

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Ask the Expert — February/March 2017

Ask our poultry experts about your flock’s health, feed, production, housing and more!

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Ask the Expert — December 2016/January 2017

Add to Favorites Is My Langshan Rooster Losing Leg Scales? First, let me thank you for the magazine and the Poultry Talk column. I have only had chickens for three …

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Ask the Expert — October/November 2016

Add to Favorites 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 …

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