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Backyard Poultry Contributor

We love when guest writers stop by to share their knowledge and love of raising poultry. Take a minute to learn something new from an experienced poultry keeper!
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Articles by Backyard Poultry Contributor

A Guide to Poultry Parasites

Add to Favorites By Alexis Griffee, Florida When we think of poultry, the first thing to come to mind is generally not parasites. However small, parasites can have a big …

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WINTER WATER: Keep it Flowing For Your Poultry!

Add to Favorites By Lana Beckard, Nutrena Poultry Expert Like all living things, chickens need water to thrive, but keeping your hens hydrated in winter can be a challenge when …

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When, Why and How to Deworm Chickens

Add to Favorites Most chickens have worms of one sort or another, and an otherwise healthy chicken can tolerate a modest worm load. A heavy worm load, however, can impair …

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Can Genes Control Poultry Diseases?

Add to Favorites By Doug Ottinger, Minnesota My grandmother, born in 1893, was one of eight siblings raised on a diversified family farm in the township  of Tevis, Kansas, just …

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Winterizing Your Flock; A Winter Menu for Poultry

I receive calls each winter concerning loss of chickens or the reduction in egg production. Both of these issues are related to diet.

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Chicken Eggs are Vital for Scientists at the Center for Disease Control

Add to Favorites By Heather & Forrest Townsend Most of us do not put much thought into where a vaccine comes from. Sure, it is scientists in white coats, gloves …

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10 Chicken-Feeding Facts

Add to Favorites By Tiffany Towne, Nutrena Poultry Expert Some say chickens are simple animals. We say they are amazing! Like humans, though, a wholesome diet can make a big …

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Bad Food for Chickens?

Add to Favorites Can you tell me what foods I shouldn’t give my chickens and roosters? Darlene McMahon We’ll share our list of foods we recommend here: • Apples • …

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Building Your First First Aid Kit for Chicken Injuries

Add to Favorites By Jen Pitino, Idaho Dealing with an illness or injury is unavoidable when raising any animal. Usually medical help for your sick pet is no further than …

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Poultry & Produce—Keeping Your Poultry In Your Garden

Add to Favorites By Kenny Coogan, Florida “When we were given five or six adult chickens, we learned that we had to keep the chickens out of the garden area, …

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