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Chicken Diseases And Your Backyard Flock

Add to Favorites By Jen Pitino With the rapid and seemingly unstoppable spread of avian influenza across the United States in 2015, the containment and control of this disease is at the forefront of most …

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De-Stress Your Chickens With Prebiotics And Probiotics

Add to Favorites By Tiffany Towne, Nutrena Poultry Expert There is a lot of buzz around the chicken world these days about prebiotics and probiotics. First, it’s essential to break down …

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Aspergillosis in Chickens and Other Fungal Infections

Add to Favorites By Brittany Thompson, Georgia One of my oldest hens and the matriarch of my flock, Chirpy, a six-year-old Rhode Island Red, was diagnosed with a fungal infection …

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3D Printer Gives A Chicken A New Leg, Better Life

Add to Favorites By Kenny Coogan, Florida A team at Tufts University and a Massachusetts farm have combined efforts to create a prosthetic leg using a 3D printer for a hen named …

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Respiratory Distress in Chickens

Add to Favorites By Wendy E.N. Thomas, New Hampshire Abnormal breathing in a chicken could mean the bird is hot, scared or it might mean that the bird has a respiratory disease. …

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A Business Lesson Learned Raising Chickens for Meat

My two oldest boys Brodrek (10) and Wyatt (9) decided they wanted to start a business raising fryers. They saved their Christmas money and the money they earned from doing odds and ends around the house over a 10-month period.

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From Beet Dye to Pysanky: Decorating Your Own Flock’s Eggs

Add to Favorites By Janice Cole, Minnesota Using vegetable colorants, like beet dye, is a natural way to decorate Easter eggs. Or, for more of a challenge, try pysanky or …

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Raising Chicken Eggs for Hatching

Add to Favorites Raising chicken eggs for hatching and incubating chicken eggs is something many of us do every year. Some of us set eggs for our own use at …

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Exploring How Feed Affects Egg Yolk Color

Add to Favorites By Doug Ottinger – Many chicken owners know that egg yolk color is heavily influenced by the feed their birds eat. But do they really understand how …

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French Toast Casserole

Add to Favorites By Hannah McClure I’ll admit, this recipe may be one of my favorites, but it is a seasonal one in our home. It brings the comfort of …

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