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Christine Heinrichs

Articles by Christine Heinrichs

Poultry Art is Historic and Enduring
August 26, 2020 · · Poultry 101

The American Poultry Association and the American Bantam Association illustrate their Standards with artworks rather than photos. The APA Standard still uses some of Schilling’s black and white illustrations in the most recent (44th ) edition of the APA Standard.

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Feathers Hard and Soft

Feathers are an indication of overall health and condition. They are the visible indicators of other problems: poor diet, parasite infestation, behavioral problems such as aggression.

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Organizations Lead Young People Toward Poultry
June 16, 2020 · · Poultry 101

Kids are attracted to chickens from the first time Mom reads them the story of the Little Red Hen. They fall in love with fluffy feathers. Poultry organizations can help them build those attractions into solid life paths.

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Crèvecœur Chicken: Conserving a Historic Breed

After success with the Buckeye, Jeannette Beranger of The Livestock Conservancy is now working with the Crèvecœur chicken.

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Dorking the Town, Dorking the Chicken
December 24, 2019 · · Chickens 101

American poultry owes a lot to its English roots. My husband Gordon and I set out for England to visit Mudchute Farm and the Dorking Museum to connect with poultry fanciers there.

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Poultry Summit 2019

Poultry leaders from all perspectives of Standard and exhibition poultry came together to unite on supporting poultry. They emerged with a will to collaborate and work together to help each other in the greater good of poultry success.

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APA Flock Inspection Program
August 15, 2019 · · Poultry 101

With increased interest in heritage breed poultry, the American Poultry Association is stepping up to promote standard breeds. Its Flock Certification Program, revived in 2014 after being abandoned in the 1950s, will certify consumer chicken and other poultry with the APA’s imprimatur.

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Exotic/Virulent Newcastle Disease Closes California Shows

Virulent, formerly called Exotic, Newcastle Disease infected some Southern California flocks in the past year. Poultry shows in those counties, and around California, were canceled.

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Virulent Newcastle Disease
April 24, 2019 · · Flock Files

Virulent, formerly called Exotic, Newcastle disease is a constantly evolving RNA virus. Anything that comes in contact with a sick bird can pass it on, and the virus can live as long as 120 days outside a host. People do not get sick from eating poultry products infected with vND, but working directly with birds can cause mild conjunctivitis. Controlling vND involves recognizing symptoms and practicing strict biosecurity.

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