About the Author

Lacey Hughett

Lacey is an artist, author, mom, and homesteader based out of Reno, Nevada. She focuses on sustainability, heritage breed preservation, and ethical animal raising. She has been raising poultry since she was six years old. She be found on Instagram and Facebook at Hughett Heritage Farms.
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Articles by Lacey Hughett

This Just In: CDC Says Okay to Costumes for Chickens!
October 29, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Are costumes for chickens safe for your health and theirs?

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All Cooped Up: Coccidiosis

Coccidiosis in poultry is a common protozoal disease affecting the intestinal tract. It mainly afflicts chickens and turkeys and is found on a global level.

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The Secret Life of Poultry: Kauai’s Feral Chickens
October 25, 2019 · · Chickens 101

When I was a child, I learned about the famous feral chickens living in Hawaii and even back then they caught my interest. I recently came across a social media post about them and all my previous awe and excitement came rushing back.

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Secret Life of Poultry: Our Old Place Farm
October 1, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Surprisingly, there isn’t as much information about disabilities in poultry as I’d imagined there’d be. It was while browsing the interwebs, searching for other similar stories as mine, where I encountered Lisa Johnson.

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All Cooped Up: Coryza

Coryza is an upper respiratory infection caused by a bacterium. It is highly contagious, with morbidity as high as 50% and mortality as high as 30%.

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August 27, 2019 · · Flock Files

The bacterium causing coryza can survive in areas with little oxygen available, such as water or feces. This bacterium lives in chronically ill chickens that appear healthy but are carriers of the disease due to previously encountering it.

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Secret Life of Poultry: Fighting the Bite

Mosquitos suck. That’s their whole deal. But what does this have to do with chickens?

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Reilly Chicken Tenders

A second grade ESL teacher in Texas recently became my childhood hero. Last spring at Margaret Reilly Elementary School, Kerriann Duffy overheard a couple of staff members deciding what to do with an old incubator that they had stumbled across while cleaning out a storage shed on campus. She offered to take the machine and asked if anyone minded her incubating a few eggs.

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