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

The Secret Life of Poultry: Chickens of Gondor
July 23, 2021 · · Chickens 101

Fanny Windeløv-Jensen is a chicken owner from Denmark with a fairly unique flock of hens, and any fellow Lord of the Rings (LOTR for short) fans are going to see why.

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All Cooped Up: Salpingitis/Lash Egg
July 23, 2021 · · Feed & Health

Medically, salpingitis is the inflammation of the oviduct in hens. The oviduct is a tube connecting a hen’s ovary to her cloaca; it’s the passage that an egg follows before being laid.

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The Secret Life of Poultry: Sammi the Adventurer
June 15, 2021 · · Chickens 101

In a universe where dogs, goats, or even alpacas can be seen surfing, the thought of animals enjoying the oceans isn’t a novel idea. The line is typically drawn at chickens, however, because they are known to not enjoy water or swimming.

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The Secret Life of Poultry: Topper the Comeback Duck
June 14, 2021 · · Poultry 101

In July of 2019, the employees at that Tractor Supply called Lisa to come to pick up Topper. At the time no one realized how special Topper would become.

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Salpingitis
May 23, 2021 · · Flock Files

Salpingitis is inflammation in a hen’s oviduct, as a result of an infection. Multiple pathogens can cause a secondary salpingitis infection. Infections
may spread upward from the cloaca or downward from another infection in the hen’s body. Respiratory infections are known to lead to salpingitis.

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All Cooped Up: Aspergillosis

Aspergillosis, also known as mycotic pneumonia, is a fungal disease resulting from the inhalation of mold spores. This disease can affect most animals, including humans.

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All Cooped Up: Candidiasis

Candidiasis is an infection caused by an overgrowth of Candida albicans in poultry. It is a type of yeast that is part of the normal flora of the digestive tract.

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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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All Cooped Up: Marek’s Disease
March 3, 2021 · · Feed & Health

Marek’s Disease Virus (MDV) is one of the best-known poultry diseases. It causes tumors and immunosuppression in mainly chickens, but is occasionally seen turkeys and quail.

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This Just In: CDC Says Okay to Costumes for Chickens!
October 30, 2020 · · Chickens 101

Are costumes for chickens safe for your health and theirs?

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