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

All Cooped Up: Fowl Typhoid and Pullorum Disease
February 25, 2020 · · Feed & Health, Members Only

Pullorum disease and fowl typhoid are both caused by two strains of the Salmonella enterica bacteria. Though virtually eradicated from commercial flocks in most developed countries, outbreaks in backyard flocks, game birds, and wild birds still happen.

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The Secret Life of Poultry: Topper the Comeback Duck
February 22, 2020 · · 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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Fowl Typhoid and Pullorum Disease
February 21, 2020 · · Flock Files

Pullorum disease and fowl typhoid affect all poultry and various wild birds. Though virtually eradicated from commercial flocks in most developed countries, outbreaks still happen in backyard flocks, game birds, and wild birds.

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All Cooped Up: Coccidiosis
February 12, 2020 · · Ask The Expert, Feed & Health

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: Papua the Wonder Fowl
December 24, 2019 · · Members Only, Poultry 101

A video went viral recently of a woman running a dog agility course with a guinea fowl. I needed to know more and promptly got into contact with the person in the video, Emily Autumns, who is the owner and trainer of the guinea in the video.

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Fowl Cholera
December 23, 2019 · · Flock Files

Fowl cholera is a highly contagious bacterial infection that affects multiple species of wild and domestic birds. Onset is sudden, with a high mortality and morbidity rate. Fowl cholera is found worldwide.

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All Cooped Up: Fowl Cholera

Fowl cholera is a highly contagious bacterial infection that affects multiple species of wild and domestic birds. Onset is sudden, with a high mortality and morbidity rate. Fowl cholera is found worldwide.

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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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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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