About the Author

Marissa Ames

Editor of Goat Journal and Backyard Poultry magazines, Marissa Ames runs a small homestead in Fallon, Nevada, where she focuses on saving and propagating rare breeds of goats and garden vegetables. She and her husband, Russ, travel to Africa where they serve as agricultural advisors for the nonprofit I Am Zambia. She spends her free time eating lunch.
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Articles by Marissa Ames

Backyard Poultry December 2020/January 2021
October 23, 2020 · · Magazine Previews

Backyard Poultry December 2020/January 2021 — 15/6 is in-home November 12th, but Backyard Poultry digital and All-Access subscribers can read it NOW! Subscribe to Backyard Poultry for great stories on the dangers of heat lamps, Mycoplasma, keeping chickens during climate change, and a history of eggnog.

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Pecking Away at Climate Change
October 23, 2020 · · Feed & Health

The three climate issues that affect chickens’ welfare are temperature, humidity, and insect availability for foraging, especially for free-range chickens. Climate change has become a priority on the homestead.

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Ask the Expert December 2020/January 2021

Ask our poultry experts about your flock’s health, feed, production, housing and more! Please note that although our team has dozens of years of experience, we are not licensed veterinarians. For serious life and death matters, we advise you to consult with your local veterinarian.

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Aspergillosis
October 20, 2020 · · Flock Files

Aspergillosis, also known as mycotic pneumonia, is a fungal disease resulting from the inhalation of mold spores. The spores may come from contaminated bedding, feed, dust, or even air ducts and hatching equipment.

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Ask the Expert October/November 2020

Ask our poultry experts about your flock’s health, feed, production, housing and more! Please note that although our team has dozens of years of experience, we are not licensed veterinarians. For serious life and death matters, we advise you to consult with your local veterinarian.

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Poultry Veterinarians
September 5, 2020 · · Feed & Health

To find the best practitioner for your flock, it helps to understand what a poultry veterinarian does, and how this type of veterinarian fits into your homestead life.

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Defend The Flock
September 3, 2020 · · Feed & Health

Between December 2014 and June 2015, over 50 million chickens and turkeys died in the U.S. Midwest. Some succumbed to highly pathogenic avian influenza while others were culled to stop the spread.

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Ask the Expert – Special Issue – Comb to Tail Health

Ask our poultry experts about your flock’s health, feed, production, housing and more! Please note that although our team has dozens of years of experience, we are not licensed veterinarians. For serious life and death matters, we advise you to consult with your local veterinarian.

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Backyard Poultry October/November 2020
August 31, 2020 · · Magazine Previews

Backyard Poultry October/November 2020 — 15/5 is in-home September 10th but Backyard Poultry Members can read it NOW! Subscribe for great stories on water glassing eggs for long-term storage, how chicken vision works, a breed profile of the Black turkey, and whether pumpkin seeds actually stop intestinal worms.

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Backyard Poultry Special Subscriber 2020 issue — Comb to Tail Health
July 23, 2020 · · Magazine Previews

Backyard Poultry Special Issue 2020 — Comb to Tail Health — our first-ever issue dedicated entirely to poultry health, from head to tail!

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