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

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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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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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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Backyard Poultry August/September 2020
July 2, 2020 · · Magazine Previews

In-home July 16th but All-Access Members can read it NOW! Subscribe now for stories on the Coolest Coops 2020 contest, mitigating disputes with neighbors, how to pasteurize eggs at home, and a breed profile of the Ameraucana chicken.

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Ask the Expert August/September 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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Ask the Expert June/July 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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Backyard Poultry June/July 2020
April 22, 2020 · · Magazine Previews

Backyard Poultry June/July 2020 • 15/3 is in-home May 14th but available online NOW! Subscribe for stories on kids in 4-H, FFA, and Grange, picking out roosters before they crow, how to REALLY know if eggs are bad, and a disease profile of fowlpox.

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