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

Ask the Expert — June/July 2019
May 7, 2019 · · Ask The Expert

Add to Favorites Rock-Hard Pieces in Eggs While blending my silkies’ hard-boiled eggs to feed them back to them, these rock-hard pieces were inside. It has happened on two separate …

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Defend The Flock
April 5, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites 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 …

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The Emotional Gauntlet of Raising Meat Chickens & Other Livestock
March 14, 2019 · · Eggs & Meat

Add to Favorites “You’re raising meat chickens? You horrible, heartless human.” It’s a constant fight, isn’t it? And there are many sides on the battlefield. Those that don’t eat meat, …

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How to Make Apple Cider Vinegar for Chickens (and You!)
February 15, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Apple cider vinegar for chickens is a great way to keep your flock healthy. Chicken experts advise adding apple cider vinegar to your chickens’ water. Unfiltered apple …

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