About the Author

Pam Freeman

I’ve had a flock of backyard chickens for over a decade. They bring such joy to my backyard, not to mention some yummy eggs to my fridge. I am the author of Backyard Chickens: Beyond the Basics. My backyard is over 12 acres in the country so I enjoy all the nature that surrounds me. In fact I’ve always got binoculars and field guides handy. I also love to garden, especially growing herbs, with nature in mind. And I’m pretty handy when it comes to crafting. So grab a chair and a cup of coffee and enjoy!
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Articles by Pam Freeman

Ask the Expert — December 17/January 18
December 20, 2017 . · Ask The Expert

Sick Chicken One of my older chickens keeps shaking her head back and forth and then going around in a circle and losing her balance and falling down. Yesterday her …

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Ask the Expert — October/November 2017
October 20, 2017 . · Ask The Expert

Rooster Yawning One of our two-year-old Leghorn hens occasionally just bursts into these fits of yawning. They just come at random times like when she is eating and just throws …

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Ask the Expert — August/September 2017
August 20, 2017 . · Ask The Expert

Mystery Chicken Do you know what kind of chicken that is is on page nine of the April/May 2017 issue of Backyard Poultry magazine? — Norma Grainger ************************ It looks …

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Ask the Expert — Summer e-edition 2017
July 20, 2017 . · Ask The Expert

Using Apple Cider Vinegar How often do you use vinegar? How much vinegar per gallon of water? — Joe ************************** Hi Joe, Apple cider vinegar can be used in water …

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Ask the Expert — June/July 2017
June 20, 2017 . · Ask The Expert

Missing Feathers This is a photo of one of my black sex link chickens. She is a one-year-old that is losing her feathers from her head and neck area. This …

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Ask the Expert — Spring e-edition 2017
May 20, 2017 . · Ask The Expert

Picky Chickens Any suggestions on how to get picky chickens to eat anything other than fresh fruit and scratch grain? They will sometimes eat a LITTLE “all flock” crumbles. They …

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Ask the Expert — April/May 2017
April 20, 2017 . · Ask The Expert

Treating a Wound from a Predator My dear chickens have had two predator attacks in the past few weeks, resulting in some head feathers being ripped off one of my …

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Ask the Expert — e-edition Early Spring 2017
April 10, 2017 . · Ask The Expert

Gapeworm I have mixed flock of 14 nearly-two-year-old Rhode Island Reds, Red and Black Sex Links who seem mostly healthy, but are no longer laying. I also have nine Barred …

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Ask the Expert — February/March 2016
February 20, 2016 . · Ask The Expert

If you have health-related poultry questions, send them to us at Backyard Poultry, Attn: Ask the Expert, P.O. Box 566, Medford, WI 54451 or email: Editor@countrysidemag.com. All submissions will be included in our online forums and will also be considered for print publication. Please include your name and hometown with your questions, which should be as detailed as possible. Pictures help us answer questions, so please include those too!

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