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Ah! There’s Nothing Like a Good Dust Bath in the Afternoon

Add to Favorites By Carrie Cook Verona, Wisconsin Perhaps you’ve noticed your flock scratching and rolling around in the dust, tossing up clouds of dirt and digging out holes, and …

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Make a Weed Salad with Apple Cider Vinegar for Your Chickens
February 26, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites There are lots of edible weeds that grow in most parts of the country including plantain, clover, chickweed, and purslane. Dandelion benefits in a weed salad are …

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A Guide to Poultry Parasites

Add to Favorites By Alexis Griffee, Florida When we think of poultry, the first thing to come to mind is generally not parasites. However small, parasites can have a big …

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Plant a Chicken-Themed Garden
February 26, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Artwork by Bethany Caskey Stop me if you’ve heard this one: A city slicker moves to the country and decides to raise chickens. He goes to the local …

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Rosemary, For Better Circulation
February 26, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Rosemary, the intensely fragrant herb from the Mediterranean, looks much like lavender, but is actually more closely related to mint. The plant resembles a miniature ever-green tree, …

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Can Genes Control Poultry Diseases?

Add to Favorites By Doug Ottinger, Minnesota My grandmother, born in 1893, was one of eight siblings raised on a diversified family farm in the township  of Tevis, Kansas, just …

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Chicken Eggs are Vital for Scientists at the Center for Disease Control

Add to Favorites By Heather & Forrest Townsend Most of us do not put much thought into where a vaccine comes from. Sure, it is scientists in white coats, gloves …

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How to Recognize & Prevent Muscle Diseases in Poultry
February 26, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Three conditions found in the breast meat of industrially grown Cornish cross broilers are of major concern to the poultry industry, but also can be disconcerting for …

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Peppermint, for Thicker Eggshells
February 26, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Mint is one of my favorite herbs to grow. Sure, it will spread unchecked and take over your entire garden (and yard!) if you give it the …

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Ginger, For Better Overall Poultry Health
February 26, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites When most of us think of ginger, we likely think of ginger ale as a digestive aid or to quell nausea. And that seems to be the …

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