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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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Free Radicals vs. Antioxidants
February 26, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Free radicals happen. They happen to us humans, and they happen to our chickens. They are unstable molecules that damage body cells, impair immunity and contribute to …

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Herbs Especially For Layers
February 26, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Spring brings warmer weather and often the advent of broody hens wanting to hatch a clutch of eggs. I recommend offering your hens some herbs specially chosen …

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Poultry & Produce—Keeping Your Poultry In Your Garden

Add to Favorites By Kenny Coogan, Florida “When we were given five or six adult chickens, we learned that we had to keep the chickens out of the garden area, …

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