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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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All Cooped Up: Omphalitis, or “Mushy chick disease”
July 2, 2020 · · Feed & Health

Omphalitis is a fairly common infection, also known as mushy chick disease or yolk sac infection, and it occurs in the first few days of a bird’s life. It is seen most commonly in artificially hatched eggs and is associated with contaminated eggs or incubators.

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Go Bananas!
July 2, 2020 · · Eggs & Meat

Who doesn’t have a few overripe bananas languishing on the counter? Banana bread and banana pudding are two of the most popular and requested recipes.

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7 Chicken Coop Basics That Your Chickens Need
July 2, 2020 · · Coops

Chicken coop basics aim to cater for all chickens’ needs within the coop interior and run. Thoughtful design can create a layout that fulfills chicken welfare needs.

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DIY Chicken Coop Plans That Add Shade
July 2, 2020 · · Coops

Chickens tolerate cold temperatures much better than heatwaves. Providing shade in your chicken coop plans is essential for a healthy flock.

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Cheap Cheap Chicken Coops
July 2, 2020 · · Coops

Chickens are cheap, but the most expensive cost that you will endure is their housing. Be inspired by cheap chicken coops.

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Chickens vs. Neighbors

Unfortunately, most bad neighbors don’t have parents to set them straight and often city officials and police can do little to get between neighbors having disputes.

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Poultry Science at UMass

My name is Morgane Golan and I am the head teaching assistant for the Poultry Management course at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Poultry Management is one of the two-credit, two-part management classes offered by the Veterinary and Animal Sciences Department.

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City of Austin Promotes Chickens as the Conduit to Sustainability
July 2, 2020 · · Chickens 101

In addition to citizens — towns, cities, and governments need to act locally and think globally. The city of Austin, Texas is doing great things toward sustainability.

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