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Oviducts and Salpingitis
July 24, 2020 · · Feed & Health

Chickens are the original egg assembly factories. Inside those fluffy bodies are conveyer belts where eggs are “built” through assembly-line techniques.

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Treats for Chickens: A Nutritional Analysis
July 24, 2020 · · Feed & Health

Here we look at the nutritional value of different kinds of treats and if there are times when a particular kind of treat may be preferred.

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How to Handle a Chicken Foot Injury
July 24, 2020 · · Feed & Health

A chicken foot injury prevents or slows down a chicken’s ability to tend to chicken business. Most problems detected in the beginning stages are treatable.

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Top 5 Chicken Diseases
July 24, 2020 · · Feed & Health

By knowing what to watch out for, you can keep your flock healthy and safe. Do not discount these diseases, but rather be proactive against them with good biosecurity and cleanliness practices.

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How to Manage Roundworms in Chickens
July 24, 2020 · · Feed & Health

Roundworms in chickens are an inevitable pestilence with free-range poultry, but we can manage their effect on our flocks.

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What is a Chicken Gizzard and Chicken Crop?
July 24, 2020 · · Feed & Health

Some of the most popular questions for new poultry keepers is: what is a chicken gizzard, what is a chicken crop, and where are they located?

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Chickens and the Complications of a Bird Respiratory System
July 24, 2020 · · Feed & Health

The bird respiratory system is quite different than most animals. Chickens are no exception. It’s one of the reasons chicken keepers become concerned when their chickens show signs of have respiratory issues — like sneezing, wheezing, and coughing.

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A Look at Chicken Eyes

Some of the first signs that a chicken isn’t feeling well are a dull or sleepy expression and squinty eyes. Discoloration, discharge, inflammation, and discomfort often characterize chicken eye maladies.

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How to Stop Chickens From Pecking Each Other’s Feathers Out … and Other Chicken Behavior Problems
July 24, 2020 · · Chickens 101

Chicken behavior problems, such as chickens pecking each other’s feathers out, are best resolved through prevention, by providing an enriched environment and a harmonious flock. For more details, read on!

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Types of Chicken Combs
July 24, 2020 · · Feed & Health

While there are nine types of chicken combs recognized, Dr. Brigid McCrea says children and backyard hobbyists who are interested in genetics would find the results of breeding different combs very interesting.

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