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Aspergillosis
October 20, 2020 · · Flock Files

Aspergillosis, also known as mycotic pneumonia, is a fungal disease resulting from the inhalation of mold spores. The spores may come from contaminated bedding, feed, dust, or even air ducts and hatching equipment.

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4 Safety Tips for Chicken Heat Lamps
October 20, 2020 · · Coops

Everyone has seen the 250-watt red heat bulbs. Every feed and hardware store stocks them and many poultry keepers have a chicken heat lamp in their coop.

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Time to Start Winterizing Chicken Coops

Is it time to start winterizing chicken coops? Snowflakes softly fall to the ground, and an icy breeze cuts through the early morning hours.

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Clucktober Giveaway — Win Nearly $200 in Prizes

Now through October 31, enter to win a poultry prize package worth nearly $200 from Murray McMurray and Backyard Poultry!

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Crêpes!
October 18, 2020 · · Eggs & Meat

I can tell you honestly that no special crêpe pan is required, and you can whip up a batch of crêpes with ingredients you most likely have on hand. Crêpes are so versatile and take to a variety of fillings. From savory to sweet, crêpes fill the bill.

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Your Options For Chicken Mite Treatment
October 17, 2020 · · Feed & Health

Before starting a chicken mite treatment it’s important to know if your flock has mites. So the first step is to perform a Chicken Health Exam.

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Poultry Presidents
October 16, 2020 · · Poultry 101

With a huge presidential election coming up, we asked poultry presidents around the country, about their jobs, what makes a great president, and to share their organization.

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Can Chickens Eat Pumpkin?

A pumpkin chicken treat is no trick. Can chickens eat pumpkin? Yes. It is a healthy source of vitamins, minerals, protein, and calcium, that the chickens love, with the added benefit of an immune boost.

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No Jolt During The Molt: Chicken Care in 7 Steps
October 15, 2020 · · Feed & Health

Lana Beckard, Nutrena® Poultry Expert – Ready or not, here comes the molt. Chickens shedding feathers and a drop in egg production in the fall are good indicators that your birds are going through molt.

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Molting Chickens 101 – Chickens in a Minute Video
October 13, 2020 · · Feed & Health

Molting is a natural process that usually takes place in fall when birds replace old feathers with new plumage. For adult molting chickens, timing is especially important because feathers equal warmth.

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