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Ask the Expert — Late Summer e-edition 2017

Gardening with Chicken Manure Fresh chicken manure in the garden — let me know if I’ve come up with a technique that is okay, or please warn me if I’m …

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Ask the Expert — Summer e-edition 2017
July 20, 2017 . · Ask The Expert

Using Apple Cider Vinegar How often do you use vinegar? How much vinegar per gallon of water? — Joe ************************** Hi Joe, Apple cider vinegar can be used in water …

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Ask the Expert — June/July 2017
June 20, 2017 . · Ask The Expert

Missing Feathers This is a photo of one of my black sex link chickens. She is a one-year-old that is losing her feathers from her head and neck area. This …

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Ask the Expert — Spring e-edition 2017
May 20, 2017 . · Ask The Expert

Picky Chickens Any suggestions on how to get picky chickens to eat anything other than fresh fruit and scratch grain? They will sometimes eat a LITTLE “all flock” crumbles. They …

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Ask the Expert — April/May 2017
April 20, 2017 . · Ask The Expert

Treating a Wound from a Predator My dear chickens have had two predator attacks in the past few weeks, resulting in some head feathers being ripped off one of my …

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Ask the Expert — e-edition Early Spring 2017
April 10, 2017 . · Ask The Expert

Gapeworm I have mixed flock of 14 nearly-two-year-old Rhode Island Reds, Red and Black Sex Links who seem mostly healthy, but are no longer laying. I also have nine Barred …

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Ask the Expert — February/March 2017

If you have health-related poultry questions, send them to us at Backyard Poultry, Attn: Ask the Expert, P.O. Box 566, Medford, WI 54451 or email to: Editor@countrysidemag.com. All submissions will be considered for print publication.  Please include your name and hometown with your questions, which should be as detailed as possible.  Pictures help us answer questions, so please include those too if possible!

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Ask the Expert — December 2016/January 2017

Is My Langshan Rooster Losing Leg Scales? First, let me thank you for the magazine and the Poultry Talk column. I have only had chickens for three years, and I …

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Ask the Expert — October/November 2016

One Unlucky Hen? I am an 87-year-old woman, and I was raised on the farm and still live on the farm. In all these years, I have never known a …

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Ask the Expert — August/September 2016

If you have health-related poultry questions, send them to us at Backyard Poultry, Attn: Ask the Expert, P.O. Box 566, Medford, WI 54451 or email to Editor@countrysidemag.com. All submissions will be considered for print publication. Please include your name and hometown with your questions, which should be as detailed as possible. Pictures help us answer questions, so please include those too!

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