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The Veterinary Feed Directive – Two Years Later
March 15, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites On January 1, 2017, the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) went into effect. If it’s something you’ve never heard of, you’re not alone, but it’s something to keep …

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What Not to Feed Your Chickens so They Stay Healthy
March 15, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Feeding your chickens a varied diet supplies them with plenty of nutrients for optimal health, can alleviate boredom and help with seasonal issues like heat and cold. …

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Alternatives to Culling Chickens
March 15, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites My oldest chicken is eight years old. She still manages to pop out a handful of eggs a year, but they’re usually wrinkled and a bit misshapen …

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How the Veterinary Feed Directive will Affect Chicken & Poultry Owners
March 15, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites January’s a time for New Year’s Resolutions and new starts. For backyard poultry owners in the United States, January 2017 was a new start in the way …

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How Do Chickens Mate?
March 15, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites “How do chickens mate?” might be a question you have when you first keep a rooster. And it might seem a bit disturbing at first if you …

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Electrolytes for Chickens: Keep Your Flock Hydrated and Healthy in Summer
March 15, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites What do you drink in the summer? Chances are your beverage choices are different in the summertime compared to winter. A cold drink consumed more frequently helps …

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Can You Train a Chicken or Even a Backyard Flock to Come?
March 15, 2019 · · Feed & Health, Kids' Corner

Add to Favorites Can you train a chicken? The short answer is yes. And while some may think this is a silly concept, it can literally be a life saver …

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5 Common Chicken Diseases and Symptoms
March 15, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Not many vets specialize in chicken diseases and symptoms. Finding a good source of information, like Backyard Poultry magazine, is important. We keep chickens from the sustenance …

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Feeding Your Flock Organic Chicken Feed
March 15, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites When deciding to use organic chicken feed for your flock, it’s first good to know what to feed chickens for a healthy diet. Believe it or not, …

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Your Options For Chicken Mite Treatment
March 15, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites 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. From there, …

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