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How To Administer the Marek’s Vaccine to Poultry Chicks

By Laura Haagerty — Do you know the proper way to administer the Marek’s vaccine to your chicks? Marek’s disease is very prevalent everywhere there is poultry, and if your chickens …

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Coturnix Quail Farming: Tips For Smooth Quailing

By Carolyn Evans-Dean – If you’re looking for an easy livestock addition for your backyard or homestead, you need look no further than the Coturnix quail for quail farming. They …

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Preventing Coccidiosis In Chickens
March 15, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Coccidiosis in chickens has been a legitimate problem for farmers since the dawn of commercial poultry farming, especially in chicks. Unfortunately, it’s also a common problem for backyard coops and …

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The Risks of Keeping Goats with Chickens

By Doug Ottinger – Animals have been kept in mixed flocks for centuries. Whether it is mixed poultry, poultry with sheep and cows, or even keeping goats with chickens, written and …

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5 Immune Boosting Supplements and Herbs for Chickens

By Amy Fewell – Chickens are one of the easiest farm animals to raise, but sometimes they can be the most daunting to keep healthy. You can use herbs for …

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How to Avoid Chicken Feed Storage Mistakes
March 15, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Chicken feed storage is not something that many of us put much thought into. We’re usually more concerned about coop design, predator control, and keeping our birds healthy. As important …

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How To Get NPIP Certified
March 15, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Knowing how to get NPIP certified is key to taking your poultry hobby to the next level. Many of us sell eggs off the farm, and some of us even …

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The Veterinary Feed Directive – One Year Later
March 15, 2019 . · Feed & Health

A year ago, 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 in mind if you …

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Toxins in the Environment
March 15, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Poisoning is relatively unusual in backyard poultry, especially if you use common sense in keeping your flock away from pesticides, herbicides, rodenticides, fungicide-treated seed (intended for planting), wood preservatives, rock …

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What Can You Feed Chickens?
March 15, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Originally published in Backyard Poultry April / May 2017. Subscribe for more helpful tips like this! What can you feed chickens? is a common question and many beginning chicken keepers …

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