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Biosecurity Basics

Healthy chickens are happy chickens. The best way to keep your flock healthy and thriving is to maintain biosecurity. While biosecurity may sound like a term from a science fiction novel, it is critic... READ MORE

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Cool Chickens = Happy Chickens

Summer will be here before we know it, and that means that hot temperatures and humidity—neither of which are good for backyard chickens. As a chicken owner, you will need to do a little extra to keep... READ MORE

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Vaccinating Strategies for Chi...

Springtime is traditionally the most common time that people purchase or hatch out baby chickens. Among all the excitement of getting new chicks it’s easy to forget questions related to vaccination. T... READ MORE

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What You Should Know About Vitam...

Deciding Whether and How to Supplement Deciding when it’s appropriate to supplement a flocks’ diet with additional vitamins requires basic knowledge of vitamins and their interactions. The decision sh... READ MORE

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Ear Canker—What You Need to Know

 The term “ear canker” is a bit misleading because it has nothing to do with the protozoan parasite Trichomonas gallinae, the organism that causes canker. Since I started doctoring chickens some fifty... READ MORE

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Do Your Fowl Have Manson's Eye W...

A Look at Oxyspirura Mansoni   The disease known as Manson’s eye worm, or Oxyspirura mansoni, is caused by a nematode that is a type of roundworm. These worms are quite small and are often referred to... READ MORE

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All About Chicken Combs

What they do and how to keep them healthy By Peter Brown, aka The Chicken Doctor Many people consider the chicken’s comb ornamental and mostly for show. This may be because combs come in all shapes an... READ MORE

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The Art of Incubation

The other side of science By Peter Brown, AKA The Chicken Doctor Incubation is equal parts science and art. While the science part has been figured out for us, it’s the art of the incubation process t... READ MORE

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A Review In Biosecurity—Disinfec...

Biosecurity is a word we hear a lot these days when it comes to keeping our birds healthy and safe. It is more than just a word, though. Merriam-Webster defines biosecurity as security from exposure t... READ MORE

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