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A Review In Biosecurity—Disinf...

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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Firm Foundations - Bedding man...

We all know the basics for raising healthy chickens: feed, water, shelter, and warmth. However, there’s one essential aspect of good poultry management that is often overlooked, and it’s right under y... READ MORE

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Summer Nutritional Requirements

Keeping your flock healthy this season  By Nancy Buchannan Jefferson, PhD and Anthony Quant, PhD  Poultry Nutritionists with Kalmbach Feeds  Birds have a known zone of relative thermal comfort called ... 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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Winter Nutritional Requirements

For backyard flocks By Nancy Buchanan Jefferson, PhD Welcome winter: Cold air has arrived, day length has shortened, and you and your chickens are preparing for the months ahead. With the few helpful ... READ MORE

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Eggs from Backyard Chickens: How...

Backyard (companion) poultry veterinarians use drugs to treat chickens to combat disease, overcome or prevent parasitic infections, or alleviate pain and suffering in the case of an injured bird. Ther... 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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