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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

  By Peter Brown, aka The Chicken Doctor 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... READ MORE

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

A look at Oxyspirura mansoni By Peter Brown, aka The Chicken Doctor   The disease known as Manson’s eye worm, or Oxyspirura mansoni, is caused by a nematode that is a type of roundworm. These worms ar... 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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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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Keeping It Cool- Methods to Help...

Well, despite the winter we experienced, summer is just around the corner, only a few weeks away. It’s hard to imagine warm weather as the Smokey Mountain National Park just a few miles away from me h... READ MORE

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