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Vitamin Supplements: And when to...

Deciding when it’s appropriate to supplement a flocks’ diet with additional vitamins will require basic knowledge of vitamins and their interactions. The decision should also take into account all of ... 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 organism that causes canker. Since I started doctoring chic... READ MORE

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Do Your Fowl Have Manson's Eyewo...

A look at Oxyspirura mansoni By Peter Brown, aka The Chicken Doctor The disease known as Manson’s eyeworm, or Oxyspirura mansoni, is caused by a nematode that is a type of roundworm. These worms are q... 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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