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Are You Considering Your Sourc...

As another spring quickly approaches, and thousands of newcomers embark on keeping backyard chickens, I once again have to emphasize the importance of where you get your information. You have to ask y... READ MORE

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Understanding Failure to Thriv...

The first week of your chick’s life is an exciting time for everyone. Good management will help ensure your chicks get to their second week of life. When you do have a problem, however, early recognit... READ MORE

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Practice Makes Perfect - Backy...

With the backyard chicken movement exploding across the country, biosecurity is more important than ever to protect both backyard chickens and the multi-billion commercial poultry industry. In your ro... READ MORE

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Preparing for Highly Pathogenic ...

Tips and resources for poultry owners During the fall and winter of each year, migratory waterfowl—like ducks and geese—move southward into North America to avoid the frigid Canadian and Arctic winter... READ MORE

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To Worm or Not to Worm?

The question of when to worm By Maurice Pitesky DVM, MPVM, ACPVM One of the more common questions people ask is: “Should we worm our chickens?” Like most things in medicine, the answer is: “It depends... READ MORE

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Clean Water: An Important and Of...

“Chickens are just like you and me except they’re chickens.”  That line from Saturday Night Live’s “Deep Thoughts” bit in the mid-90’s is especially true when talking about water (aka chickens need ac... READ MORE

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Processing Poultry Safely

The Tango Between dietary calcium and phosphorus in laying hens In order to execute the tango you need two partners who work in an intricate, coordinated fashion. Such is the life of calcium and phosp... READ MORE

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Egg-Bound Chickens - How to iden...

Egg binding, or having a retained egg, describes a situation where an egg is physically stuck inside the hen. When hens are “in lay” they should lay an egg approximately every 25 hours. (Note: hens wi... READ MORE

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Understanding Failure to Thrive ...

The first week of your chick’s life is an exciting time for everyone. Good management will help ensure your chicks get to their second week of life. When you do have a problem, however, early recognit... READ MORE

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