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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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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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Benedict Strata

Eggs Benedict made simple This make-ahead casserole dish is ideal for brunch,and it requires far less attention to detail thantraditional Eggs Benedict. Assemble the nightbefore to cook and enjoy the ... READ MORE

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A Chicken Coop Primer

For some people the thought of designing their own coop is another highlight along the path of poultry possession.  This article is meant to be your primer, or guide, to making good decisions when bui... 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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Marans and Their Dark Brown Eggs

While I know there is no difference between white and brown eggs other than the color of the shells, I will confess to having a strong preference to brown shells, especially those that are dark and ri... READ MORE

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Not Again

Once again, the backyard poultry movement finds itself linked to a Salmonella outbreak. This time, however, it’s the largest in history due to the number of confirmed cases, (over 700) and the eight s... READ MORE

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