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Marek’s Disease and Vaccination

Mareks disease is a viral infection that can affect both commercial and backyard poultry flocks. The virus is highly contagious and can cause significant losses in infected flocks. While there is no cure for Marek’s disease, there are some measures you can take to protect your flock from the virus.

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Quick Tips: Brooders

Of all the things we have to tend to when setting up for new chicks, brooders seem to be left for last, while poorly executed brooding accounts for a significant percentage of premature deaths in chicks all across the country. Here are some quick  but important tips to help ensure

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Choosing Cheeps Part 2 – Cold-Hardy Breeds

If you live in a northern climate where Elsa seems to lose her grip on reality from time to time, one of your primary worries regarding your flock will usually be how to protect it from the cold. The most basic strategy for helping your chickens continue to thrive during

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Best Heat-tolerant Breeds

Choosing Cheeps Part 1 – Heat-tolerant Breeds

Baby chicks come in a wide variety of colors and sizes. Trying to figure out what breed is best for you can seem a little overwhelming but fear not; from small to large, weird to beautiful, hot to cold, and egg to meat, there is a chicken out there for

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How to Get Ready for Baby Chicks by Purina Mills

Common Cures for Baby Chicks

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Coccidiosis in Chickens

If you’re a chicken owner, then you should be aware of the dangers of coccidiosis. This deadly disease can affect both chickens and other animals and can often be fatal. In this post, we’ll take a closer look at what coccidiosis is, how to recognize the symptoms, and how to

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Pasty Butt Chick Care

Causes, Treatment and Prevention of Pasty Butt in Chicks Worst Case Scenarios Can Occur Pasty butt, is a fairly common ailment in chickens. The causes of this condition are not always clear, but some causes are known and there are steps you can take to cure it. In this article,

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