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The Marvelous Anatomy of Chickens: Nature’s Feathered Wonders

2024-01-23T16:32:48-08:00

Written by ChatGPT and edited by Maurice Pitesky and Joseph Gendreau from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine-Cooperative Extension   ChatGPT Generative Term: Write a 1 and a half page lay article on the unique aspects of the anatomy of a chicken   The Saturday Night Live skit “Deep thoughts with Jack Handey”stated “Chickens are just like you and me except they are chickens.” As much as we loved Deep thoughts, Mr. Handey was probably not referring to their anatomical differences with homo sapiens. To that point, this article focuses on the anatomical differences between humans and chickens from

The Marvelous Anatomy of Chickens: Nature’s Feathered Wonders2024-01-23T16:32:48-08:00

Your Feathered Friends and Antibiotics: Clucking for Caution

2024-01-23T15:52:09-08:00

Written by ChatGPT and edited by Maurice Pitesky and Joseph Gendreau from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine-Cooperative Extension   ChatGPT Generative Term: Write a one and half page summary of how backyard chicken owners should use antibiotics responsibly in order to reduce antimicrobial resistance     Believe it or not, as a backyard chicken owner you play a significant role in the global effort to reduce antimicrobial resistance (AMR), a growing public health concern. As small-scale poultry keepers, it is essential to understand and practice responsible antibiotic use to protect the health of your chickens and the broader

Your Feathered Friends and Antibiotics: Clucking for Caution2024-01-23T15:52:09-08:00

Reproductive Tract: From Ovary to Vent

2024-01-23T17:10:12-08:00

From a practical perspective, knowing how the hen makes her eggs goes a long way toward recognizing and understanding problems that our hens may have someday with their reproductive system. When hens are just starting to lay eggs and when they are much older, hens can experience laying problems such as shell-less eggs, being egg bound and double yolkers. Therefore, the goal of this article is to cover the basic reproductive tract of a female chicken and link that to how table eggs (aka the eggs that we eat) and fertilized eggs (aka the eggs that eventually hatch into a

Reproductive Tract: From Ovary to Vent2024-01-23T17:10:12-08:00
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