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Backyard Poultry October/November 2019
September 10, 2019 · · Magazine Previews

The October/November 2019 issue is now available! Subscribe for stories on turkey processing, guinea-chicken hybrids, PLUS a new health feature co-written by a medical professional and a university poultry specialist.

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The Risks of Keeping Goats with Chickens

By Doug Ottinger – Animals have been kept in mixed flocks for centuries. Whether it is mixed poultry, poultry with sheep and cows, or even keeping goats with chickens, written and …

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Wild Chickens in Hawaii, California and the Florida Keys
September 15, 2019 · · Chickens 101

How did the wild chickens in Hawaii and other states become feral? A combination of accident, incident and evolution. If you want true free-range chickens, from birds that don’t live by …

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How to Raise the Towering Malay Chicken
September 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

This spring a YouTube video went viral featuring a giant chicken. It was so popular the video made it on the late-night talk shows. The video featured Brahma chickens. While …

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7 Reasons to Hang Chicken Nesting Box Curtains
September 13, 2019 · · Coops

Nesting box curtains have been around for a very long time. Farmers would hang burlap or feed bags over the front of their hens’ boxes; present-day backyard chicken keepers often …

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Backyard Poultry FREE Shipping
September 12, 2019 · · Partner Perks

Backyard Poultry is offering members FREE shipping! Get your code here and find a treasure in our shop.

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Homesteaders of America 15% Off
September 12, 2019 · · Partner Perks

Homesteaders of America is offering Backyard Poultry Members 15% off for their event in October!

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Raising Sicilian Buttercups in America

By Barbara Bullock – My love for raising chickens didn’t begin with the Modern Games and the Black Sumatras my two boys raised in 4-H here in San Luis Obispo, California. …

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Sweeter Heater 15% Off
September 11, 2019 · · Partner Perks

Sweeter Heater is offering Backyard Poultry Members 15% off their 11 x 40 model and you’ll get free shipping!

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The Delightful Dominique Chicken

By The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy The Dominique chicken is recognized as America’s first chicken breed. The exact origin of the breed is unknown, although their initial creation may have …

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Happy Hens 30% Off
September 10, 2019 · · Partner Perks

Happy Hens is proud to partner with Backyard Poultry to offer a 30% off deal! Get 30% off Cricket Craze.

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