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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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4 Prefab Chicken Coop Designs
October 20, 2019 · · Coops

If you’ve got backyard chickens, or are thinking about getting them, chicken coops are usually top of mind. We’ve had a flock for years and had to build our chicken …

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What is Tempera Paint? How Eggs Shaped Art History
October 19, 2019 · · Eggs & Meat

What came first, the chicken portrait or the egg paint? What is tempera paint and how did it illuminate a colorful history through art and architecture? Tinúviel Sampson sits before …

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Molting Chickens 101 – Chickens in a Minute Video
October 18, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Molting is a natural process that usually takes place in fall when birds replace old feathers with new plumage. For adult molting chickens, timing is especially important because feathers equal …

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Backyard Poultry Coloring Pages 2019

Become a member and gain access to interactive live chat, poultry cheat sheets, premium articles, our bi-monthly magazine and complete digital archive, partner discounts, and everyday free shipping. Just $3.33/month!Join …

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Beginner’s Equipment Guide to Raising Chickens for Eggs
October 17, 2019 · · Chickens 101, Kids' Corner

What is the best bedding for chickens won’t be the only question you have as you set up your first brooder. As you await the arrival of your new chicks, …

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Guinea Fowl Care: Housing and Winter Survival
October 16, 2019 · · Poultry 101

By Jeannette Ferguson, Guinea Fowl Breeders Association (GFBA) President Photographs by members of the GFBA Guinea fowl that are trained to roost inside a shelter at night will outlive those that …

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Why Are My Chickens Laying Soft Eggs – Chickens in a Minute Video
October 15, 2019 · · Eggs & Meat

At Backyard Poultry, we love to tackle common reader questions, such as: “why have my chickens stopped laying?” or “how to clean a chicken coop.” With our popular Chickens in …

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List: The Best Chicken Names — A to Z

Dreaming up the perfect baby chick names is one of the most exciting parts of starting or adding to a flock. If you need inspiration, our readers and fans are here …

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Time to Start Winterizing Chicken Coops

By Robyn Scherer, M. Agr., Colorado Is it time to start winterizing chicken coops? Snowflakes softly fall to the ground, and an icy breeze cuts through the early morning hours. …

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Discover Honey’s Antibacterial Properties to Treat Traumatic Injury in Poultry
October 13, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Throughout the ages, honey has traditionally been used to treat and prevent infections, and our ancestors knew well honey’s antibacterial properties. Honey has been found in the pyramids, placed there …

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