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Backyard Poultry April/May 2021
March 9, 2021 · · Magazine Previews

Backyard Poultry April/May 2021 — 16/2 is in homes March 11th, but digital and All-Access subscribers can read it NOW! Subscribe to Backyard Poultry for stories on sick chicks, dangers in the coop, why using broody hens to hatch guinea keets results in a quieter flock, PLUS art with eggs!

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2021 Spring Poultry Giveaway – $4,200 in Prizes!
April 5, 2020 · · Giveaways

Treat your flock to something special while getting a little something for you, too. Enter weekly to win, and every week you enter, you will also get an extra entry toward the grand prize week!

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Making the Most of Your Backyard Eggs

Can you do anything to influence the appearance and quality of your eggs? The truth is that you can, and it almost all boils down to nutrition.

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Wondering How to Wash Fresh Eggs? It’s Safer Not To!
April 14, 2021 · · Eggs & Meat

Americans tend to be germaphobes, which probably explains why we need to know how to wash fresh eggs. Maybe it comes from a deeply rooted cultural mindset that “cleanliness is next to Godliness.”

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Five Easy Pickled Egg Recipes
April 14, 2021 · · Eggs & Meat

These pickled egg recipes are a world away from what you may recognize as the traditional pickled eggs. The flavors are sophisticated, delicious, and partner perfectly with any salad or eaten straight out of the jar.

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What Causes Double Yolk Eggs & Other Odd Eggs?
April 14, 2021 · · Eggs & Meat, Kids' Corner

As spring chicks start to grow up and lay eggs, odds are you may find a double yolk egg in your egg collecting basket. To be clear, double yolk eggs are just that.

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Cluck and Collect
April 14, 2021 · · Chickens 101

In July, the Trust introduced a ‘Cluck and Collect’ system, created for safe, socially-distanced rehoming during the pandemic.

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What Do Ducks Eat?
April 14, 2021 · · Feed & Health, Kids' Corner

The number one question I always get from backyard chicken keepers thinking about adding some domestic duck breeds to their flock is “What do ducks eat?” Fortunately, ducks can do quite well on chicken feed, although there is waterfowl feed available commercially for those who raise only ducks; or ducks and geese together.

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Tips for Raising Runner Ducks
April 14, 2021 · · Poultry 101

Keeping Runner ducks combines the benefits of raising poultry with the entertainment of watching penguin-like bowling pins forage around the yard. After dabbling in call ducks, I increased my flock to include Fawn and White Runner ducks.

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Turkeys by the Dozen

I really don’t know why Mother decided to raise turkeys.
Mothers and fathers often gave up their own dreams to see that the dreams of their children came true. Perhaps, in some ways, the Great Depression brought out the best in everyone.

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Breed Profile: Black Turkey
April 12, 2021 · · Poultry 101

The Black turkey, sometimes called the Black Spanish or Norfolk Black, is a heritage variety of traditional poultry popular before the 1960s. Consumers are rediscovering its hardy attributes and superior flavor.

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Raising Turkey Poults in a Healthy Brooder Environment
April 12, 2021 · · Poultry 101

Raising poults is not the same as raising chicks or ducklings. They are much more delicate than other poultry species. Here are a few tips and tricks for successfully raising poults to maturity.

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