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Backyard Poultry June/July 2022
April 25, 2022 · · Magazine Previews

Backyard Poultry June/July 2022 — 17/3 is in homes May 12th but digital and All-Access subscribers can read it NOW! Subscribe to Backyard Poultry for great stories on Avian Flu 2022, summer pests in chickens, improving a home egg business, and Swedish Flower Hens. PLUS: Erminettes, a breed previously thought to be lost!

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Our Coolest Coops Photo Contest is Back!
April 25, 2022 · · Coops, Giveaways

Grand Prize Winner will receive a Chicken Door with solar panel, Automatic drink stick with cups, Pressure reducing valve, 20 lb. hanging feeder, Wonder Grubs, 100 decorative egg cartons, and prominent placement in the August/September 2022 issue of Backyard Poultry.

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Bird Flu 2022: What You Should Know
February 23, 2022 · · Feed & Health

Highly lethal and easily transmitted, this particular strain of influenza can cause severe illness, especially in chicken and turkey flocks. The resulting mortality losses can reach 75 to 100% within days.

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The Digestive System

Add to Favorites The digestive system of a chicken has some similarities and some distinct differences to the human digestive system. In this article, we will explore this marvelous system, …

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Part Two: A Hen’s Reproductive System

Add to Favorites By Thomas L. Fuller, New York Have you ever been asked, “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?” When I was teaching reproduction in junior high science, I would fall …

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Do Foxes Eat Chickens in Broad Daylight?
May 18, 2022 · · Coops

Add to Favorites Do foxes eat chickens? You bet they do. That said, I never worried about the presence of a family of red foxes in the woods next to …

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How to Keep Owls Away From Chickens
May 18, 2022 · · Coops

Add to Favorites While not the most likely of chicken predators, owls can sometimes pose a threat. Learn how to keep owls away from chickens and how to appreciate the …

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What Can Chickens Eat as a Treat? — Chickens In A Minute Video
May 18, 2022 · · Feed & Health

At Backyard Poultry, we love to tackle common reader questions, such as: “why have my chickens stopped laying” or “why are my chickens laying soft eggs.” With our popular Chickens in a Minute video series, we’ve created quick, informative videos to answer your common queries in an entertaining way.

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Hungarian Yellow Chickens
May 17, 2022 · · Chickens 101

Hungarian Yellows: a beautiful landrace heritage breed and national treasure of Hungary.

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Do’s and Don’ts When Protecting Chickens from Predators
May 16, 2022 · · Coops

Add to Favorites Besides providing basic care for your flock, protecting chickens from predators tops the must-do list for a chicken keeper. When thinking about the onslaught of predators your …

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Protecting Chickens From Predators: Can You Predator Proof Your Flock?
May 16, 2022 · · Coops

Add to Favorites Can you predator proof your flock? Of course, the answer is yes and no. As with most all other issues in life, the question of protecting chickens …

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How to Paint Feathers
May 13, 2022 · · Poultry 101

Ryan McGhee learned how to paint feathers and now uses his wildlife portraiture to bring attention to endangered species.

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What Causes Deformed Chicken Eggs and Other Egg Abnormalities?
May 12, 2022 · · Eggs & Meat

Egg abnormalities and deformed chicken eggs occur with almost every breed of hen at some point in her egg laying career. Eggs laid by non-commercially bred hens vary considerably in size, shape, and color.

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