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Backyard Poultry August/September 2022

Backyard Poultry August/September 2022 — 17/4 is in homes July 14th but digital and All-Access subscribers can read it NOW! Subscribe to Backyard Poultry for great stories on Hungarian Yellow Chickens, chickens in strollers, protecting your chickens in really bad weather, and delicious chicken meatballs. PLUS: Turkens, amazing naked-neck chickens!

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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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Fall Poultry Giveaway
January 24, 2022 · · Giveaways

Enter for a chance to win one of three great poultry packages!

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A No Crow Collar Reduces Rooster Crowing Volume
July 6, 2022 · · Feed & Health

Some people love to hear a rooster crowing. Others complain so vociferously you’d think they were talking about a barking dog.

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A Little More Poultry 201
July 5, 2022 · · Poultry 101

Here are a few unusual pieces of information about poultry for you to share next time you lack something to talk about.

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Coop Inspiration 6/22 — The Bawk Mahal

Add to Favorites By Heather Seeley My husband and I started our chicken journey with just a handful, about five years ago, that were gifted to us from our friends. …

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Breed Profile: Swedish Flower Hen
July 5, 2022 · · Chickens 101

The Swedish Flower Hen is a hardy, heritage landrace with beautiful plumage and a friendly nature. They are self-sufficient survivors, but the breed needs urgent conservation.

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Erminettes

Erminettes were brought to the United States in the 1860s and poultry fanciers have loved them ever since.

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Tips on Rooster Care; Keep Your Stud in Top Form
July 5, 2022 · · Feed & Health

Rooster care is something many of us don’t think about often, but there are a few things we can do to keep our roosters in good shape. Even the best rooster breed may need a hand once in awhile, so let’s talk about some of the issues roosters encounter.

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Are You Wondering What Do Roosters Eat?
July 5, 2022 · · Feed & Health

The common answer from chicken keepers when you ask them “what do roosters eat” is that they feed their roosters the same thing as the rest of the flock. This makes sense in backyard settings where the flock members typically vary in breed and size.

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My Geriatric Flock

It would be difficult not to have some tales about the antics of backyard chickens. I have my share, and it is focusing on my older chickens.

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Calcium Supplements for Chickens
July 5, 2022 · · Feed & Health

Calcium supplements for chickens can help you avoid shell quality issues in your flock, and it’s easy to feed. Farmers have been adding calcium to the diet of layers for generations to improve shell quality, and consequently, we’ve learned a few things about it.

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