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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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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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Frescoes: Time-Honored Practices
April 12, 2021 · · Eggs & Meat

Michelangelo and Raphael would be pleased to see old-world techniques in creating and preserving frescoes are still practiced today. How satisfying to know modern-day artists respect the proven methods of long ago using simple ingredients from the earth for their chosen projects.

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Setting Up Your Outdoor Chicken Brooder
April 12, 2021 · · Coops

Everyone needs an outdoor chicken brooder! Learn how to set yours up with or without chicken brooder plans. You’ll thank yourself for this little project!

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What Chicken Grower Feed is Right For You?
April 12, 2021 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Originally published in Backyard Poultry April / May 2017. Subscribe for more helpful tips like this! Chicken grower feed and adult feed rations are a critical part …

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Hatching Guinea Keets under Broody Hens

Guinea fowl should be a welcome addition to any farm or homestead. They are relatively low maintenance, probably eat their weight in ticks and other bugs (likely the reason they cost less to feed), and are considered flock guardians because they sound a loud alarm when anything that doesn’t belong comes near.

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Ten Things Every New Chicken Owner Should Know
April 8, 2021 · · Chickens 101

Chickens gain popularity every year, and for a good reason! They provide us with breakfast, entertainment, and so much more.

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Chicken Side Businesses
April 8, 2021 · · Chickens 101

Like many women of her generation, my great-grandma used to raise chickens for “egg money.” Without an income of their own, many farm women relied on income from their chickens to pay for household expenses — everything from groceries to clothing to school fees.

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Small and Useful Bantam Chickens

Bantam chickens are the introduction to chickens for a lot of people. They aren’t a breed, but an entire set of chicken breeds.

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