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Backyard Poultry Special Issue 2021
July 23, 2021 · · Magazine Previews

Backyard Poultry Special Issue 2021 is in homes August 12th, but digital and All-Access subscribers can read it NOW! Subscribe to Backyard Poultry for great stories on the most sustainable meat and egg breeds, growing fodder and mealworms, and preventing diseases and health problems.

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Flock Days of Summer Giveaway
July 12, 2021 · · Giveaways

Win feed, treats, an automatic coop door opener, hatchery gift certificates, digestion aid, and more! Treat yourself and your flock.

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Backyard Poultry August/September 2021
July 6, 2021 · · Magazine Previews

Backyard Poultry August/September 2021 — 16/4 is in homes July 15th, but digital and All-Access subscribers can read it NOW! Subscribe to Backyard Poultry for great stories on our Coolest Coops contest, salpingitis, coop elements to keep your birds safe, the art of the feather, PLUS: Do Chickens Have Feelings?

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Is Poultry Processing Equipment Rental a Viable Option?

Add to Favorites By Doug Ottinger – A challenge small poultry producers face bringing their products to market is staying in compliance with health laws. Poultry processing equipment rental may …

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Tips for Freezing Eggs
July 18, 2021 · · Eggs & Meat

When you have an abundance, do you need ideas regarding what to do with lots of eggs? Here are some tips for freezing eggs to use when the hens stop laying.

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How To Tell If Eggs Are Bad
July 18, 2021 · · Eggs & Meat

Ever wondered how to tell if eggs are bad or not? Today I hope to clarify a few things, including the shortcomings of the classic egg float test.

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How To Get Rid of Mice and Rats in the Coop Naturally
July 18, 2021 · · Coops

Add to Favorites How can we get rid of mice naturally, without using dangerous rodenticides? It’s a challenge keeping our chickens healthy already, and we really could do without the …

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7 Chicken Coop Basics That Your Chickens Need
July 18, 2021 · · Coops

Chicken coop basics aim to cater for all chickens’ needs within the coop interior and run. Thoughtful design can create a layout that fulfills chicken welfare needs.

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What’s the Best Bedding for Chickens? – Chickens in a Minute Video
July 18, 2021 · · Coops

Join Backyard Poultry magazine in our video series, Chickens in a Minute, as we answer frequently asked questions about how to raise a healthy backyard chicken flock. In this video, we explore what’s the best bedding for chickens.

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Training Free-Range Guinea Fowl 101

Add to Favorites By Mel Dickinson – Guinea fowl are crazy. I always describe them as the wild toddlers of the flock. That being said, we would never be without …

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Homemade Poultry Waterer

Add to Favorites By Holly Cicchirillo, Arizona I’d like to share an idea that I discovered this year that may help others. Store-bought chicken waterers are expensive, and the ones …

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Weasels Killing Chickens is Common, but Preventable

Add to Favorites By Cheryl K. Smith, Oregon – Shortly after I moved to my homesteading land 15 years ago, I found a desiccated weasel in the barn. It was a long-tailed …

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