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Backyard Poultry Special Subscriber 2020 issue — Comb to Tail Health
July 23, 2020 · · Magazine Previews

Backyard Poultry Special Issue 2020 — Comb to Tail Health — is in-home on August 12, but Backyard Poultry All-Access Members can read it NOW! This issue is only available to subscribers and will not be offered on newsstands. Subscribe now for valuable health stories!

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Backyard Poultry August/September 2020
July 2, 2020 · · Magazine Previews

In-home July 16th but All-Access Members can read it NOW! Subscribe now for stories on the Coolest Coops 2020 contest, mitigating disputes with neighbors, how to pasteurize eggs at home, and a breed profile of the Ameraucana chicken.

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Hens in Prison — and Loving It!
August 12, 2020 · · Chickens 101

The British Hen Welfare Trust have placed 199 hens at Guys Marsh Prison in Dorset, UK. It’s part of a rehabilitation program for the prisoners, called “Project Jail Bird.” Their large enclosure is a far cry from the small cages they were trapped in as commercial layers.

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DIY Chicken Coop Plans That Add Shade
August 11, 2020 · · Coops

Chickens tolerate cold temperatures much better than heatwaves. Providing shade in your chicken coop plans is essential for a healthy flock.

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How to Keep Owls Away From Chickens
August 10, 2020 · · 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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Introducing New Chickens to Established Flocks — Chickens in a Minute Video
August 7, 2020 · · Feed & Health

Once chicks are fully feathered, they are ready to stay outside. But introducing new chickens directly into an established flock can be rough.

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How to Pick the Best Chicken Feeders and Waterers
August 6, 2020 · · Feed & Health

Feeding backyard chickens should hypothetically be a simple thing to do. You know what can chickens eat, but when the chicken feeders and waterers we buy fail to live up to expectations, it complicates things.

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How Keeping a Green Iguana Can Help a Poultry Flock
August 5, 2020 · · Coops

Add to Favorites By Johnathan David of Everything Reptiles Green iguanas have become a popular pet due to their bright colors and bold personalities. Indigenous to South America, this species …

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Biosecurity: Keeping Your Flock Healthy
August 5, 2020 · · Feed & Health

Biosecurity may sound like a hollow corporate catchphrase, but it’s a critical part of modern farming. Read on to learn how to keep your flock healthy and ward off disease.

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Chicken Behavior Shows Your Birds May be Smarter Than You Think

Add to Favorites By Christine Heinrichs – As your chickens scratch for food and jockey for position in the social order, you can see that chicken behavior is purposeful. They respond …

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Breed Profile: Ameraucana Chicken
August 3, 2020 · · Chickens 101

Amercaucana chickens have tails and muffs, with eight varieties recognized in both Bantam and large fowl. Lavender Ameraucanas are a very popular newer variety that is not yet recognized by the APA or ABA.

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Breed Profile: Egyptian Fayoumi Chicken
August 2, 2020 · · Chickens 101

Egyptian Fayoumi chickens are tough and thrifty birds with remarkable disease resistance and heat tolerance. They are highly fertile and good layers.

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