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Backyard Poultry June/July 2019

Check out our June/July 2019 issue of Backyard Poultry for stories on Virulent Newcastle Disease, the science of poultry skin color, balancing your chicken’s diet, and more!

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Corn for Chickens and Other Fowl Fallacies
June 18, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Have you heard that providing corn for chickens can make them overheat? Or that feeding cayenne increases egg production? Even experienced chicken owners still believe a few old wives’ tales. …

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Are You Wondering What Do Roosters Eat?
June 17, 2019 . · 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 …

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How Much Should I Feed My Chickens?
June 16, 2019 . · Feed & Health

One of the most discussed subjects among chicken owners is how much do chickens eat? And just like with humans, there’s no set answer to this question. It depends on …

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What Causes Double Yolk Eggs & Other Odd Eggs?
June 15, 2019 . · Eggs & Meat

As spring chicks start to grow up and lay eggs, odds are you may find a double yolk egg in your egg collecting basket. To be clear, double yolk eggs …

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How Blue Eggs Get Their Color
June 14, 2019 . · Eggs & Meat

Growing up in New England,  I lived across the street from my grandparents’ chicken farm. I am not sure which chicken breeds they raised, so I don’t know about the …

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The Best Rooster Breed for Your Flock
June 13, 2019 . · Chickens 101

On the hunt for the best rooster breed for your flock? There’s plenty to choose from, but which breed will work best for you? Each breed has its own average …

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10 Tips for Fermenting Chicken Feed
June 12, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Have you given any thought to how fermenting chicken feed can benefit your flock of backyard chickens? Fermenting is all the rage nowadays, both in people foods (think yogurt, sauerkraut, …

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Incubation 101: Hatching Eggs is Fun and Easy
June 11, 2019 . · Eggs & Meat

 By Pascale Pearce of Brinsea – the Incubation Specialists – If you’re considering hatching your own flock of backyard chickens here’s a few things you need to know for hatching eggs successfully …

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A No Crow Collar Reduces Rooster Crowing Volume
June 10, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Some people love to hear a rooster crowing. Others complain so vociferously you’d think they were talking about a barking dog. The former are usually backyard chicken keepers, the latter …

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How to Build an Automatic Chicken Feeder
June 10, 2019 . · Feed & Health

I thought, “Why not have the animals together? The chickens could roam to their hearts content and even help keep the bugs away from the goats.” It was a good thought, at least until the next day when it was time to feed the chickens some grain.

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