Backyard Poultry April/May 2011

Backyard Poultry April/May 2011
Backyard Poultry April/May 2011 • 6/2 TABLE OF CONTENTS • 7 Urban Chicken Myths • Helpful Hints from Long-time Flock Keeper • Coop Creations: Thinking Outside the Box • Chick Care: Double-Duty Works! Turn a Food Dehydrator into an Incubator • Choosing a Brooder • Starting Chicks without Medication • Selective Breeding Applied • Breeding the Home Flock • Book Excerpt: Chicken and Egg: A Memoir of Suburban Homesteading with 125 Recipes • Book Excerpt: An Absolute Beginner’s Guide; Raising Chickens from Hatchlings to Laying Hens • Retrieving the Auburn Java from Extinction • Pigeon Love • Hatching Time is Here: Incubation Hints for a Successful Hatch • Talking Waterfowl with Metzer Farms • Amoxicillin Treatment Saves Skin-Bloated Rooster • The Art of Poultry: Poultry-Inspired Creations • A Boy and His Chickens: Friendships Develop Through Poultry Keeping • Lessons from the Coop: An “Able” Chicken Farmer IN EACH ISSUE • From The Editor • Coming Events • Reader Submitted Letters: Something To Crow About • The Answer Man •