Backyard Poultry April/May 2013

Backyard Poultry April/May 2013
Backyard Poultry April/May 2013 • 8/2 TABLE OF CONTENTS • Confessions of a Chickenaholic • Associations Offer Guidance in Rare Breed Poultry Raising • Buyer Beware: No Antidote for Modern Rat Poisons • Build a Better Mouse Trap With a Five-Gallon Bucket • Build a $3 Nest Box • Homesteading Made Easy: Fencing by Remote Control • Dad’s Chicken Coop: A Labor of Love • MadCity Chickens’ Coop Tour • Healthy Guts … Healthy Birds … Healthy Families! • Raising Healthy Chicks Naturally • It’s the Chicken AND the Egg™ • Bird Senses: They’re Sharper Than You Think • Live Entertainment • Choosing Bantam Versus Standard B reeds • The Buttercup Chicken: “The Crown of the Fancy” • Rare Breeds of Normandy • About Geese: Part 2, Medium Geese • Legal Considerations Before Starting a Small-Scale Poultry Farm • 4-H Poultry Project Evolves Into Money-Making Venture • Recipe: Spring Chicken