Backyard Poultry February/March 2011

Backyard Poultry February/March 2011
Backyard Poultry February/March 2011 • 6/1 TABLE OF CONTENTS • Follow-up on Plastic Feed Bags • Turn a Polywoven Feed Sack Into a Reusable Shopping Bag • Tips on Breeding • The “Ideal” Chicken Coop • A Modern Chicken Coop: Student Entrepreneurs Start Chicken Coop Company • Getting the Facts on Chicken Breeds • Silkies: The Furry, Five-Toed Bantam Chicken • Emus: Consider This Unusual Breed for Your Backyard Flock • Identifying Peafowl Varieties • Quail • Gardening: Too Much of a Good Thing? • Book Reviews: The Ultimate Pet Goose Guidebook • Youth Showmanship Guide • Parts of a Chicken • Youth Writer Contest Stories • Checking in at the Chicken Hilton • The Story of Four Chicks that Became Three IN EACH ISSUE • From The Editor • Coming Events • Answer Man • Reader Submitted Letters: Something To Crow About • Poultry Talk • Family Album • Backyard Poultry Bookstore • Gertrude McCluck ___________________________ JOIN US ON OUR