Backyard Poultry October/November 2012

Backyard Poultry October/November 2012
Backyard Poultry October/November 2012 • 7/5 TABLE OF CONTENTS • Inexpensive Chimney Cap Keeps Feed Dry • WARNING: Teflon-Coated Light Bulbs Toxic to Chickens • SPPA News: It’s Showtime • Yearbook Mailed to Members, 2013 Election YEar & Legband Special • “Best of Show Prep Kit” from Meyer Hatchery • Poultry Show Central: New Website Aims to be THE Place for Show Listings • Do It  Yourself “Cheep” PVC Gravity Feeder & Waterer • Gypsy Chickens and the Big Move • Tree House Plan Becomes a Chicken Coop • Ya Gotta Love Those Nest-Fresh Eggs • Determining the Quality of Backyard Eggs • Preserving Eggs • Recipe: Honey-Blueberry corn Muffins (Using Frozen Eggs) • Tarragon-Dill Pickled Eggs • Recipe: Red Wine Vinegar and Sage Pickled Eggs • Natural Citrus Disinfectant • Probiotics, Prebiotics: Keep the Flock’s Digestive Tract on Track • Hooked on Hookbills: A Distinctive Old Duck Breed •