Backyard Poultry Special Issue 2021



Backyard Poultry Special Issue 2021 is in homes August 12th, but digital and All-Access subscribers can read it NOW! Subscribe to Backyard Poultry for great stories on the most sustainable meat and egg breeds, growing fodder and mealworms, and preventing diseases and health problems.



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TABLE OF CONTENTS

SUSTAINABLE HEALTH
Mother Hen Knows Best!
Biosecurity: The First Line of Defense
The Danger of Fat Chickens
Avoiding Kidney Damage in Laying Hens
Most Chicken Neurological Diseases are Preventable



Flock Files: Caring for Chickens During Molt
Chicken Diseases That Affect Humans
Homeopathy for Poultry and People
How to Safely Use Essential Oils with Chickens
A Natural Treatment for Chicken Mites and Lice
Is Coconut Oil Good for Chickens?





SUSTAINABLE FEED
Proteins and Enzymes in Organic Non-GMO Chicken Feed
Flock Files: Properly Storing Chicken Feed
The Home Fodder System
How to Raise Mealworms and Superworms
Feeding Chicken to Chickens





SUSTAINABLE COOPS AND RUNS
Geared Up for Success: Equipment to Save Time and Money
Building a DIY Chicken Waterer
Automated Chicken Coop Doors





SUSTAINABLE ON THE FARM
Six Sustainable Hens
Sustainable Meat Chicken Breeds
Chickens and Permaculture
The Historical Impact of Standard Breeds
Just Ducky – The Sustainability of Domestic Muscovy Ducks




Waste Not
4 Tips for Composting Chicken Manure
Flock Files: How to Compost Chicken Manure
The Chickens That Help Raise Money for Charities
Flock Files: Want Blue Eggs? Pick These Chicken Breeds!

IN EACH ISSUE
• From The Editor
• Reader Submitted Letters: Something To Crow About
Ask the Expert
• Flock Photos
• Backyard Poultry Bookstore
• Just for Fun



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On the Cover: A Blue Laced Red Wyandotte owned by Rebecca Krebs of North Star Poultry (northstarpoultry.com). Photo by Joshua Krebs.

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