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Emergency Chicken Accommodations
July 23, 2021 · · Coops

I could smell the smoke in the air before I saw it. My husband, dogs, and I could huddle safely inside the house — air filters going full blast — but I worried about the chickens. I’m not the only chicken owner who has been surprised by the need to develop emergency accommodations in a pinch.

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Victoria Sponge Cake
July 23, 2021 · · Eggs & Meat

Because of her affection for “taking tea” each afternoon, Queen Victoria delighted in the array of sweets and sandwiches that her cooks created in the kitchen but always insisted on having her “sponge” as the main attraction.

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Chicken Shawarma
July 23, 2021 · · Eggs & Meat

Shawarma is a Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern dish traditionally made with chicken or lamb. Chefs cut meat into thin slices and stack them on a large skewer, then slow-roast them before slicing off pieces to eat with
flatbread and sauces. Modern shawarma can also be made with beef or turkey.

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The Secret Life of Poultry: Chickens of Gondor
July 23, 2021 · · Chickens 101

Fanny Windeløv-Jensen is a chicken owner from Denmark with a fairly unique flock of hens, and any fellow Lord of the Rings (LOTR for short) fans are going to see why.

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Marlow Chicken Hotel, England
July 23, 2021 · · Coops

“There’s a chicken hotel in Marlow?” I said to a friend who was telling me about her chickens’ holiday arrangements. I felt compelled to investigate, so I went to visit this “hotel” in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, England, and met Rachel Misra, the owner of Marlow Poultry, who also breeds and sells chickens, coops, and supplies free-range eggs.

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Do Chickens Have Feelings, Emotions, and Sentience?
July 23, 2021 · · Chickens 101

Do chickens have feelings and are they sentient? Researchers are investigating their emotions and how they express them. Although more research is required, there is clear evidence of emotions that are important to chickens’ welfare.

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6 Tips for Inside a Chicken Coop
July 23, 2021 · · Coops

Setting up the best chicken coop means building a solid predator-proof structure, appropriate-sized run, and a good internal setup. The following tips for inside a chicken coop and how to efficiently set it up will benefit not only the chickens but also the keeper.

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All Cooped Up: Salpingitis/Lash Egg
July 23, 2021 · · Feed & Health

Medically, salpingitis is the inflammation of the oviduct in hens. The oviduct is a tube connecting a hen’s ovary to her cloaca; it’s the passage that an egg follows before being laid.

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Ask the Expert August/September 2021

Ask our poultry experts about your flock’s health, feed, production, housing and more! Please note that although our team has dozens of years of experience, we are not licensed veterinarians. For serious life and death matters, we advise you to consult with your local veterinarian.

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Backyard Poultry Special Issue 2021
July 23, 2021 · · Magazine Previews

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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