Featured Stories

Kelly Rankin’s New Beginnings
October 25, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Meet Kelly Rankin, a man who went the wrong direction several times, and is now building a good life, thanks in part to Backyard Poultry and Countryside & Small Stock Journal.

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Chicken Husbandry: Five Welfare Needs
October 25, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Chicken welfare is an important consideration within chicken husbandry. We need to know chickens’ needs in order to raise them to be healthy and productive.

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Poultry Bones
October 25, 2019 · · Members Only, Poultry 101

Avian skeletons, including those found in songbirds, gallinaceous birds such as chickens and turkeys, and most waterfowl are unique and complex structures

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Selling Eggs as a Business on the Homestead
October 25, 2019 · · Eggs & Meat

There are chickens in the backyard, eggs all over the kitchen, and you might be thinking “maybe it’s time to start selling eggs.”

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Poultry Summit 2019

Poultry leaders from all perspectives of Standard and exhibition poultry came together to unite on supporting poultry. They emerged with a will to collaborate and work together to help each other in the greater good of poultry success.

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My Experience with Ascites (Water Belly)

My experience with Chamomile gave me a new understanding of poultry anatomy and an awareness of a condition that I didn’t know existed. And I’m a better farmer for it.

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The Secret Life of Poultry: Kauai’s Feral Chickens
October 25, 2019 · · Chickens 101

When I was a child, I learned about the famous feral chickens living in Hawaii and even back then they caught my interest. I recently came across a social media post about them and all my previous awe and excitement came rushing back.

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Breed Profile: Egyptian Fayoumi Chicken
October 25, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Egyptian Fayoumi chickens are tough and thrifty birds with remarkable disease resistance and heat tolerance. They are highly fertile and good layers.

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Olivia and Elizabeth

Sixteen-year-old Olivia Morello was nervous about leaving her beloved ducks outside. When she returned home, she saw something wrong with Elizabeth.

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A Chicken’s Five Basic Needs
October 25, 2019 · · Flock Files

Chickens are sensitive to their environment, motivations, and sense of well-being. Happy chickens cope better with changes and challenges, whereas distressed birds may easily go downhill.

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