Volume 5 Number 1 – February/March, 2010 issue of Backyard Poultry magazine. Dedicated to more and better small-flock poultry.

February 7, 2013

Volume 5 Number 1
February/March, 2010

On The Cover
      The February/March, 2010 cover winner is a photo by Robert Gibson, a partner in the Yellow House Farm, Barrington, New Hampshire, where they raise and sell heritage poultry breeds and produce. Robert has been a cover photo winner in the past, with his Narragansett turkey gracing the October/November, 2008 cover.

      To learn how to enter your poultry-related photos in the photo contest, see page 18.

From the Editor:
Forget TV: Read Books to the Chickens 6
Readers’ Letters 8
Helpful Hints:
A Heater for the Hen House <12/td>
SPPA News 14
Coming Events 15
Family Flock Counselor:
Roosters: Accommodating and Self-Sacrificing Protectors 16
Backyard Poultry Family Album:
2009 Year End Photo Contest Winners 18
How To Photograph Your Flock 20
Poultry On The Homestead:
The Origins of Chicken Talk 24
Moral Puzzles In The Backyard 27
Breed Focus:
Pyncheon Bantams 30
Old English Game & American Game Bantams: What’s the Difference? 34
MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc. 36
There’s Nothing Quite Like a Muscovy 40
Show News:
Admission of New Breeds and/or Varieties to the American Standard of Perfection 48
The Answer Man 50
The Laying of an Egg: An Amazing Process 60
Chicken Knowledge:
Top 10 Chicken Questions Answered 62
Gertrude McCluck: Chicken in Charge 66
Just for Fun:
Chickens Make Great Pets: On the Farm or in the City 68
Backyard Poultry Index 2009 70
Breeders Directory 73

I am a digital project manager with Swift Digital. I started at Swift in June 2007 and joined the Backyard Poultry Magazine team in 2012. I hold a master's degree in interactive journalism from the Un...