Volume 5 Number 6 – December/January, 2010 issue of Backyard Poultry magazine. Dedicated to more and better small-flock poultry.

February 7, 2013

Volume 5 Number 6
December 2010/January 2011

On The Cover
      The December 2010/January 2011 cover photo is a White Chinese goose named “Sugar Pie” sent in by Denise Anthony, Rhode Island. See page 20 for more information.

From the Editor:
Lighting Important for Strong Egg Production 6
Youth Writing Contest Mailbox Overflows with Witty Stories 6
Photo Cover Judging On Now 6
Readers’ Letters 8
Special Reports:
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Responds to Request for Regulation Changes on Muscovy Ducks 12
Readers Weigh in on Plastic Feed Bags 14
SPPA News:
Poultry Shows Offer Networking, Quality Stock and Education 16
New Year’s Resolutions for Poultry Keepers 16
Coming Events 18
Backyard Poultry Family Album:
You Be the Judge: Vote for Your Favorite 2010 Cover 20
Coop Building Project Benefits Entire Family 22
Using a Chicken Tractor in Winter 27
Happy Holidays from Our Flock to Yours 28
Build a Brooder For Chicks, Keats & Poults 30
Pet Chickens:
Treats for Pet Chickens: Why Pet Stores Will Never Look the Same 34
The Answer Man 40
The Scientific Chicken 46
An Herbal Mash for Sick Chickens 48
Mangels: Heritage Feed for Heritage Chickens 50
Breed Focus:
The Belgian d ‘Uccle Bantam: A True Bantam Breed 54
My Long Goose Breeding Saga 58
Just for Fun:
Feisty’s Ventures 64
Pee Wee Hits the Road 67
A Chicken Christmas Tale 69
Gertrude McCluck: Chicken in Charge – Youth Writer Contest Stories 70
Breeders Directory 72

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