About Backyard Poultry

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Backyard Poultry is published bi-monthly in north-central Wisconsin by Countryside Publications


In addition to feature articles, each issue contains informative articles in the following departments:

  • Breed Selection
  • Housing
  • Management
  • Health and Nutrition
  • Rare and Historic Breeds
  • News and Views
  • Other topics of interest to promote more and better raising of small-scale poultry.


  • General Manager: Mike Campbell
  • Editor: Ryan Slabaugh
  • Digital Content Coordinator: Pam Freeman, Steph Merkle
  • Editorial Assistant: Samantha Ingersoll
  • Circulation, fulfillment, and a flock of other tasks: Laura Ching, Ellen Soper, Christine Barkley, Lori Adams
  • Bookstore: Ann Tom
  • Advertising Representatives: Alicia Komanec, Kelly Weiler, Clint Lindell

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Countryside Publications also publishes:

Countryside & Small Stock Journal
Dairy Goat Journal
sheep! magazine

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