October/November 2014
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Volume 9, Number 5
October/November, 2014

On the Cover:

A special thanks goes out to the October/November 2014 cover photographer, Jason Stevens of Utah. From page 30 of the Backyard Poultry magazine:

“Our daughter Kate spreading scratch to our very first flock of chickens. She was 7 when I took this photo. The coop was just recently finished. I was in the henhouse, she is in the run. The coop door framed her in nicely and I had to run to the house and get the camera! In the photo are Americaunas, Buff Orpingtons, a Rhode Island Red, Barred Rock and an Australorp. The coop was quite the project.”

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Egg Storage Review

Gail Damerow —From Helpful Hints

Gail Damerow reviews new options available to store your eggs, both in the fridge and on the counter…

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First, Safety

By Wendy E.N. Thomas — From Helpful Hints

Not sure how to keep predators out of the coop? We share a few ideas from veteran poultry owners…

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Behind The Ribbon

By Don Schrider — From Features

Poultry shows are fun, informative and full of interesting people. Here are a few more things to know before you go…

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Cast Iron Classics

By Janice Cole — From Recipes

The use of cast iron dates back more than 2,000 years and is coming back in style…

Poultry Talk (New!)

(*Available in Magazine and E-Edition only)

Ron Kean and Pam Freeman join forces to answer reader questions about all sorts of odd eggs, and take a look at avian leucosis.…

Loose As A Goose?

(*Available in Magazine and E-Edition only)

Learn where the idiom above came from and a lot more about using poultry waste for fertilizer…


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