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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
 
Health:
The Answer Man 50
 
The Laying of an Egg: An Amazing Process 60
 
Chicken Knowledge:
Top 10 Chicken Questions Answered 62
 
Youth:
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
 
  

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