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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
 
Housing:
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
 
Health:
The Answer Man 40
 
The Scientific Chicken 46
 
An Herbal Mash for Sick Chickens 48
 
Feed:
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
 
Youth:
Gertrude McCluck: Chicken in Charge – Youth Writer Contest Stories 70
 
Breeders Directory 72
 
  

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