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BACKYARD POULTRY FEB/MARCH 2011

February/March, 2011 issue of Backyard Poultry magazine. Dedicated to more and better small-flock poultry.
 
On The Cover
      The February/March 2011 cover photo of a Gray Silkie was sent to us by Donna McCormick, www.BluegrassBantams.com. See page 32 for more information on the Silkie bantam chicken.
 
 
 
 
From the Editor
Pages Galore, and a Whole Lot More 6
 
Readers’ Letters 8
 
Special Reports:
Follow-up on Plastic Feed Bags 14
 
Turn a Polywoven Feed Sack Into a Reusable Shopping Bag 16
 
Coming Events 18
 
SPPA News
Tips on Breeding 20
 
Housing:
The “Ideal” Chicken Coop 22
 
A Modern Chicken Coop: Student Entrepreneurs Start Chicken Coop Company 26
 
Breed Focus:
Getting the Facts on Chicken Breeds 30
 
Silkies: The Furry, Five-Toed Bantam Chicken 32
 
Emus: Consider This Unusual Breed for Your Backyard Flock 36
 
Identifying Peafowl Varieties 38
 
Quail 44
 
Gardening:
Too Much of a Good Thing? 46
 
Backyard Poultry Family Album:
2010 Cover Contest Winners 52
 
Health:
The Answer Man 54
 
Book Reviews:
The Ultimate Pet Goose Guidebook 60
 
Youth:
Youth Showmanship Guide 64
 
Parts of a Chicken 68
 
Gertrude McCluck: Chicken in Charge
Youth Writer Contest Stories 70
 
Just for Fun:
Checking in at the Chicken Hilton 72
 
The Story of Four Chicks that Became Three 76
 
Backyard Poultry 2010 Index 78
 
Breeders Directory 84
 
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