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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, 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
Tips on Breeding 20
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
Too Much of a Good Thing? 46
Backyard Poultry Family Album:
2010 Cover Contest Winners 52
The Answer Man 54
Book Reviews:
The Ultimate Pet Goose Guidebook 60
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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