We’ve got exciting news for all you Backyard Poultry readers out there! If you have a Web-Only or All-Access Backyard Poultry subscription, you now get six EXTRA e-editions a year, in addition to the six issues you receive every other month. Yup, that’s a new issue every month!
Our first-ever Early Spring 2017 e-edition is NOW AVAILABLE! The cover story takes a deep dive into chicken anatomy and biology, covering everything from reproduction to circulation and more! Plus, you’ll get coop inspiration, fun flock photos, and answers to common flock challenges from our poultry experts. Subscribe today and look forward to five more e-editions this year as well as every issue online with a new flip book style!
In this Issue:
+ A Digital Hello — Backyard Poultry editor, Pam Freeman, welcomes you along on the journey as we launch or first e-edition.
+ Flock Photos — Reader-submitted photos. Learn how you can share your poultry photos too!
+ Poultry Talk — Gapeworm troubles, helping with a bleeding comb, and more poultry health questions answered.
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Learn About Chicken Anatomy and Biology:
• The Digestive System — Explore how this marvelous system is put together and how it works to keep chickens healthy.
• A Hen’s Reproductive System — See the fascinating process of how a hen lays an egg.
• A Rooster’s Reproduction System — Many people are surprised to learn a rooster has nothing to do with egg production.
• The Skeletal System — See the special features of the avian skeleton and how a rooster and hen differ.
• The Muscular System — Did you know roughly 175 different muscles comprise about 75 percent of the weight of the chicken?
• The Circulatory System — One important role of a chicken’s circulatory system is to maintain the bird’s body temperature of more than 104°F.
• The Nervous System — Not unlike our own bodies, a chicken’s body needs a control center with a communication network.
• The Endocrine System — The Endocrine System is made up of a number of organs and major glands located throughout the bird.
Backyard Poultry magazine is your best source for information on how to raise healthier, more productive backyard chickens, ducks, turkeys, geese and even keeping guinea fowl. Whether you live on a farm, call a suburban neighborhood home, or are mastering poultry farming in an urban environment, we have the how-to guides and tips.
What do you like best about our first e-edition on chicken anatomy and biology? Let us know in the comments below!