Raising Meat Chickens and Turkeys, Preparing for Poultry Shows, and More!

Plus, DIY Chicken Cone Harvesting Station, One-Pot Roast Chicken Recipes, Fun Facts About Chickens and Ducks and More!

Our October/November 2017 issue is NOW AVAILABLE! Learn pro tips for raising meat chickens and turkeys on your farm for the holidays and beyond, pick the best birds to take to shows, explore tempera paint made from eggs, and much more! Subscribe today!

In this issue, we see how raising meat chickens and turkeys on your farm can be beneficial. Homesteaders looking to grow their food usually start at the easiest entry point and work their way up. Gardening is the simplest and cheapest way to start, but for those of us who want to stuff our freezer with meat, poultry is the next step. Raising poultry for meat is a cost-effective means of growing meat, and the turn around time is quicker than other farm animals. Explore raising meat chickens and turkeys to stock your freezer.


Find all this and more in your October/November 2017 issue of Backyard Poultry magazine! Also, with this issue, you can view it as a new flip book style!

In this Issue:

Raising Meat on the Farm — Get pro advice for raising meat chickens and turkeys to stock your freezer.

Chicken in Every Yard

A Chicken in Every Yard and Every Plot — A reader’s take on her literary world after getting her own flock.

House Pigeons

How to Properly Feed and House Pigeons —Learn about the different housing and feed needed to keep a flock of pigeons.

A DIY Chicken Cone Harvesting Station — Learn how to make a portable and storable area for harvesting.

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One-Pan Chicken Recipes — For every night dinners or a party, these recipes are easy to make and clean up.

Poultry Show TIme

It’s Show Time! — How to pick the best birds to bring to show and make sure they look their best.

Poultry Facts 201 — Discover these fascinating facts about your backyard flock.

Tempera Egg Paint

Exploring Tempera Paint — How Eggs Shaped Art History — Learn about this historic paint technique where backyard eggs are the main ingredient.

Chickens in a Minute — What’s the Best Bedding for my Chickens? — Your choice of bedding makes a big difference for you and your birds.

Warm Oatmeal for Chickens with Cinnamon and Cayenne — A healthy treat for your flock on cold days.

More Great Resources, Stories, and Tips in Each Issue:
From The Editor: Preparing for the Long Haul
Backyard Poultry Bookstore
Poultry Talk
Coming Events
Flock Photos
And much more!

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.

Never miss another great issue! Subscribe to Backyard Poultry today and get the October/November 2017 issue and many more to come.

Are you raising meat chickens or turkeys? What tips would you pass along to first-timers?

  • Denise J.

    In your October/November issue, there was an article in Poultry Talk, about fused toes, this past March, I purchased the last 6 baby Silkies at our local tractor supply company, or the horse and buggy, as I like to call it. My husband and I were so excited to finally get our baby Silkies, he had the nursery all set up by the time came home, it was then when he noticed one of the babies could hardly walk, both her feet had badly fused toes. It took a while, but finally found information on the internet, from someone else who had the same problem with his chicken, and had cut the webbing to free the poor little ones toes. So I went to our local pharmacy store and bought the same items he had used: Betadine-for cleaning, Oral gel-to numb her feet, Triple Antibiotic & Pain Relief Gel-to keep away infection, and a tiny pair of curved,very sharp scissors. Armed with these, and a deep breath, my husband held the little half dollar sized peeper, while i cleaned her feet, with the betadine, rubbed them with Oral gel, waited a moment,then carefully cut the skin between each little toe,then gentlyrubbed them with the antibiotic gel, everyday we checked her feet, washed them, followed by antibiotic gel, and her feet healed in a couple of days. Today Lilly is a beautiful,healthy, and very friendly little hen. Although one foot still remains with 3 toes that curl inwards, she can run,jump, sit up on her perch, and lays her eggs with her sisters. We are so thankful we could help her, and hope this will help someone else.


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