All About Roosters — Pick the Best Rooster, Rooster Care, Fascinating Rooster Facts

Plus, Providing a Flock with Proper Calcium, Pouter Pigeons, How to Make Homemade Donuts, and More!

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Our February/March 2018 issue is NOW AVAILABLE! Learn all about roosters — from picking the best rooster for your flock to 12 fascinating facts about roosters! Subscribe today!

In this issue, we learn all about roosters! From picking the best breed for your flock to how to care for them, and much more! 


Are you on the hunt for the best rooster breed for your flock? There’s plenty to choose from, but which breed will work best for you? Each breed has its own average “chickenality” to consider, and different roosters perform different jobs better than others. To find the best rooster breed for your flock, you need to answer a few questions first. Let us help you find the perfect rooster for your flock!

Also, rooster care is something many of us don’t think about often, but there are a few things you can do to keep your roosters in good shape. Even the best rooster breed may need a hand once in awhile.

Find all this and more in your February/March 2018 issue of Backyard Poultry magazine! Also, with this issue, you can view it as a new flip book style!

In this Issue:

12 Fascinating Facts About Roosters — This may just have you adding some fellas to your flock! By Pam Freeman

Tips on Rooster Care — Keep your stud in top form. By Jeremy Chartier

Picking the Best Rooster Breed for Your Flock — Breed choice can make a big difference in your experience. By Jeremy Chartier

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How to Make Homemade Donuts — No need to visit the donut shop. Make this family favorite treat. By Rita Heikenfeld

Meet the English Pouter Pigeon — If there were ever a supermodel pigeon, the English Pouter would be it! By Kenny Coogan

English Pouter Pigeon

Rescuing British Battery Hens — A look at the remarkable work of the British Hen Welfare Trust. By Susie Kearley


Understanding Sex-Link Chickens Today — Whether you have purebred or hybrid chickens, they all have sex-link traits. By Doug Ottinger

Calcium Supplements for Chickens Explained — Know why and when calcium supplements are necessary. By Jeremy Chartier

Calcium Supplements

Simple Boredom Busters for Urban Chickens — Small spaces don’t have to be boring. Tips to keep your chickens occupied. By Jodi Helmer

Chicken Boredom

Are You Smarter Than a Chicken? — Understand why your chickens behave the way they do. By Christine Heinrichs

Chickens in a Minute — What are Bantam Chickens vs. Standard Size Chickens? — Know the difference so you can make the right decision for your space. By Pam Freeman

Bantam Chickens

More Great Resources, Stories, and Tips in Each Issue:

Wilders Homestead Photo Essay
From The Editor 13/1: A Rooster With a Happy Ending
Coming Events 13/1
Reader Submitted Letters: Something To Crow About 13/1
Backyard Poultry Bookstore
Poultry Talk 13/1
Flock Photos 13/1
Just for Fun
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 February/March 2018 issue and many more to come.

Do you have tips about raising roosters to share? How many roosters do you have in your flock? Tell us below!


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