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Chickens: September/October 2013


The Days of Our Lives
If you only keep hens for eggs and companionship, what do you do after their prime egg-laying years are behind them?
by Rachel Hurd Anger

On the Fence
Keep your chickens corralled with modern fencing options that are designed for free-ranging and coop situations.
by Sharon Biggs Waller

Fowl Language: Criminal Minds
Protect your flock from predator attacks by reading the crime-scene evidence.
by Kristina Mercedes Urquhart

A Matter of Sex
Sex-link chickens are easily sorted by sex at birth, so customers can reliably get more hens than roosters.
by Sue Weaver

Tackling Testing Anxiety
Familiarize yourself with the ins and outs of poultry blood testing — no cramming or all-nighters required.
by Ana Hotaling

Old-Time Harvesting Advice
Here’s everything you need to know to process your poultry.
by Carla Emery

In Addition to Chickens: The Common, Yet Rewarding, Chukar
A popular species of wild game bird, the Chukar partridge is an excellent choice for budding aviculturists.
by Dan Cowell


Coop Builder
by Frank Hyman

Poultry Profiles                                                          
by Sue Weaver

Come and Get It!                                                      
by Nicole Sipe

Chicken Chat
by You, our readers!

Equipment You Need
by Matt John

The Last Squawk


Chicken Scratch
A Chicken in Every Shot
Clucker Calendar
Advertising Index
General Store
The Farmers Market Shopper Section
Gallery Advertising
Classified Advertising

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Read article on chicken nutrition. I think author did not keep facts or names straight. As a late summer graze item, I throw lambsquarters - not the obnoxious pigweed - into my chickens yard. They will strip the plant down to the stem. No leaves or seeds remain when they are done. About uncooked meat - are you kidding me ? What do you think they do with a mouse ? Have you ever seen what they will do to a freshly killed skunk ? Oh yeah, and all those worms, caterpillars, spiders, bugs, and insects ? Maybe the author needs more time on planet with real working hens. I. E. "An egg a day keeps the butcher away."

Maybe you guys can get an expert with tons of practical experience to write an article for you - like Joel Salatin.
Robert, Chillicothe, OH
Posted: 10/7/2013 8:10:09 PM
I too would like to have subscriptions available. Please make it so.We enjoy our birds and think more people would like to learn the joys of of having a bird or two. Bonus... They turn my compost for me too!
Chela, Redlands, CA
Posted: 9/4/2013 7:36:05 PM
still waiting for a subscription!
Larissa, Rochester, NY
Posted: 8/12/2013 8:46:19 AM
I love Chicken Magazine, but can no longer find a local source for it! Is it ever going to be available by subscription? Can you tell me of any place that has this magazine for sale in Anchorage, Alaska? Thank you!!
Kathy, Anchorage, AK
Posted: 8/12/2013 12:11:28 AM
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