Considerations in Raising Small Backyard Flocks of Poultry in Population-dense Communities http://extension.usu.edu/files/publications/publication/AG_Poultry_2009-02pr.pdf.
Selecting Chickens for Home Use http://anrcatalog.ucdavis.edu/pdf/7232.pdf.
Urban Poultry http://attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/poultry/urban.html.
Biosecurity for Poultry at Community Farms http://anrcatalog.ucdavis.edu/pdf/8280.pdf.
Tips of Raising Backyard Chickens includes a links to other useful PDF publications about backyard flocks http://extension.usu.edu/htm/news/articleID=9826.
backyardchickens.com is a site managed by Rob Ludlow, the author of "Raising Chickens for Dummies". He has complied a list of links to various magazine articles and websites relating to backyard chickens.
Diseases and Pests
Parasite Management for Natural and Organic Poultry: Coccidiosis http://attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/coccidiosis.html.
Protecting Backyard Flocks from Avian Influenza http://www.extension.org/pages/24510/protecting-backyard-flocks-from-avian-influenza.
Raccoon Damage Management http://www.extension.org/pages/10999/raccoon-damage-management.
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