A Chicken in Every Yard

The Urban Farm Store's Guide to Chicken Keeping

Author: Robert Litt,Hannah Litt

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 1607740613

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 208

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Got a little space and a hankering for fresh eggs? Robert and Hannah Litt have dispensed advice to hundreds of urban and suburban chicken-keepers from behind their perch at Portland’s Urban Farm Store, and now they’re ready to help you go local and sustainable with your own backyard birds. In this handy guide to breeds, feed, coops, and care, the Litts take you under their experienced wings and share the secrets to: Picking the breeds that are right for you • Building a sturdy coop in one weekend for $100 • Raising happy and hearty chicks • Feeding your flock for optimal health and egg nutrition • Preventing and treating common chicken diseases • Planning ahead for family, neighborhood, and legal considerations • Whipping up tasty egg recipes from flan to frittata With everything that first-timers will need to get started—along with expert tips for more seasoned keepers—this colorful, nuts-and-bolts manual proves that keeping chickens is all it’s cracked up to be. From the Hardcover edition.
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Raising Chickens For Dummies

Author: Kimberly Willis,Ludlow

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470573325

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 408

View: 2047

Posted in Technology & Engineering

Keeping Chickens for Dummies

Author: Pammy Riggs,Kimberley Willis,Rob Ludlow

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119994179

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 432

View: 6431

Provides readers with an introduction to all aspects of keeping chickens, from constructing a hutch to the correct feeding regime. Offering expert advice to the reader straight from the River Cottage 'Chicken Whisperer'.
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He Lives to take away My Shame

Author: Shelia Washington

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1477220593

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 140

View: 4345

While America was at war in another country, a war was going on in her life. Taking place in the 1960's a single mother desperate to provide for her children sought employment with one of Las Vegas well known wealthy business men. She applied for a job, but ended up receiving unwarranted benefits. Life will never be the same for this single mother, after her employer begins sexually abusing her pre-teen daughter and resulting in a hidden pregnancy. They are forced to protect his identity. This haunting secrete will lie doormat for 40 years until the child, now a man, ask the forbidden question. "Who is my father?" Through God's merciful love, see how 40 years of "shame", "suffering", "tears" and "pain" are finally dealt with once and for all. The mom SOLD, the man BOUGHT, but the daughter PAID. "He Lives to take Away My Shame" is a must read for all
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An Afrocentric Manifesto

Toward an African Renaissance

Author: Molefi K. Asante

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 9780745641027

Category: History

Page: 178

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Molefi Kete Asante′s Afrocentric philosophy has become one of the most persistent influences in the social sciences and humanities over the past three decades. It strives to create new forms of discourse about Africa and the African Diaspora, impact on education through expanding curricula to be more inclusive, change the language of social institutions to reflect a more holistic universe, and revitalize conversations in Africa, Europe, and America, about an African renaissance based on commitment to fundamental ideas of agency, centeredness, and cultural location. In An Afrocentric Manifesto, Molefi Kete Asante examines and explores the cultural perspective closest to the existential reality of African people in order to present an innovative interpretation on the modern issues confronting contemporary society. Thus, this book engages the major critiques of Afrocentricity, defends the necessity for African people to view themselves as agents instead of as objects on the fringes of Europe, and proposes a more democratic framework for human relationships. An Afrocentric Manifesto completes Asante′s quartet on Afrocentric theory. It is at the cutting edge of this new paradigm with implications for all disciplines and fields of study. It will be essential reading for urban studies, philosophy, African and African American Studies, social work, sociology, political science, and communication.
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Zouzou the Chicken

Author: Lydia Galanou

Publisher: AKAKIA Publications

ISBN: 190836257X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 10

View: 7853

Lydia Galanou offers the world of children's literature, an amazing little story which talks about the strength of love and how one can impart to them important advice about their future in a beautiful and vivid way!
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Fresh Food from Small Spaces

The Square-Inch Gardener's Guide to Year-Round Growing, Fermenting, and Sprouting

Author: R.J. Ruppenthal

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603581456

Category: Gardening

Page: 192

View: 3337

Books on container gardening have been wildly popular with urban and suburban readers, but until now, there has been no comprehensive "how-to" guide for growing fresh food in the absence of open land. Fresh Food from Small Spaces fills the gap as a practical, comprehensive, and downright fun guide to growing food in small spaces. It provides readers with the knowledge and skills necessary to produce their own fresh vegetables, mushrooms, sprouts, and fermented foods as well as to raise bees and chickens—all without reliance on energy-intensive systems like indoor lighting and hydroponics. Readers will learn how to transform their balconies and windowsills into productive vegetable gardens, their countertops and storage lockers into commercial-quality sprout and mushroom farms, and their outside nooks and crannies into whatever they can imagine, including sustainable nurseries for honeybees and chickens. Free space for the city gardener might be no more than a cramped patio, balcony, rooftop, windowsill, hanging rafter, dark cabinet, garage, or storage area, but no space is too small or too dark to raise food. With this book as a guide, people living in apartments, condominiums, townhouses, and single-family homes will be able to grow up to 20 percent of their own fresh food using a combination of traditional gardening methods and space-saving techniques such as reflected lighting and container "terracing." Those with access to yards can produce even more. Author R. J. Ruppenthal worked on an organic vegetable farm in his youth, but his expertise in urban and indoor gardening has been hard-won through years of trial-and-error experience. In the small city homes where he has lived, often with no more than a balcony, windowsill, and countertop for gardening, Ruppenthal and his family have been able to eat at least some homegrown food 365 days per year. In an era of declining resources and environmental disruption, Ruppenthal shows that even urban dwellers can contribute to a rebirth of local, fresh foods.
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The Chicken Chronicles

A Memoir

Author: Alice Walker

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0297865129

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 4075

A memoir about keeping chickens from the author of THE COLOR PURPLE When Alice Walker grew up in the deep south of America, her family always kept chickens - for meat and for eggs - and her job was to chase down the Sunday dinner! In later life, when she settled in Mexico and was growing her own food, she realised how much she missed keeping them and decided to get a brood of her own. So into her life came Gertrude Stein, Babe, Babe 2, Hortensia, Splendor, Glorious, Rufus and Agnes of God, not to mention a few others. She discovered a deep contentment in keeping chickens, looking after them and watching them develop. This also made her think about her own life and brought back severed memories of her childhood. This book isn't a 'how to' on keeping chickens, it is a warm memoir chronicling her journey and the way in which keeping chickens led her to a fuller understanding of herself.
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The Secret Lives of Chickens

or Tales from the Chickenyard and Beyond

Author: Sunny Franson

Publisher: Art and Nature

ISBN: 0985510927

Category: Nature

Page: 352

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Like chickens? The Secret Lives of Chickens, or Tales from the Chickenyard and Beyond describes life with chickens, chicken behavior, and chicken community, a hidden life that isn’t generally associated with chickens. There are tales about chickens and their pecking order in the chicken house, chicken yard, and out in the great beyond, which was the creek and fields nearby. The times and places seem simpler but actually are not, because of the feathered inhabitants within. Although the chickens and their lives are the main characters, The Secret Lives of Chickens relates stories about other birds and animals around the chickens. Chickens have their own culture that is more complex than we assume. They are stalwart little feathered beings that live with equanimity in the world around them, following the time-honored rules of the flock, day-in and day-out, in a generally pleasant and peaceful frame of mind. These are tales that happened over many years’ time, but with chickens, it seems there is always more to learn. Each and every life is deeply touched by something or someone special. It doesn’t matter who or what it is, because the soul recognizes and responds to what is honest and true, to a bright sunflower, to endless, soothing ocean waves, and to the soft cooing of contented chickens.
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The New Rules of the Roost

Organic Care and Feeding for the Family Flock

Author: Robert Litt,Hannah Litt

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604698187

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 208

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“The Litts listen daily to concerns and questions posed by customers seeking the best organic methods for keeping backyard chickens safe and healthy. Now they’ve compiled their proven solutions into this often-entertaining book.” —Gail Damerow, author of The Guide to Raising Chickens New from Robert and Hannah Litt—the authors of the bestselling A Chicken in Every Yard—comes a hardworking guide to backyard chicken keeping that goes beyond the basics. The New Rules of the Roost addresses the real problems that crop up when keeping chickens long term. The Litts cover a wide range of topics including organic health remedies and disease prevention, pest management, organic nutrition, the best breeds for specific needs, and the simplest options for daily maintenance and feeding. You'll also learn tips and tricks for introducing new birds into your flock, managing aggressive behavior, caring for mature chickens, and much more.
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Eggs and Chickens

Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-17

Author: John Vivian

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 160342301X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 32

View: 3436

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.
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Lives Intertwined

Author: Wanda Nunley

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469157098

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 284

View: 6794

This book is the life and love story of Wanda Lee Kirby Nunley, Darrell Louis Nunley and Jesus Christ. Darrell and Wanda met at age 10 and 15 in Logan, Texas which is in East Texas on the Texas Border with Logansport, Louisiana and both already knew Jesus. The author is from Houston, Texas where she lives with her husband of 58 years. Darrell is from Logansport, LA. They were married at ages 14 and 19, have been through a lot and endured much. Their lifes journey has been full of exciting events all along the way from birth to old age with Jesus Christ holding everything in his hands. Jesus is and has been a very important partner with both of them from early in their individual lives as well as together. The know Jesus has and always will be the third strand of a platted cord keeping them closely knitted together.
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Return to Randolph County

Author: Cecelia Jane Sandford

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1591605660

Category: Religion

Page: 124

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Medina County

Author: Priscilla DaCamara Hancock

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439639965

Category: Photography

Page: 128

View: 8257

Medina County was founded in 1848 by settlers from Europe and the eastern United States. At the time, Native Americans still lived on that land, which they called “Comancheria.” Full of hope for a better life, settlers tamed an unfamiliar landscape that was filled with prickly pear cactus, rattlesnakes, coyotes, mountain lions, bison, armadillos, pecans, persimmons, and mustang grapes. The first settlements in Medina County were Castroville, Quihi, Vandenburg, and D’Hanis. New Fountain, New D’Hanis, LaCoste, Rio Medina, Hondo, and others were established later. The settlers worked hard growing cotton and grain and raising cattle, and they retained their old-world customs and religious faith in the face of many challenges. With the building of the Medina Dam, farming changed for the better, and new immigrants arrived to help establish schools and communities. Today the proximity to San Antonio allows people to work in the city while maintaining their homes, farms, and ranches in Medina County.
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Chickens In Your Backyard

A Beginner's Guide

Author: Rick Luttmann,Gail Luttmann

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 9780878571253

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 157

View: 2117

Backyard farmers interested in having a readily available source of eggs and meat are provided with nontechnical information on housing, feeding, raising, and butchering chickens
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