Backyard Farming: Raising Chickens

From Building Coops to Collecting Eggs and More

Author: Kim Pezza

Publisher: Hatherleigh Press

ISBN: 1578264456

Category: House & Home

Page: 128

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Your Backyard Farming Experience Begins Here! Whether for eggs, meat, fun, or profit, chickens are the perfect addition to any new backyard grower’s farm. Backyard Farming: Raising Chickens is your guide to successfully caring for your flock. As a comprehensive primer for first-time chicken farmers, Raising Chickens includes detailed illustrations and informative photographs that help to ease new homesteaders into the world of backyard chicken farming. Raising Chickens takes you from start to finish: from planning out your chickens’ space, to hatching and raising new chicks, to keeping your birds happy, healthy, and well-fed, to enjoying your very own farm-fresh eggs and more. With Raising Chickens, you will: • Find the ideal breed of bird for your needs • Construct a coop to minimize your workload and maximize your enjoyment • Gather eggs for food, profit, or to hatch your own birds to add to your flock • Use the freshest eggs possible in a variety of delicious recipes …and many more tips and tricks from experienced farmers to help you avoid the most common mistakes. Raising Chickens is your first big step to joining the growing movement of homemakers and homesteaders looking to make a return to a healthier, happier way of life—and it starts right in your own backyard. Backyard Farming is a series of easy-to-use guides to help urban, suburban, and rural dwellers turn their homes into homesteads. Whether planning to grow food for the family or for sale at the local farmers market, Backyard Farming provides simple instruction and essential information in a convenient reference.
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Chicken Coops

45 Building Ideas for Housing Your Flock

Author: Judy Pangman

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603421823

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 176

View: 2952

Just like houses, chicken coops come in all shapes and sizes. Judy Pangman presents how-to drawings and conceptual plans for 45 coops — from the strictly practical to flights of fancy — guaranteed to meet the needs of every bird owner, however big or small your flock may be. Color photographs and innovative suggestions fill this encouraging guide, while lively anecdotes profile an array of coop builders and their various construction methods. Start building the coop of your chickens’ dreams!
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The Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals

Choose the Best Breeds for Small-Space Farming, Produce Your Own Grass-Fed Meat, Gather Fresh Eggs, Collect Fresh Milk, Make Your Own Cheese, Keep Chickens, Turkeys, Ducks, Rabbits, Goats, Sheep, Pigs, Cattle, & Bees

Author: Gail Damerow

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603426973

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 360

View: 8405

Enjoy a weekend breakfast featuring eggs, bacon, and honey from your own chickens, pigs, and bees, or a holiday meal with your own heritage-breed turkey as the main attraction. Gail Damerow covers everything you need to successfully raise your own farm animals, from selecting the right breeds to producing delicious fresh milk, cheese, honey, eggs, and meat. Even with just a small plot of land, you can become more self-sufficient, save money, and enjoy healthy, delicious animal products.
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The Joy of Keeping Farm Animals

The Ultimate Guide to Raising Your Own Food

Author: Laura Childs

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1626367558

Category: House & Home

Page: 256

View: 7331

When the going gets rough, the rough . . . start raising their own food. In the first full-color guide of its kind, author and small farm owner Laura Childs reveals exactly what it takes to start raising your own animals, including chickens, geese, goats, sheep, pigs, and cows. Childs discusses what you can expect to harvest from your animals—from eggs to milk to meat to wool—based on her own real-life experiences. Whether you want to raise a few chickens for eggs alone, try your hand at a few goats with the aim to make your own cheese, or are looking to sustain your family and make some extra money from raising and selling beef, this is the book for you. Childs offers general information for each breed and animal, from how to get started to what to feed and where to house the animals. This invaluable guide is the perfect first book for anyone interested in starting a backyard barnyard or a small farm—or simply dreaming about the idea.
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The Complete Beginner's Guide to Raising Small Animals

Everything You Need to Know about Raising Cows, Sheep, Chickens, Ducks, Rabbits, and More

Author: Carlotta Cooper

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 1601383762

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 384

View: 7987

This book was written for anyone considering raising domesticated animals for family pets, producers of eggs and milk, Or a source Of humanely treated meat. You will learn how to care for chickens, from choosing the right breed to raising them for egg production. You will learn how to handle geese and ducks and information about choosing the correct breeds, feeding, housing, breeding, and selecting the right ones for egg production. You will also learn about egg incubation, maintaining poultry health, and how to raise them for meat. Other animals you will learn how to care for include rabbits, goats, sheep, dairy cows, and beef cattle. --
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Chicken Coop Building

Step by Step Beginner's Guide

Author: Max Green

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781532967290

Category:

Page: 72

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2nd Edition!! Now includes instructions with pictures and materials list for building a chicken coop!! Free bonus plans and video walkthrough inside! There is nothing better than collecting fresh, still warm chicken eggs in the knowledge that you and your family have exclusively looked after the birds. You what the birds ate and went into the eggs. There's a growing trend in the us for people to keep chickens in their backyards both for eggs, meat and gardening fertilizer. In Austin, Texas, for example, chicken keeping is widespread and, for the moment anyway, even roosters are permitted. Building your own chicken coop could be the first step to a satisfying hobby farming that could lead to healthier living and save you some dollars at the grocery store. If you've taken the plunge and are brooding baby chicks, the only thing that stands between you and supply of fresh eggs is a permanent place for your hens to call home. By six weeks of age they need something more than a cardboard box to live in. Building a basic chicken coop for a small flock of birds is a solid weekend project for the determined "do-it-yourself" with carpentry skills, while the more elaborate coops could easily take several weeks (and will require advanced carpentry skills). All coops have two main components: an enclosed space for sleeping and laying eggs and an open air 'chicken run' to roam around in during the day. The enclosed space should open directly to the run, but should be elevated at least two feet above it so there is space to collect the droppings that fall through the floor. (More on that in a moment. ) There are many possible ways to plan configure, and build a chicken coop, and that is the primary BURDEN of this eBook to teach you all you need to know as a beginner in this exciting endeavor.
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How to Build Chicken Coops

Everything You Need to Know

Author: Samantha Johnson,Daniel Johnson

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 0760364117

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 192

View: 5530

This revised and expanded edition of How to Build Chicken Coops—one of the best-selling titles in Voyageur's successful series licensed by Future Farmers of America (FFA)—provides complete and easy-to-follow instructions on building a coop, including 16 pages of new content. Voyageur's acclaimed FFA-licensed series has helped countless first-time animal owners confidently care for their new companions. How to Build Chicken Coops provides answers in a one-stop reference so chicken owners don't have to waste time searching online for advice. Whether readers are involved in the FFA, interested in starting an urban or suburban flock, or just curious about country living or urban farming, raising chickens is a great way to get started. And, when you build your own coop, you can make customizations to meet your specific needs and save money at the same time! Beautifully designed and authoritatively written, How to Build Chicken Coops is a trusted guide to new chicken keepers of all ages. Inside, readers will find more than just a collection of plans, but a compendium of the background and insider information for chicken owners. How much space will you need? What is dust bathing? How many nest boxes and windows will your coop need? How much will it cost? What steps do you need to take to keep your chickens safe from predators? Expanded and redesigned to appeal even more to middle and high school age enthusiasts, How to Build Chicken Coops takes the guesswork out of building a safe and comfortable home that's just right for your flock of chickens.
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Raising Chickens For Dummies

Author: Kimberly Willis,Robert T. Ludlow

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118982797

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 432

View: 4957

Your hands-on guide to modern chicken-raising methods Thinking about raising chickens? You've come to the right place!This new edition of Raising Chickens For Dummies providesthe most up-to-date, thorough information on the many aspects ofkeeping chickens in your backyard. Inside, you'll find hands-on,easy-to-follow instructions on choosing and purchasing chickens,constructing housing for your birds, feeding your chickens foroptimal health, combating laying issues, controlling pests andpredators, optimizing egg production, and much more. Raising chickens on a small scale is a popular—andgrowing—pastime. If you're interested in keeping chickens aspets or as a source for eggs, Raising Chickens For Dummiesgives you plain-English explanations of everything you need to knowto about caring for chickens. Inside, you'll learn about basicchicken biology, breeds, and behavior, which chicken breed is bestfor you, how many you need, ways to spot healthy chickens, how tobuild a chicken coop, best practices for mating your chickens, howto incubate eggs, how to hatch and nurture chicks, manage layinghens, collect and store eggs, and butcher meat birds. Offers practical advice on choosing and purchasingchickens Helps you construct the right housing for your chickens Provides tips on feeding and caring for your chickens Includes top tips for raising healthy chickens Whether you're a first-time poulterer or you've been raisingchickens for years, this comprehensive guideprovides practicalhow-to advice for keeping chickens in virtually any backyard.
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101 Chicken Keeping Hacks from Fresh Eggs Daily

Tips, Tricks, and Ideas for You and your Hens

Author: Lisa Steele

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 0760360642

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 224

View: 4406

Spoil your chickens and beautify your coop with 101 Chicken Keeping Hacks from Fresh Eggs Daily. Join Lisa Steele, chicken-keeper extraordinaire and founder of Fresh Eggs Daily, on a behind-the-coop tour like you've never seen. Lisa has spent years figuring out the best ways to keep chickens healthy, the natural way, and she's collected more than just your average tips. 101 Chicken Keeping Hacks from Fresh Eggs Daily includes simple ideas for re-using and upcycling old items, as well as detailed information on using natural ingredients to enhance and improve your chickens' lives without breaking the bank. This guide includes these handy ideas and much more: Feeding: Try homemade scratch, growing fodder, or frozen treats The Run: Make a chicken swing or DIY scarecrow Chicken Health: Find ideas for boredom busters, homemade salves, and herbal teas The Coop: Keep it clean with a natural coop cleaner and make your own coop curtains The Garden: Build an herb drying rack or brew a batch of chicken poop “tea” So what are you waiting for? Make your chickens the happiest birds on the block!
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Meditation für Dummies

Author: Stephan Bodian

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527685685

Category: Religion

Page: 368

View: 5607

Sie hetzen von einem Termin zum nächsten, kommen nie zur Ruhe und wissen gar nicht mehr, was Erholung, innere Ruhe und Ausgeglichenheit sind? Versuchen Sie es mit Meditation. Dafür müssen Sie keineswegs zum einsamen Mönch werden, denn Meditation lässt sich auch in Ihren Alltag integrieren. Lassen Sie sich von Stephan Bodian auf diesem Weg begleiten. Er zeigt Ihnen, wie Sie durch einfache Meditationen Energie und Kraft tanken und wie Sie auch als erfahrener Meditierender mit besonderen Problemsituationen umgehen. Starten Sie Schritt für Schritt eine Reise in Ihr Inneres und finden Sie so zu mehr Ausgeglichenheit und Lebensfreude!
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Aggressionen bewältigen für Dummies. Sonderausgabe

Author: W. Doyle Gentry

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527710450

Category: Anger

Page: 376

View: 5881

uber den Autor 7 Einfuhrung 23 uber dieses Buch 23 Konventionen in diesem Buch 24 Was Sie nicht lesen mussen 25 Torichte Annahmen uber den Leser 26 Wie dieses Buch aufgebaut ist 26 Teil I: Wut und Arger: Die Grundlagen 26 Teil II: Mit Wut und Arger im Alltag fertig werden 26 Teil III: Wut und Arger zukunftig vermeiden 27 Teil IV: Langst vergangenen Arger bewaltigen 27 Teil V: Weniger Wut und Arger durch Verbesserung des Lebensstils 27 Teil VI: Arger und Wut in wichtigen Beziehungen bewaltigen 28 Teil VII: Der Top-Ten-Teil 28 Symbole, die in diesem Buch verwendet werden 28 Wie es weitergeht 29 Teil I Wut und Arger: Die Grundlagen 31 Kapitel 1 Arger und Wut: Universelle Emotionen 33 Weg mit uberkommenen Mythen 33 Verstehen Sie, welche Rolle Emotionen in Ihrem Leben spielen 34 Holen Sie sich die Hilfe, die Sie brauchen 35 Wenn Sie es geschafft haben, werden Sie es merken 37 Kapitel 2 Wann werden Arger und Wut zum Problem 39 Wie verargert sind Sie? 40 Wie oft argern Sie sich? 41 Wie intensiv argern Sie sich? 42 Ist Ihr Arger toxisch? 42 Episodische Reizbarkeit 43 Episodischer Arger 44 Episodische Wut 44 Chronische Reizbarkeit 44 Chronischer Arger 44 Chronische Wut 45 Die Risiken toxischen Argers einschatzen 45 Sind Sie ein Mann? 45 Sind Sie junger als 40 Jahre? 45 Wie steht es mit Ihrem Temperament? 46 Haben Sie zu viele Gelegenheiten, sich aufzuregen? 46 Betrachten Sie Ihr Leben falsch? 46 Haben Sie eine aggressive Personlichkeit? 47 Nehmen Sie Drogen? 48 Bleiben Sie reizbar? 48 Leiden Sie an Depressionen? 49 Haben Sie Schwierigkeiten, sich mitzuteilen? 49 Fehlt es Ihnen an Problemlosungskompetenzen? 49 Haben Sie zu viel Stress? 49 Urteilen Sie zu viel? 50 Stellen Sie zu oft die Schuldfrage? 50 Sind Sie standig erschopft? 50 Bekommen Sie keine ausreichende Unterstutzung? 51 Ist Ihr Leben stark aus dem Gleichgewicht geraten? 51 Kapitel 3 Vergiftet Arger Ihr Leben? 53 Energieverluste 54 Arger macht krank 55 Indirekte Auswirkungen auf die Gesundheit 55 Direkte Auswirkungen auf die Gesundheit 59 Ein Blick auf die Checkliste fur Arger und Gesundheit 61 Tiefschlage fur die berufl iche Karriere 63 Fruh aus dem Gleis geraten 64 Die falsche Richtung einschlagen 65 Die falschen Fragen stellen 65 Kontraproduktives Verhalten am Arbeitsplatz 66 Das Aus fur die Ehe 67 Die Gesundheit Ihrer Lieben 68 Teil II Mit Wut und Arger im Alltag fertig werden 71 Kapitel 4 SofortmaSSnahmen 73 Ziehen Sie einen Schlussstrich - je fruher, desto besser 73 Geben Sie sich mit einer Verstimmung zufrieden 74 Warum Ihre Sicherung so schnell durchbrennt 76 Besorgen Sie sich eine starkere Sicherung 77 Gehen Sie weg - aber kommen Sie wieder 77 Lassen Sie andere das letzte Wort haben 78 Manchmal lohnt es sich, sich schuldig zu fuhlen 79 Ablenkung bringt's 80 Andern Sie die Situation 81 Horen Sie auf zu grubeln 81 uberwinden Sie Arger mit Hilfe von Bilderreisen 82 Lutschen Sie sich frei 85 Kapitel 5 Hat man da noch Worte? 87 Lieber keinen Dampf ablassen 87 Arger ausdrucken, aber richtig 88 Sprechen versus Schlagen 89 Aufschreiben versus Reden 91 Lassen Sie die Schimpfworte weg 92 Bleiben Sie bei der Sache 93 Fassen Sie sich kurz - und atmen Sie 93 Es kommt nicht darauf an, was Sie sagen, sondern, wie Sie es sagen 94 Kapitel 6 Die Ruhe bewahren 97 Reagieren Sie bewusst anstatt refl exartig 97 Mit alten Gewohnheiten brechen 99 Meiden Sie die Gesellschaft anderer "Argerholiker" 101 Ordnen Sie Ihren Arger ein 102 Haben Sie Geduld 103 Holen Sie tief Luft 104 Die Entspannungsreaktion 104 Die Macht der Stille 105 Machen Sie sich locker 105 Impfen Sie sich 105 Stellen Sie sich vier wichtige Fragen 106 uber wen argere ich mich? 106
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The Nebraska Farmer

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Agriculture

Page: N.A

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Poultry

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poultry

Page: N.A

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Kimball's Dairy Farmer

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Dairying

Page: N.A

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American Poultry Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poultry

Page: N.A

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