A Beginner’s Guide to Poultry Farming in Your Backyard - Raising Chickens for Eggs and Food

Author: John Davidson,Dueep J. Singh

Publisher: JD-Biz Corp Publishing

ISBN: 1311659285

Category: Cooking

Page: 42

View: 2091

A Beginner’s Guide to Poultry Farming in Your Backyard Raising Chickens for Eggs and Food Table of Contents Introduction It Is Just Chicken Feed Sustainable Poultry Feed Crop bound Chickens Best Natural Food for Chickens Hatching Chickens How to Make an Incubator Fresh Water Supply Nesting boxes Free Ranging Birds Dust baths and Shed Floor Covering Bumble Foot Building Your Own Chicken Coop Egg Production Raising Broilers for the Market Well Ventilated Coops Protecting chickens from Predators Conclusion The Truth about Growth Promoting Feed Author Bio Introduction Ever since man found out that it was extremely easy to have domesticated sources of food, reared right in his yard, millenniums ago, is it a wonder that poultry especially chicken farming is one of the best methods to get easy access to a good source of food for your family? There is absolutely no country in the world, except perhaps the Arctic regions, – where man has not reared ducks, chickens and other poultry for table purposes down the centuries. Apart from these being an easy source of eggs to eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day, you also knew that you would have a tough old rooster for dinner, when a large number of family members popped in unexpectedly, demanding sustenance. We are going to be concentrating on chicken farming, for domestic purposes in this book. You have this dream of raising chickens in your backyard. You are interested in a continuous supply of eggs, and the occasional chicken for your pot of a Sunday. Layers are those chickens, which are normally raised for egg production. The chickens which are going to go straight into the pot are called broilers. Since ancient times, human beings have been raising poultry for domestic purposes and also for marketing purposes. Poultry farming has been a part of rural life in the east down the centuries. All the kitchen waste was fed to the hens. These hens came under the 21st century poultry farming term – free ranging. That meant they were allowed to scratch about in the backyard, getting their fill of insects, worms, green vegetables, organic matter, and was it a wonder that they laid delicious, nutritious, and proteinaceous eggs? Every intelligent householder kept three or four hens depending on the size of his family, and he bought a cock from the market, when he needed chickens. Once a clutch of chickens was hatched, Cocky Locky went into the cook pot. One of the common mistakes made by new poultry farmers is buying a large number of birds, because they are not very clear about whether they want these words for home consumption or they want to trade in the eggs and poultry meat. Around 50 years ago, one of my father’s colleagues was facing this problem. He had this huge garden and backyard. He had heard about dad rearing poultry in that garden successfully. So he also wanted to experiment in this exciting new activity which would keep his family well supplied with eggs, and fresh meat. So the next time dad went visiting to his base on a tour, he asked dad the best way to raise birds without too much of a hassle. You are going to get these easy tips in the book.
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ABC of Poultry Raising

A Complete Guide for the Beginner Or Expert

Author: J. H. Florea

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486232010

Category: Nature

Page: 206

View: 7714

Describes equipment and procedures for rearing, managing, and breeding poultry and considers the preparation of chickens and eggs for use
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Storey's Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds

Chickens, Ducks, Geese, Turkeys, Emus, Guinea Fowl, Ostriches, Partridges, Peafowl, Pheasants, Quails, Swans

Author: Carol Ekarius

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612128432

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 288

View: 1764

More than 128 birds strut their stuff across the pages of this definitive primer for intrepid poultry farmers and feather fanciers alike. From the Manx Rumpy to the Redcap and the Ancona duck to his Aylesbury cousin, each breed is profiled with a brief history, detailed descriptions of identifying characteristics, and colorful photography. Comprehensive and fun, Storey’s Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds celebrates the personalities and charming good looks of North America’s quirkiest barnyard birds and waterfowl.
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Chicken Health For Dummies

Author: Julie Gauthier,Ludlow

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118460987

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 336

View: 3592

Everything you need to care for and keep happy, healthy chickens With directives on diagnosing and treating sick or ailing chickens, as well as general information on how to keep chickens in peak condition, Chicken Health For Dummies is your go-to guide on how to best care for and keep chickens. Inside, you'll get everything you need to know about chicken health and wellness: an encyclopedia full of common and not-so-common diseases, injuries, symptoms, and cures that chicken owners may encounter. Chicken Health For Dummies provides chicken owners with one handy, all-encompassing resource. Helps you identify potential hazards and signs of ill health in your chicken Shows you how to properly examine chickens to identify and isolate potential health issues before they spread to the rest of the flock An encyclopedia full of common and uncommon diseases, injuries, symptoms, and cures for chickens Chicken Health For Dummies joins Raising Chickens For Dummies and Building Chickens Coops For Dummies to round out the For Dummies reference library as a must-have resource for both rural and urban chicken owners.
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The Chicken Whisperer's Guide to Keeping Chickens, Revised

Everything you need to know. . . and didn't know you needed to know about backyard and urban chickens

Author: Andy Schneider

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: 1631594435

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 184

View: 835

Since The Chicken Whisperer's Guide to Keeping Chickens was first published in 2011, many people have discovered the joys and benefits of a backyard flock. Now Andy Schneider is back with The Chicken Whisperer's Guide to Keeping Chickens, Expanded & Revised. Are you looking for a great way to reconnect with the earth, the community, and your food sources? Keeping backyard chickens is a fun, simple way to start making this happen, even with limited space in your backyard. Let the Chicken Whisperer (poultry personality Andy Schneider) teach you everything he knows…and everything you need to know…about raising a backyard flock! Ditch the super-technical manuals and enjoy Andy's unique, common-sense perspective in The Chicken Whisperer's Guide to Keeping Chickens, Expanded & Revised. This fun, comprehensive guide is a perfect fit for your busy lifestyle. Inside, you'll learn: The Benefits of a Backyard Chicken Flock, So You're Eggspecting: The Art of Incubation, The Art of Brooding, Home Sweet Home: Coops & Runs, Nutrition, Health, and Wellness … and much more!
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Tropical Broiler Chicken Management Guide

Author: Hauhouot Diambra-Odi

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1483688860

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 56

View: 3047

Tropical Broiler Chicken Management Guide is about the basics for raising chicken for meat. Housing and feeding is adapted to the tropics where environmental temperature and humidity present a challenge for the poultry grower.
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Poultry Quality Evaluation

Quality Attributes and Consumer Values

Author: Massimiliano Petracci,Cecile Berri

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 0081007698

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 386

View: 8507

Poultry Quality Evaluation: Quality Attributes and Consumer Values provides a new reference source that covers these aspects with the same scientific authority as texts on traditional poultry meat quality values. The book's first section explores new developments in our understanding of how muscle structure affects the eating qualities of cooked meat. The second section highlights new techniques for measuring, predicting, and producing poultry meat quality and how these new techniques help us minimize variability in eating quality and/or maximize value. The final section identifies the current qualities of consumer and public perceptions, including what is sustainable, ethical, desirable, and healthy in poultry production and consumption. Brings together top researchers in the field to provide a comprehensive overview of the new elements of poultry quality evaluation Provides a comprehensive reference source on poultry with the same scientific authority as texts on more broad traditional meat quality values Contains contributions from editors who are very well known and highly respected in the field
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Diseases of poultry

with specialist chapters on poultry husbandry

Author: William Percy Blount

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 562

View: 8139

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A Kid's Guide to Keeping Chickens

Author: Melissa Caughey

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612124186

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 9476

Chickens make wonderful pets, and Melissa Caughey provides all the information kids need to raise healthy chickens and have tons of fun doing it! Caughey shares her advice in an engaging way so that kids understand what it means to keep chickens and what kind of housing, food, equipment, and care the chickens will need to thrive.
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Your Chickens

A Kid's Guide to Raising and Showing

Author: Gail Damerow

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603427570

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 160

View: 6371

Full of expert advice and plenty of encouragement for the youngest poultry farmers, this introductory guide is designed to show children ages 9 and up how to safely and successfully raise their own chickens. With age-appropriate language and clear diagrams, Gail Damerow provides everything kids need to know to choose, purchase, house, and show their own chickens. Whether they’re interested in raising chickens for pleasure or to make money, this easy-to-use guide will help children achieve their chicken-raising goals.
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Chicken Fact Or Chicken Poop

The Chicken Whisperer's Guide to the Facts and Fictions You Need to Know to Keep Your Flock Healthy and Happy

Author: Andy Schneider

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1631593153

Category: Nature

Page: 136

View: 6240

Chicken Fact or Chicken Poop is a science-rooted, fact-based, and study-reinforced manual designed to help you weed through the facts and fictions about your flock. Chicken keepers have access to more information than ever these days, which makes it harder than ever to determine whether what you're reading is a chicken fact or just plain chicken poop. A seemingly reputable blog may tell you one thing while a magazine could say the complete opposite! A farmer may give some homespun wisdom that another may say is complete phooey. This is where Andy Schneider, The Chicken Whisperer, comes in. Schneider has assembled a team of leading chicken experts to help you sort through common facts and fictions about how to keep your flock happy and healthy. Chicken Fact or Chicken Poop covers topics including nutrition, trauma, parasites, medication, predators, and human health. This go-to reference gives you more of everything you need to know, and didn't know you needed to know, about backyard and urban chickens.
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Chickens

Tending a Small-Scale Flock

Author: Sue Weaver

Publisher: i5 Publishing

ISBN: 1935484915

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 200

View: 2316

Hobby Farms Chickens: Tending a Small-Scale Flock for Pleasure and Profit is geared toward the hobby farmer looking to begin his or her own flock of chickens on a small farm or even backyard. Author Sue Weaver, who keeps various exotic breeds and countless barnies on her farm, is an expert on all things livestock and an avowed chicken fanatic. This photo-filled guide begins with “Chickens 101” and details the physiology of chickens, members of the Phasianidea family, providing beginning hobby farmers with a basic education in the chicken’s unique physical makeup (from wings and feathers to beaks and digestive tracts), behavior, mating, and its unexpected high intelligence. The author offers advice on choosing the right types of chickens to get started: meat, egg, or dual purpose, or maybe even “just for pets.” The book is an excellent resource for selecting which breed of chicken is best for the hobby farmer, based on the birds’ traits, such as aggression, personality, noise factor, tolerance for heat, confinement, cold, etc. Chickens also provides information on selecting or building a suitable chicken coop for the hobby farmer’s brood, outlining the basic requirements (lighting, ventilation, flooring, waterers, insulation, safety, and so forth). A detailed chapter on feeding chickens offers essential guidance on nutrition, commercial feeds, supplements, and water requirements. For the chicken hobby farmer looking to start with a clutch of baby chicks (from his own hen or an outside source), the author provides excellent info on incubators and hatching as well as all of the accommodations and preparation required for hens in the nest box. A chapter on selling eggs and broilers provides timetables, requirements, and dos and don’ts to get a hobby farmer’s business off on the right foot. All chicken keepers will find the chapter on health of particular value, with expert advice on preventing common problems and dealing various maladies and diseases. Much detailed information about all of the topics in the book is encapsulated in sidebars. A glossary of over 125 terms plus a detailed resource section of chicken and poultry associations, books, and websites complete the volume. Fully indexed.
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Big Chicken

The Incredible Story of how Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats

Author: Maryn McKenna

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426217668

Category: Science

Page: 400

View: 6281

"Americans eat chicken more than any other meat. But our nation's favorite food comes with an invisible cost: its insidious effect on our health. In this extraordinary narrative, acclaimed journalist Maryn McKenna reveals how antibiotic use has altered the way we consume industrially raised meat, and its impact on our daily lives. Drawing on decades of research, as well as interviews with entrepreneurs, epidemiologists, and other specialists, McKenna spins an astonishing story of science gone wrong. In the middle of the last century, antibiotics fueled the rapid rise of chicken from local delicacy to everyday protein source. But with that spectacular growth came great risk. As resistance to new wonder drugs crept into the farming process, bacterial outbreaks became harder to treat. And the consequences-to agriculture, to human health, and to modern medicine-were devastating. Beginning with the push to make chicken the affordable entrée of choice and tracing its evolution to a global commodity and carrier of foodborne illness, McKenna shines a light on the hidden forces of industrialization, the repercussions of runaway antibiotic use, and the outcome for future generations. Taking readers from the first poultry farms on the Delmarva Peninsula to the little-known lab where the chicken nugget was invented and into today's factory farms, McKenna reveals that the history of chicken is as much about economics, politics, and culture as it is about what we eat. In these vivid pages, she gives voice to a vanguard of farmers, chefs, and activists who are seeking to return poultry to an honored place at the table-and are changing the way we think about food. Incisive and beautifully written, Big Chicken is a cautionary tale of an industry that lost its way-and shows us the way back to healthier eating"--Back cover.
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The Chicken Health Handbook

Author: Gail Damerow

Publisher: Storey Books

ISBN: 9780882666112

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 344

View: 457

Discusses the different illnesses which can attack chickens, describing their causes, symptoms, and treatments
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Nutrition and Feeding of Organic Poultry

Author: Robert Blair

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1845934067

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 314

View: 3617

This book presents advice and guidelines on how appropriate diets can be formulated and how feeding programmes can be integrated into an organic poultry production system. The topics include the aims and principles of organic poultry production, elements of poultry nutrition, approved ingredients for organic diets, diets for organic poultry production, choosing the right poultry breed and strain, integrating feeding programmes into organic production systems and conclusions and recommendations for the future of organic poultry egg and meat production and feeding. This book will be of interest to nutritionists and organic producers in formulating diets and feeding programmes for organic poultry production, and for regulatory authorities in several countries addressing nutritional issues relevant to future revisions of the regulations from an animal nutrition perspective.
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Modern Livestock & Poultry Production

Author: Frank Flanders,James R. Gillespie

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305483154

Category: Science

Page: 1152

View: 8094

Designed for career and technical high school students who require competency in all phases and types of livestock production, the Ninth Edition of MODERN LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY PRODUCTION has been revised to include the most up-to-date, comprehensive information in the field. With coverage of basic animal science and livestock industry information as well as current issues in animal agriculture, this engaging text covers everything students need to know about livestock and poultry animals for classroom study and beyond. Through updated visual aids, real-world applications, and comprehensive study tools, the Ninth Edition provides students with a solid understand of the anatomy, physiology, nutrition, feeding, and reproduction of multiple livestock and poultry breeds. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Raising Poultry on Pasture

Ten Years of Success

Author: Jody Padgham

Publisher: Norton Creek Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 254

View: 428

A comprehensive guidebook for those interested in raising poultry on pasture, this reference is organized in an easy-to-use format with topics ranging frombrooding to processing, laying hens to broilers and turkeys, shelter designs, and marketing. (Technology-Agriculture)
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City Chicks Print Edition

Keeping Micro-flocks of Chickens as Garden Helpers, Compost Creators, Bio-recyclers and Local Food Suppliers

Author: Patricia L. Foreman

Publisher: Good Earth Pub

ISBN: 9780962464850

Category: Gardening

Page: 461

View: 3330

"There are many books about keeping chickens, City Chicks is the only book that explaines how to put them to work by emply their skill sets. The local foods movement is mushrooming and chickens are the mascot. City Chicks brings fresh, innovative and new information about keeping ? and employing ? backyard flocks of urban chickens." -- from publisher's website.
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How to Speak Chicken

Why Your Chickens Do What They Do and Say What They Say

Author: Melissa Caughey

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612129110

Category: Nature

Page: 144

View: 6561

With contagious enthusiasm and fascination for her backyard chickens, best-selling author Melissa Caughey shares her unique observations of her flock -- how they sense the world, communicate impending danger, and establish pecking order -- along with scientific facts and entertaining tidbits.
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