4-H Guide to Raising Chickens

Author: Tara Kindschi

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 1616732210

Category: Nature

Page: 176

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Raising chickens teaches more than animal husbandry. It’s a hands-on chance to learn the character- and community-building principles and practices that 4-H is all about. And, of course, it’s fun. This easy-to-follow, illustrated guide introduces beginners to the basics of how to raise chickens. Whether you’re a 4-H’r, a first-time poultry owner, or a future egg farmer, The 4-H Guide to Raising Chickens provides step-by-step instructions for your project. From selecting a breed to caring for chicks, from housing and fencing to feeding and preventing or treating illness, the guide presents simple, straightforward information about chickens of all kinds, raised for pets, eggs, or meat. It also includes a glossary and list of resources.
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How to Raise Chickens

Everything You Need to Know

Author: Christine Heinrichs

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 0760364133

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 216

View: 414

Whether you want to raise 5 chickens or 50, have a 40-foot city lot or a 40-acre farm, the expert advice in Future Farmers of America (FFA)–licensed How to Raise Chickens makes it easy for young readers and beginners to get started raising a healthy flock. Whichever comes first for you, the chicken or the egg, this book shows what to do next with the help of longtime chicken breeder Christine Heinrichs, who explains all the helpful dos and important don'ts. Easy-to-follow advice helps readers: Choose breeds and obtain stock House and feed chickens Manage your flock and keep it healthy Select and cull for breeding programs Incubate eggs and care for chicks Raise chickens in the country, suburbs, or city How to Raise Chickens provides information on breed types, obtaining stock, housing, feeding, flock management, breeding programs, incubation and care of chicks, selection and culling, showing, health care, and the legal aspects of raising chickens. Reviewed and approved by Dr. Clint Rusk (Purdue University Associate Professor in the Youth Development and Agriculture Education Department), this book will give you the tools you need to succeed in raising these challenging but rewarding animals. Beautifully designed and authoritatively written, How to Raise Chickens is a trusted source of information to new chicken keepers of all ages, sure to inspire further investigation of the hobby.
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Guide to Raising Chickens

Author: Gail Damerow

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603424695

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 438

View: 2270

A guide to raising one chicken or one hundred. It features topics from starting a backyard flock to putting eggs on the table.
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Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens

Care, Feeding, Facilities

Author: Gail Damerow

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 9781603424707

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 438

View: 2603

A guide to raising one chicken or one hundred. It features topics from starting a backyard flock to putting eggs on the table.
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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: 1677

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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How to Raise Chickens:

From Baby Chicks to Egg-Laying Hens to Fryers

Author: Kjasen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692681954


Page: 52

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HOW TO RAISE CHICKENS! Do you want to raise the best chickens in your own backyard? Out in the country? Whether you raise a few chickens in the city or a flock in the country, this guide about how to raise chickens will help you to achieve your chicken raising goals. You'll find the most up-to-date information for deciding things like: * Chicks or hens, where to purchase * How to choose and raise healthy chickens * What to do if your chicken becomes ill * Common diseases, pests, plants * What to look for in a chicken coop or hen house * How hens produce their eggs * Do you need a rooster in your flock * The legalities of owning chickens * And much more to raise your own chickens Choose from print and eBook, both English and Spanish. And don't forget the companion journal "CHICKEN TRACKER'S JOURNAL: Keeping It All Together" from Kjasen for keeping records of your flock.
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The Complete Guide to Raising Chickens

Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply

Author: Tara Layman Williams

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 1601383746

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 288

View: 2769

Properly raised chickens can be a major boon to any household looking to save money on eggs and poultry. The average hen lays 260 eggs per year, which means that with just six chickens, your family could have 1,560, or 130 dozen, eggs a year. Not only can this save your family significant money on groceries, but you can also harvest and sell eggs at farmers markets or local supermarkets. Additionally, you can raise poultry for meat, saving you a weekly trip to your grocer s deli counter. Raising chickens is relatively inexpensive, and they are easy to maintain if you are equipped with the right knowledge. Plus, your family will love having these quirky and fun birds around. With The Complete Guide to Raising Chickens: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply, you can have a happy and healthy flock that provides your family with countless benefits. In this book, you will find comprehensive information on understanding how to raise your new flock, no matter if you live in the city or on a small farm. Starting with the basics, this book begins describing the different goals and reasons you may want to have these birds, whether for eggs, meat, breeding, selling, showing, or just to have them as pets. You will learn how to understand chickens and how to decide which breed to purchase depending on your needs, as well as where to purchase your chickens and handle them. After reading this book, you will know what your chickens will need and how to take care of them so you can meet your goals for the birds. You will learn what kind of housing your chickens need, including everything from runs and bedding to lighting, perches, and nesting boxes. Once you are an expert on chicken coops, you will explore the proper methods and forms of feed each breed needs. This book provides details on how to breed chickens for egg production and how to collect and store the eggs, while additional information is included on how to manage your breeders and hatch eggs. This book covers the entire lifespan of the chicken, including hatching, egg cultivation, mating, and slaughter. Additionally, you will rarely have to call the vet with this book s information on chicken health and anatomy. We interviewed top chicken farms and experts for this book, and their expertise and experience is compiled in this book to provide practical information on maintaining chicken health, how different seasons affect chicken care, and how to raise chickens for meat. The Complete Guide to Raising Chickens is the perfect guide for any new chicken farmer to have in hand. Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company president s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.
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How to Raise Chickens for Eggs and Meat

A Quick Guide on Raising Chickens for the Beginning Homesteader

Author: HowExpert HowExpert Press,Rebekah White

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781974619559


Page: 72

View: 7043

Raising chickens is a fun adventure for a beginning or experienced chicken farmer to embark upon. In doing so, you'll increase your overall health and have a lot of fun doing so! However, it does require some basic research. This book will teach you how to:* Select the best breed of chicken for your needs * Raise chickens from day-old chicks * Incubate eggs * Construct and equip brooders * Raise chicks * Troubleshoot health problems in freshly hatched chicks * Transition pullets and cockerels to an outdoor coop * Build and equip coops with feed, water, nesting, and roosting systems * Evaluate whether free-ranging is right for your birds * Prevent the incidence of predators * Decide upon the best coop construction for your lifestyle * Provide proper feed, water, shelter, and bedding * Increase efficiency and environmental friendliness through helpful add-ons * Raise laying hens * Increase and maintain egg production * Deal with the molting process * Raise healthy meat birds * Slaughter, butcher and process meat birds * Overwinter (or raise birds throughout cold months) * Maintain adequate egg production during the winter * Improve meat quality and flavor * Be a successful and happy chicken owner! About the Expert: Rebekah White lives in upstate New York on a small, cozy slice of heaven. She raises chickens, pigs, honey bees, and vegetables to sustain herself and her close family. When she's not at home with her animals, she is working at her "day job" teaching high school English at a rural school. In the meantime, she enjoys running, traveling, cooking (especially with fresh produce and homegrown meats!), and writing (ideally about the farm!). She has also published articles on home remedies and recipes, canning and food preservation, and various general interest stories. HowExpert publishes short 'how to' guides in unique topics by everyday experts.
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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: 6653

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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Schüsse aus der Steinzeit

Author: Tony Hillerman

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3688101472

Category: Fiction

Page: 154

View: 6713

Das Gesetz der Weißen würde den Mörder des Kleinen Feuergotts freigesprochen haben – denn wie will man vor Gericht beweisen, wer sich hinter der Maske des Salamobia verborgen und den tödlichen Schlag mit der Machete geführt hat? Doch Lieutenant Leaphorn von der Polizei des Indianer-Reservats weiß, daß der Mörder nicht ungestraft ausgehen wird; da verläßt er sich auf das Gesetz der Indianer.
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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: 8223

Describes equipment and procedures for rearing, managing, and breeding poultry and considers the preparation of chickens and eggs for use
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Backyard Chicken

Beginner's Guide to Raising Chickens

Author: Susan McKay

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781548062675


Page: 50

View: 2777

Learn how to effectively raise your own Backyard Chickens today! Do you love the taste of free range eggs? Would you like a plentiful supply of them, every day, without going to the shops? Have you ever considered raising your own chickens? Keeping chickens isn't rocket science, but it does require a level of understanding which you may not immediately possess. But with Backyard Chicken: Beginner's Guide to Raising Chickens, you can learn everything from selecting the right birds, to feeding them and keeping them safe at night. Inside these pages, you will find 8 short, but in-depth chapters which will show you: What sort of coops are available How to select the right breed of chickens How to feed your chickens Backyard egg production Keeping your flock healthy Chicken manure And much more... Even if you have never handled a chicken before, you will soon be talking and acting like an expert with this informative guide. Packed with great rearing tips and troubleshooting for just about anything you'll encounter, Backyard Chicken is a Godsend for those who are starting out in this fascinating hobby. Get your copy now! Eggs will never taste better than the ones from your own back yard. Tags: Chicken, Backyard Chickens, Raising Chickens
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Chicken Coop: Simple Start for Beginners. How to Raise Your Chickens Healthy and Happy

(Breeds Guide, Chicken Tractors and Coops, Hatching and Raising Chicks, Homesteading for Beginners)

Author: Pamela Show

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781519685681

Category: House & Home

Page: 34

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Getting Your FREE Bonus Download this book, read it to the end and see "BONUS: Your FREE Gift" chapter after the conclusion. Chicken Coop (FREE Bonus Included):Simple Start For Beginners. How To Raise Your Chickens Healthy And Happy This book is about raising chickens the happier and the healthier way and is ideal for those who are beginning to raise chickens. There's a chapter on the breeds of chicken, with both descriptions and pictures of both layers and broilers. A clear distinction has also been made between the heritage and the hybrid breeds, making it easier for to choose the breed you want to keep, whether for eggs or for meat. There's also a section that talks about the chicken coop, with reasons as well as benefits for making a DIY chicken coop instead of buying a ready-made one. In this book, you will also learn how to feed your chickens, plus the various foods that you should and those that you should not give your chickens (if you want to get high egg and meat produce). The author has also listed for you a step to step guide on how to clean a chicken coop and also how to take ultimate care of your chickens. To get you started, the author has included information on how you can raise your chickens the happier and healthier way by ensuring that you have enough space for them. There is also information on the important things to be included in the chicken coop and how to make them. Heavy with the information you need about raising chickens, you can do yourself justice by getting the copy of this book before it is too late. Download your E book "Chicken Coop: Simple Start For Beginners. How To Raise Your Chickens Healthy And Happy " by scrolling up and clicking "Buy Now with 1-Click" button! Tags: backyard farming, backyard homestead, backyard chickens, homesteader, homestead gardening, homestead survival, homestead guide, mini farming, vertical gardening, indoor gardening, urban gardening, organic gardening, backyard chickens, raising chickens, backyard homesteading, homestead projects mini farming for beginners, Backyard Mini Farm, Organic Food,Growing Your Own Organic Food, Homesteading, Backyard Chickens, Backyard Gardening , Homesteading Essentials, Homesteading Books, Homesteading Gardening, Backyard Beekeeping , Veggies and Herbs
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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: 3368

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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Barnyard in Your Backyard

A Beginner's Guide to Raising Chickens, Ducks, Geese, Rabbits, Goats, Sheep, and Cattle

Author: Gail Damerow

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 9781580174565

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 408

View: 802

An introduction to raising farm animals cover such topics as an animal's personality, feeding, housing, care, and dealing with neighbors.
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How to Raise Poultry

Everything You Need to Know, Updated & Revised

Author: Christine Heinrichs

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 0760345678

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 176

View: 2096

DIVWhether you raise your flock for pleasure, profit, or both, the freshly updated second edition of Christine Heinrichs’ How to Raise Poultry will quickly equip you to successfully manage any of 14 different fowl species./div
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The Complete Idiot's Guide To Raising Chickens

Author: Jerome D. Belanger

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101223715

Category: Gardening

Page: 208

View: 1495

Raising chickens is a growing trend hitting urban and suburban areas, as well as the country. 'The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Raising Chickens', covers every aspect of raising chickens, whether one lives in the country, suburb, or city. People wanting their own supply of organic, additive-free, free-range eggs want to know how to keep their chickens healthy and egg producing. ? How to choose what to start with: chicks, pullets, or hens ? How best to feed and water ? Coverage of the most popular breeds ? Everything about eggs, including how to sell them
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The Chick Book

How to Raise Chickens from Egg to Maturity

Author: Reliable Poultry Journal

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781535549318


Page: 86

View: 2664

This special re-print edition of Reliable Poultry Journal's book "The Chick Book" is a complete guide to hatching and raising poultry chicks of all types. Written in 1905, this century old text offers tried and true insight into raising chicks to maturity under the most basic of circumstances through the utilization of old fashioned methods. Included are insights into choosing breeding stock, operating a basic egg incubator, notes on the proper venilation and humidity required for optimum hatching rates, how to care for day old chicks, how to rear chicks under a setting hen and much more. Lavishly illustrated with historic drawings and photos. Note: This edition is a perfect facsimile of the original edition and is not set in a modern typeface. As a result, some type characters and images might suffer from slight imperfections or minor shadows in the page background.
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