Small-Scale Poultry Keeping

A Guide to Free-range Poultry Production

Author: Ray Feltwell

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571265391

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 228

View: 3901

Whether you hope to produce eggs and poultry meat for local sale, or simply relish the joy of eating your own freshly collected free-range eggs, this new addition gives invaluable advice on the type of poultry to choose, housing, feeding, breeding and general management.
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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: 5162

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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Small Scale Poultry Production: Technical Guide

Author: E B Sonaiya,S E J Swan

Publisher: Daya Books

ISBN: 9788170355021

Category: Chickens

Page: 119

View: 8097

This technical guide promotes sustainable small-scale, family based poultry production. It gives a comprehensive review of all aspects of small-scale poultry production in developing countries and includes sections on feeding and nutrition, housing, general husbandry and flock health. Regional differences in production practices are also described. The guide provides the technical and scientific building blocks needed to develop sustainable programmes for small-scale poultry production. It will be of practical value to those keeping or planning to keep poultry and as a valuable technical reference for poultry specialists, researchers, students and those interested in broader rural development issues. Contents Chapter 1: Introduction; Chapter 2: Species and Breeds; Chapter 3: Feed Resources; Chapter 4: General Management; Chapter 5: Incubation and Hatching; Chapter 6: Health; Chapter 7: Breed Improvement; Chapter 8: Production Economics; Chapter 9: Marketing; Chapter 10: Research and Development for Family Poultry.
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Chick Days

An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Raising Chickens from Hatching to Laying

Author: Jenna Woginrich

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603427430

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 128

View: 4221

Jenna Woginrich chronicles the life journey of three chickens (Amelia, Honey, and Tilda) from fluffy, newly hatched bundles to grown hens laying eggs of their own. As you watch these chickens grow, you’ll learn everything you need to know about chicken behavior, feeding, housing, and health care. This playfully informative guide will inspire you to confidently raise your own feathered flock.
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Earth Care Manual

A Permaculture Handbook for Britain & Other Temperate Climates

Author: Patrick Whitefield

Publisher: Permanent Publications

ISBN: 9781856230216

Category: Science

Page: 469

View: 2762

The long-awaited exploration of permaculture specifically for cooler Northern Hemisphere climates is finally here! Already regarded as the definitive book on the subject, The Earth Care Manual is accessible to the curious novice as much as it is essential for the knowledgeable practitioner. Permaculture started out in the 1970s as a sustainable alternative to modern agriculture, taking its inspiration from natural ecosystems. It has always placed an emphasis on gardening, but since then it has expanded to include many other aspects, from community design to energy use. It can be seen as an overall framework that puts a diversity of green ideas into perspective. Its aims are low work, high output, and genuine sustainability.
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Day Range Poultry

Every Chicken Owner's Guide to Grazing Gardens and Improving Pastures

Author: Andrew W. Lee,Patricia Foreman

Publisher: Good Earth Publications

ISBN: 9780962464874

Category: Gardening

Page: 308

View: 8903

DAY RANGE POULTRY: -Every Chicken Owner's Guide to Grazing Gardens and Improving Pastures, including the management of breeder flocks, egg handling, incubating, hatchery management, building shelters, marketing, advertising, soils regeneration, compost creation, processing poultry humanely and efficiently, and much, much more! by Andy Lee and Patricia Foreman, 308pp.This is the book that tells you just about everything you need to know to raise poultry on pasture from the egg up through processing. Based on years of hands-on experiences, success and failures the authors hold back nothing about the realities, advantages and disadvantages and the rewards of small-scale poultry production systems for income and community food self-sufficiency. Hard to find information on raising turkeys and small-scale breeder flocks and incubation production. Foreword by everybody's favorite contrary farmer, Gene Logsdon.
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Free-range Chicken Gardens

How to Create a Beautiful, Chicken-friendly Yard

Author: Jessi Bloom

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604692375

Category: Gardening

Page: 221

View: 4699

Presents advice for keeping chickens in the garden, discussing such topics as housing, garden design, landscaping, fencing, plant choices, and predator control.
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A Chicken in Every Yard

The Urban Farm Store's Guide to Chicken Keeping

Author: Robert Litt,Hannah Litt

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 1580085822

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 208

View: 8726

"This nuts-and-bolts guide to selecting and raising backyard chickens offers everything a first-time keeper needs to know, from the experts at the Urban Farm Store in Portland, Oregon"--Provided by publisher.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

The Chicken Chick's Guide to Backyard Chickens

Simple Steps for Healthy, Happy Hens

Author: Kathy Shea Mormino

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 0760359792

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 176

View: 344

Internationally known as The Chicken Chick, Kathy Shea Mormino brings an informative style and fresh perspective on raising backyard chickens to millions of fans around the world. An attorney by profession, Kathy is the founder and one-woman creative force behind her wildly popular and award-winning Facebook page and blog, The-Chicken-Chick.com. Now her practical, down-to-earth approach to chicken-keeping is available in book form. Sharing her years of hard-earned experience and collaborations with poultry veterinarians, nutritionists, and professors, she provides simple steps to care for these uncommon pets with confidence. Kathy’s personality permeates the book as she guides newbie, veteran, and would-be backyard chickeneers alike through all aspects of small-flock care—from getting into the hobby to housing, feeding, egg production, health, and much more. The result is accurate information presented in the fun and abundantly illustrated format that Mormino has delivered on her blog for years.
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Small-scale Poultry Production

Technical Guide

Author: Emmanuel Babafunso Sonaiya,S. E. J. Swan

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9789251050828

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 119

View: 1952

This technical guide promotes sustainable small-scale, family-based poultry production. It gives a comprehensive review of all aspects of small-scale poultry production in developing countries and includes sections on feeding and nutrition, housing, general husbandry and flocks health. Regional differences in health practices are also described. The guide provides the technical and scientific "building blocks" needed to develop sustainable programs for small-scale poultry production. It will be of practical value to those keeping or planning to keep poultry and as a valuable technical reference for poultry specialists, researchers, students and those interested in broader rural development issues.--Publisher's description.
Posted in Business & Economics

Raising Chickens For Dummies

Author: Kimberly Willis,Ludlow

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470573325

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 408

View: 7176

Posted in Technology & Engineering

The Small-scale Poultry Flock

An All-natural Approach to Raising Chickens and Other Fowl for Home and Market Growers

Author: Harvey Ussery

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603582908

Category: House & Home

Page: 394

View: 2922

The most comprehensive guide to date on raising all-natural poultry for the small-scale farmer, homesteader, and professional grower. The Small-Scale Poultry Flock offers a practical and integrative model for working with chickens and other domestic fowl, based entirely on natural systems. Readers will find information on growing (and sourcing) feed on a small scale, brooding (and breeding) at home, and using poultry as insect and weed managers in the garden and orchard. Ussery's model presents an entirely sustainable system that can be adapted and utilized in a variety of scales, and will prove invaluable for beginner homesteaders, growers looking to incorporate poultry into their farm, or poultry farmers seeking to close their loop. Ussery offers extensive information on: The definition of an integrated poultry flock (imitation of natural systems, integrating patterns, and closing the circle) Everything you need to know about your basic chicken (including distinctive points about anatomy and behavior that are critical to management) Extended information on poultry health and holistic health care, with a focus on prevention Planning your flock (flock size, choosing breeds, fowl useful for egg vs. meat production, sourcing stock) How to breed and brood the flock (including breeding for genetic conservation), including the most complete guide to working with broody hens available anywhere Making and mixing your own feed (with tips on equipment, storage, basic ingredients, technique, grinding and mixing) Providing more of the flock's feed from sources grown or self-foraged on the homestead or farm, including production of live protein feeds using earthworms and soldier grubs Using poultry to increase soil fertility, control crop damaging insects, and to make compost-including systems for pasturing and for tillage of cover crops and weeds Recipes for great egg and poultry dishes (including Ussery's famous chicken stock!) And one of the best step-by-step poultry butchering guides available, complete with extensive illustrative photos. No other book on raising poultry takes an entirely whole-systems approach, or discusses producing homegrown feed and breeding in such detail. This is a truly invaluable guide that will lead farmers and homesteaders into a new world of self-reliance and enjoyment.
Posted in House & Home

Raising Poultry on Pasture

Ten Years of Success

Author: Jody Padgham

Publisher: Norton Creek Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 254

View: 4000

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)
Posted in Business & Economics

The Small-scale Poultry Flock

An All-natural Approach to Raising Chickens and Other Fowl for Home and Market Growers

Author: Harvey Ussery

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603582908

Category: House & Home

Page: 394

View: 7737

The most comprehensive guide to date on raising all-natural poultry for the small-scale farmer, homesteader, and professional grower. The Small-Scale Poultry Flock offers a practical and integrative model for working with chickens and other domestic fowl, based entirely on natural systems. Readers will find information on growing (and sourcing) feed on a small scale, brooding (and breeding) at home, and using poultry as insect and weed managers in the garden and orchard. Ussery's model presents an entirely sustainable system that can be adapted and utilized in a variety of scales, and will prove invaluable for beginner homesteaders, growers looking to incorporate poultry into their farm, or poultry farmers seeking to close their loop. Ussery offers extensive information on: The definition of an integrated poultry flock (imitation of natural systems, integrating patterns, and closing the circle) Everything you need to know about your basic chicken (including distinctive points about anatomy and behavior that are critical to management) Extended information on poultry health and holistic health care, with a focus on prevention Planning your flock (flock size, choosing breeds, fowl useful for egg vs. meat production, sourcing stock) How to breed and brood the flock (including breeding for genetic conservation), including the most complete guide to working with broody hens available anywhere Making and mixing your own feed (with tips on equipment, storage, basic ingredients, technique, grinding and mixing) Providing more of the flock's feed from sources grown or self-foraged on the homestead or farm, including production of live protein feeds using earthworms and soldier grubs Using poultry to increase soil fertility, control crop damaging insects, and to make compost-including systems for pasturing and for tillage of cover crops and weeds Recipes for great egg and poultry dishes (including Ussery's famous chicken stock!) And one of the best step-by-step poultry butchering guides available, complete with extensive illustrative photos. No other book on raising poultry takes an entirely whole-systems approach, or discusses producing homegrown feed and breeding in such detail. This is a truly invaluable guide that will lead farmers and homesteaders into a new world of self-reliance and enjoyment.
Posted in House & Home

Chickens

tending a small-scale flock for pleasure and profit

Author: Sue Weaver

Publisher: Hobby Farm Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 144

View: 327

Chickens puts the essential tips of chicken keeping at the fingertips of the hobby farmer. This must-have guide directs both new and experienced farmers through the nuances of tending a small-scale flock-for pleasure and for profit! Become more knowledgeable about your poultry and better appreciate the bountiful gifts they bestow. Book jacket.
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Chicken Manual

The Complete Step-By-Step Guide to Keeping Chickens

Author: Laurence Beeken

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781844257294

Category: Chickens

Page: 192

View: 506

by Laurence Beeken This Haynes Manual will provide a complete and easy-to-understand reference for the growing band of people wishing to keep their own chickens for both food and pleasure. Pitched at the novice but also containing plenty to interest the experienced chicken-keeper, the book will contain no-nonsense advice, tips, facts and step-by step sequences, as well as plenty of illustrations. As more people keep chickens nowadays than at any time since the Second World War, this book is a timely addition to the Haynes range. In typical Haynes style, this 192-page hardback provides a complete and easy-to-follow reference for the novice poultry keeper. Practical Poultry
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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: 9997

"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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Chicken and Egg

An Egg-Eentric Guide to Raising Poultry

Author: James Hermes,Andy Cawthray

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781782402008

Category: Chickens

Page: 176

View: 5669

The urban chicken movement shows no sign of abating, with home-raised hens considered the poster girls of the urban farming and buy local campaigns. In the US, many states have overturned laws that made the keeping of backyard poultry illegal and embraced the new generation of small-scale egg producers. Chicken & Egg is designed for this broad readership, but with a determinedly egg-centric focus. It offers a complete reference to raising chickens and other poultry purely for their eggs, from choosing the best-laying breeds, to understanding broody behaviour, to producing the most colourful egg selections. Featuring artworked guides to the top twenty breeds, and Why Did The Chicken...? problem-solving panels, it is both gorgeous gift and essential reference.
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Guide to Raising Chickens

Author: Gail Damerow

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603424695

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 438

View: 7558

A guide to raising one chicken or one hundred. It features topics from starting a backyard flock to putting eggs on the table.
Posted in Technology & Engineering