The Backyard Chicken Book

A Beginner's Guide

Author: H. Lee Schwanz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1629142743

Category: Pets

Page: 208

View: 3771

A small flock of poultry can supply all of the eggs your family needs during the year. And, after your hens have completed their egg-laying days, there will be meat for barbecuing or roasting. Luckily, a small flock takes a relatively small amount of space and is easy to manage. If yours is one of the growing number of families interested in raising chickens for eggs or meat, The Backyard Chicken Book contains all the essential information for the hatching, brooding, rearing, and managing family-sized poultry flocks. The first step in deciding on a family flock is to determine what breed may work best for your needs. For example, you can go with a laying breed such as the White Leghorn that produces top-quality eggs but provides little meat. Or, you could select a dual-purpose Rhode Island Red or New Hampshire that provides fewer eggs but much better meat. In addition to helping you select your type, this handy guide will also tell you what you need to know about: Providing housing for home poultry flocks Rearing the laying flock pullets Managing laying problems Fighting pests and disease Raising other poultry such as ducks, turkeys, geese, bantams, and guinea fowl Enhanced with full-color photos and dozens of illustrations, The Backyard Chicken Book is the perfect guide for the first-time poultry raiser.
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The Backyard Chicken Bible

The Complete Guide to Raising Chickens

Author: Eric Lofgren

Publisher: Betterway Books

ISBN: 9781440339240

Category: House & Home

Page: 240

View: 1643

Your Backyard is the New Farm! Whether you want two chickens or two hundred, this manual will guide you along your journey to successfully raising chickens.
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The Backyard Field Guide to Chickens

Chicken Breeds for Your Home Flock

Author: Christine Heinrichs

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 0760349533

Category: Medical

Page: 208

View: 9213

Every common breed of chicken, organized into one information-packed guide. Fueled by the local and organic food movements, as well as a sea change in local ordinances, backyard chicken keeping is booming. Anyone who's decided to join the new wave of chicken keepers knows that the poultry breeds available are dizzying in their variety. Calm your anxiety with this book--a guide for backyard chicken keepers in search of chickens that best fit their needs. Each breed of chicken listed in the field guide is thoroughly described and is illustrated by color photos. The book tells you all about the bird, detailing each breed's particular usefulness, adaptation to climate, coloration, number of eggs typically laid, foraging ability, temperament, and unique qualities. There are fun facts about varieties of chickens, as well as information about color and comb varieties, rare breeds, classification, and hybrids.
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The Backyard Chicken Fight

How Keeping Chickens in Your Yard Is Ruffling Feathers Across the Nation and a Beginner's Guide to Hen Keeping

Author: Gretchen Anderson

Publisher: Mill Park Pub

ISBN: 9780972822558

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 96

View: 5520

Journalist and chicken-owner Gretchen Anderson chronicles the stories of people who are fighting City Hall for the right to own chickens. Find out how hen-keeping is ruffling feathers across the country. Also, learn the secrets to raising a healthy flock in your own backyard.
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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: 5712

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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Backyard Chickens Beyond the Basics

Lessons for Expanding Your Flock, Understanding Chicken Behavior, Keeping a Rooster, Adjusting for the Seasons, Staying Healthy, and More!

Author: Pam Freeman

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 0760352003

Category: House & Home

Page: 192

View: 9144

A must-have for every backyard chicken keeper, Backyard Chickens Beyond the Basics goes beyond introductory lessons and explores the realities of raising a flock for eggs -- and entertainment, of course! From odd eggs and molting to feeding and preparing for the seasons, this book covers the subjects beginner books don't adequately address and re-examines common knowledge that may not actually hold true. It's a resource to turn to time and again for expert advice to make sure your birds are happy, healthy, and productive. Author Pam Freeman, an editor and "Ask the Expert" columnist at Backyard Poultry magazine, draws on her years of experience fielding reader questions to identify and clearly explain many common - and some not-so-common - issues in chicken keeping. How do you add new chickens to your flock? What is the pecking order and how can you change or control it? Is it better to raise chicks by hand or with a broody hen? What do you do when you collect eggs and discover: lash eggs, calcium deposits, soft eggs, eggs within eggs, or wrinkled eggs? In Backyard Chickens Beyond the Basics, readers will find not just answers, but a book full of "coop truth" that helps them continue on their journey. Because as every chicken owner knows: Chickens are individuals and real-life chicken keeping often takes you far from the beaten path.
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Backyard Chickens: A Practical Handbook to Raising Chickens

Author: Claire Woods

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781719998406

Category: Gardening

Page: 124

View: 3738

The Backyard Chicken Handbook is an authoritative guide, from a fourth-generation chicken keeper, bringing simple yet practical knowledge which covers all aspects of raising healthy and happy chickens. This handbook covers: selecting the perfect chicken breed, feeding your hens, healthy egg laying, chicken behavior (including bullying) and how-to treat common chicken health issues. The handbook is suited to both first time keepers and veterans by providing varying degrees of detail to keep both readers engaged. Full color photos and illustrations throughout provide specific examples of chicken anatomy, health and behavior.
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The Backyard Chickens Breed Guide

The Best (and Worst) Backyard Chicken Breeds

Author: M. Anderson

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781483940670

Category: Pets

Page: 70

View: 2379

Are you looking to start a flock of backyard chickens, but have no clue what breed to choose? The Backyard Chickens Breed Guide takes the guesswork out of choosing backyard chicken breeds This helpful guide gives you the information you need in order to make an informed decision regarding the chickens you want to add to your backyard flock. It discusses the items that are important to most backyard breeders, including the following: Noise level. The amount of eggs you can reasonably expect your chickens to lay. The average cost per chick. Potential health concerns. Temperament. Special considerations that must be made. Take the guesswork out of owning backyard chickens. If you're planning on owning backyard chickens, you owe it to yourself to check out The Backyard Chickens Breed Guide. If not, you may make a choice that you'll regret for years to come.
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Backyard Chickens

A Guide for Beginners

Author: Michelle Templin

Publisher: New Holland Pub Pty Limited

ISBN: 9781742574516

Category: Nature

Page: 111

View: 6557

Fresh golden-yolk eggs in ready supply, organic fertilizer for the vegetable garden-what's not to love about keeping chickens? This handbook includes answers to questions such as: What type of chicken suits your space? Where do you buy chickens? What should you look for when buying chickens? What housing will your chickens will require?
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Chickens

Their Natural and Unnatural Histories

Author: Janet Lembke

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 1510720154

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 256

View: 4025

Framed by the author’s personal experience with backyard hens, Chickens: Their Natural and Unnatural Histories explores the history of the chicken from its descent from the dinosaurs to the space-age present. En route, Lembke surveys chickens in ancient Greece, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the nineteenth century, and modern times, including the role of chickens in Jewish and Muslim practices. She also investigates the birds’ contributions to science and their jaunty appearances in literature. Eggs receive a chapter of their own, as does chicken cuisine, comprising recipes from the Roman Empire to today’s favorites. Stories about chickens appear, too, often written by those who keep them, including the painter Grandma Moses, the man who holds Cleveland’s Farm Animal Permit No. 17, and Brenda, who had to give her young roosters a talking-to for behaving like sheep. Chickens have only recently come to a sorry pass in the Western world, where broilers and laying hens are factory-farmed. Lembke investigates the fate of such birds and explores the sustainable, humane alternatives to raising birds for meat and eggs. A celebration of the chicken in its every aspect, Chickens is sure to delight the chicken fancier, the backyard chicken keeper, and everyone concerned about where our food comes from and how we can treat animals more compassionately.
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Backyard Poultry Medicine and Surgery

A Guide for Veterinary Practitioners

Author: Cheryl B. Greenacre,Teresa Y. Morishita

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118335430

Category: Medical

Page: 368

View: 4334

Backyard Poultry Medicine and Surgery is a practical resource offering guidance on developing diagnostic and treatment plans for individual companion poultry or small flocks. Organized by body system to aid in developing a differential diagnosis list for common presenting signs, the book provides all the information clinicians need to effectively treat backyard poultry. Written by experts from both the commercial poultry field and the companion avian field, the book provides thorough coverage of both common and less common diseases of backyard chickens, ducks, and other poultry. The book begins with introductory chapters covering general information, an overview of US laws, and basic husbandry concerns, then moves into specific disease chapters organized by system. The book takes an individual medicine perspective throughout, with photographs, radiographs, and histopathological photomicrographs to illustrate principles and diseases. Backyard Poultry Medicine and Surgery is an invaluable guide to diseases and treatments for any practitioners treating backyard poultry. Key Features Offers a practical reference on diseases and treatment of backyard poultry, with clinically relevant information veterinarians need to care for backyard flocks Takes an easy-to-use body system approach to help differentiate between diseases Focuses on individual diagnostic and treatment options for the individual bird or small flock Presents a special chapter on regulatory considerations for medication use in backyard poultry Provides more than 200 photographs, radiographs, and histopathological photomicrographs to illustrate the concepts discussed Includes access to an accompanying website with photographs, videos, and linked references and websites at www.wiley.com/go/greenacre/poultry Cheryl B. Greenacre, DVM, DABVP-Avian, DABVP-ECM, is Professor of Avian and Zoological Medicine at the University of Tennessee's college of Veterinary Medicine in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA. Teresa Y. Morishita, DVM, MPVM, MS,PhD., DACPV, is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Poultry Medicine & Food Safety at Western University college of Veterniary Medicine in Pomona Calivornia, USA.
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Building Chicken Coops For Dummies

Author: Todd Brock,David Zook,Robert T. Ludlow

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119543886

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 304

View: 941

Building Chicken Coops For Dummies (9781119543923) was previously published as Building Chicken Coops For Dummies (9780470598962). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product. As the popularity of urban homesteading and sustainable living increases, it’s no wonder you’re in need of trusted, practical guidance on how to properly house the chickens you’re planning (or have already begun) to keep. Building Chicken Coops For Dummies gives you the information you need to build the most cost-efficient, safe, and easy-on-the-eye enclosures for your backyard flock. This practical guide gives you easy-to-follow and customizable plans for building the backyard chicken coop that works best for you. You’ll get the basic construction know-how and key information you need to design and build a coop tailored to your flock, whether you live in a small city loft, a suburban backyard, or a small rural farm. Includes detailed material lists, instructions, and schematic plans for building a host of different chicken coops Step-by-step guidance on how to build a coop—or design your own Accessible for every level of reader Whether you’re just beginning to gain an interest in a back-to-basics lifestyle or looking to add more attractive and efficient coops to your current flock‘s digs, Building Chicken Coops For Dummies gives you everything you need to build a winning coop!
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Backyard Chickens' Guide to Coops and Tractors

Planning, Building, and Real-Life Advice

Author: Members of Backyard Chickens.com

Publisher: Betterway Home

ISBN: 9781440316968

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 192

View: 438

Keeping chickens isn't just for farms! The backyard chicken revolution has coops popping up in neighborhoods all over. Home-raised chickens provide a great source of superior, organic eggs that are as close as your backyard. Chickens also make good pets and provide free fertilizer—and lots of fun. Backyard Chickens Guide offers plans and photos for 16 custom coops built by real chicken owners, (including three portable designs known as tractors). Read their stories and learn from their experiences, then head out to the backyard to start your own flock.
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Backyard Chickens

How to keep happy hens

Author: Dave Ingham

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1952535956

Category: Nature

Page: 224

View: 9035

Keeping a few hens was once only for rural dwellers with big yards - or inner-city hippies. Now it's mainstream and an attractive proposition wherever you live. Fluffy little recycling units that eat weeds, bugs and scraps and turn them into organic eggs - what's not to love? Chickens are great backyard pets for young and old - they're a natural extension for everyone with a vegie patch, and for those who like eggs but are concerned about the welfare of commercial hens. This book is the perfect reference, whether you're already keeping chickens or an absolute beginner thinking about getting a couple of chooks. Dave Ingham offers compulsively readable advice on how to start, housing and feeding, settling chickens in with other pets, troubleshooting, and the (minimal) commitment required to keep your backyard hens healthy and happy. 'This book is the what for, how to, where and why of chickens for novices and wranglers alike.' - Costa Georgiadis, ABC Gardening Australia
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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: 6930

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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Backyard Chickens

Author: Avery Reed

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698412524

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 4149

Raising chickens is becoming more and more popular, as families are opting for organic produce and sustainable lifestyles. This new Level 2 reader is full of photographs and facts to teach kids how they too can have their very own backyard chickens!
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Backyard Chickens

A Beginners Guide To Raising Backyard Chickens

Author: Nancy Ross

Publisher: PublishDrive

ISBN: 1508054681

Category: Pets

Page: 41

View: 3740

DO YOU WANT TO LEARN HOW TO RAISE CHICKENS IN YOUR VERY OWN BACKYARD? Whether you want to learn what you need to get started, what the best breeds are, or understanding your chickens behaviour this book will help you. Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn... Benefits of Backyard Chickens What You Need to Get Started Getting Setup to Bring the Chickens Home The Best Backyard Breeds Understanding the Basic Behaviors of Your Chicken Medical Issues With Your Chickens Making Money With Your Chickens Much, Much, More!
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Backyard Chicken

Beginner's Guide to Raising Chickens

Author: Susan McKay

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781548062675

Category:

Page: 50

View: 2346

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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