The Backyard Chicken Book

A Beginner's Guide

Author: H. Lee Schwanz

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1629142743

Category: Nature

Page: 208

View: 9266

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.
Posted in Nature

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: 5925

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.
Posted in Business & Economics

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: 9756

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.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Backyard Chickens for Beginners

Getting the Best Chickens, Choosing Coops, Feeding and Care, and Beating City Chicken Laws

Author: R. J. Ruppenthal

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781479197002

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 42

View: 1916

Valuable, short guide for beginners on how to start a backyard mini-flock of 2-4 chickens and get fresh eggs every day. Written by the author of the best-selling Fresh Food From Small Spaces book, and a former columnist for Urban Farm magazine.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

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: 5220

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!
Posted in Technology & Engineering

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: 6393

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.
Posted in Medical

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: 2131

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.
Posted in House & Home

Backyard Chickens

How to keep happy hens

Author: Dave Ingham

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1952535956

Category: Nature

Page: 224

View: 2936

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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The Backyard Chicken Bible

The Complete Guide to Raising Chickens

Author: Eric Lofgren

Publisher: Betterway Books

ISBN: 9781440339240

Category: House & Home

Page: 240

View: 6809

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.
Posted in House & Home

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: 3646

"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

Living with Chickens

Everything You Need to Know to Raise Your Own Backyard Flock

Author: Jay Rossier

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493032305

Category: Pets

Page: 224

View: 5460

A revised and updated bestseller Revised in coordination with the American Poultry Association Covers all the essentials of raising and keeping chickens. More than 75 color photographs and illustrations. People across the country are raising chickens, whether for food or companionship. You can, too, with this indispensable guide. Straightforward advice and dozens of clear, detailed illustrations gives any future chicken farmer the tools he needs to get started, from step-by-step instructions on building the coop to a brief background on chicken biology; from hints on getting high-quality eggs from the hens, to methods for butchering. Full-color photographs of the birds and their landscape round out this comprehensive book. This bestselling book has been completely revised and updated. Jay Rossier was coauthor of A New Lease on Farmland, published by the E. F. Schumacher Society, and wrote occasional book reviews for Northern Woodlands magazine.
Posted in Pets

Your Chickens

A Kid's Guide to Raising and Showing

Author: Gail Damerow

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603427570

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 160

View: 3787

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.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

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: 4005

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.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

The Chicken Book

Author: Page Smith,Charles Daniel

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820322131

Category: Nature

Page: 380

View: 9418

Liberating today's chicken from cartoons, fast food, and other demeaning associations, The Chicken Book at once celebrates and explains this noble fowl. As it traces the rise and fall of Gallus domesticus from the jungles of ancient India to the assembly-line hatcheries sprawled across modern America, this original, frequently astounding book passes along a trove of knowledge and lore about everything from the chicken's biology and behavior to its place in legend and mythology. The book includes lively discussions of the chicken's role in literature and history, the cruel attractions of cockfighting, the medicinal uses of eggs and chicken parts, the details of the egg-laying process, the basics of the backyard coop, recipes, and much more. Entertaining and insightful, The Chicken Book will change the way we regard this too often underappreciated animal.
Posted in Nature

Backyard Chickens

A Beginners Guide To Raising Backyard Chickens

Author: Nancy Ross

Publisher: PublishDrive

ISBN: 1508054681

Category: Pets

Page: 41

View: 7524

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!
Posted in Pets

Guide to Raising Chickens

Author: Gail Damerow

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603424695

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 438

View: 7109

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

Chickens from Scratch

Raising Your Own Chickens from Hatch to Egg Laying and Beyond

Author: Janet Garman

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1496964853

Category: Nature

Page: 80

View: 3322

Raising chickens the old-fashioned way will be enjoyable and rewarding once you learn the basics. In Chickens from Scratch you will learn how and where to purchase your chicks, how to house, feed, and care for them, and ultimately enjoy the delicious fresh eggs the chickens will provide for your family.
Posted in Nature

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: 1013

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.
Posted in Nature

Raising Chickens For Dummies

Author: Kimberly Willis,Robert T. Ludlow

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118982797

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 432

View: 663

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 provides the most up-to-date, thorough information on the many aspects of keeping 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 for optimal health, combating laying issues, controlling pests and predators, optimizing egg production, and much more. Raising chickens on a small scale is a popular—and growing—pastime. If you're interested in keeping chickens as pets or as a source for eggs, Raising Chickens For Dummies gives you plain-English explanations of everything you need to know to about caring for chickens. Inside, you'll learn about basic chicken biology, breeds, and behavior, which chicken breed is best for you, how many you need, ways to spot healthy chickens, how to build a chicken coop, best practices for mating your chickens, how to incubate eggs, how to hatch and nurture chicks, manage laying hens, collect and store eggs, and butcher meat birds. Offers practical advice on choosing and purchasing chickens 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 raising chickens for years, this comprehensive guideprovides practical how-to advice for keeping chickens in virtually any backyard.
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Gardening with Chickens

Plans and Plants for You and Your Hens

Author: Lisa Steele

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 0760350477

Category: Gardening

Page: 176

View: 4636

Welcome to a world where chickens and gardens coexist! Join Lisa Steele, chicken-keeper extraordinaire and founder of Fresh Eggs Daily, on a unique journey through the garden. Start by planning your garden and learning strategies and tips for keeping your plants safe while they grow. Plant with purpose, choosing from a dozen plans for theme gardens such as Orange Egg Yolks or Nesting Box Herbs. Or choose a design that's filled with edibles - sharing the bounty with your family and your feathered friends. Then comes the fun part: enjoy the harvest, even let the chickens graze! Lisa's friendly writing, together with inspirational photos and illustrations, will have you rolling up your sleeves and reaching for your gardening tools. Lisa also covers a range of topics just for chicken-keepers, including: - Chickens and composting - Using chickens to aerate and till - Coop window boxes - Plants to avoid when you have chickens - Lists of the most valuable crops and herbs - Advice on how to harvest and use many of the plants - And much more! Whether you're an experienced chicken keeper, master gardener, or just getting into these two wonderful hobbies, Gardening with Chickens is an indispensable guide for a harmonious homestead.
Posted in Gardening