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.
A Beginner's Guide
Author: H. Lee Schwanz
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
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.
The Complete Guide to Raising Chickens
Author: Eric Lofgren
Publisher: Betterway Books
Category: House & Home
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.
Chicken Breeds for Your Home Flock
Author: Christine Heinrichs
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
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.
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
Category: Business & Economics
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.
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)
Category: House & Home
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 knowsâ€¦and everything you need to knowâ€¦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 â€¦ and much more!
Everything you need to know. . . and didn't know you needed to know about backyard and urban chickens
Author: Andy Schneider
Publisher: Quarry Books
Category: Technology & Engineering
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.
The Best (and Worst) Backyard Chicken Breeds
Author: M. Anderson
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
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?
A Guide for Beginners
Author: Michelle Templin
Publisher: New Holland Pub Pty Limited
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
A Beginner's Guide
Author: Rick Luttmann,Gail Luttmann
Category: Technology & Engineering
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.
A Guide for Veterinary Practitioners
Author: Cheryl B. Greenacre,Teresa Y. Morishita
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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.
Author: Claire Woods
Publisher: Independently Published
Getting Your FREE Bonus Download this book, read it to the end and see "BONUS: Your FREE Gift" chapter after the conclusion. Chicken Coops Plans Illustrated Projects for Your Backyard Chickens Imagine if your wife or your children demand from you all of a sudden that they want to build a chicken coop in their backyard. Does the thought worry you? Is it the money which worries you or the insufficient knowledge that you have regarding chicken coops? What would you do in such a situation? Your wife and kids are adamant that they want to build up a chicken coop and you have no option but to submit to their will and fulfill their wishes. Well, you should not worry this much because you have this book which has the complete information regarding how you could build up a proper chicken coop with complete features and facilities for your chickens to live peacefully. This book is truly one of a kind because it covers the entire topic related to the built up and managing of chicken coop. It tells its consequences, benefits as well as disadvantages. This book acts as a guide for you, should you build a chicken coop or not, or else should you build it small or big. With the help of this book you will get the complete hang about the topic of chicken coops. Previously if you had any doubts or bad feelings about the responsibility and management of chicken coops, after reading this book you will be relaxed because it mentions everything regarding the chickens and their coops. The book starts with the steps that you should be following when you start building the chicken coop. this book is divided in to the following chapters: How to build up a chicken coop? Tips to follow when building a chicken coop A large chicken coop or a small chicken coop? The checklist when done with making a chicken coop So, have a look at this book and make sure that you get it because it will not only help you in making the chicken coop but also assist you quite well about what to do and what not to do when making the chicken coop. we hope that you have an amazing read with this book so make sure that you take help from it when building a chicken coop in your backyard! Download your E book "Chicken Coops Plans: Illustrated Projects for Your Backyard Chickens" by scrolling up and clicking "Buy Now with 1-Click" button!
Illustrated Projects for Your Backyard Chickens: (Chicken Coops Projects, Farming, Homesteading)
Author: Anthony Prime
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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.
Planning, Building, and Real-Life Advice
Author: Members of Backyard Chickens.com
Publisher: Betterway Home
Category: Technology & Engineering
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!
Author: Avery Reed
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction