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Backyard Chickens Beyond the Basics

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
  • ISBN: 0760357676
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 192
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Backyard Chickens Beyond the Basics goes beyond introductory lessons to explore the realities of raising a flock for eggs and give expert advice to make sure your birds are happy, healthy, and productive.

The Chicken Whisperer's Guide to Keeping Chickens, Revised

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
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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!

Happy Hens and Fresh Eggs

Happy Hens and Fresh Eggs

Keeping Chickens in the Kitchen Garden, with 100 Recipes

  • Author: Signe Langford
  • Publisher: D & M Publishers
  • ISBN: 1771620986
  • Category: Cooking
  • Page: 192
  • View: 1964
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Today’s renaissance of the backyard flock is driven by a growing desire for healthy organic ingredients, food security and animal welfare—and while hunger might be “the best sauce,” a dash of self-sufficiency is remarkably satisfying too. As communities from Victoria to St. John’s amend urban bylaws to allow backyard flocks, more and more Canadians are enjoying the pleasures and rewards of keeping hens in the garden. In addition to tending her family’s flock as a child, Signe Langford has kept chickens in her urban Toronto yard for almost a decade. Her book is stuffed full of practical advice on keeping the garden both gorgeous and productive and hens happy and healthy. In addition to answering questions about coop construction, year-round egg production and whether or not a rooster is really needed, she covers the best breeds for backyards—from the Canadian winter-tough Chantecler to peewee bantams to blue-egg producing Ameraucana. A self-admitted “biomass addict,” Langford explains how hens are the happiest garden helpers anyone could ever have. Give them kitchen scraps and let them visit the compost pile: they’ll enrich and aerate the soil, all while eating as many bugs as they can get their beaks on. Langford also shares what plants should be scratched and what to sow to support the flock—from edible flowers and foliage to a hens’ herbal healing bed. In the kitchen, Langford tells why coddling can be a good thing when it comes to eggs; how to salt-cure yolks and how to dash off a classic French omelette baveuse. From Blue Cheese and Caramelized Onion Tart to Vanilla Coeur a la Crème with Blueberry Compote, Langford includes dozens of simple and elegant recipes from her own kitchen, as well as from celebrated contributors like Vikram Vij, Laura Calder, Ted Reader and John Higgins. Illustrated with beautiful photographs, illustrations and garden plans, Happy Hens & Fresh Eggs is sure to become a favourite of avid and aspiring backyard farmers alike.

The Chicken Encyclopedia

The Chicken Encyclopedia

An Illustrated Reference

  • Author: Gail Damerow
  • Publisher: Storey Publishing
  • ISBN: 1603425616
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 319
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From addled to zygote, the terminology of everything chicken is demystified in this comprehensive A-to-Z reference volume presented in a friendly, highly illustrated format. "The Chicken Encyclopedia" is the go-to guide for chicken owners and enthusiasts of all levels.

Gardening with Chickens

Gardening with Chickens

Plans and Plants for You and Your Hens

  • Author: Lisa Steele
  • Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
  • ISBN: 0760350477
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 176
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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.

The Chicken Chick's Guide to Backyard Chickens

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
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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.

Fresh Eggs Daily

Fresh Eggs Daily

Raising Happy, Healthy Chickens...naturally

  • Author: Lisa Steele
  • Publisher: St Lynns Press
  • ISBN: 9780985562250
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 142
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Offers information on how to successfully care for and raise healthy chickens.

How to Speak Chicken

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
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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.

Chicken Fact Or Chicken Poop

Chicken Fact Or Chicken Poop

The Chicken Whisperer's Guide to the Facts and Fictions You Need to Know to Keep Your Flock Healthy and Happy

  • Author: Andy Schneider
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 1631593153
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 136
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Chicken Fact or Chicken Poop is a science-rooted, fact-based, and study-reinforced manual designed to help you weed through the facts and fictions about your flock. Chicken keepers have access to more information than ever these days, which makes it harder than ever to determine whether what you're reading is a chicken fact or just plain chicken poop. A seemingly reputable blog may tell you one thing while a magazine could say the complete opposite! A farmer may give some homespun wisdom that another may say is complete phooey. This is where Andy Schneider, The Chicken Whisperer, comes in. Schneider has assembled a team of leading chicken experts to help you sort through common facts and fictions about how to keep your flock happy and healthy. Chicken Fact or Chicken Poop covers topics including nutrition, trauma, parasites, medication, predators, and human health. This go-to reference gives you more of everything you need to know, and didn't know you needed to know, about backyard and urban chickens.

The Small-scale Poultry Flock

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
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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.

The Chicken Health Handbook, 2nd Edition

The Chicken Health Handbook, 2nd Edition

A Complete Guide to Maximizing Flock Health and Dealing with Disease

  • Author: Gail Damerow
  • Publisher: Storey Publishing
  • ISBN: 1603428585
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 496
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Healthy chickens are happy chickens. This one-of-a-kind reference book covers the health problems that plague chickens of all breeds and ages. Practical charts identify common symptoms and causes of infection, while an alphabetic listing of diseases provides advice on treatment. You’ll find helpful descriptions of troublesome ailments of all types, from poor egg production to crooked toe syndrome. Practical remedies and gentle preventative care measures will help your beloved flock stay happy, healthy, and safe.

Duck Eggs Daily: Raising Happy, Healthy Ducks...Naturally

Duck Eggs Daily: Raising Happy, Healthy Ducks...Naturally

  • Author: Lisa Steele
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780989268882
  • Category: Pets
  • Page: 160
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Author Lisa Steele is one of the most trusted voices in small-flock poultry keeping. Her first book, "Fresh Eggs Daily," was all about healthy, natural care for chickens. Now comes "Duck Eggs Daily," a valuable guide to raising ducks for eggs and companionship. This is also a book for chicken keepers who want to add ducks to their flock. While ducks can live happily with chickens, ducks are different in many important ways. Steele provides an information-packed, beautifully photographed how-to for raising - and living with - happy, healthy ducks. She examines every aspect of her ducks' lives, including duck houses and pools, health care, duck behavior and blending ducks into a chicken flock. She provides a breed chart and a selection of favorite recipes using duck eggs. What's behind the fast-growing interest in raising ducks? An increasing awareness of the superior nutrition and taste of duck eggs (compared to chicken eggs) and a desire for a personal connection with the foods we feed our families. Foodies and chefs are embracing the appeal of duck eggs. And many doctors recommend duck eggs for people allergic to chicken eggs.

The Chicken Health Handbook

The Chicken Health Handbook

  • Author: Gail Damerow
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • ISBN: 9780882666112
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 344
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Discusses the different illnesses which can attack chickens, describing their causes, symptoms, and treatments

Welcome to the Farm

Welcome to the Farm

How-to Wisdom from The Elliott Homestead

  • Author: Shaye Elliott
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 1493030426
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 368
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A fresh, new guide to the backyard lifestyle The homesteading movement is continuing to grow, as more people are stepping up to have a hand in where their food comes from. Whether you want to dabble or immerse yourself completely in the do-it-yourself, back-to-basics lifestyle, Welcome to the Farm is a comprehensive, fully illustrated guide to growing the very best food right in your own backyard. Shaye Elliott takes readers on a journey that teaches them how to harvest baskets full of organic produce, milk a dairy cow (and make butter), plant a homestead orchard, can jams and jellies, and even raise chickens and bees. From her experience running The Elliott Homestead, Shaye provides all the how-to wisdom you need to know about: The benefits of a home garden The basics of seed starting Building your own greenhouse What belongs in the winter garden Canning, freezing, and dehydrating techniques and recipes The pros and cons of caged vs. free-change chickens Keeping a dairy cow and what to do with all the milk Raising animals for meat Making your own cider and wine And so much more! Welcome to the Farm is aimed to serve homesteaders and urban-farmers alike, guiding them through the beginning stages of small-area farming and utilizing whatever amount of space they have available for optimal and delicious food production.

Put an Egg on It

Put an Egg on It

70 Delicious Dishes That Deserve a Sunny Topping

  • Author: Lara Ferroni
  • Publisher: Sasquatch Books
  • ISBN: 1570618801
  • Category: Cooking
  • Page: 176
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Eggs are among the staples in most households around the world because they're nutritious, a great source of protein, readily available, and affordable. They also happen to be delicious! Put an Egg on It is a collection of 65 simple breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert recipes that feature eggs. Featuring the basics on how to cook eggs, and including plenty of simple "comfort food" recipes, the book also features recipes from a variety of international cuisines incuding Mexican, Israeli, Greek, Spanish, Korean, Thai, Sri Lankan, Vietnamese, and Italian.

The Poisonwood Bible

The Poisonwood Bible

  • Author: Barbara Kingsolver
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • ISBN: 0571246214
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 640
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Barbara Kingsolver's acclaimed international bestseller tells the story of an American missionary family in the Congo during a poignant chapter in African history. It spins the tale of the fierce evangelical Baptist, Nathan Price, who takes his wife and four daughters on a missionary journey into the heart of darkness of the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them to Africa all they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it - from garden seeds to the King James Bible - is calamitously transformed on African soil. Told from the perspective of the five women, this is a compelling exploration of African history, religion, family, and the many paths to redemption. The Poisonwood Bible was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in 1999 and was chosen as the best reading group novel ever at the Penguin/Orange Awards. It continues to be read and adored by millions worldwide.

Building Chicken Coops For Dummies

Building Chicken Coops For Dummies

  • Author: Todd Brock,David Zook,Rob Ludlow
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0470598964
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 312
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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!

Silent Spring

Silent Spring

  • Author: Rachel Carson
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 9780618249060
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 378
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Discusses the reckless annihilation of fish and birds by the use of pesticides and warns of the possible genetic effects on humans.

Reclaiming Youth at Risk

Reclaiming Youth at Risk

Our Hope for the Future

  • Author: Larry Brendtro,Martin Brokenleg
  • Publisher: Solution Tree Press
  • ISBN: 1934009970
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 184
  • View: 490
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A balance of wisdom drawn from Native American philosophies and Western psychology, this book offers a unique perspective for connecting with troubled students. It challenges educators to see youth at risk through new eyes and offers compelling, concrete alternatives for reclaiming them.

A Kid's Guide to Keeping Chickens

A Kid's Guide to Keeping Chickens

  • Author: Melissa Caughey
  • Publisher: Storey Publishing
  • ISBN: 1612124186
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 144
  • View: 7261
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Chickens make wonderful pets, and Melissa Caughey provides all the information kids need to raise healthy chickens and have tons of fun doing it! Caughey shares her advice in an engaging way so that kids understand what it means to keep chickens and what kind of housing, food, equipment, and care the chickens will need to thrive.