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A Chicken in Every Yard

Author : Robert Litt
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Got a little space and a hankering for fresh eggs? Robert and Hannah Litt have dispensed advice to hundreds of urban and suburban chicken-keepers from behind their perch at Portland’s Urban Farm Store, and now they’re ready to help you go local and sustainable with your own backyard birds. In this handy guide to breeds, feed, coops, and care, the Litts take you under their experienced wings and share the secrets to: Picking the breeds that are right for you • Building a sturdy coop in one weekend for $100 • Raising happy and hearty chicks • Feeding your flock for optimal health and egg nutrition • Preventing and treating common chicken diseases • Planning ahead for family, neighborhood, and legal considerations • Whipping up tasty egg recipes from flan to frittata With everything that first-timers will need to get started—along with expert tips for more seasoned keepers—this colorful, nuts-and-bolts manual proves that keeping chickens is all it’s cracked up to be.

Keeping Chickens For Dummies

Author : Pammy Riggs
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Provides readers with an introduction to all aspects of keeping chickens, from constructing a hutch to the correct feeding regime. Offering expert advice to the reader straight from the River Cottage 'Chicken Whisperer'.

A Kid s Guide to Keeping Chickens

Author : Melissa Caughey
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Chickens make wonderful pets, and Melissa Caughey provides all the information kids need to raise healthy chickens and have lots of fun doing it. Covering everything from feeding, housing, and collecting eggs to quirky behaviors and humane treatment, Caughey’s engaging advice helps children understand the best ways to care for their chickens. Spark enthusiasm with creative activities like chicken forts and a veggie piñata for the flock, and feed more than the imagination with egg-centric dishes like Mexican egg pizza.

The Chicken Whisperer s Guide to Keeping Chickens Revised

Author : Andy Schneider
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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.

A Family Guide To Keeping Chickens

Author : Anne Perdeaux
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For the family and would-be smallholder, chickens are the obvious first step when venturing into keeping livestock. Chickens also make ideal family pets, requiring less attention than a dog yet still being entertaining, productive and educational. This practical book is ideal for the complete beginner. Even someone who has never kept animals before should be able to follow the clear, detailed guidance that is given at every stage. It includes: · Choosing the right chickens and housing for your garden size · Exploring useful equipment, such as poultry feeders and drinkers · Routine care for your chickens, including what to feed them on · Outfoxing the fox - and other predators · What to do with all those eggs! · Dealing with parasites and ailments · Broody hens and hatching eggs With true-life portraits of chicken keepers, little known facts, and helpful and informative personal anecdotes, A Family Guide To Keeping Chickens, 2nd Edition is an easy and enjoyable read for anyone interested in keeping chickens.

The Joy of Keeping Chickens

Author : Jennifer Megyesi
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Finally backyard farmers who want to keep a few hens for eggs have a bible that's attractive enough to leave out on the coffee table, and inexpensive enough to purchase on a whim. This comprehensive guide, written in charming prose from the perspective of an organic farmer, will appeal to readers who are interested in raising chickens, or simply want the best knowledge about how to cook them. With this in mind, farmer and animal expert Jennifer Megyesi discusses all the basic details of raising the birds—general biology, health, food, choosing breeds, and so on—and she cuts through the smoke to identify what terms like "organic," "free-range," and so on really mean for poultry farmers and consumers. No chicken book would be complete without information on how to show chickens for prizes, and this is no different, but The Joy of Keeping Chickens also stresses the importance of self-sustainability and organic living, and the satisfaction of keeping heirloom breeds. Readers will appreciate the comprehensive nature of this readable, informative guide, and Megyesi's enthusiasm about keeping chickens. Coupled with Geoff Hansen's gorgeous full-color photographs, this text makes for an instant classic in the category.

The Beginner s Guide to Raising Chickens

Author : Anne Kuo
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The book new chicken keepers will crow about. The Beginner's Guide to Raising Chickens makes it simple and easy to start keeping these surprisingly smart birds right in your backyard. From constructing coops to rearing chicks, you'll learn everything you need to know to make sure your chickens stay happy and healthy all year round. Which breed of chicken is right for you? What's the best coop-bedding material? What sort of feed should you use? Let expert chicken keeper Anne Kuo answer these questions--and many others--in The Beginner's Guide to Raising Chickens. The Beginner's Guide to Raising Chickens includes: All cooped up--Create the perfect home for raising chickens using detailed backyard coop designs and construction guides. From chickens to eggs--Find out how to pick the right breed, raise chicks, collect eggs, keep your birds safe from predators, and more. Learn to speak bird--Start talking the talk thanks to an extensive glossary of common chicken-keeping terms. Get your own flock started in no time--The Beginner's Guide to Raising Chickens shows you how.

Chicken Manual

Author : Laurence Beeken
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"This book 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 relevant photographs and diagrams. 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."--Publisher description.

Proven Techniques for Keeping Healthy Chickens

Author : Carissa Bonham
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Beginning and intermediate chicken keepers don’t need to spend hours poring through extensive manuals and thick books—Carissa Bonham boils down chicken-keeping basics into 101 easy-to-understand and easy-to-apply tips, tricks, and chicken hacks. Advice ranges from learning how to grow your flock despite having a broody hen to directions for making a nesting box herb blend that will keep pests at bay and keep the coop smelling fresh. Other tips will touch on: • Waiting for info from author • Waiting for info from author • Waiting for info from author • And much more! Having raised a variety of chickens both inside her home and with the help of broody chicken moms, author Carissa Bonham is ready to share her chicken-keeping advice with others looking to add the joy of poultry to their lives. Her approach to chicken keeping focuses on keeping hens happy using natural methods so you can spend less time doing the dirty work and more time enjoying your flock.

The Chicken Chick s Guide to Backyard Chickens

Author : Kathy Shea Mormino
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The Chicken Chick's Guide to Backyard Chickens covers all aspects of keeping pet chickens in a beautifully illustrated, no-nonsense format. Kathy addresses everything needed to keep chickens simply, including coops, chick care, breed selection, chicken health, and beyond! 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.

Raising Backyard Chickens

Author : Trista Brandt
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RAISING BACKYARD CHICKENS - A Guide to Chicken Keeping So, you want to begin chicken keeping but are unsure of where to start? Luckily, you came across this easy to read backyard chicken guide! Within this book, you will learn the process from start to finish. You are in for an educational treat to learn about how to raise chickens from selecting eggs to incubating chicken eggs, caring for chicks, to the process of raising chickens for eggs. No matter what your reason for wanting a backyard flock, whether it is raising chickens for meat or eggs, this book will take you from the first steps of the process all the way to the end. Soon you will have fresh eggs and farm raised chicken! Raising chickens does not have to be difficult. Everything you need to know about raising chickens is in this book. Even if you are not the farming type, you easily have the potential to hatch and raise your own chickens. It is time to put the cock-a-doodle-doo in your life by learning to raise chickens and providing food for your family! Do you know where the eggs come from that you buy at the store? How fresh are they really? What are the production chickens fed? By raising your own chickens, you know what you are feeding chickens and the happy life they lived. There is a lot to learn about the proper raising of chickens in today's world. Not just anyone can set foot into the chicken coop, can you? Download This Great Book Today! Available To Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet!

Guide to Raising Chickens

Author : Gail Damerow
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A guide to raising one chicken or one hundred. It features topics from starting a backyard flock to putting eggs on the table.

Guide to Chicken Keeping

Author : Vincent Bronson
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Keeping chickens can be a nerve racking experience, especially if you've never done it before - but it really is quite easy, so long as you have all the equipment, know what to expect and aren't afraid to get up close and personal with these delightful feathered friends. This being said, it's only natural to suddenly feel your brain being inundated with questions and concerns - "what do chickens eat?", "where do I keep them", "what do you mean there are different breeds of chickens?!" That's why we have prepared this easy to read complete beginner's guide to keeping chickens.

The Backyard Field Guide to Chickens

Author : Christine Heinrichs
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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.

Chick Days

Author : Jenna Woginrich
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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.

Raising Chickens For Dummies

Author : Kimberley Willis
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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 guide provides practical how-to advice for keeping chickens in virtually any backyard. Raising Chickens For Dummies (9781119675921) was previously published as Raising Chickens For Dummies (9781118982785). 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.

The Chicken Whisperer s Guide to Keeping Chickens Revised

Author : Andy Schneider
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The down-to-earth, common-sense advice in The Chicken Whisperer's Guide to Keeping Chickens, Expanded & Revised is perfect for people looking to get started keeping backyard poultry. Since The Chicken Whisperer's Guide to Keeping Chickens was first published in 2011, tens of thousands of 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 The art of incubation Living with brooding hens Setting up coops and runs Proper poultry nutrition Understanding your chickens' health and wellness And that's just for a start, so why not start your flock today?

Homesteaders Natural Chicken K

Author : Amy K. Fewell
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The Homesteader's Natural Chicken Keeping Handbook is the modern homesteader's guide to raising, feeding, breeding, selling, and enjoying the noblest animal on the farm--the chicken. From the rooster's crow in the morning, to the warm egg in the nesting box, chickens are the gateway livestock for almost every homesteader and backyard farm enthusiast. In this book, you'll learn everything you need to know about raising chickens naturally. Fewell guides you in: -understanding why chickens do what they do -creating your very own poultry or egg business -preventing and treating ailments with herbal remedies -setting up your property, coop, and brooder -hatching chicks -purchasing chickens properly -dishing up nine of her family's favorite recipes for frittatas, quiches, custards, pound cakes, and ice cream made with farm-fresh eggs. This is heritage chicken keeping skills 101, with a modern twist. Not only will you gain knowledge about naturally keeping chickens through every stage of their lives, but you'll fully embrace the joy and ease of raising all-natural chickens on your homestead.

First Time Chicken Keeping

Author : Andy Schneider
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First Time Chicken Keeping provides simple, accessible step-by-step instruction for absolute beginning chicken keepers who might not have prior experience and/or feel overwhelmed by a more comprehensive overview.

Andersen Acres

Author : Leigh-Ann Andersen
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What's a hobby farm without a thriving flock of chickens? Here at Andersen Acres, we specialize in raising the happiest, healthiest, most beautiful birds you'll ever see. You can raise them too with this complete guide to keeping these hilarious birds.With sections on choosing your birds, feeding and housing them, chicken health, incubating eggs, raising chicks, and even making a little money with chickens, The Complete Guide to Chicken Keeping offers comprehensive guidance on caring and tending to your flock. Chickens don't have to cost a lot for you to enjoy them, and you can get eggs from your hens, so this is a hobby that pays for itself many times over.