Guide to Raising Chickens

Guide to Raising Chickens
Author: Gail Damerow
Release: 2010-01-01
Editor: Storey Publishing
Pages: 450
ISBN: 9781603424691
Language: en
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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.

Storey s Guide to Raising Chickens

Storey s Guide to Raising Chickens
Author: Gail Damerow
Release: 1995
Editor: Storey Publishing
Pages: 341
ISBN: 158017325X
Language: en
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Expert advice on selecting breeds, caring for chicks, producing eggs, raising broilers, feeding, troubleshooting, and much more.

Storey s Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds

Storey s Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds
Author: Carol Ekarius
Release: 2016-07-18
Editor: Storey Publishing, LLC
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781612128436
Language: en
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More than 128 birds strut their stuff across the pages of this definitive primer for intrepid poultry farmers and feather fanciers alike. From the Manx Rumpy to the Redcap and the Ancona duck to his Aylesbury cousin, each breed is profiled with a brief history, detailed descriptions of identifying characteristics, and colorful photography. Comprehensive and fun, Storey’s Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds celebrates the personalities and charming good looks of North America’s quirkiest barnyard birds and waterfowl.

The Joy of Keeping Chickens

The Joy of Keeping Chickens
Author: Jennifer Megyesi
Release: 2015-04-07
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 330
ISBN: 9781634500265
Language: en
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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.

Storey s Guide to Raising Poultry

Storey s Guide to Raising Poultry
Author: Leonard S. Mercia
Release: 2001
Editor: Storey Kids
Pages: 343
ISBN: 1580172636
Language: en
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For 17 years readers have turned to Storey Books for advice on raising animals. Our Modern Way series of six books has sold more than 1,000,000 copies. In an effort to provide readers with the best how-to animal books on the market we are completely updating all six Modern Way titles and reintroducing them as part of our Guide to Raising series. Written by experts, these guides give novice and experienced livestock farmers all they need to know to successfully keep and profit from animals. Each book includes information on selection, housing, space requirements, breeding and birthing techniques, feeding, behavior, and health concerns and remedies for illness. The books also address the business of raising animals -- processing meat, milk, eggs, and more. The authors were chosen not only for their expertise but also for their ability to explain the ins and outs of animal husbandry in an inviting and authoritative manner. Whether readers are ready to start an entire herd or flock or are considering purchasing their first animal, Storey's Guide to Raising series offers vital information; each book is an indispensable reference.

Storey s Guide to Raising Turkeys 3rd Edition

Storey s Guide to Raising Turkeys  3rd Edition
Author: Don Schrider
Release: 2013-12-17
Editor: Storey Publishing, LLC
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781603429092
Language: en
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Turkeys are an excellent source of succulent meat, rich eggs, and nutrient-dense manure, and raising them is a rewarding and profitable activity for many farmers. With helpful tips on acquiring organic certification, processing both meat and eggs, and marketing your products, you’ll have all the information you need to successfully raise your own healthy and productive turkeys.

The Chicken Encyclopedia

The Chicken Encyclopedia
Author: Gail Damerow
Release: 2012-03-01
Editor: Storey Publishing, LLC
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781603427760
Language: en
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From addled to wind egg and crossed beak to zygote, the terminology of everything chicken is demystified in The Chicken Encyclopedia. Complete with breed descriptions, common medical concerns, and plenty of chicken trivia, this illustrated A-to-Z reference guide is both informative and entertaining. Covering tail types, breeding, molting, communication, and much more, Gail Damerow provides answers to all of your chicken questions and quandaries. Even seasoned chicken farmers are sure to discover new information about the multifaceted world of these fascinating birds.

The Chicken Chick s Guide to Backyard Chickens

The Chicken Chick s Guide to Backyard Chickens
Author: Kathy Shea Mormino
Release: 2017-10-01
Editor: Voyageur Press
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780760359792
Language: en
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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.

Your Chickens

Your Chickens
Author: Gail Damerow
Release: 2012-10-19
Editor: Storey Publishing, LLC
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781603427579
Language: en
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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.

The Beginner s Guide to Raising Chickens

The Beginner s Guide to Raising Chickens
Author: Anne Kuo,Jane Smith
Release: 2021-09-07
Editor: Rockridge Press
Pages: 192
ISBN: 1638079978
Language: en
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A beginner's guide to ruling the roost and raising happy backyard chickens The Beginner's Guide to Raising Chickens makes it easy to start keeping these surprisingly smart birds right in your own 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 bedding material? What sort of feed should you use? Expert chicken keeper Anne Kuo answers these questions―and many others―in this fun and friendly reference book that will get you excited to raise your new feathered friends. This book on raising chickens guides you through: Getting from the chicken to the egg―Find out how to raise chicks, keep your birds safe from predators, introduce new birds to the flock, and more. Creating a custom coop―Build the perfect home for raising chickens with detailed backyard coop construction guides. Expert care advice--Learn how to identify different behaviors in your chicken, help solve egg shortages, and navigate a range of potential surprises with confidence. Get your first flock started successfully with The Beginner's Guide to Raising Chickens.

Storey s Guide to Raising Chickens 4th Edition

Storey s Guide to Raising Chickens  4th Edition
Author: Gail Damerow
Release: 2017-12-26
Editor: Storey Publishing
Pages: 425
ISBN: 9781612129303
Language: en
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Serious poultry farmers and backyard bird raisers have relied on this best-selling reference for more than 20 years. The fourth edition of Gail Damerow’s comprehensive handbook is now completely revised and redesigned, making it more accessible and informative than ever. You’ll get the most up-to-date details on shelter, food, health care, eggs, chicks, and meat, and recent research into chicken behavior and communication makes the sections on flock management truly authoritative. New color photos and illustrations provide more specificity and information about chicken breeds, anatomy, and health.

How to Raise Chickens

How to Raise Chickens
Author: Christine Heinrichs
Release: 2013-01-21
Editor: Voyageur Press (MN)
Pages: 211
ISBN: 9780760343777
Language: en
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Whether you want to raise 5 chickens or 50, whether you have a 40-foot city lot or a 40-acre farm, the expert advice in this hands-on guidebook makes it easy for you to get started raising a healthy flock. Whichever comes first for you, the chicken or the egg, this book will show you what to do next with longtime chicken breeder Christine Heinrichs explaining all the helpful DOs and important DON’Ts. This brightly illustrated, full-color guide will prove an indispensable resource for anyone interested in raising their very own flocks. Easy-to-follow advice helps you to: Choose breeds and obtain stock House and feed chickens Manage your flock and keep it healthy Select and cull for breeding programs Incubate eggs and care for chicks Raise chickens in the country, suburbs, or city The book provides information on breed types, obtaining stock, housing, feeding, flock management, breeding programs, incubation and care of chicks, selection and culling, showing, health care, and the legal aspects of raising chickens. Reviewed and approved by Dr. Clint Rusk (Purdue University Associate Professor in the Youth Development and Agriculture Education Department), this book will give you the tools you need to succeed in a challenging but rewarding business.

The Complete Guide to Raising Chickens

The Complete Guide to Raising Chickens
Author: Tara Layman Williams
Release: 2010-11-15
Editor: Atlantic Publishing Company
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781601383747
Language: en
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Properly raised chickens can be a major boon to any household looking to save money on eggs and poultry. The average hen lays 260 eggs per year, which means that with just six chickens, your family could have 1,560, or 130 dozen, eggs a year. Not only can this save your family significant money on groceries, but you can also harvest and sell eggs at farmers markets or local supermarkets. Additionally, you can raise poultry for meat, saving you a weekly trip to your grocer s deli counter. Raising chickens is relatively inexpensive, and they are easy to maintain if you are equipped with the right knowledge. Plus, your family will love having these quirky and fun birds around. With The Complete Guide to Raising Chickens: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply, you can have a happy and healthy flock that provides your family with countless benefits. In this book, you will find comprehensive information on understanding how to raise your new flock, no matter if you live in the city or on a small farm. Starting with the basics, this book begins describing the different goals and reasons you may want to have these birds, whether for eggs, meat, breeding, selling, showing, or just to have them as pets. You will learn how to understand chickens and how to decide which breed to purchase depending on your needs, as well as where to purchase your chickens and handle them. After reading this book, you will know what your chickens will need and how to take care of them so you can meet your goals for the birds. You will learn what kind of housing your chickens need, including everything from runs and bedding to lighting, perches, and nesting boxes. Once you are an expert on chicken coops, you will explore the proper methods and forms of feed each breed needs. This book provides details on how to breed chickens for egg production and how to collect and store the eggs, while additional information is included on how to manage your breeders and hatch eggs. This book covers the entire lifespan of the chicken, including hatching, egg cultivation, mating, and slaughter. Additionally, you will rarely have to call the vet with this book s information on chicken health and anatomy. We interviewed top chicken farms and experts for this book, and their expertise and experience is compiled in this book to provide practical information on maintaining chicken health, how different seasons affect chicken care, and how to raise chickens for meat. The Complete Guide to Raising Chickens is the perfect guide for any new chicken farmer to have in hand. Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company president s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.

An Absolute Beginner s Guide to Keeping Backyard Chickens

An Absolute Beginner s Guide to Keeping Backyard Chickens
Author: Jenna Woginrich
Release: 2021-12-21
Editor: Storey Publishing, LLC
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781635865196
Language: en
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From hatchlings to adult laying hens, every stage of a chicken's growth is shown and explained in this highly accessible, photographic introduction to the basics of keeping chickens, including behavior, housing, feeding, hygiene, and health care.

Storey s Guide to Raising Sheep 5th Edition

Storey s Guide to Raising Sheep  5th Edition
Author: Paula Simmons,Carol Ekarius
Release: 2019-06-25
Editor: Storey Publishing, LLC
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781612129815
Language: en
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Storey’s Guide to Raising Sheep is the best-selling, most trusted reference for farmers and backyard homesteaders with any size flock. The 5th edition is now updated to include full-color illustrations and photographs throughout, including a gallery of the best breed choices for both meat and fiber. With their small size and gentle dispositions, sheep are one of the easier livestock species to raise and offer varied marketing opportunities, including meat, wool, and milk. Detailed instructions and graphics lead readers through every essential procedure, including shearing, building a lambing shed, breeding and lambing, butchering, and marketing.

Hatching Brooding Your Own Chicks

Hatching   Brooding Your Own Chicks
Author: Gail Damerow
Release: 2013-04-12
Editor: Storey Publishing, LLC
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781603428781
Language: en
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Gail Damerow shows you how to incubate, hatch, and brood baby chickens, ducklings, goslings, turkey poults, and guinea keets. With advice on everything from selecting a breed and choosing the best incubator to feeding and caring for newborn chicks in a brooder, this comprehensive guide also covers issues like embryo development, panting chicks, and a variety of common birth defects. Whether you want to hatch three eggs or one hundred, you’ll find all the information you need to make your poultry-raising operation a success.

How to Speak Chicken

How to Speak Chicken
Author: Melissa Caughey
Release: 2017-11-28
Editor: Storey Publishing
Pages: 145
ISBN: 9781612129112
Language: en
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Best-selling author Melissa Caughey knows that backyard chickens are like any favorite pet — fun to spend time with and fascinating to observe. Her hours among the flock have resulted in this quirky, irresistible guide packed with firsthand insights into how chickens communicate and interact, use their senses to understand the world around them, and establish pecking order and roles within the flock. Combining her up-close observations with scientific findings and interviews with other chicken enthusiasts, Caughey answers unexpected questions such as Do chickens have names for each other? How do their eyes work? and How do chickens learn? Foreword INDIES Silver Award Winner

Butchering Chickens

Butchering Chickens
Author: Adam Danforth
Release: 2020-03-03
Editor: Storey Publishing, LLC
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781635861662
Language: en
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This step-by-step photographic guide teaches small-scale farmers and poultry raisers everything they need to know to safely and humanely slaughter and butcher chickens.

Storey s Guide to Raising Pigs 3rd Edition

Storey s Guide to Raising Pigs  3rd Edition
Author: Kelly Klober
Release: 2009-12-23
Editor: Storey Publishing
Pages: 386
ISBN: 9781603424738
Language: en
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Learn how to successfully raise your own pigs. Stressing the importance of sustainable and environmentally friendly farming practices, Kelly Klober provides expert tips on making your hog operation more efficient and profitable. Storey’s Guide to Raising Pigs will give beginners the confidence they need to succeed, while inspiring experienced farmers to try new techniques and experiment with new breeds.

The Backyard Chicken Bible

The Backyard Chicken Bible
Author: Eric Lofgren
Release: 2014
Editor: Betterway Books
Pages: 240
ISBN: 1440339244
Language: en
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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.