Backyard Chickens for Beginners

Backyard Chickens for Beginners Author R. J. Ruppenthal
ISBN-10 1479197009
Year 2012-08-25
Pages 42
Language en
Publisher Createspace Independent Pub
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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.

The Complete Guide to Raising Chickens

The Complete Guide to Raising Chickens Author Tara Layman Williams
ISBN-10 9781601383747
Year 2010-11-15
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Atlantic Publishing Company
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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.

Storey s Guide to Raising Chickens 3rd Edition

Storey s Guide to Raising Chickens  3rd Edition Author Gail Damerow
ISBN-10 9781603426961
Year 2010-05-19
Pages 448
Language en
Publisher Storey Publishing
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Gail Damerow shows you how to choose the right breeds for your needs, build efficient chicken coops, provide necessary medical attention for your animals, and much more. Whether you’re raising broilers for meat or preparing your chickens to win a blue ribbon at the next county fair, Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens will help you achieve your poultry-raising goals.

Backyard Chickens Guide to Coops and Tractors

Backyard Chickens  Guide to Coops and Tractors Author Members of Backyard Chickens.com
ISBN-10 9781440316982
Year 2011-08-01
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Betterway Home Books
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Raising chickens in neighborhoods and suburbs is at an all-time high. Many families are choosing to add this feature to their lifestyle for the cost-savings and fresh eggs while learning a fun hobby. Others see it as an important part of building a self-sufficient lifestyle. This book provides the detailed how-to and ideas for anyone to join the chicken-raising community. • 30+ designs with measured drawings and cut lists. • Special introduction section on basic construction techniques for the beginner. • Detailed descriptions of chicken-coop specific construction features, with real-world tested designs. • Gallery section will provide even more design options without construction details.

The Backyard Chicken Bible

The Backyard Chicken Bible Author Eric Lofgren
ISBN-10 9781440339240
Year 2014-12-12
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher "F+W Media, Inc."
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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. Growing a backyard chicken flock is an investment, and one of the most important factors in cultivating a happy, healthy poultry society is taking the time to learn everything you can about your birds. The Backyard Chicken Bible is filled with real-life solutions and expert advice on what to do in almost any scenario you may find yourself in while raising chickens. No matter if you're starting with eggs, chicks or adult birds, you'll find the guidance you need to succeed. Inside you'll find: step-by-step processes for preparing your yard for chickens, caring for chicks when they arrive, maintaining the health and behavior of your flock, and addressing common issues illustrated explanations of the anatomy of a chicken detailed treatment advice for poultry diseases and ailments ideas for building coops and nest boxes step-by-step instructions for bathing, grooming, clipping wings, and trimming toe nails and beaks advice for common flock problems including hens that stop laying, aggressive roosters, and changing flock dynamics Take the guesswork out of raising chickens, and start preparing yourself now to be the best chicken farmer in your neighborhood!

A Chicken in Every Yard

A Chicken in Every Yard Author Robert Litt
ISBN-10 9781607740612
Year 2011-03-22
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Ten Speed Press
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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. From the Hardcover edition.

Fresh Food from Small Spaces

Fresh Food from Small Spaces Author R. J. Ruppenthal
ISBN-10 9781603580281
Year 2008
Pages 178
Language en
Publisher Chelsea Green Publishing
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Books on container gardening have been wildly popular with urban and suburban readers, but until now, there has been no comprehensive "how-to" guide for growing fresh food in the absence of open land. Fresh Food from Small Spaces fills the gap as a practical, comprehensive, and downright fun guide to growing food in small spaces. It provides readers with the knowledge and skills necessary to produce their own fresh vegetables, mushrooms, sprouts, and fermented foods as well as to raise bees and chickens—all without reliance on energy-intensive systems like indoor lighting and hydroponics. Readers will learn how to transform their balconies and windowsills into productive vegetable gardens, their countertops and storage lockers into commercial-quality sprout and mushroom farms, and their outside nooks and crannies into whatever they can imagine, including sustainable nurseries for honeybees and chickens. Free space for the city gardener might be no more than a cramped patio, balcony, rooftop, windowsill, hanging rafter, dark cabinet, garage, or storage area, but no space is too small or too dark to raise food. With this book as a guide, people living in apartments, condominiums, townhouses, and single-family homes will be able to grow up to 20 percent of their own fresh food using a combination of traditional gardening methods and space-saving techniques such as reflected lighting and container "terracing." Those with access to yards can produce even more. Author R. J. Ruppenthal worked on an organic vegetable farm in his youth, but his expertise in urban and indoor gardening has been hard-won through years of trial-and-error experience. In the small city homes where he has lived, often with no more than a balcony, windowsill, and countertop for gardening, Ruppenthal and his family have been able to eat at least some homegrown food 365 days per year. In an era of declining resources and environmental disruption, Ruppenthal shows that even urban dwellers can contribute to a rebirth of local, fresh foods.

The Perfect Chicken Coop

The Perfect Chicken Coop Author Charlie Tucker
ISBN-10 0692709835
Year 2016-05-06
Pages 50
Language en
Publisher
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Stop Waiting and Start Building Your Coop Today! You can pay an arm and a leg for a pre-made coop, or build the perfect one for a fraction of the cost yourself. You choose! Many people choose to raise chickens and unfortunately turn to store-bought chicken coops. Sometimes this is a good choice, but usually they end up overpaying for something that isn't even a perfect fit for their flock. Why not determine the exact size and type of chicken coop that you need and then create one that is perfect for you and your chickens? This guide will teach you exactly how to determine the correct size, location, and style of chicken coop based on your needs. It makes the whole process of building the coops easy with step-by-step instructions as well as building plans. Stop waiting and start raising chickens today! This Guide Covers the Following: The Basic Foundations for Planning a Chicken Coop How to Choose the Best Location Creating a Coop on a Budget Everything About Nest Boxes, Ramps, and Runs 2 Detailed Building Plans With Photos Much, much more! Start building your very own coop today and buy this book while it is being offered at an introductory price!

Chickens in Your Backyard

Chickens in Your Backyard Author Gail Damerow
ISBN-10 9781609615796
Year 2012-10-26
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Rodale
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Your backyard can be the source of the best eggs and meat you've ever tasted. The answer is chickens-endearing birds that require but a modest outlay of time, space and food. As they learned to raise chickens, Gail Damerow and Rick Luttmann came to realize the need for a comprehensive but clear and nontechnical guide. Their book covers all the basics in a light and entertaining style, from housing and feeding through incubating, bringing up chicks, butchering, and raising chickens for show. Throughout Chickens in Your Backyard, Gail and Rick express their wonder at the personalities of chickens-the role of brash protector played by roosters, and the instinctive motherliness of the hens. Given some freedom and attention, these birds can become much more than the egg-and-meat machines of commercial hatcheries and broiler factories. Chickens provide backyard farmers with enjoyable pastime, as well as a supply of good food.

Free Range Chicken Gardens

Free Range Chicken Gardens Author Jessi Bloom
ISBN-10 9781604693836
Year 2012-03-21
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Timber Press
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Many gardeners fear chickens will peck away at their landscape, and chicken lovers often shy away from gardening for the same reason. But you can keep chickens and have a beautiful garden, too! In this essential handbook, award-winning garden designer Jessi Bloom offers step-by-step instructions for creating a beautiful and functional space and maintaining a happy, healthy flock. Free-Range Chicken Gardens covers everything a gardener needs to know, from the basics of chicken keeping and getting them acclimated to the garden, to how to create the perfect chicken-friendly garden design and build innovative coops.

Art of the Chicken Coop

Art of the Chicken Coop Author Chris Gleason
ISBN-10 1565235428
Year 2011
Pages 157
Language en
Publisher Fox Chapel Publishing Company Incorporated
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Provides step-by-step instructions for building artistic yet practical small scale housing for chickens.

A Kid s Guide to Keeping Chickens

A Kid s Guide to Keeping Chickens Author Melissa Caughey
ISBN-10 9781612124193
Year 2015-04-01
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Storey Publishing
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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.

Gardening with Free Range Chickens For Dummies

Gardening with Free Range Chickens For Dummies Author Bonnie Jo Manion
ISBN-10 9781118612873
Year 2013-06-10
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Maintain a beautiful garden with chickens? Easy. Chickens are great gardening assistants, with lots of benefits for a home garden and landscape—from soil-building to managing pests and weeds. Home gardens can be great chicken habitats if designed well, and Gardening with Free-Range Chickens For Dummies provides a plain-English guide with step-by-step guidance for creating a gorgeous chicken-friendly landscape that helps the chickens and the garden thrive. Gardening with Free-Range Chicken For Dummies offers guidance and step-by-step instructions for designing and implementing a host of different chicken garden plans. Plus, you'll get detailed information on the best plants and landscaping materials for your chicken garden (and the ones to avoid), seasonal considerations, attractive fencing options, predator and pest control, and much more. An excellent supplement to Raising Chickens For Dummies and Building Chicken Coops For Dummies A plain-English guide with step-by-step guidance for creating a chicken garden Advice on how to manage chickens while maintaining a beautiful garden If you're looking for step-by-step advice on building a chicken garden, Gardening with Free-Range Chickens For Dummies has you covered.

Your Chickens

Your Chickens Author Gail Damerow
ISBN-10 9781603427579
Year 2012-10-19
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Storey Publishing
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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.