Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens, 4th Edition

Breed Selection, Facilities, Feeding, Health Care, Managing Layers & Meat Birds

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Author: Gail Damerow

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612129307

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 424

View: 4053

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.

Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens, 3rd Edition

Care, Feeding, Facilities

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Author: Gail Damerow

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603426965

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 448

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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.

Chick Days

An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Raising Chickens from Hatching to Laying

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Author: Jenna Woginrich

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603427430

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 128

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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.

Storey's Guide to Raising Pigs, 3rd Edition

Care, Facilities, Management, Breeds

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Author: Kelly Klober

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603426868

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 374

View: 8435

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.

A Chicken in Every Yard

The Urban Farm Store's Guide to Chicken Keeping

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Author: Robert Litt,Hannah Litt

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 1580085822

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 208

View: 5959

"This nuts-and-bolts guide to selecting and raising backyard chickens offers everything a first-time keeper needs to know, from the experts at the Urban Farm Store in Portland, Oregon"--Provided by publisher.

Storey's Guide to Raising Turkeys, 3rd Edition

Breeds, Care, Marketing

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Author: Don Schrider

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612121497

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 320

View: 1001

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.

Backyard Chickens' Guide to Coops and Tractors

Planning, Building, and Real-Life Advice

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Author: Members of Backyard Chickens.com

Publisher: Betterway Home

ISBN: 9781440316968

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 192

View: 2121

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.

Backyard Chickens

A Beginners Guide To Raising Backyard Chickens

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Author: Nancy Ross

Publisher: PublishDrive

ISBN: 1508054681

Category: Pets

Page: 41

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DO YOU WANT TO LEARN HOW TO RAISE CHICKENS IN YOUR VERY OWN BACKYARD? Whether you want to learn what you need to get started, what the best breeds are, or understanding your chickens behaviour this book will help you. Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn... Benefits of Backyard Chickens What You Need to Get Started Getting Setup to Bring the Chickens Home The Best Backyard Breeds Understanding the Basic Behaviors of Your Chicken Medical Issues With Your Chickens Making Money With Your Chickens Much, Much, More!

Guide to Raising Ducks

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Author: Dave Holderread

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603426922

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 356

View: 993

Presents information on twenty-three domestic North American breeds, covering such topics as duck attributes, anatomy, behavior, colors, incubation, rearing ducklings, diet, butching, health, and guidelines for showing.

Storey's Guide to Raising Dairy Goats

Breeds, Care, Dairying, Marketing

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Author: Jerome D. Belanger,Jerry Belanger,Sara Thomson Bredesen

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603425802

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 296

View: 7472

From the Back Cover: Minimal space and housing needs make goats a practical choice for small or backyard dairy farmers, and Storey's Guide to Raising Dairy Goats is the one book farmers need to raise healthy, productive animals. This comprehensive and reassuring guide includes complete instructions for turning your goat milk into profitable cheese, yogurt, kefir, and butter. The revised and updated fourth edition includes: Updated information on disease diagnosis and treatment; Tips on choosing pygmy breeds; Expanded coverage of breeding, kidding, and raising kids; More information on milking, dairying, and cheesemaking; Expanded resource section.

The Backyard Chicken Book

A Beginner's Guide

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Author: H. Lee Schwanz

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1629142743

Category: Nature

Page: 208

View: 7653

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.

Storey's Guide to Raising Beef Cattle, 3rd Edition

Health, Handling, Breeding

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Author: Heather Smith Thomas

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603426892

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 340

View: 2032

Whether you’re raising one cow or a herd, this comprehensive guide shows you everything you need to know to successfully manage your beef cattle operation. Heather Smith Thomas stresses the importance of understanding bovine behavior while covering breed selection, calving, feeding, housing, medical care, and humane slaughter practices. Along with in-depth information on raising grass-fed animals and dealing with toxic pasture plants, you’ll also find advice on creating a viable business plan and identifying niche markets for your beef.

Storey's Guide to Raising Poultry, 4th Edition

Chickens, Turkeys, Ducks, Geese, Guineas, Game Birds

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Author: Glenn Drowns

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603427686

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 464

View: 3496

Whether you’re running a farm or interested in keeping a few backyard birds, Storey’s Guide to Raising Poultry covers everything you need to know to successfully raise your own chickens, turkeys, waterfowl, and more. Stressing humane practices throughout, Glenn Drowns provides expert advice on breed selection, housing, feeding, behavior, breeding, health care, and processing your own meat and eggs. With tips on raising specialty species like doves, ostriches, and peafowl, you’ll be inspired to experiment with new breeds and add diversity to your poultry operation.

Chickens in Your Backyard

A Beginner's Guide

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Author: Gail Damerow,Rick Luttman

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 1609615794

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 176

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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.

Backyard Chickens for Beginners

Getting the Best Chickens, Choosing Coops, Feeding and Care, and Beating City Chicken Laws

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Author: R. J. Ruppenthal

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781479197002

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 42

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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.

Storey's Guide to Raising - Rabbits

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Author: Bob Bennett

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603424563

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 242

View: 924

Presents an overview on rabbits, and offers advice on buying, raising, caring, marketing, and showing them.

The Chicken Encyclopedia

An Illustrated Reference

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Author: Gail Damerow

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603425616

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 319

View: 6083

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.

Practical Quail-keeping

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Author: Sarah Barratt,Martin Barratt

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847975240

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 112

View: 8395

Practical Quail-keeping is a comprehensive guide for anyone who keeps quail or who is thinking about starting out. It covers all key aspects of responsible quail husbandry, and explains how to set up and equip your quail house and pens, how to care for your birds, and how to breed and raise young hatchlings through to healthy adulthood. The authors draw on their extensive experience as quail breeders to provide a unique insight into keeping these fascinating little birds. Topics covered include:Legal aspects of poultry-keeping; Feeding and watering; Protecting quail from vermin and disease; Breeding and hatching; Quail recipes. A comprehensive guide to quail-keeping that gives a unique insight into keeping these fascinating little birds, aimed at smallholders and poultry-keepers. Superbly illustrated with 140 colour photographs. Sarah and Martin Barratt are quail breeders with extensive experience.

Storey's Guide to Raising Meat Goats, 2nd Edition

Managing, Breeding, Marketing

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Author: Maggie Sayer

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603422390

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 344

View: 9462

Discover how raising your own meat goats can be a fun and profitable endeavor. Offering plenty of tips for creating an economically viable operation and identifying niche markets for your products, Storey’s Guide to Raising Meat Goats shows you how to care for a thriving and productive herd full of healthy and happy animals.