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Self Sufficiency Hen Keeping

Author : Mike Hatcher
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This introduction to raising chickens covers housing, food and water, daily care, disease prevention, encouraging egg production, breeding, and more.

Self Sufficiency Hen Keeping

Author : Mike Hatcher
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This book provides an introduction to some of the key aspects of aspiring to a self-sufficient lifestyle by keeping your own chickens and benefitting from the produce.

Self Sufficiency Hen Keeping

Author : Mike Hatcher
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Self-sufficiency and organic living have never been more prominent and hen keeping is becoming increasingly popular. This authoritative book provides an introduction to the key aspects of acquiring a self-sufficient lifestyle by keeping your own chickens and benefiting from the produce. You don't need a large garden to keep poultry and an average family only needs a couple of hens to keep them well stocked in fresh eggs all year round. The set-up costs are minimal and you don't need a whole host of expensive gadgets or equipment to care for your chickens. Packed with information on poultry keeping (housing, food and water, daily care, disease prevention and cure, encouraging egg production and breeding), there is also comprehensive information on available breeds and a list of useful resources.

Hen Keeping

Author : Mike Hatcher
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Self-sufficiency and organic living have never been more prominent and hen keeping is becoming increasingly popular. This book offers information on poultry keeping.--Publisher.

Beekeeping Self Sufficiency

Author : Michael Manning
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Bees are vital for the pollination of fruit and vegetables representing 70% of food produced for mankind's consumption. Bees are industrious, devoted to the well being of the hive and can be managed by beekeepers to produce honey which is stored by the bees for surviving the winter dormancy period.

Hen and the Art of Chicken Manintenance

Author : Martin Gurdon
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Owning chickens is fast becoming the latest in metropolitan chic, proving that you don't need to live in the country to raise poultry. A great present for anyone already keeping chickens or those who are contemplating a flight from the city and a spot of rural self sufficiency, this idiosyncratically written book chronicles the endless pleasures and myriad pitfalls of chicken keeping.

Modern Poultry Keeping

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The Urban Hen

Author : Paul Peacock
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"The Urban Hen" is the perfect companion for the city poultry keeper and shows you how to maintain a happy, healthy garden or backyard flock in towns and cities. Paul Peacock shows you how to: find the best poultry for the small garden and house them properly, feed your birds, tune in to their daily needs and enjoy your own eggs; avoid annoying the neighbours by showing that it is possible to keep poultry without attracting unwelcome pests; recognise healthy happy birds and learn their daily routine; recognise poorly hens; treat them or get help; and, incubate and care for fertilised eggs and raise chicks.

Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Care for Self sufficient Living

Author : Guy C. Lockwood
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Keeping Chickens and other Poultry

Author : Vivian Head
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More and more people are enjoying the benefits of keeping poultry, and chickens are perhaps the most rewarding of all. This book provides a practical guide to chicken husbandry, from hatching your first chicks to cooking with produce that you know has come from happy, free-range birds. There are clear step-by-step instructions on how to make...

Creating Your Garden Farm

Author : Nicki Trench
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Everything there is to know about growing crops, keeping bees and rearing hens. Here's how to make compost, grow vegetables and fruit, collect honey, rear chickens for fresh eggs, and make preserves and chutneys, along with natural remedies and cleaning products for a simply natural life inside and outside your home.

Poultry and Poultry keeping

Author : Alice Stern
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Raising Chickens An Introduction to Raising Chickens for Eggs Meat

Author : James Paris
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Top Tips For Keeping ChickensRaising your own chickens, whether raising chickens for eggs or for the meat, is something that more and more people are getting involved in, and with good reason. Self-sufficiency or acquiring food straight from the source, whether that be vegetables or eggs, is always preferable to anything that has been lying on a supermarket shelf for who knows how long.Keeping chickens healthy and productive is the aim of this information book, and through my own and others experiences in keeping poultry of many kinds, I hope the information contained here will be invaluable to your own chicken keeping ambitions.What you will find in this publication: -Information on some of the best chickens to keep for a bumper egg harvest.-How to build a coop that is vermin free, and all about vermin and predator control.-How to spot signs of ill health in your chickens and how to keep them healthy and productive.-How to keep chickens over the winter so you they will still lay eggs - no matter how harsh the conditions.-General feeding and care of your poultry.

City Chicks Print Edition

Author : Patricia L. Foreman
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"There are many books about keeping chickens, City Chicks is the only book that explaines how to put them to work by emply their skill sets. The local foods movement is mushrooming and chickens are the mascot. City Chicks brings fresh, innovative and new information about keeping ? and employing ? backyard flocks of urban chickens." -- from publisher's website.

Home Range Poultry Keeping

Author : Michael Gaisford
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Annual Report Ministry of National Development

Author : Singapore. Ministry of National Development
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Chickens Ducks and Bees

Author : Paul Peacock
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Growing your own vegetables often leads gardeners to want to go one step further and keep some livestock. Chickens, ducks and bees are the most likely candidates for the first time livestock owner - especially if you live in a town or have only a small amount of land. They can all be kept happily together. Keeping these animals is a fun and absorbing hobby and is a great antidote to stress. There is nothing more rewarding than the collection of your own fresh eggs and honey. The book is full of sound, practical advice and looks at exactly what you need to get started: the equipment, housing, space and feed. Taking the breeds best suited for the smaller garden, town garden, or allotment, the responsible care and management of these animals is thoroughly covered in a friendly, approachable style with their welfare always in mind. Chickens: from breed selection to housing, feeding, care, and health issues this book provides simple, no nonsense information about how hens live, their needs and lifestyle and how to keep happy, healthy and productive hens. Ducks: here is all you need to know to introduce these entertaining animals to the garden - their walking requirements, their feed, and the surprisingly small amount of water they need. Duck eggs are great for baking and this book shows you how to keep your ducks happy and laying. Bees: there are many more people now interested in keeping bees. Paul Peacock shows you how to get started, where to get help, what equipment you need, and how to handle bees and harvest their honey. It emphasises gentle bees, and covers the control of varroa and other potential bee diseases.

Home Poultry Keeping

Author : Geoffrey Eley
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Resurgence

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Homesteading Animals 4 Chunky Chickens for Meat and Eggs

Author : Norman J. Stone
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Raising Chickens could be considered as a quintessential part of living on a homestead, or living a self-sustainable lifestyle. Whether you are rearing hens for eggs or meat – or even just for company, this introduction to raising chickens offers all the information you will need to get started.Over 70 pages crammed with information on homesteading essentials such as the following, will ensure of a good grounding in self-sufficiency and rearing animals on your homestead or even backyard.1. A glossary of 30 terms relating to the keeping of poultry, that will ensure you of a basic understanding as to what it is all about.2. Keeping chickens for eggs or meat? This is a list of ten of the most popular chicken breeds along with a brief description of the birds and whether they are most suitable for egg production or for the meat.3. Should you have a static chicken coop, or a chicken tractor – and what is the difference anyway? This is a simple look at what your chicken shed requirements may be, and how to choose the best hut for your hens.4. Chicken feed – so often used to describe my pay! Joking apart, this section will show you what to feed your poultry during the different stages of growth, from baby chick ,to point-of-lay pullet, to full production egg-laying chicken.5. Dressing Your Chicken. No this is not to do with the latest clothes they must wear! For those interested in keeping poultry for meat, this is all about how to dispatch your chicken humanely and how to prepare the bird for the table – complete with pictures to help illustrate.6. Last but by no means least – ten top chicken recipes to get your taste buds flowing! Courtesy of F. A. Paris's book 'Fantastic Chicken', available on Amazon kindle books.