Guide to Raising Chickens

Author: Gail Damerow
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603424695
Format: PDF, ePub
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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 3rd Edition

Author: Gail Damerow
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603426965
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Guide to Raising Ducks

Author: Dave Holderread
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603426922
Format: PDF, ePub
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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 Turkeys 3rd Edition

Author: Don Schrider
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1612121497
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

Storey s Guide to Raising Pigs 3rd Edition

Author: Kelly Klober
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603426868
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Chick Days

Author: Jenna Woginrich
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603427430
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

The Chicken Encyclopedia

Author: Gail Damerow
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603425616
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Storey s Guide to Raising Poultry 4th Edition

Author: Glenn Drowns
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603427686
Format: PDF
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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.

Storey s Guide to Raising Rabbits

Author: Bob Bennett
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603424563
Format: PDF, ePub
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Presents an overview on rabbits, and offers advice on buying, raising, caring, marketing, and showing them.

The Backyard Chicken Book

Author: H. Lee Schwanz
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1629142743
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.