Keeping chickens

Author: John Walters
Publisher: Michael Joseph
ISBN: CORNELL:31924002154668
Release Date: 1982
Genre: Nature


The Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals

Author: Gail Damerow
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781603426978
Release Date: 2011-02-28
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Enjoy a weekend breakfast featuring eggs, bacon, and honey from your own chickens, pigs, and bees, or a holiday meal with your own heritage-breed turkey as the main attraction. Gail Damerow covers everything you need to successfully raise your own farm animals, from selecting the right breeds to producing delicious fresh milk, cheese, honey, eggs, and meat. Even with just a small plot of land, you can become more self-sufficient, save money, and enjoy healthy, delicious animal products.

Ducks Geese and Turkeys A Collection of Articles on the Methods and Equipment of Poultry Keeping

Author: Various Authors
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781473354531
Release Date: 2016-08-26
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This book contains classic material dating back to the 1900s and before. The content has been carefully selected for its interest and relevance to a modern audience. Each publication has been professionally curated and includes all details on the original source material. This particular instalment, "Ducks, Geese and Turkeys - A Collection of Articles on the Methods and Equipment of Poultry Keeping" contains information on the poultry business. It is intended to illustrate aspects of poultry farming and serves as a guide for anyone wishing to obtain a general knowledge of the subject and understand the field in its historical context. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Keeping Chickens in Your Garden

Author: Fred Hams
Publisher: Southwater
ISBN: 1780193092
Release Date: 2014-05-09
Genre: Nature

An expert manual on keeping poultry in the garden complements instructions for building a coop with essential guidelines on everything from rearing and breeding to housing and maintaining poultry health. Original.

Plowing with Pigs and Other Creative Low Budget Homesteading Solutions

Author: Oscar Will
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 9780865717176
Release Date: 2013-03-05
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Offers to teach modern homesteaders how to maximize their available resources, including animal management, construction techniques from woodlot materials, and replacing farm machinery with homemade hand tools.

Works

Author: Maria Edgeworth
Publisher:
ISBN: HARVARD:HW2IVJ
Release Date: 1825
Genre:


Hatching Brooding Your Own Chicks

Author: Gail Damerow
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781603428781
Release Date: 2013-04-12
Genre: Technology & Engineering

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.

Books in Print

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: STANFORD:36105124490306
Release Date: 1981
Genre: American literature


Organic Gardening

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN:
Release Date: 2007-11
Genre:

Organic Gardening magazine inspires and empowers readers with trusted information about how to grow the freshest, most healthful food, create a beautiful, safe haven around their homes, use our natural resources wisely, and care for the environment in all aspects of their lives.

The Illustrated Guide to Ducks and Geese and Other Domestic Fowl

Author: Celia Lewis
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781472906465
Release Date: 2014-12-18
Genre: Nature

With just a little land and available water, you can raise a variety of domestic fowl, from friendly ducks and characterful geese to guineafowl, dainty quail, placid turkeys or even peafowl. Illustrated with the author's charming watercolour paintings, this book is packed with practical tips on keeping domestic fowl and selecting the right breed for your circumstances. Covering 65 domestic breeds of ducks, geese, guineafowl, quail, turkeys and peafowl, the book gives an insight into the individual personalities and attributes of each kind of bird. The breed profiles are written in engaging text and include the history and place of origin, colour combinations, differences between male and female birds, the appearance of hatchlings and the numbers of eggs to expect. As well as selecting an appropriate breed, you need to consider your neighbours, the kinds of bird you can and should keep, whether you want them for eggs or as pets, and whether you want to breed them. The book offers helpful advice on all these issues and also on housing, the provision of water, feeding and the noise and impact your birds will have, as well as preventing and treating common ailments. Whether you are starting out as a smallholder, are interested in raising a few ducks or geese in a suburban or rural setting, or are simply a devotee of domestic fowl there is plenty to captivate you in this book.