Raising Chickens For Dummies

Author: Kimberly Willis
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118982792
Release Date: 2015-02-19
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Your hands-on guide to modern chicken-raising methods Thinking about raising chickens? You've come to the right place! This new edition of Raising Chickens For Dummies provides the most up-to-date, thorough information on the many aspects of keeping chickens in your backyard. Inside, you'll find hands-on, easy-to-follow instructions on choosing and purchasing chickens, constructing housing for your birds, feeding your chickens for optimal health, combating laying issues, controlling pests and predators, optimizing egg production, and much more. Raising chickens on a small scale is a popular—and growing—pastime. If you're interested in keeping chickens as pets or as a source for eggs, Raising Chickens For Dummies gives you plain-English explanations of everything you need to know to about caring for chickens. Inside, you'll learn about basic chicken biology, breeds, and behavior, which chicken breed is best for you, how many you need, ways to spot healthy chickens, how to build a chicken coop, best practices for mating your chickens, how to incubate eggs, how to hatch and nurture chicks, manage laying hens, collect and store eggs, and butcher meat birds. Offers practical advice on choosing and purchasing chickens Helps you construct the right housing for your chickens Provides tips on feeding and caring for your chickens Includes top tips for raising healthy chickens Whether you're a first-time poulterer or you've been raising chickens for years, this comprehensive guideprovides practical how-to advice for keeping chickens in virtually any backyard.

Keeping Chickens for Dummies

Author: Pammy Riggs
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119994176
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Provides readers with an introduction to all aspects of keeping chickens, from constructing a hutch to the correct feeding regime. Offering expert advice to the reader straight from the River Cottage 'Chicken Whisperer'.

Chicken Health For Dummies

Author: Julie Gauthier
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118444276
Release Date: 2013-01-29
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Published to accompany Raising Chickens For Dummies, this go-to guide to chicken health and wellness features an encyclopedia of common and not-so-common diseases, injuries, symptoms and cures that chicken owners may encounter. Original.

Gardening with Free Range Chickens For Dummies

Author: Bonnie Jo Manion
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118612873
Release Date: 2013-06-10
Genre: Gardening

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.

Building Chicken Coops For Dummies

Author: Todd Brock
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470598962
Release Date: 2010-08-09
Genre: Technology & Engineering

As the popularity of urban homesteading and sustainable living increases, it’s no wonder you’re in need of trusted, practical guidance on how to properly house the chickens you’re planning (or have already begun) to keep. Building Chicken Coops For Dummies gives you the information you need to build the most cost-efficient, safe, and easy-on-the-eye enclosures for your backyard flock. This practical guide gives you easy-to-follow and customizable plans for building the backyard chicken coop that works best for you. You’ll get the basic construction know-how and key information you need to design and build a coop tailored to your flock, whether you live in a small city loft, a suburban backyard, or a small rural farm. Includes detailed material lists, instructions, and schematic plans for building a host of different chicken coops Step-by-step guidance on how to build a coop—or design your own Accessible for every level of reader Whether you’re just beginning to gain an interest in a back-to-basics lifestyle or looking to add more attractive and efficient coops to your current flock‘s digs, Building Chicken Coops For Dummies gives you everything you need to build a winning coop!

The Complete Idiot s Guide To Raising Chickens

Author: Jerome D. Belanger
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101223710
Release Date: 2010-04-06
Genre: Gardening

Raising chickens is a growing trend hitting urban and suburban areas, as well as the country. 'The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Raising Chickens', covers every aspect of raising chickens, whether one lives in the country, suburb, or city. People wanting their own supply of organic, additive-free, free-range eggs want to know how to keep their chickens healthy and egg producing. ? How to choose what to start with: chicks, pullets, or hens ? How best to feed and water ? Coverage of the most popular breeds ? Everything about eggs, including how to sell them

Raising Chickens for Dummies

Author: Mark Dukes
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1530650089
Release Date: 2016-03-21
Genre:

Getting Your FREE Bonus Download this book, read it to the end and see "BONUS: Your FREE Gift" chapter after the conclusion. Raising Chickens For DummiesChoosing Best Chickens And Chicken Coops, Feeding, Taking Care Raising Chickens for Dummies: Choosing Best Chickens and Chicken Coops, Feeding, Taking Care can be a useful book for chicken lovers. If you want to keep these birds in your own house, you can follow this guide. This book is designed to help you to get started with raising chickens. You can read the ways to select right chickens and build your own chicken coop with the help of this tutorial. You can follow simple steps to get rid of diseases and keep them safe in your house. This book contains all possible details that are essential for your chicken raising work. This book has a breeding process and starts hatching eggs to get your own chickens. Read the instructions given in this book and get the advantage of this guide. You can treat your chickens with the help of remedies given in this book. This book will offer: Getting Started with Raising Chickens Selecting a Right House for your Flock Breeding Process (From Chicken to Eggs and Continue this Process) Health and Safety Tips for Chickens Download this book and get the advantage of all possible remedies. Read this book and start your own chicken raising business in the backyard. Download your E book "Raising Chickens For Dummies: Choosing Best Chickens And Chicken Coops, Feeding, Taking Care" by scrolling up and clicking "Buy Now with 1-Click" button!

Backyard Chickens for Beginners

Author: R. J. Ruppenthal
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 1479197009
Release Date: 2012-08-25
Genre: Technology & Engineering

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.

How to Raise Chickens

Author: Christine Heinrichs
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
ISBN: 9780760343777
Release Date: 2013-01-21
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Whether you want to raise 5 chickens or 50, whether you have a 40-foot city lot or a 40-acre farm, the expert advice in this hands-on guidebook makes it easy for you to get started raising a healthy flock. Whichever comes first for you, the chicken or the egg, this book will show you what to do next with longtime chicken breeder Christine Heinrichs explaining all the helpful DOs and important DON’Ts. This brightly illustrated, full-color guide will prove an indispensable resource for anyone interested in raising their very own flocks. Easy-to-follow advice helps you to: Choose breeds and obtain stock House and feed chickens Manage your flock and keep it healthy Select and cull for breeding programs Incubate eggs and care for chicks Raise chickens in the country, suburbs, or city The book provides information on breed types, obtaining stock, housing, feeding, flock management, breeding programs, incubation and care of chicks, selection and culling, showing, health care, and the legal aspects of raising chickens. Reviewed and approved by Dr. Clint Rusk (Purdue University Associate Professor in the Youth Development and Agriculture Education Department), this book will give you the tools you need to succeed in a challenging but rewarding business.

The Chicken Chick s Guide to Backyard Chickens

Author: Kathy Shea Mormino
Publisher: Voyageur Press
ISBN: 9780760359792
Release Date: 2017-10-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Internationally known as The Chicken Chick, Kathy Shea Mormino brings an informative style and fresh perspective on raising backyard chickens to millions of fans around the world. An attorney by profession, Kathy is the founder and one-woman creative force behind her wildly popular and award-winning Facebook page and blog, The-Chicken-Chick.com. Now her practical, down-to-earth approach to chicken-keeping is available in book form. Sharing her years of hard-earned experience and collaborations with poultry veterinarians, nutritionists, and professors, she provides simple steps to care for these uncommon pets with confidence. Kathy’s personality permeates the book as she guides newbie, veteran, and would-be backyard chickeneers alike through all aspects of small-flock care—from getting into the hobby to housing, feeding, egg production, health, and much more. The result is accurate information presented in the fun and abundantly illustrated format that Mormino has delivered on her blog for years.

Guide to Raising Chickens

Author: Gail Damerow
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781603424691
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Technology & Engineering

A guide to raising one chicken or one hundred. It features topics from starting a backyard flock to putting eggs on the table.

A Kid s Guide to Keeping Chickens

Author: Melissa Caughey
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781612124186
Release Date: 2015-03-10
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Chickens make wonderful pets, and Melissa Caughey provides all the information kids need to raise healthy chickens and have tons of fun doing it! Caughey shares her advice in an engaging way so that kids understand what it means to keep chickens and what kind of housing, food, equipment, and care the chickens will need to thrive.

Backyard Chickens

Author: Nancy Ross
Publisher: PublishDrive
ISBN: 9781508054689
Release Date: 2018-01-02
Genre: Pets

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!

The Joy of Keeping Chickens

Author: Jennifer Megyesi
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781634500265
Release Date: 2015-04-07
Genre: Nature

Finally backyard farmers who want to keep a few hens for eggs have a bible that's attractive enough to leave out on the coffee table, and inexpensive enough to purchase on a whim. This comprehensive guide, written in charming prose from the perspective of an organic farmer, will appeal to readers who are interested in raising chickens, or simply want the best knowledge about how to cook them. With this in mind, farmer and animal expert Jennifer Megyesi discusses all the basic details of raising the birds—general biology, health, food, choosing breeds, and so on—and she cuts through the smoke to identify what terms like "organic," "free-range," and so on really mean for poultry farmers and consumers. No chicken book would be complete without information on how to show chickens for prizes, and this is no different, but The Joy of Keeping Chickens also stresses the importance of self-sustainability and organic living, and the satisfaction of keeping heirloom breeds. Readers will appreciate the comprehensive nature of this readable, informative guide, and Megyesi's enthusiasm about keeping chickens. Coupled with Geoff Hansen's gorgeous full-color photographs, this text makes for an instant classic in the category.

Chickens

Author: Sue Weaver
Publisher: Hobby Farm Press
ISBN: CORNELL:31924100632797
Release Date: 2005-06-25
Genre: Nature

Chickens puts the essential tips of chicken keeping at the fingertips of the hobby farmer. This must-have guide directs both new and experienced farmers through the nuances of tending a small-scale flock-for pleasure and for profit! Become more knowledgeable about your poultry and better appreciate the bountiful gifts they bestow. Book jacket.