Guide to Raising Chickens

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Storey Publishing, 2010 - Technology & Engineering - 438 pages
43 Reviews
Here is all the information you need to successfully raise chickens — from choosing breeds and hatching chicks to building coops, keeping the birds healthy, and protecting them from predators. This revised third edition contains a new chapter on training chickens and understanding their intelligence, expanded coverage of hobby farming, and up-to-date information on chicken health issues, including avian influenza and fowl first aid.

  

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Good reference book. - Goodreads
Great tips for daily management of the layers. - Goodreads
Still, an excellent overview of keeping chickens. - Goodreads
Lots of practical advice that is easy to follow. - Overstock.com

Review: Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens: Care / Feeding / Facilities

User Review  - Jimbecker - Goodreads

Great tips for daily management of the layers. Food, water, and coop are addressed in detail. A must for my fowl friends! Read full review

Review: Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens: Care / Feeding / Facilities

User Review  - Martha☀ - Goodreads

This book was our go-to reference as we entered the world of chicken-farming. It gives a fairly in-depth look at the management of layers, meat-birds and chicks. But, having had chickens for only 6 ... Read full review

Contents

1 Choosing a Breed
1
2 Fowl Disposition
29
3 Shelter
52
4 Feed and Water
87
5 Routine Management
119
6 Health Care
151
7 LayingHen Management
182
8 Eggs for Eating
215
11 Chick Care
307
12 Exhibiting Your Chickens
336
13 Managing Meat Birds
361
14 Meat on the Table
387
Glossary
416
Recommended Reading
422
Resources
425
Index
427

9 Managing a Breeder Flock
238
10 Hatching Eggs
275

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About the author (2010)

Gail Damerow and her husband operate a family farm in Tennessee where they keep poultry and dairy goats, tend a sizable garden, and maintain a small orchard. They grow and preserve much of their own food, make their own yogurt and ice cream from fresh goat milk, and bake their own bread. Gail has written extensively on raising chickens and other livestock, growing fruits and vegetables, and related rural skills. She shares her experience and knowledge as a regular contributor to Backyard Poultry magazine and as the author or contributor to more than a dozen country skills how-to books.

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