Barnyard in your backyard: a beginner's guide to raising chickens, ducks, geese, rabbits, goats, sheep, and cattle

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Storey Books, Jul 1, 2002 - Technology & Engineering - 408 pages
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When is the right time to shear a sheep? Is there a market for manure? What time of day is best to collect eggs? What is the correct way to milk a goat? What does a duck eat? Can a cow and a sheep share the same pasture? Which types of rabbits are easiest to raise?

The perfect book for anyone who has ever dreamed of having that little place in the country, Barnyard in Your Backyard offers tried-and-true, expert advice on raising healthy, happy, productive farm animals: chickens, geese, ducks, rabbits, goats, sheep, and dairy cows.

Each chapter focuses on a different animal, discussing the pros and cons of raising the animal, housing and land requirements, feeding guidelines, health concerns, and a schedule for routine care. Species that are easy to raise, hardy, and companionable are profiled. First-time farmers will discover simple, clear instructions for caring for animals throughout the year, as well as guidelines for processing barnyard products such as milk, wool, and eggs. Combining practical advice from real experts, easy-to-use checklists and charts, a seasonal care calendar, and detailed black-and-white illustrations, Barnyard in Your Backyard offers a comprehensive review of the ins and outs - the tribulations and triumphs - of living with and caring for a small barnyard.

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Great as a reference. - Goodreads
The perfect informational overview book! - Overstock.com
Lots of illustrations, and very nicely written. - Goodreads
I continue to use this book for reference. - Goodreads

Review: Barnyard in Your Backyard: A Beginner's Guide to Raising Chickens, Ducks, Geese, Rabbits, Goats, Sheep, and Cows

User Review  - Russell - Goodreads

Another Storey publication, another outstanding intro to a country living topic. The author/editor Gail Damerow covers 6 type of animals, chickens, ducks and geese, rabbits, goats, sheep, and cattle ... Read full review

Review: Barnyard in Your Backyard: A Beginner's Guide to Raising Chickens, Ducks, Geese, Rabbits, Goats, Sheep, and Cows

User Review  - Gabrielle W. - Goodreads

A very good book, whether you're new to the farm life or not! Lots of illustrations, and very nicely written. Read full review

Contents

CHICKENS
11
DUCKS GEESE
61
RABBITS
115
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About the author (2002)

Gail Damerow is the author of many books on raising animals, including "The Chicken Health Handbook, Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens, Draft Horses and Mules" (coauthor with Alina Rice), "Your Goats", and "Your Chickens." She is a regular contributor to Backyard Poultry magazine and former editor of Rural Heritage magazine. She and her husband operate a family farm in Tennessee, where they raise chickens, guinea fowl, turkeys, rabbits, and dairy goats.

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