Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens

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Storey Publishing, Jan 1, 1995 - Technology & Engineering - 341 pages
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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This is a very comprehensive resource for both the novice chicken raiser and one with more experience. It covers a lot of ground is especially good for someone with new chicks. Lots of practical advice that is easy to follow. A great value on Overstock too! Read full review

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User Review  - mychickensrock -

We got are chickens in August and they are wonderful critters.Often had to refer to the internet when I had questions on raising chickens then came across this book on .Nothing beats a ... Read full review


1Choosing a Breed
2Fowl Disposition
4Feed and Water
5Routine Management
6Health Care
7LayingHen Management
11Chick Care
12Exhibiting Your Chickens
13Managing Meat Birds
14Meat on the Table
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8Eggs for Eating
9Managing a Breeder Flock
10Hatching Eggs
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About the author (1995)

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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