A Chicken in Every Yard

The Urban Farm Store's Guide to Chicken Keeping

Author: Robert Litt,Hannah Litt

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 1607740613

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 208

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Got a little space and a hankering for fresh eggs? Robert and Hannah Litt have dispensed advice to hundreds of urban and suburban chicken-keepers from behind their perch at Portland’s Urban Farm Store, and now they’re ready to help you go local and sustainable with your own backyard birds. In this handy guide to breeds, feed, coops, and care, the Litts take you under their experienced wings and share the secrets to: Picking the breeds that are right for you • Building a sturdy coop in one weekend for $100 • Raising happy and hearty chicks • Feeding your flock for optimal health and egg nutrition • Preventing and treating common chicken diseases • Planning ahead for family, neighborhood, and legal considerations • Whipping up tasty egg recipes from flan to frittata With everything that first-timers will need to get started—along with expert tips for more seasoned keepers—this colorful, nuts-and-bolts manual proves that keeping chickens is all it’s cracked up to be. From the Hardcover edition.
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The Politics of Species

Reshaping Our Relationships with Other Animals

Author: Raymond Corbey,Annette Lanjouw

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107032601

Category: Nature

Page: 310

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Experts from a range of disciplines identify the key barriers to a definition of moral respect that includes nonhuman animals.
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The Farmstead Egg Guide & Cookbook

Author: Terry Golson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544188403

Category: Cooking

Page: 188

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No matter where you live, you can have farmstead fresh eggs! From the cities to the suburbs, backyards are filled with the sounds of clucking like never before as more people invest in having a closer connection to the food they eat and discover the rewards (and challenges) of raising chickens and cultivating their own fresh eggs. Whether you’ve embraced the local food movement or just love that farm-fresh flavor, The Farmstead Egg Guide and Cookbook is the perfect book for you and your flock. Inside, you’ll find expert advice on caring for your chickens, along with 100 delicious and diverse recipes. You’ll notice a difference in your scrambled eggs, omelets, and quiches, as well as in savory and sweet soufflés, tarts, puddings, and pies. With The Farmstead Egg Guide and Cookbook, you’ll never run out of delectable ways to enjoy your eggs for any meal of the day. This book will inspire you so that you to have the freshest and best eggs on your table and, if you’re game, the experience of keeping hens in your backyard.
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The Chicken Chick's Guide to Backyard Chickens

Simple Steps for Healthy, Happy Hens

Author: Kathy Shea Mormino

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 0760352429

Category: Gardening

Page: 180

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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.
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Modern Homesteading

Author: Living the Country Life

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1681882337

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

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An accessible guide for the aspiring modern homesteader from the craftsmen at Living the Country Life magazine! Grow your own crops, raise backyard animals, and preserve your bounty for the winter months and beyond. Once upon a time, people had a real connection with the land. Instead of being mere consumers, they were producers and makers. Traditional skills were learned to eliminate a reliance on others, enabling the self-sufficiency that’s at the heart of the Do-It-Yourself movement. And this artisanal wisdom was passed on to family and friends. The editors at Living the Country Life magazine have collected this essential expertise into Modern Homesteading, a guide to rediscovering the crucial skills to truly go from farm to table. Whether you live in the country or just want to reconnect with nature in your own backyard, Modern Homesteading provides guidance to: * Build a chicken coop, raise and care for chicks, and produce farm-fresh eggs for the breakfast table * Grow your own fruits, vegetables, grains, and herbs for a healthy and delicious bounty * Preserve and can your favorite fruits and vegetables to enjoy their flavors throughout the year * Customize your garden for a harmonious mix of plants that yield what you need, when you need it Whether you’re raising urban chickens behind your Brooklyn brownstone or feeding your family from a front-yard organic veggie plot, this book can bring a little self-sufficiency into any life.
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