Backyard Farming: Raising Chickens

From Building Coops to Collecting Eggs and More

Author: Kim Pezza

Publisher: Hatherleigh Press

ISBN: 1578264456

Category: House & Home

Page: 128

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Your Backyard Farming Experience Begins Here! Whether for eggs, meat, fun, or profit, chickens are the perfect addition to any new backyard grower’s farm. Backyard Farming: Raising Chickens is your guide to successfully caring for your flock. As a comprehensive primer for first-time chicken farmers, Raising Chickens includes detailed illustrations and informative photographs that help to ease new homesteaders into the world of backyard chicken farming. Raising Chickens takes you from start to finish: from planning out your chickens’ space, to hatching and raising new chicks, to keeping your birds happy, healthy, and well-fed, to enjoying your very own farm-fresh eggs and more. With Raising Chickens, you will: • Find the ideal breed of bird for your needs • Construct a coop to minimize your workload and maximize your enjoyment • Gather eggs for food, profit, or to hatch your own birds to add to your flock • Use the freshest eggs possible in a variety of delicious recipes …and many more tips and tricks from experienced farmers to help you avoid the most common mistakes. Raising Chickens is your first big step to joining the growing movement of homemakers and homesteaders looking to make a return to a healthier, happier way of life—and it starts right in your own backyard. Backyard Farming is a series of easy-to-use guides to help urban, suburban, and rural dwellers turn their homes into homesteads. Whether planning to grow food for the family or for sale at the local farmers market, Backyard Farming provides simple instruction and essential information in a convenient reference.
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Backyard Chickens: Join the Fun of Raising Chickens, Coop Building and Eating Fresh Eggs (Hint: Keep Your Girls Happy!

Author: Rhea Margrave

Publisher: Rhea Margrave

ISBN: 1386740217

Category: Gardening

Page: N.A

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Learn why cool people like Jennifer Aniston, Julia Roberts and Tom Brady all keep chickens as pets! How would you like to have an omelette made with fresh eggs every morning? By keeping chickens in your backyard that dream can become reality. Raising backyard chickens is taking the world by storm. And rightfully so! These girls are really amazing. They require only the minimum in terms of food and care, yet they give back so much. Backyard chickens are so intelligent and all-round that it really is just a matter of time before one of them wakes up and decides to take over the world. So join the fun of raising backyard chickens NOW, before it is too late! Jokes aside, backyard farming is truly great. Not only do these free range chickens produce a steady daily supply of fresh eggs, no, they also love to help you out with your leftovers and they are excellent pest deterrents! One thing that few ever think of is how stress just evaporates in the presence of a healthy chicken flock. Sitting in your backyard and hearing the chickens talk to each other: it is so relaxing after a day at work! Caring for free chickens might just be the best way to recover from a burn-out. They have a soft clucking sound as they go about their business. It is quite soothing to the soul, and if you don't watch out, it can put you right to sleep in that garden swing. With this book, you will learn everything you need to know to become the diy backyard homestead master of free range chicken gardens. Hmm, wait, that wouldn't sound too cool on birthday parties. But imagine this: how would you like to open your wallet to hand out a business card that has 'backyard chicken farmer' written on it? Now that's something! Here Is A Preview Of What You Will Learn: The benefits of keeping chickens in your backyard How to select the right chicken breed How to build a chicken coop (or should you buy one?) What to feed your chickens How to keep your girls safe from predators How to prevent chicken diseases and keep your flock healthy How to incubate chicken eggs Dealing with city laws and hesitating neighbors (tip: give them free eggs!) Sound good? Then let's get started! Your life is about to change... ==> ACT NOW! Scroll up now and click the 'buy' button to get your copy today!
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Chicken Coops

45 Building Ideas for Housing Your Flock

Author: Judy Pangman

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603421823

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 176

View: 6537

Just like houses, chicken coops come in all shapes and sizes. Judy Pangman presents how-to drawings and conceptual plans for 45 coops — from the strictly practical to flights of fancy — guaranteed to meet the needs of every bird owner, however big or small your flock may be. Color photographs and innovative suggestions fill this encouraging guide, while lively anecdotes profile an array of coop builders and their various construction methods. Start building the coop of your chickens’ dreams!
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Raising Chickens For Dummies

Author: Kimberly Willis,Rob Ludlow

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118982789

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 432

View: 7029

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.
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The Complete Beginner's Guide to Raising Small Animals

Everything You Need to Know about Raising Cows, Sheep, Chickens, Ducks, Rabbits, and More

Author: Carlotta Cooper

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 1601383762

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 384

View: 9529

This book was written for anyone considering raising domesticated animals for family pets, producers of eggs and milk, Or a source Of humanely treated meat. You will learn how to care for chickens, from choosing the right breed to raising them for egg production. You will learn how to handle geese and ducks and information about choosing the correct breeds, feeding, housing, breeding, and selecting the right ones for egg production. You will also learn about egg incubation, maintaining poultry health, and how to raise them for meat. Other animals you will learn how to care for include rabbits, goats, sheep, dairy cows, and beef cattle. --
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Chicken Coop Building

Step by Step Beginner's Guide

Author: Max Green

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781532967290

Category:

Page: 72

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2nd Edition!! Now includes instructions with pictures and materials list for building a chicken coop!! Free bonus plans and video walkthrough inside! There is nothing better than collecting fresh, still warm chicken eggs in the knowledge that you and your family have exclusively looked after the birds. You what the birds ate and went into the eggs. There's a growing trend in the us for people to keep chickens in their backyards both for eggs, meat and gardening fertilizer. In Austin, Texas, for example, chicken keeping is widespread and, for the moment anyway, even roosters are permitted. Building your own chicken coop could be the first step to a satisfying hobby farming that could lead to healthier living and save you some dollars at the grocery store. If you've taken the plunge and are brooding baby chicks, the only thing that stands between you and supply of fresh eggs is a permanent place for your hens to call home. By six weeks of age they need something more than a cardboard box to live in. Building a basic chicken coop for a small flock of birds is a solid weekend project for the determined "do-it-yourself" with carpentry skills, while the more elaborate coops could easily take several weeks (and will require advanced carpentry skills). All coops have two main components: an enclosed space for sleeping and laying eggs and an open air 'chicken run' to roam around in during the day. The enclosed space should open directly to the run, but should be elevated at least two feet above it so there is space to collect the droppings that fall through the floor. (More on that in a moment. ) There are many possible ways to plan configure, and build a chicken coop, and that is the primary BURDEN of this eBook to teach you all you need to know as a beginner in this exciting endeavor.
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The Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals

Choose the Best Breeds for Small-Space Farming, Produce Your Own Grass-Fed Meat, Gather Fresh Eggs, Collect Fresh Milk, Make Your Own Cheese, Keep Chickens, Turkeys, Ducks, Rabbits, Goats, Sheep, Pigs, Cattle, & Bees

Author: Gail Damerow

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603426973

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 360

View: 6535

Enjoy a weekend breakfast featuring eggs, bacon, and honey from your own chickens, pigs, and bees, or a holiday meal with your own heritage-breed turkey as the main attraction. Gail Damerow covers everything you need to successfully raise your own farm animals, from selecting the right breeds to producing delicious fresh milk, cheese, honey, eggs, and meat. Even with just a small plot of land, you can become more self-sufficient, save money, and enjoy healthy, delicious animal products.
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How to Build Chicken Coops

Everything You Need to Know

Author: Samantha Johnson,Daniel Johnson

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 0760364117

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 192

View: 1567

This revised and expanded edition of How to Build Chicken Coops—one of the best-selling titles in Voyageur's successful series licensed by Future Farmers of America (FFA)—provides complete and easy-to-follow instructions on building a coop, including 16 pages of new content. Voyageur's acclaimed FFA-licensed series has helped countless first-time animal owners confidently care for their new companions. How to Build Chicken Coops provides answers in a one-stop reference so chicken owners don't have to waste time searching online for advice. Whether readers are involved in the FFA, interested in starting an urban or suburban flock, or just curious about country living or urban farming, raising chickens is a great way to get started. And, when you build your own coop, you can make customizations to meet your specific needs and save money at the same time! Beautifully designed and authoritatively written, How to Build Chicken Coops is a trusted guide to new chicken keepers of all ages. Inside, readers will find more than just a collection of plans, but a compendium of the background and insider information for chicken owners. How much space will you need? What is dust bathing? How many nest boxes and windows will your coop need? How much will it cost? What steps do you need to take to keep your chickens safe from predators? Expanded and redesigned to appeal even more to middle and high school age enthusiasts, How to Build Chicken Coops takes the guesswork out of building a safe and comfortable home that's just right for your flock of chickens.
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