How to Raise Chickens

Everything You Need to Know

Author: Christine Heinrichs

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 0760364141

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 192

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Whether you want to raise 5 chickens or 50, have a 40-foot city lot or a 40-acre farm, the expert advice in Future Farmers of America (FFA)–licensed How to Raise Chickens makes it easy for young readers and beginners to get started raising a healthy flock. Whichever comes first for you, the chicken or the egg, this book shows what to do next with the help of longtime chicken breeder Christine Heinrichs, who explains all the helpful dos and important don'ts. Easy-to-follow advice helps readers: Choose breeds and obtain stock House and feed chickens Manage your flock and keep it healthy Select and cull for breeding programs Incubate eggs and care for chicks Raise chickens in the country, suburbs, or city How to Raise Chickens provides information on breed types, obtaining stock, housing, feeding, flock management, breeding programs, incubation and care of chicks, selection and culling, showing, health care, and the legal aspects of raising chickens. Reviewed and approved by Dr. Clint Rusk (Purdue University Associate Professor in the Youth Development and Agriculture Education Department), this book will give you the tools you need to succeed in raising these challenging but rewarding animals. Beautifully designed and authoritatively written, How to Raise Chickens is a trusted source of information to new chicken keepers of all ages, sure to inspire further investigation of the hobby.
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Managing Pasture

A Complete Guide to Building Healthy Pasture for Grass-Based Meat & Dairy Animals

Author: Dale Strickler

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1635860717

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 288

View: 5819

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The health and profitability of grass-based livestock begins with the food they eat. In Managing Pasture, author Dale Strickler guides farmers and ranchers through the practical and ideological considerations behind caring for the land as a key part of running a successful grass-based operation, from the profitability of replacing expensive grain feed with nutrient-rich native grasses to the benefits of ecologically-minded land management. In-depth examinations of the biology and benefits of grazing plants and different grazing strategies accompany detailed plans for paddock and fencing set-ups, livestock watering, and effective methods for dealing with common pasture problems throughout the seasons, from mud to drought. For readers invested in pasture improvement strategies that offer environmental benefits beyond better meat and dairy, including carbon sequestration, erosion prevention, increased pollinator resources and wildlife habitat, and improved water quality, Managing Pasture is an approachable, accessible guide to creating and caring for the grassland that feeds animals and future generations. This publication conforms to the EPUB Accessibility specification at WCAG 2.0 Level AA.
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Making Your Small Farm Profitable

Apply 25 Guiding Principles, Develop New Crops & New Markets, Maximize Net Profits per Acre

Author: Ron Macher

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603425357

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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Turn your farm into a cash cow! Ron Macher offers a host of simple strategies for increasing your farm earnings, from purchasing durable equipment to growing economically viable crops. A seasoned expert in farm efficiency, Macher shows you how to locate a lucrative niche market for your products, optimize sales, and minimize costs. Whether you’re buying a new farm or jump-starting an old one, Macher’s savvy tips will help you turn your enterprise into a profitable business.
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Raising Poultry on Pasture

Ten Years of Success

Author: Jody Padgham

Publisher: Norton Creek Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 254

View: 5445

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A comprehensive guidebook for those interested in raising poultry on pasture, this reference is organized in an easy-to-use format with topics ranging frombrooding to processing, laying hens to broilers and turkeys, shelter designs, and marketing. (Technology-Agriculture)
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The Joy of Keeping Chickens

The Ultimate Guide to Raising Poultry for Fun Or Profit

Author: Jennifer Megyesi

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1602393133

Category: House & Home

Page: 256

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The most comprehensive full-color chicken book available.
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Grow a Sustainable Diet

Planning and Growing to Feed Ourselves and the Earth

Author: Cindy Conner

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1550925547

Category: Gardening

Page: 240

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Row by row – maximize your harvest and feed your soil by developing a customized plan for your garden
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