DIVWhether you raise your flock for pleasure, profit, or both, the freshly updated second edition of Christine Heinrichs’ How to Raise Poultry will quickly equip you to successfully manage any of 14 different fowl species./div
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 guide provides practical how-to advice for keeping chickens in virtually any backyard. Raising Chickens For Dummies (9781119675921) was previously published as Raising Chickens For Dummies (9781118982785). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product.
A Practical Guide to Raise Healthy and Happy Backyard Herd for Meat and Eggs Plus Breeding, Routine Care and More
Author: Zelene Ward
Publisher: Zelene Ward
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Are you a lover of chicken farming and are looking for a simplified guide to help you raise healthy and happy herds for egg and meat purposes? If this is you, then continue reading… Raising chickens can be several things; it can be fun, rewarding, and therapeutic especially if you are a beginner, and a little bit nerve-wracking. There is just a lot of information about how to raise chickens and it can be quite challenging to go through it all to figure out what is right and wrong without proper direction. Why Raise Chickens? Why would anyone want to raise chickens? Well, given how crazy the past year has been due to the pandemic and the resultant shortages in food, most people are now opting to raise chickens for their own food. For some other persons, raising chickens can be a profit-making venture if they decide to sell the eggs the hens lay or even butcher the chickens to produce meat they can sell. Raising chickens can also be a source of fertilizer, i.e., if you are an advocate of a greener home, having chickens in your backyard that you can move from place to place to fertilize several areas of your property can help you to cut down costs on organic fertilizer. Other non-monetary reasons for raising chickens can be for fun, or as a way to educate your kids about responsibility and looking after other living creatures. In this definitive guide, The Big Book of Raising Chickens for Beginners, we have assembled all you need to start raising chickens and caring for your birds in a simplified manner. However, this process gets easy once you have laid your hands on this book. Here are some highlights of areas covered in this book: · The terms and terminologies commonly used in the chicken farming business. · The most common breeds of chicken that you can be breed for meat and eggs. · What to look out for when buying chicks or chickens. · Housing types for your chickens, and the factors to evaluate when building your chicken coop. · How to protect your chickens from common predators, such as raccoons. · What to feed and not feed your chickens and the available type of chicken feed. · How to safely breed your chickens naturally and artificially, and how to properly handle the eggs. · How to butcher chickens for their meat and the proper cleaning and storage guidelines. And so much more! Sounds interesting already right? So what more are you waiting for? Get this book RIGHT NOW to start raising healthy and happy chickens
The Backyard Guide to Caring, Feeding, and Butchering Your Birds
Author: Michelle Marine
If self-sufficiency and raising your own food is important to you, this book will help you pull together a complete farm-to-table experience. Gone are the days when grandma headed to the chicken coop in search of dinner. In this day and age, when fewer and fewer people know where their food comes from, How to Raise Chickens for Meat helps families take control of their food supply once again. Divided into four easy-to-navigate sections,How to Raise Chickens for Meat is packed with practical information. The first section, Getting Started, includes information on breed specifics, timing, and quantity. This section will help you analyze options and make informed decisions as you get started. The second section, Care & Feeding, dives into the specifics of keeping your flock healthy. Learn how to set up a brooder, what to feed your chickens, how to safely pasture them, and how to keep your flock stress-free. The third section, Butchering, prepares you for one of the more challenging parts of raising chickens for meat. It addresses some of the emotions you may feel along with the actual process of butchering and provides practical tips to make it easier. It also discusses alternative options if you don’t want to process your own chickens. The book concludes with cooking tips and delicious tried and true farm-to-table recipes to impress even the most doubtful family member! With beautiful photography, practical tips, check lists, and funny stories, How to Raise Chickens for Meat is the resource your homestead library is missing.
Everything You Need To Know To Raise Your Own Backyard Flock
Author: Jay Rossier
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
A revised and updated bestseller Revised in coordination with the American Poultry Association Covers all the essentials of raising and keeping chickens. More than 75 color photographs and illustrations. People across the country are raising chickens, whether for food or companionship. You can, too, with this indispensable guide. Straightforward advice and dozens of clear, detailed illustrations gives any future chicken farmer the tools he needs to get started, from step-by-step instructions on building the coop to a brief background on chicken biology; from hints on getting high-quality eggs from the hens, to methods for butchering. Full-color photographs of the birds and their landscape round out this comprehensive book. This bestselling book has been completely revised and updated. Jay Rossier was coauthor of A New Lease on Farmland, published by the E. F. Schumacher Society, and wrote occasional book reviews for Northern Woodlands magazine.
The book new chicken keepers will crow about. The Beginner's Guide to Raising Chickens makes it simple and easy to start keeping these surprisingly smart birds right in your backyard. From constructing coops to rearing chicks, you'll learn everything you need to know to make sure your chickens stay happy and healthy all year round. Which breed of chicken is right for you? What's the best coop-bedding material? What sort of feed should you use? Let expert chicken keeper Anne Kuo answer these questions--and many others--in The Beginner's Guide to Raising Chickens. The Beginner's Guide to Raising Chickens includes: All cooped up--Create the perfect home for raising chickens using detailed backyard coop designs and construction guides. From chickens to eggs--Find out how to pick the right breed, raise chicks, collect eggs, keep your birds safe from predators, and more. Learn to speak bird--Start talking the talk thanks to an extensive glossary of common chicken-keeping terms. Get your own flock started in no time--The Beginner's Guide to Raising Chickens shows you how.
Mnelisi's Guide to Raising Poultry : Commercial and backyard chickens for layers and broilers
Author: mnelisi mthuli
Publisher: mnelisi mthuli
Category: Technology & Engineering
Mnelisi's Guide to Raising Poultry, This is a chicken farming book for both starters and advanced farmers, the book is for both layers and broilers. The 1st chapter of the book goes through the farming systems : Deep litter system, Battrey Caged , free range chicken farming ,organic chicken farming and pastured chicken farming. The 2nd chapter covers almost all the chicken farming tools that a farmer will need to run a commercial chicken farm and a backyard chicken farm. 3rd chapter covers a list of comming chicken diaseses , biosecurity and tips to keep your chickens healthy. 4th Chapter covers Feeds for chickens, the following feeds are covered : Pre-starter feed, starter feed, Grit, Oyster shell, Grower feed, Worms feed, Layer feed, Broiler feed, Finisher feed, Scrach Grains, All Purpose feed, Supplements and Grass for chickens. The 5th chapter covers Water: the impartance of chicken water, cleaning of chicken water, testing water, killing bacteria's on water. The 6th chapter covers layers, issues that you will face on layer business , list of good layers. The 7th chapter cover broliers. The 8th chapter is for the chicken shelter. 9Th is the chapter that tasks about chicks, how to raise chicks.
Chickens, Turkeys, Ducks, Geese, Guineas, Game Birds
Author: Glenn Drowns
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Technology & Engineering
This classic guide to chickens, turkeys, waterfowl, and game birds is now fully revised and expanded to inform and support backyard hobbyists and small farmers who want to use natural, humane practices and raise a variety of interesting breeds.