The Right Way to Keep Chickens

Author: Virginia Shirt

Publisher: Robinson


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 128

View: 984

For generations, people in the countryside have kept chickens, mainly for the eggs. Now, more and more people, in town as well as countryside, are enjoying the pleasure of keeping hens in the garden and reaping the reward of those fresh eggs every day. Virginia Shirt has lived with chickens for over 15 years so her knowledge of these fascinating birds is conditioned by practical experience. Her book is a revelation to every aspiring enthusiast. Concentrating initially on the very first steps, the book goes on to deal with feeding and rearing chickens and comprehensively covers matters relating to health and disease.

Care of baby chicks

Author: Alfred R. Lee



Category: Business & Economics

Page: 8

View: 556

Barnyard in Your Backyard

A Beginner's Guide to Raising Chickens, Ducks, Geese, Rabbits, Goats, Sheep, and Cows

Author: Gail Damerow

Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 416

View: 975

When is the right time to shear a sheep? Is there a market for manure? What time of day is best to collect eggs? What is the correct way to milk a goat? What does a duck eat? Can a cow and a sheep share the same pasture? Which types of rabbits are easiest to raise? The perfect book for anyone who has ever dreamed of having that little place in the country, Barnyard in Your Backyard offers tried-and-true, expert advice on raising healthy, happy, productive farm animals: chickens, geese, ducks, rabbits, goats, sheep, and dairy cows. Each chapter focuses on a different animal, discussing the pros and cons of raising the animal, housing and land requirements, feeding guidelines, health concerns, and a schedule for routine care. Species that are easy to raise, hardy, and companionable are profiled. First-time farmers will discover simple, clear instructions for caring for animals throughout the year, as well as guidelines for processing barnyard products such as milk, wool, and eggs. Combining practical advice from real experts, easy-to-use checklists and charts, a seasonal care calendar, and detailed black-and-white illustrations, Barnyard in Your Backyard offers a comprehensive review of the ins and outs - the tribulations and triumphs - of living with and caring for a small barnyard.

Dixon Avenue

Author: Tom Peeler

Publisher: iUniverse


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 168

View: 381

In 1975, I started writing freelance articles for D Magazine in Dallas, mostly about Dallas history-I probably wrote a hundred or more on that one subject. This book is also about local history, but it's a little different; it's from the heart of the main character. It's about a simple life in simple times, but when I was living it, it sure seemed complicated.