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Backyard Chickens for Beginners: Getting the Best Chickens, Choosing Coops, Feeding and Care, and Beating City Chicken Laws

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Valuable guide for beginners on how to start a backyard mini-flock of 2-4 chickens and get fresh eggs every day. Provides all the information you need on chickens, coops, run areas, feeding and caring, and dealing with neighbors and city chicken laws. Written by the author...
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Overview

Valuable guide for beginners on how to start a backyard mini-flock of 2-4 chickens and get fresh eggs every day. Provides all the information you need on chickens, coops, run areas, feeding and caring, and dealing with neighbors and city chicken laws. Written by the author of the best-selling Fresh Food From Small Spaces book, a former columnist for Urban Farm magazine.

Topics include:
• Fresh Eggs Every Day
• How Much Space Do You Need?
• Building or Buying a Coop
• Feeders, Waterers, Nesting Boxes, and Roosts
• Getting Chicks or Chickens
• Feeding Your Chickens
• Tips for Cold Climates
• Health and Safety
• Dealing with Neighbors, City Chicken Laws, and Other Challenges
• Resources: Everything You Need!

Fresh eggs every day

This 36-page booklet provides the ultimate beginner's guide to raising chickens for eggs in a city or suburban backyard. You can pay $10-$30 for a longer book containing lots of filler material you don't need. Are you really going to start a chick hatching business, compost doggy doo, or perform surgery on a sick hen? Stick to the essentials and pay a lot less.

Everything You Need to Get Started!

Are you ready to start raising chickens on a small scale? This booklet has all the information you really need to know on getting chicks or chickens for the city, where and how to find a good coop, what other items you need (feeders, waterers, nesting boxes), and how to feed your chickens nutritious food that will make the best eggs you have ever tasted.

Learn some tips for proper chicken health and safety as well as for getting your chickens through cold winters in freezing climates. Learn how to deal with neighbors and restrictive city chicken laws so that no one can stop you from raising chickens for fresh eggs.

Includes Free Resources Section

Includes a great Resources chapter with organized links to every important piece of information available for free online, including more information on coops and city chicken laws. Some people say this section alone is worth the price of this booklet. Get access to all the resources and support you will ever need to help you have a great experience raising backyard chickens. Never pay a penny more for chicken info! Get started today and enjoy fresh eggs from your own backyard!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781479197002
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/25/2012
  • Pages: 44
  • Sales rank: 1,067,377
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.09 (d)

Meet the Author

R.J. Ruppenthal is a licensed attorney and college professor in California who has a passion for growing and raising some of his own food. He regularly writes and blogs about fruit and vegetable gardening, growing food in small urban spaces, sustainability, and raising backyard chickens. On occasion, he even puts his degrees to use and writes something about law or government. You can follow his blogs at http://backyardcvf.blogspot.com or on his Amazon Author's Page.
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