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,

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,

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by Gail Damerow
     
 

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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

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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.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
★ 02/01/2014
Space-conscious homesteaders will enjoy learning how to raise a multitude of farm animals on as little as a tenth of an acre.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781603429696
Publisher:
Storey Books
Publication date:
03/23/2011
Pages:
360
Sales rank:
75,110
Product dimensions:
8.48(w) x 10.64(h) x 0.98(d)

Meet the Author

Gail Damerow, author of The Chicken Health Handbook, 2nd Edition, has written extensively on raising chickens and other livestock, growing fruits and vegetables, and related rural know-how in more than a dozen country skills how-to books, including the best-selling Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens, The Chicken Encyclopedia, and Hatching and Brooding Your Own Chicks. Damerow is a regular contributor to Backyard Poultry and Countryside magazines. She lives in Tennessee with her husband, where they operate a family farm with poultry and dairy goats, a sizable garden, and a small orchard. 


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Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals: Choose the Best Breeds for Small-Space Farming, Produce Your Own Grass-Fed Meat, Gather Fresh Eggs, 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
TammyB1962 More than 1 year ago
I just got this yesterday and I started it this morning and I just amazed. It is so helpful describing the different breeds of livestock. I too was raised in the city no farm animals, however farming is in my blood as I have great uncles that were farmers. I started out with chickens and then rabbits and now turkeys along with a garden all on a 1/4 acre of land. We hope to be moving next year to a bigger piece of property. This book is not part of my farming book collection. I would reccommend this book to anyone who wants to get started on sustainability and taking better care of their family.
slpeters2009 More than 1 year ago
perfect for me-I appreciate the honesty...written well, written from her own experiences. The sample was great-the layout @ chickens was a great review for me; I now NEED to purchase the entire book for my NOOK.
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It was nice that it had so much more about animals, but it left me with many questions. I think many of these questions will not be answered until I visit a farm.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We moved camp...but yeah can i ask why u cam bak?