Chickens: Tending a Small-Scale Flock

Chickens: Tending a Small-Scale Flock

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by Sue Weaver
     
 

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Sue Weaver's Chickens, now in its second edition, has proven to be the essential Hobby Farms guide for newcomers and experienced chickenophiles alike. Four new chapters full of chicken-keeping know-how make this colorful new volume your must-have guide to life in the coop! Weaver offers sound advice based on years of adventures in poultry with her

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Sue Weaver's Chickens, now in its second edition, has proven to be the essential Hobby Farms guide for newcomers and experienced chickenophiles alike. Four new chapters full of chicken-keeping know-how make this colorful new volume your must-have guide to life in the coop! Weaver offers sound advice based on years of adventures in poultry with her husband, John. This updated edition provides the information you need to succeed with chickens on your hobby farm or in your home and yard.

Raise a Happy and Healthy Flock!
Know and master the basics of chicken keeping
Discover unique breeds and select the perfect one for you
Construct predator-proof fencing and housing
Keep poultry healthy with a nutritious diet
Identity symptoms of common poultry illnesses
Lean how to keep city and suburban chickens
turn tending a flock into a booming business
Have a little fun with your hobby fowl
Explore chicken resources and websites
Plus many other helpful tips!

About the Hobby Farms series
Whether you're a weekend gardener or a dedicated small farmer, you'll gather a bushel of essential formation from the Hobby Farms® series. Hobby Farm and its companion editions will help both experienced and novice hobby farmers realize their own dreams of life on the farm.

Look for other essential Hobby Farms® series titles, including Donkeys, Sheep, Goats, Beef Cattle, Ducks, Pigs, Llamas and Alpacas, and Rabbits!

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Editorial Reviews

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"Chickens is a great introductory guide to raising a healthy flock of happy chickens. From hens to roosters, from layers to broilers, Weaver covers the essentials in a straight-forward style. You won't need to worry about your chickens flying the coop with this resource in hand."
— John Ivanko, co-author of Rural Renaissance: Renewing the Quest for the Good Life

"Chickens are the perfect hobby farm animal, and Sue Weaver's book Chickens is the perfect primer for anyone contemplating the addition of chickens to the farm—or in their backyard. Sue clearly covers the practical side of small-flock chicken farming—from selecting the right chicken to keeping them happy and healthy, and she delivers the goods with her trademark wit."
— Carol Ekarius, author of Hobby Farm: Living Your Rural Dream for Pleasure and Profit

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781935484608
Publisher:
i5 Publishing
Publication date:
07/19/2011
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
448,312
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author


Sue Weaver has written hundreds of articles and nine books about livestock and poultry. She is a contributing editor for Hobby Farms magazine and writes the Poultry Profiles column for Chickens magazine. She lives on a small farm in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, which she shares with her husband of 37 years, a flock of Classic Cheviot sheep and a mixed herd of goats, horses large and small, a donkey who thinks she's a horse, two llamas, a riding steer, a water buffalo, a pet razorback pig, guinea fowl, and Buckeye chickens.

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