Chickens: Tending a Small-Scale Flock

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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 ...

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Overview

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

Raise robust chicks-with or without a hen

Identify symptoms of common poultry illnesses

Learn 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!

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781935484608
  • Publisher: i5 Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/19/2011
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 489,676
  • 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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Table of Contents


Introduction: Why Chickens?

Chapter One: Chickens 101

Chapter Two: Which Chickens Are Best for You?

Chapter Three: Heritage Chickens Rule

Chapter Four: City Chicks

Chapter Five: Chicken Shack or Coop de Ville?

Chapter Six: Chow for Your Hobby Farm Fowl

Chapter Seven: Chicks, with or without a Hen

Chapter Eight: Chickens as Patients

Chapter Nine: Bucks for Clucks

Chapter Ten: Fun with Chickens

Pick of the Chicks

Glossary
Resources
Chicken Stories

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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2013

    To im sad

    Put netting around the whole pen and on the top thats what i did because i had10 chickens and now i only have 3. I know how you feel. Exept mine got aten by my black lab

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2013

    A great book

    This book is great for both beginners and experts and it provides lots of information for chicken lovers.

    The book itself has many great full screen pictures for the NOOK simpletouch and the NOOK simpletouch with Glowlight.

    I highly

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    Posted June 5, 2012

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    GET IT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2013

    BEST CHICKEN BOOK EVER

    AWESOME! This book is informative, easy to understand and helpful with plenty of pictures. 100000000000 stars ( if you could give that many)!

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    Posted June 12, 2013

    This book is very sad at the end

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2013

    Help.

    Okay so yesterday we had six chickens. Today we have zero. A minx riped their heads off. Does this book tell u how to keep chickens safe?

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