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 husband, John.

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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

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!

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781935484608
Publisher:
i5 Publishing
Publication date:
07/19/2011
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
1,089,190
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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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

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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Chickens: Tending a Small-Scale Flock 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have several of Sue Weaver's books and all of them are good books. Great for the hobby farmer !
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He looks around.
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When I first started my name was Alex and I had a wife named Kaitlynn. e.e That was years ago. She disappeared.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ah. Bleh. I'll just be at our new book.. o.o
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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Okay
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Just saying
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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"When am I gonna get adopted?" She mewed.
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