How To Raise Chickens: Everything You Need To Know
  • How To Raise Chickens: Everything You Need To Know
  • How To Raise Chickens: Everything You Need To Know

How To Raise Chickens: Everything You Need To Know

by Christine Heinrichs
     
 

A hands-on, easy-to-use guide to raising chickens in the backyard--from designing a coop to choosing breeds, caring for chicks, egging, sexing, and butchering.

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Overview

A hands-on, easy-to-use guide to raising chickens in the backyard--from designing a coop to choosing breeds, caring for chicks, egging, sexing, and butchering.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
The Country Today (Eau Claire, WI), March 28, 2007

“No matter if you’re a neophyte in animal ownership or a seasoned farmer with years of experience, you’ll learn something in these ‘how-to’ books. Best of all, they are approved by the FFA, which means you can feel good about handing them to your future farmer.”
Midwest Book Review, April 2007

How to Raise Chickens is a comprehensive manual for novice and experienced chicken raisers … an all-inclusive guide, written in straightforward terms to be accessible to readers of all backgrounds … an absolute ‘must-have’ for anyone considering the practice.”

ANIMAL PEOPLE,

animalpeoplenews.org

,

Oct. 29, 2007

“The utilitarian titles and the Future Farmers of America logo on the covers of How To Raise Chickens, How To Raise Cattle, and How To Raise Horses conceal and camouflage a wealth of indications inside about how profoundly animal advocacy is beginning to influence animal agriculture.”

Small Farm Today, July/Oct 2007

”This is a good overall book to encourage people to get into the chicken business … Lots of colored charts cover history, facts and chick lore.”


Backyard Poultry Magazine June/July 2007

“This book is thoroughly modern and comprehensive. It is highly recommended.”

Garden.org, Oct. 27, 2007

“Since tasting rich, flavorful scrambled eggs fresh from an Oregon friend's flock, I hanker to raise a few chickens myself. Christine Heinrichs' How to Raise Chickens - Everything You Need to Know (Voyageur Press, 2007; $19.95) is more than a primer. It's brimming with fascinating history and anecdotes, as well as helpful details – from breed types to caring for chicks to showing your special bird. The photos introduced me to colorful language describing bird varieties: Naked Necks, Ameraucana hen with muffs, Black Breasted Red bantam rooster, large crested Silver Laced Polish pullet, and many more. An enticement for the health conscious: eggs from free-range chickens have considerably more vitamin E, beta carotene, omega-3 fatty acids and half the cholesterol of commercially raised eggs, notes Heinrichs.”

“I had not yet bought Christine Heinrichs’s 2007 book, How to Raise Chickens, a plainspoken guide for people who might not ever have seen a live chicken, which keeps selling more and more copies”.

Susan Orleans, The New Yorker

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760328286
Publisher:
Voyageur Press
Publication date:
03/15/2007
Series:
How to Raise... Series
Edition description:
First
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 10.62(h) x 0.50(d)

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From the Publisher
The Country Today (Eau Claire, WI), March 28, 2007

“No matter if you’re a neophyte in animal ownership or a seasoned farmer with years of experience, you’ll learn something in these ‘how-to’ books. Best of all, they are approved by the FFA, which means you can feel good about handing them to your future farmer.”
                                                                                                                                                                  Midwest Book Review, April 2007

“How to Raise Chickens is a comprehensive manual for novice and experienced chicken raisers … an all-inclusive guide, written in straightforward terms to be accessible to readers of all backgrounds … an absolute ‘must-have’ for anyone considering the practice.”

 

Backyard Poultry Magazine June/July 2007

“This book is thoroughly modern and comprehensive. It is highly recommended.”
                                                                                                                           
 Garden.org, Oct. 27, 2007

“Since tasting rich, flavorful scrambled eggs fresh from an Oregon friend's flock, I hanker to raise a few chickens myself. Christine Heinrichs' How to Raise Chickens - Everything You Need to Know (Voyageur Press, 2007; $19.95) is more than a primer. It's brimming with fascinating history and anecdotes, as well as helpful details – from breed types to caring for chicks to showing your special bird. The photos introduced me to colorful language describing bird varieties: Naked Necks, Ameraucana hen with muffs, Black Breasted Red bantam rooster, large crested Silver Laced Polish pullet, and many more. An enticement for the health conscious: eggs from free-range chickens have considerably more vitamin E, beta carotene, omega-3 fatty acids and half the cholesterol of commercially raised eggs, notes Heinrichs.”

 

ANIMAL PEOPLE, animalpeoplenews.org, Oct. 29, 2007

“The utilitarian titles and the Future Farmers of America logo on the covers of How To Raise Chickens, How To Raise Cattle, and How To Raise Horses conceal and camouflage a wealth of indications inside about how profoundly animal advocacy is beginning to influence animal agriculture.”               

Small Farm Today, July/Oct 2007

”This is a good overall book to encourage people to get into the chicken business … Lots of colored charts cover history, facts and chick lore.”

 “I had not yet bought Christine Heinrichs’s 2007 book, How to Raise Chickens, a plainspoken guide for people who might not ever have seen a live chicken, which keeps selling more and more copies”.

Susan Orleans, The New Yorker

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