The How to Raise Chickens: Everything You Need to Know, Updated & Revised (PagePerfect NOOK Book) [NOOK Book]

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Whether you want to raise 5 chickens or 50, whether you have a 40-foot city lot or a 40-acre farm, the expert advice in this hands-on guidebook makes it easy for you to get started raising a healthy flock. Whichever comes first for you, the chicken or the egg, this book will show you what to do next with longtime chicken breeder Christine Heinrichs explaining all the helpful DOs and important DON’Ts. This brightly illustrated, full-color guide will prove an indispensable resource for anyone interested in ...

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The How to Raise Chickens: Everything You Need to Know, Updated & Revised (PagePerfect NOOK Book)

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Overview

 

Whether you want to raise 5 chickens or 50, whether you have a 40-foot city lot or a 40-acre farm, the expert advice in this hands-on guidebook makes it easy for you to get started raising a healthy flock. Whichever comes first for you, the chicken or the egg, this book will show you what to do next with longtime chicken breeder Christine Heinrichs explaining all the helpful DOs and important DON’Ts. This brightly illustrated, full-color guide will prove an indispensable resource for anyone interested in raising their very own flocks. 

Easy-to-follow advice helps you to:

  • Choose breeds and obtain stock
  • House and feed chickens
  • Manage your flock and keep it healthy
  • Select and cull for breeding programs
  • Incubate eggs and care for chicks
  • Raise chickens in the country, suburbs, or city
 The book provides information on breed types, obtaining stock, housing, feeding, flock management, breeding programs, incubation and care of chicks, selection and culling, showing, health care, and the legal aspects of raising chickens. Reviewed and approved by Dr. Clint Rusk (Purdue University Associate Professor in the Youth Development and Agriculture Education Department), this book will give you the tools you need to succeed in a challenging but rewarding business.

 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781610586771
  • Publisher: Voyageur Press
  • Publication date: 1/15/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 626,007
  • File size: 43 MB
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Meet the Author

Christine Heinrichs is the author of How to Raise Chickens and How to Raise Poultry (both Voyageur Press, 2013) and has won many awards over the course of her 30-year writing career. She holds a degree in journalism from the University of Oregon and is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, the Society of Environmental Journalists, the Northern California Science Writers Association, and Ten Spurs, the honorary society of the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference. She is also a member of the American Poultry Association, where she serves on the Heritage Breeds Committee, the American Bantam Association, and the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy. She lives with her husband, chickens, and cat in Cambria, California.
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  • Posted November 21, 2013

    I bought this book at the urging of a friend and was not disappo

    I bought this book at the urging of a friend and was not disappointed.
    Not only is it chock full of essential information on how to raise a chicken,
    not only is it full of really beautiful pictures, the text is written in a great,
    easy-to-read manner that just sucked me in and kept me reading.
    I love this author's style! Wish she would put out a book on raising rabbits ¿

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 21, 2013

    The two things that stood out to me about this volume were its e

    The two things that stood out to me about this volume were its exhaustive content and its colorful, easy-to-use format. There's a lot of information here, ranging from breed backgrounds to contact numbers to, as the title indicates, plenty of "how-to" information. The photographs beautifully illustrate the written content, which includes quick-hitting breakouts that keep the narrative from getting bogged down. It's all well-organized and thoughtfully composed. Definitely a worthwhile purchase for those interested in raising chickens.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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