Living with Chickens: Everything You Need to Know to Raise Your Own Backyard Flock

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Chickens - why not? Tens of thousands of people in all areas of the country enjoy raising these birds, whether for food or companionship. Of course, you may want to read Living With Chickens just for the sheer joy of it. Straightforward prose and illustrations give any future chicken farmer the tools he or she needs to get started. Jay Rossier draws on his own experiences and those of his fellow poultrymen in discussing everything from feeding and housing the birds to keeping marauders from invading the coop. ...
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Overview

Chickens - why not? Tens of thousands of people in all areas of the country enjoy raising these birds, whether for food or companionship. Of course, you may want to read Living With Chickens just for the sheer joy of it. Straightforward prose and illustrations give any future chicken farmer the tools he or she needs to get started. Jay Rossier draws on his own experiences and those of his fellow poultrymen in discussing everything from feeding and housing the birds to keeping marauders from invading the coop. Personal anecdotes, interesting facts, and lush, full-color photographs round out this indispensable guide.
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"In this charming book, the authors provide a nice overview of the basics of poultry keeping for those new to the hobby. Beautiful color photographs throughout demonstrate the appeal of chickens, adding to the value of this nice primer on backyard chicken keeping." --Booklist

"LIVING WITH CHICKENS will help birds and their owners live in harmony and health. Rossier's easy-going style will be welcomed by both new and experienced poultry owners." --Stephen Green-Armytage, EXTRAORDINARY CHICKENS

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592280131
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/15/2004
  • Series: Living with Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 447,870
  • Product dimensions: 6.08 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Jay Rossier is coauthor of A New Lease On Farmland, published by the E. F. Schumacher Society, and writes occasional book reviews for Northern Woodlands magazine. In addition to being a husband and a parent, he reads, writes, and looks after various fowls in Vershire, Vermont.

Geoff Hansen is a photographer and editor at New Hampshire's Valley News and author of My Life As a Dog: The Many Moods of Lucy. His work has appeared in Newsweek, USA Today, The New York Times, and the Boston Globe. He lives in Tunbridge, Vermont, with his wife and daughter.

The American Poultry Association, founded in 1873 to help hold up the value of standard-bred poultry and pure breeding, supports sanctioned meets at country-wide poultry shows, and publishes a quarterly newsletter and annual yearbook.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction xi
Chapter 1 The Charm of Chickens 1
Chapter 2 Where Your Chickens Will Live 21
Chapter 3 Getting Eggs to Hatch 49
Chapter 4 Raising Chicks 69
Chapter 5 Buying Adult Chickens 85
Chapter 6 Feeding Your Chickens 95
Chapter 7 Hens and Eggs 121
Chapter 8 Butchering Your Meat Birds 133
Chapter 9 The Health of Your Chickens 149
Chapter 10 Chickens and Children 163
Appendixes
Chicken Breeds 171
Hatcheries 175
Equipment and Supplies 179
Cooperative Extension Offices 181
Websites 187
Glossary 191
Bibliography 195
Index 197
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  • Posted January 9, 2010

    Living with Chickens

    I bought the book as a gift for a friend who is raising chickens. She says she loves the book at not only a great story, but also as an equally great instructional tool.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2010

    Loved this book! Lots of information!!

    I would recommend this book to anyone curious of the chicken process or anyone looking into having chickens of their own. I was truly amazed at how many different types of chickens there were! I am looking forward to reading this book over and over.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2012

    I have chickens.

    I like taking care of chickens.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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