Raising Chickens: Care, Feeding, Facilities

Raising Chickens: Care, Feeding, Facilities

by Gail Damerow
     
 


Once you decide to raise chickens, you'll need all the information and advice you can get. And lucky for you, this book is as far as you'll have to look. A Guide to Raising Chickens contains everything you need to know, from starting your own backyard flock to putting eggs on the table. With easy-to-understand illustrations and text, this book shows you all about…  See more details below

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Once you decide to raise chickens, you'll need all the information and advice you can get. And lucky for you, this book is as far as you'll have to look. A Guide to Raising Chickens contains everything you need to know, from starting your own backyard flock to putting eggs on the table. With easy-to-understand illustrations and text, this book shows you all about:

-- Choosing the right breed

-- Caring for chicks

--Feeding the growing flock

-- Building feeders and shelters

-- Collecting and storing eggs

-- Preventing health problems

-- Raising broilers for meat

-- Showing your chickens

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From the Publisher

“Everything you need to know about chickens, all in one easy-to-understand volume: Breed selcetion, health issues, care and maintenace, incubating, hatching, feed and shelter, egg and meat prodution, and more. Many photos and illustrations, tables and index.” – Back Home

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580173254
Publisher:
Storey Books
Publication date:
01/12/1995
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Gail Damerow and her husband operate a family farm in Tennessee where they keep poultry and dairy goats, tend a sizable garden, and maintain a small orchard. They grow and preserve much of their own food, make their own yogurt and ice cream from fresh goat milk, and bake their own bread. Gail has written extensively on raising chickens and other livestock, growing fruits and vegetables, and related rural skills. She shares her experience and knowledge as a regular contributor to Backyard Poultry magazine and as the author or contributor to more than a dozen country skills how-to books.

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