Raising Chickens: Care, Feeding, Facilities

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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

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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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580173254
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 1/12/1995
  • Edition number: 2
  • 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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Table of Contents


Introduction: The Chicken-Raising Mentality

1. Choosing the Perfect Chicken

2. Housing

3. Feeding

4. Meat Bird Management

5. Butchering Day (and Good Eating to Follow)

6. Layer Management

7. Table Eggs

8. Managing Breeders

9. Incubation and Hatching

10. Chick Care

11. General Management

12. Health Management

13. Showing

Glossary

State Resources

Organizations

Recommended Reading

Videos

Suppliers

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  • Posted May 30, 2009

    Great Book

    If you want to know how to raise chickens, this is the book to get. It's well written and easy to read. Good information that is easy to understand.

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  • Posted December 25, 2008

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    Worth Reading

    I've yet to get my chickens. They're coming, if everything goes as planned, in February 2009. I've had luck with the other Storey books about raising animals, and when I decided I was interested in chickens this is one of a few books I bought. This is the best by far. Everything for the beginner, and probably some stuff experienced flock owners could use. It covers every area of chicken keeping I can think of without being judgmental, as some books are about butchering. Like my headline says.....Worth Reading

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2008

    Complete Package

    This book includes everything a beginner would need to know!! Many people I know have raised chickens for years yet they still learned many things from this book!

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    Posted November 22, 2009

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