Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens

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Here is all the information you need to successfully raise chickens — from choosing breeds and hatching chicks to building coops, keeping the birds healthy, and protecting them from predators. This revised third edition contains a new chapter on training chickens and understanding their intelligence, expanded coverage of hobby farming, and up-to-date information on chicken health issues, including avian influenza and fowl first aid.
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Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens: Care, Feeding, Facilities

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Overview

Here is all the information you need to successfully raise chickens — from choosing breeds and hatching chicks to building coops, keeping the birds healthy, and protecting them from predators. This revised third edition contains a new chapter on training chickens and understanding their intelligence, expanded coverage of hobby farming, and up-to-date information on chicken health issues, including avian influenza and fowl first aid.
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Editorial Reviews

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: 9781603424691
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 1/20/2010
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 47,475
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.20 (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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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2012

    A must for those considering raising chickens

    This book has every scenario a would be chicken farmer might face whether they are starting a backyard flock or going more large scale. Some of the details seem intimidating but it is important to be informed before you get started. This is the first book we bought while the others we just borrowed from the library.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 4, 2011

    Go To Book for Raising Chickens

    This book has everything but the chickens! It would make a great reference book for anyone raising chickens whether they be pets or a small business raising them for eggs or the table. Housing and space suggestions are discussed. The section on diseases is especially helpful and gives suggestions for treatment. I checked it out from the library first and was so impressed that I brought it with me to the store and picked up my own before returning it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 22, 2012

    Best book anyone could ask for when it comes to raising chickens

    Best book anyone could ask for when it comes to raising chickens!!! After reading it I am confident that I will be able to handle my chicks when they come.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 27, 2011

    Wow!!

    Almost overwhelming in its detail, this book is great for anyone considering raising chickens. My grandmother kept chickens, but I never realized how complex it is. This book will serve as a guide and reference if I decide to go ahead with plans for establishing my own flock.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2000

    George knows best

    ...after becomming enlightened by the relaxing benefits of George's new hobby, I read this book and found it complete and Very inspirational, Thanks George

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2014

    Excellent

    Bought as a gift for someone who enjoys reading and working with chickens. He gave this book high praise, commenting that it was a great book.

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    Posted November 28, 2012

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