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Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens: 3rd Edition
     

Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens: 3rd Edition

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by Gail Damerow
 

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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

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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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“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:
9781603424707
Publisher:
Storey Books
Publication date:
02/20/2010
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
347,513
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

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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

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. Damerow 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 Countryside magazine and Small Stock Journal  and as the author or contributor to more than a dozen country skills how-to books.


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Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens: 3rd Edition 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Nomdufrindle More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
PageBurner12 More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is great. It covers from chicks to adult chickens. It has housing needs, the different dietary needs, and even covers the illnesses and diseases of chickens. I can't stop reading it and have bookmarked several pages for future references. Definitely sold this person on getting chickens without the fear of novice stupidity.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Rues More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous 3 months ago
I have nine chickens but we dont eat them or kill them personely i think thats gross and cruel!!!
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You learn how to kill your chicken and defeather clean and process it ready to cook. As a child this was always a treat one thing i remembered from cleaning was get the gall out intact or it could contaminate the meat make it bitter. Also on an old hen there would be clusters of eggs sans shell