The author promotes the benefits of keeping chickens happy and well-occupied, and in optimal health, free of chemicals and antibiotics. She emphasizes the therapeutic value of herbs, edible flowers and natural supplements to maintaining a healthy environment for your backyard flock. Her tips and advice will benefit the first-time chicken keeper and seasoned veteran alike.
This is one of those "especially for now" kinds of books, when food security is appearing on our to-do lists.
|Publisher:||St. Lynn's Press|
|Product dimensions:||7.20(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION
Benefits of raising chickens without using medications, chemicals or antibiotics Chapter 1: IN THE COOP
Chapter 2: IN THE NESTING BOXES Chapter 3 : IN THE RUN Chapter 4: IN THE DUST BATH AREA Chapter 5: IN THEIR FEED Chapter 6: IN THEIR WATER Chapter 7: WHEN YOU WANT TO SPOIL THEM Chapter 8: IN THE SUMMER Chapter 9: WHEN THEY'RE MOLTING Chapter 10: IN THE WINTER Chapter 11: WHEN THEY'RE BROODY Chapter 12: IN THE BROODER Chapter 13" WHEN THEY'RE SICK DIY PROJECTS 1. Salad Bar 2. DIY Fly Catcher (see In The Run) 3. Chick Brooder Box 4. Feedbag Market Tote 5. Herbal Sachets 6. Hanging Treat Feeder (see When You Want to Spoil Them) 7. Anti-bacterial Hand Soap Recipe 8. Homemade Antiseptic Ointment APPENDIXES A. Edible Flowers listing benefits B. Edible Herbs listing benefits C. Edible Weeds listing benefits