The Joy of Keeping Chickens: The Ultimate Guide to Raising Poultry for Fun or Profit

The Joy of Keeping Chickens: The Ultimate Guide to Raising Poultry for Fun or Profit

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781632204677
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 04/07/2015
Series: Joy of Series
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 1,247,761
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Jennifer Megyesi and her husband own and run the Fat Rooster Farm in Vermont. She holds a master's degree in wildlife biology and has worked for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Her farm is currently breeding Cuckoo Marans chickens, famed for laying chocolate-colored eggs. She lives on the farm with her husband and son in Royalton, Vermont.

Geoff Hansen is a photographer and editor at the Valley News in Lebanon, New Hampshire. He has published in Newsweek, USA Today, and The New York Times. He lives in Tunbridge, Vermont, with his wife, daughter, and two beagles.

Table of Contents

Preface 8

1 Why Keep Chickens 12

2 Starting Your Poultry Enterprise 26

3 Housing Chickens 68

4 Feeding Your Chickens 98

5 Keeping Chickens for Eggs 114

6 Keeping Chickens for Meat 134

7 Using the Eggs You Produce 156

8 Using Your Chicken Meat 184

9 Showing Chickens 200

10 Flock Health: Common Illnesses, Conditions, and Diseases 212

Glossary 235

Epilogue 241

Appendix 1 Bibliography 245

Appendix 2 Poultry Organizations and Clubs 247

Appendix 3 State Resources 251

Appendix 4 Poultry Hatcheries and Supplies 257

Appendix 5 Recommended Reading 261

Acknowledgments 265

Index 267\

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The Joy of Keeping Chickens: The Ultimate Guide to Raising Poultry for Fun or Profit 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
But not extraordinarily informative. Also the charts for breeds in the nook version doesn't enlarge so you can't read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was very clear and easy to read. Also, it was full of lots of practical information organized in a clear, and easy to understand fashion. Full of photos printed on semi-glossy paper. The best book on the subject in my opinion, at least for a beginner.
RGilf More than 1 year ago
This is a good book, but does not have as detailed information as 'Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens.' The color pictures are beautiful. I'd get it simply for the pictures. It's a good starter book because it's not too much information. After you read it you will know enough to idenfify the details you will probably want to find elsewhere.