Raising Chickens: Care, Feeding, Facilities

Raising Chickens: Care, Feeding, Facilities

by Gail Damerow




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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580173254
Publisher: Storey Books
Publication date: 01/12/1995
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Gail Damerow has written extensively on raising chickens and other livestock, growing fruits and vegetables, and related rural know-how in more than a dozen books, including the best-selling Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens, The Chicken Encyclopedia, The Chicken Health Handbook, and Hatching and Brooding Your Own Chicks. Damerow is a regular contributor to Backyard Poultry, Countryside, and Rural Heritage magazines. She lives in Tennessee with her husband, where they operate a family farm with poultry and dairy goats, a sizable garden, and a small orchard. 

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


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Raising Chickens: Care, Feeding, Facilities 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
kaelirenee on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is easy to read with lots of excellent, down-to-earth suggestions for any chicken raiser, whether you've got a couple of hens in the backyard for eggs or a whole flock for show and food. A nice addition to the new edition is information about chicken temperment. Damerow definatly saw that her audience now included more first-time chicken keepers and writes with them in mind in these sections.
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RGilf More than 1 year ago
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.
ChrisinCincy More than 1 year ago
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
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!