Properly raised chickens can be a major boon to any household looking to save money on eggs and poultry. Learning what chickens need to survive, from the feed they eat, to the housing they require, is a necessary step for anyone looking to raise them. In this book, you will find a complete guide to understanding how chickens are raised on a small farm, from hatching to egg cultivation, and ultimately slaughter. There is a 16 page color insert showcasing different breeds as well as general chicken photos. You will learn how to start understanding chickens and their numerous breed types, of which there are more than two hundred. You will learn how to purchase your own chickens and how to effectively handle them. You will learn what kind of housing your chickens need and the proper methods and forms of feeding each breed. Details about how to breed chickens for egg production and how to collect and store the eggs is included, as well as information on how to manage your breeders and hatch eggs for raising your own chicks. Top chicken farms and experts have been interviewed for this book and their expertise and experience has been compiled to form additional sections on maintaining chicken health, the various different seasons and how they affect chicken care and how to raise chickens for meat. Everything you need to know about raising chickens is included in this guide in great detail, the perfect starting place for any new chicken farmer.
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Another name for this book could have been Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Chickens, But Were Afraid to Ask. The Complete Guide to Raising Chickens: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply is a thorough handbook for anyone considering raising chickens. It includes more information than you may have thought possible about the subject of chickens, including where to buy diapers for chickens that are indoor pets. A chapter devoted to the different breeds explains not only their physical appearance but personalities as well. Don't know how to build a coop? This book will show you how, step by step. A glossary of terms at the end of the book is helpful for the novice chicken owner, and one of the appendices includes state-by-state zoning laws on owning chickens.