Backyard Chickens for Beginners: Getting the Best Chickens, Choosing Coops, Feeding and Care, and Beating City Chicken Laws
Amazon Exclusive for 2016!Valuable, short guide for beginners on how to start a backyard mini-flock of 2-4 chickens and get fresh eggs every day. Written by the author of the best-selling Fresh Food From Small Spaces book, a former columnist for Urban Farm magazine. Topics include:* Fresh Eggs Every Day * How Much Space Do You Need?* Building or Buying a Coop* Feeders, Waterers, Nesting Boxes, and Roosts* Getting Chicks or Chickens* Feeding Your Chickens* Tips for Cold Climates* Health and Safety* Dealing with Neighbors, City Chicken Laws, and Other Challenges* Resources: Everything You Need!Fresh eggs every dayThis 36-page booklet provides the ultimate beginner's guide to raising chickens for eggs in a city or suburban backyard. You can pay $10-$30 for a longer book containing lots of filler material you don't need. Are you really going to start a chick hatching business, compost doggy doo, or perform surgery on a sick hen? Stick to the essentials and pay a lot less. Everything You Need to Get Started!Are you ready to start raising chickens on a small scale? This booklet has all the information you really need to know on getting chicks or chickens for the city, where and how to find a good coop, what other items you need (feeders, waterers, nesting boxes), and how to feed your chickens nutritious food that will make the best eggs you have ever tasted. Learn some tips for proper chicken health and safety as well as for getting your chickens through cold winters in freezing climates. Learn how to deal with neighbors and restrictive city chicken laws so that no one can stop you from raising chickens for fresh eggs. Includes Free Resources SectionIncludes a great Resources section with organized links to every important piece of information available for free online, including more information on coops and city chicken laws. Some people say this section alone is worth the price of this booklet. Get access to all the resources and support you will ever need to help you have a great experience raising backyard chickens. Never pay a penny more for chicken info! Get started today and enjoy fresh eggs from your own backyard! (36-page booklet with 20,000 words)If you're looking for an introductory guide to raising chickens, this is the one!
The Homesteading Handbook: A Back to Basics Guide to Growing Your Own Food, Canning, Keeping Chickens, Generating Your Own Energy, Crafting, Herbal Medicine, and More (The Handbook Series)
With the rapid depletion of our planet’s natural resources, we would all like to live a more self-sufficient lifestyle. But in the midst of an economic crisis, it’s just as important to save money as it is to go green. As Gehring shows in this thorough but concise guide, being kind to Mother Earth can also mean being kind to your bank account! It doesn’t matter where your homestead is located—farm, suburb, or even city. Wherever you live, The Homesteading Handbook can help you: Plan, plant, and harvest your own organic home garden. Enjoy fruits and vegetables year-round by canning, drying, and freezing. Build alternate energy devices by hand, such as solar panels or geothermal heat pumps. Differentiate between an edible puffball mushroom and a poisonous amanita. Prepare butternut squash soup using ingredients from your own garden. Conserve water by making a rain barrel or installing an irrigation system. Have fun and save cash by handcrafting items such as soap, potpourri, and paper. Experience the satisfaction that comes with self-sufficiency, as well as the assurance that you have done your part to help keep our planet green. The Homesteading Handbook is your roadmap to living in harmony with the land.
Homemade Living: Keeping Chickens with Ashley English: All You Need to Know to Care for a Happy, Healthy Flock
Have you heard the news: chickens have left the farm and made themselves at home in neighborhoods everywhere! For anyone ready to put their eggs in this basket, here is the perfect beginner’s guide to raising chickens, with information on choosing a breed, acquiring the chicks, and housing, feeding, and caring for them. Plus, it provides the lowdown on eggs, including “egg”celent recipes, and profiles of people who have taken on the chicken-rearing challenge. Includes two projects with exploded woodworking illustrations and photos: a simple nesting box and a wildly creative mobile chicken tractor.
Raising Chickens : Step-By-Step to learn everything you need to know in 20 minutes (Keeping, Caring & Setting Up a Chicken Home, Feeding, Building a ... Chicken’s Trust) (Pet Animal) (Volume 1)
Have you always wanted an adorable, feathery pet that you can keep at home? A pet chick will be a sweet companion and a lifelong friend that you’ll love having near you. Chicks are cute, cuddly and very active, and can light up the day with their fun antics and adorable activities. However, they’re really sensitive and delicate when they are young, so you have to be very careful in their care, feed and housing. This guide has all the information on how you can raise a chick; right after they have hatched to the time they are a fully-grown chicken or rooster! From finding the perfect name, selecting the best cage to choosing the right diet and activities for your chick friend, we have compiled all the information in a step-by-step, easy to read format! Happy raising!
A Kid's Guide to Keeping Chickens: Best Breeds, Creating a Home, Care and Handling, Outdoor Fun, Crafts and Treats
Chickens make wonderful pets, and Melissa Caughey provides all the information kids need to raise healthy chickens and have lots of fun doing it. Covering everything from feeding, housing, and collecting eggs to quirky behaviors and humane treatment, Caughey’s engaging advice helps children understand the best ways to care for their chickens. Spark enthusiasm with creative activities like chicken forts and a veggie piñata for the flock, and feed more than the imagination with egg-centric dishes like Mexican egg pizza.
A flock of chickens isn't just for the official farmer anymore. As it turns out, there is a resurgence of America's love affair with their feathered friends. And why not? What's not to love about chickens? Chickens, with their silly antics and funny ways are entertaining. Even though they aren't cuddly pets, they have lots of personality.In this guide, you will learn everything you need to know to successfully select and keep chickens. With just a small investment of reading time, you will learn how you can comply with city ordinances to keep chickens, and also stay friendly with your neighbors. You'll learn the best places for getting chicks or chickens, and how to select the breed of chicken that is best for your specific purposes, whether it be for meat, eggs, or both. Creating a safe and practical habitat, as well as caring for and protecting your chickens, will be a priority for any flock owner. This guide will show you how to do that, too.After reading this guide, you'll be confident and ready to join the many others who have found the joy of keeping chickens. So go find your flock!
TRACKER JOURNAL: VOLUME 1:Keep all your chicken notes in one convenient place. This 118-page 8x10 journal provides sections for up to 12 chickens, each one clearly labeled with places for information like: name, breed, identifying marks, age, illnesses, treatments, and many other useful items you will want to track. Each section also includes extra pages for notes, photos, and observations, making a fun and easy to use journal for your chicken owning adventure! Please leave a review! Thanks! A perfect companion for “How To Raise Chickens: From Baby Chicks To Egg-Laying Hens To Fryers” published in book and eBook forms in English and Spanish by Kjasen. Please leave a review! This journal will allow you to keep track of: •Chickens names, breeds, colors/markings, dates acquired •Egg production, chicken’s weight (gains and losses) •Best feeds, favorite nesting areas, temperament •Quirks, illnesses, injuries, remedies •Notes, observations, anecdotes •Photos and illustrations, and much more
The Practical Guide to Keeping Chickens, Duck, Geese & Turkeys: A directory of poultry breeds and how to keep them: with step-by-step instructions and more than 650 colour photographs
This comprehensive and practical guide provides all the information that you need in order to start keeping poultry. A buyer's guide shows you what features to look for in healthy poultry. Essential information is provided on feeding, hygiene, treating ailments, and good husbandry. If you are interested in keeping a few hens in the back garden, selling eggs for profit, breeding birds for sale or exhibiting pure breeds, this authoritative guide by a leading and engaging expert, is the perfect book for you.
Welcome to a world where chickens and gardens coexist!Join Lisa Steele, chicken-keeper extraordinaire and founder of Fresh Eggs Daily, on a unique journey through the garden. Start by planning your garden and learning strategies and tips for keeping your plants safe while they grow. Plant with purpose, choosing from a dozen plans for theme gardens such as Orange Egg Yolks or Nesting Box Herbs. Or choose a design that's filled with edibles - sharing the bounty with your family and your feathered friends. Then comes the fun part: enjoy the harvest, even let the chickens graze!Lisa's friendly writing, together with inspirational photos and illustrations, will have you rolling up your sleeves and reaching for your gardening tools. Lisa also covers a range of topics just for chicken-keepers, including:- Chickens and composting- Using chickens to aerate and till- Coop window boxes- Plants to avoid when you have chickens- Lists of the most valuable crops and herbs- Advice on how to harvest and use many of the plants- And much more!Whether you're an experienced chicken keeper, master gardener, or just getting into these two wonderful hobbies, Gardening with Chickens is an indispensable guide for a harmonious homestead.
Are you thinking about getting chickens for your backyard? Oh Lardy's Guide to Keeping Backyard Chickens covers everything from caring for chicks, to building a coop, eggs, feeding and caring for your hens. This book has everything you need to get started with building your own backyard flock.
With more and more city dwellers and suburbanites embracing the notion of getting back to basics and living simpler, more rustic lives, it’s no surprise that the popularity of backyard chicken keeping has skyrocketed in recent years. Whether for enjoyment as pets or for the convenience of farm-fresh eggs right outside your door, chicken keeping can be an easy and fun step on the road to more sustainable, ecologically friendly living.Written by Kristina Mercedes Urquhart, The Suburban Chicken shares the author’s knowledge on general chicken husbandry, profiles of 20 suitable breeds for suburban living, how to provide your birds with optimal accommodations, and the healthcare needs of chickens, among other important topics about which prospective chicken owners should be familiar.INSIDE SUBURBAN CHICKEN:The benefits and enjoyment of keeping chickens as pets.Considerations for would-be chicken keepers, including local ordinances, space requirements, initial and ongoing expenses, and preparing the home and family.Favorite standard-size, bantam, and egg-laying breeds for metropolitan and family living.Hatching eggs and raising chicks.Coop styles and descriptions of all equipment that a budding chicken keeper needs, as well as a chapter dedicated to keeping chickens safe from predators. Preventive care and optimal diets for healthy, hardy birds. Raising chickens for eggs: the science behind egg production, how to properly handle and store fresh eggs, and the differences between store-bought and homegrown eggs, as well as some exciting recipes for your bounty.
Practical how-to advice for raising chickens in virtually any backyard! Raising chickens on a small scale is a popular–and growing–pastime. And Raising Chickens For Dummies provides an up-to-date, thorough introduction to all aspects of caring for chickens, including choosing and purchasing chickens, constructing housing, and proper feeding. Raising Chickens For Dummies provides authoritative, detailed information to make raising chickens for eggs, meat, or backyard entertainment that much easier.
In days gone by, Keeping Chickens & Ducks as well as growing your own vegetables, it was popular for households to keep a small flock of chickens in the back garden to produce eggs and the occasional bird for the table. Eggs were valued as an essential part of the diet and were a valuable commodity that could easily be produced at home.During the 1950’s, hybrid chickens were created that could produce large numbers of eggs in intensive farming systems. The price of eggs came down as their availability increased. Supermarkets were born and contributed further to the downward pressure on price. Outbreaks of Salmonella further added to the decline in the number of people keeping chickens at home.Thankfully, over the last few years, chickens & ducks have been making a come back to our back gardens and there are more and more people looking at keeping a few hens for eggs again at home. From hybrid egg layers to some of the more specialist pure breeds, there is a breed to suit everyone.
Whether it’s moving to the country and starting over on a whim or just making city- living a little simpler and easier, the Green” movement is changing the way we live our day- to-day lives. Skyhorse's Self-Sufficiency handbooks are meant to helpoffering advice on what to do, how to do it better, and how to save money as well. This is a beautifully illustrated series made even more beautiful, because its goal is to help everyone live in a more earth-friendly fashion. This handbook provides an introduction to some of the key aspects of raising chickens. You don’t need a large space to raise and keep chickens, and most families find that they only need a couple of hens to keep them stocked with fresh eggs year-round. Packed full of information on the basic housing costs and requirements, food and water requirements, disease prevention, and breedingthis book also includes a comprehensive section on the breeds available, their specific requirements, and a list of resources.
The Chicken Keeper’s Journal offers beautiful and practical content for both beginning and expert keepers to keep notes, sketches, daily observations, record seasonal reminders, and to-do lists among any number of things that the chicken keeping enthusiast might want to record or illustrate.This is the perfect companion to The Chicken Whisperer's Guide to Keeping Chickens. Enjoy tips, anecdotes, ideas, recipes, how-to and images that both inform and inspire.
A Beginners Guide to Keeping Backyard Chickens - Breeds Guide, Chicken Tractors & Coops, Hatching & Raising Chicks Plus More... (Simple Living)
**Amazon No 1 Best Seller** A Beginners Guide to Keeping Backyard Chickens covers all of the basics you need to get up and running with your very own flock of chickens. Discover the simple you of owning these delightfully funny birds while suppling your family with a cheap and healthy source of eggs or meat or even both.Loaded with helpful tips and advice, this book cover topics from setting up your make yard and how to keep your chickens healthy and stress free. The book is also loaded with many chicken DIY projects including:Food & Water FeedersEgg IncubatorsSpinning Compost DrumVarious Coops & Chicken Tractor IdeasChicken RunsDon't miss out on the joy of owning chickens, get started now!
Many gardeners fear chickens will peck away at their landscape, and chicken lovers often shy away from gardening for the same reason. But you can keep chickens and have a beautiful garden, too! In this essential handbook, award-winning garden designer Jessi Bloom offers step-by-step instructions for creating a beautiful and functional space and maintaining a happy, healthy flock. Free-Range Chicken Gardens covers everything a gardener needs to know, from the basics of chicken keeping and getting them acclimated to the garden, to how to create the perfect chicken-friendly garden design and build innovative coops.
The Feast Nearby: How I lost my job, buried a marriage, and found my way by keeping chickens, foraging, preserving, bartering, and eating locally (all on $40 a week)
Within a single week in 2009, food journalist Robin Mather found herself on the threshold of a divorce and laid off from her job at the Chicago Tribune. Forced into a radical life change, she returned to her native rural Michigan. There she learned to live on a limited budget while remaining true to her culinary principles of eating well and as locally as possible. In The Feast Nearby, Mather chronicles her year-long project: preparing and consuming three home-cooked, totally seasonal, and local meals a day--all on forty dollars a week. With insight and humor, Mather explores the confusion and needful compromises in eating locally. She examines why local often trumps organic, and wonders why the USDA recommends white bread, powdered milk, and instant orange drinks as part of its “low-cost” food budget program. Through local eating, Mather forges connections with the farmers, vendors, and growers who provide her with sustenance. She becomes more closely attuned to the nuances of each season, inhabiting her little corner of the world more fully, and building a life richer than she imagined it could be. The Feast Nearby celebrates small pleasures: home-roasted coffee, a pantry stocked with home-canned green beans and homemade preserves, and the contented clucking of laying hens in the backyard. Mather also draws on her rich culinary knowledge to present nearly one hundred seasonal recipes that are inspiring, enticing, and economical--cooking goals that don’t always overlap--such as Pickled Asparagus with Lemon, Tarragon, and Garlic; Cider-Braised Pork Loin with Apples and Onions; and Cardamom-Coffee Toffee Bars. Mather’s poignant, reflective narrative shares encouraging advice for aspiring locavores everywhere, and combines the virtues of kitchen thrift with the pleasures of cooking--and eating--well.