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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 help-offering 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 breeding-this book also includes a comprehensive section on the breeds available, their specific requirements, and a list of resources.
Additional FeaturesTriple nesting box for easy egg retrievalFront and nesting door locks to protect chickensCedar shake roof will last for yearsTar paper covering roof makes it waterproofMade from renewable timberAll wood is free of any harmful chemicals or gluesKeeps your chickens comfortable in all seasonsHandmade in the United StatesAvailable in a variety of colorsAll paint is non-toxic exterior latexMeasures 120L x 64W x 42H inchesBring beauty and functionality to your hen house with the Victoria Chicken Tractor. Crafted from renewable timber and made in the United States no harmful chemicals or glue was used in its construction. Also this hen house has been tested in harsh winter conditions and will keep your hens warm and comfortable in the winter and all year round.Designed to house five to eight hens the Victoria Chicken Tractor comes with a run that allows your chickens to be free-ranging and give you all the benefits of free-range eggs. Your eggs are easily retrieved with the triple nesting box which along with the front door locks to make this hen house predator proof. The cedar shake roof is covered in tar paper which makes it waterproof and it will keep moisture out for years. The hen house has dual open doors which makes clean-up quick and easy. Available in a variety of colors the paint is non-toxic and an exterior latex.
Keeping Chickens, 2nd Edition is the perfect introduction to small flock poultry keeping. Not only are chickens useful (as both a food source and as consumers of weeds in the yard), but they are interesting and colorful creatures that make good pets and can enliven any garden. The book covers everything potential chicken farmers need to know about housing, feeding and welfare, plus it includes a section full of great egg recipes. Lively, authoritative text and a gorgeous gallery of chicken images make this book appealing to both casual and avid chicken enthusiasts.