Raising Chickens For DummiesPractical 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.
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!
The Joy of Keeping Chickens: The Ultimate Guide to Raising Poultry for Fun or Profit (The Joy of Series)
Finally backyard farmers who want to keep a few hens for eggs have a bible that's attractive enough to leave out on the coffee table, and inexpensive enough to purchase on a whim. This comprehensive guide, written in charming prose from the perspective of an organic farmer, will appeal to readers who are interested in raising chickens, or simply want the best knowledge about how to cook them. With this in mind, farmer and animal expert Jennifer Megyesi discusses all the basic details of raising the birds—general biology, health, food, choosing breeds, and so on—and she cuts through the smoke to identify what terms like "organic," "free-range," and so on really mean for poultry farmers and consumers.No chicken book would be complete without information on how to show chickens for prizes, and this is no different, but The Joy of Keeping Chickens also stresses the importance of self-sustainability and organic living, and the satisfaction of keeping heirloom breeds. Readers will appreciate the comprehensive nature of this readable, informative guide, and Megyesi's enthusiasm about keeping chickens. Coupled with Geoff Hansen's gorgeous full-color photographs, this text makes for an instant classic in the category.