Backyard Farming: Raising Chickens

Backyard Farming: Raising Chickens

Paperback Backyard Farming

By (author) Kim Pezza

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  • Publisher: Hatherleigh Press,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 114 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 206mm x 10mm | 68g
  • Publication date: 15 June 2013
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 1578264448
  • ISBN 13: 9781578264445
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 156,295

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Your Backyard Farming Experience Begins Here! Whether for eggs, meat, fun, or profit, chickens are the perfect addition to any new backyard grower's farm. "Backyard Farming: Raising Chickens" is your guide to successfully caring for your flock. As a comprehensive primer for first-time chicken farmers, " Raising Chickens" includes detailed illustrations and informative photographs that help to ease new homesteaders into the world of backyard chicken farming. "Raising Chickens" takes you from start to finish: from planning out your chickens' space, to hatching and raising new chicks, to keeping your birds happy, healthy, and well-fed, to enjoying your very own farm-fresh eggs and more. With "Raising Chickens," you will: - Find the ideal breed of bird for your needs - Construct a coop to minimize your workload and maximize your enjoyment - Gather eggs for food, profit, or to hatch your own birds to add to your flock - Use the freshest eggs possible in a variety of delicious recipes ...and many more tips and tricks from experienced farmers to help you avoid the most common mistakes. "Raising Chickens" is your first big step to joining the growing movement of homemakers and homesteaders looking to make a return to a healthier, happier way of life--and it starts right in your own backyard. "Backyard Farming" is a series of easy-to-use guides to help urban, suburban, and rural dwellers turn their homes into homesteads. Whether planning to grow food for the family or for sale at the local farmers market, "Backyard Farming" provides simple instruction and essential information in a convenient reference.

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Kim Pezza grew up among orchards and dairy and beef farms having lived most of her life in the Finger Lakes region. She has raised pigs, poultry and game birds, rabbits and goats, and is experienced in growing herbs and vegetables. In her spare time, Kim also teaches workshops in a variety of areas, from art and simple computers for seniors, to making herb butter, oils, and vinegars. She continues to learn new techniques and skills and is currently looking to turn her grandparents' 1800s farm into a small, working homestead.

Table of contents

Introduction Meet the Expert Chapter 1: A Brief History of the Chicken Chapter 2: Breeds and Types Chapter 3: Keeping Chickens Chapter 4: Feeding Your Flock Chapter 5: Breeding Chapter 6: Incubation Chapter 7: Keeping and Culling Chapter 8: Illness and Disease Chapter 9: Raising Chickens for Eggs or Meat Chapter 10: Other Uses for Your Chickens Chapter 11: Heritage Breeds vs. Commercial-Market Breeds Chapter 12: Chickens in the City…Again Final Notes Recipes Resources