Chickens for the Backyard Homesteader: The Essential Guide to Choosing and Keeping Happy, Healthy Hens

Chickens for the Backyard Homesteader: The Essential Guide to Choosing and Keeping Happy, Healthy Hens

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By (author) Suzie Baldwin, Illustrated by Becca Thorne, By (photographer) Cristian Barnett

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  • Publisher: Creative Homeowner
  • Format: Paperback | 142 pages
  • Dimensions: 208mm x 236mm x 15mm | 408g
  • Publication date: 22 February 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Upper Saddle River, NJ
  • ISBN 10: 1580117139
  • ISBN 13: 9781580117135
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations, colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 403,128

Product description

Chickens are back! More-relaxed suburban and urban ordinances on raising and housing chickens, plus the desire for homeowners to become more self-sufficient as "backyard homesteaders," has led to renewed interest across the country in keeping chickens."Chickens for the Backyard Homesteader" is packed with tips, strategies, and advice that gives readers the confidence to look after their hens and avoid common problems.

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Suzie Baldwin grew up on a farm in Devon, UK, and has kept chickens for more than 20 years. Baldwin's special interest is in promoting the positive welfare of chickens, particularly now that they are increasingly part of the suburban and semi-urban landscape. She runs regular beginner courses on keeping chickens.

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- Getting Started: the best chickens to choose and how to house them and acclimate them- Daily Care: how often to feed your hens, plus what to do witht he chickens when you go away- Behavior: what's normal for chickens, and how to deal with any problems- Eggs: how many you can expect from your hens and for how long- Health: how to treat your chickens when they show signs of distress

Table of contents

Why Keep Chickens?   Housing, Equipment, and Feed   Choosing Your Chickens and Getting Them Home   Daily Care and Behavior   Eggs   Health and Well-Being   Glossary   Index   Resources