Living with Chickens : Everything You Need to Know to Raise Your Own Backyard Flock
If you have any interest in chickens - as a new or experienced poultry owner - then this is the book for you. With great photography and clear, informative text, it contains everything you ever wanted to know, and more! Millions of people enjoy raising these birds, whether for food or companionship - this indispensible guide will show them exactly how to do this in a relaxed way to ensure the best results. 'Chickens have a charm that affects even those with no bird experience,' promises author and longtime chicken aficionado Jay Rossier. The lush, full-colour photographs accompanying his text attest to that, as do 'folksy' anecdotes from real-life chicken farmers. Straightforward text and plenty of clear, detailed illustrations offer advice on everything from choosing the best birds for your needs to suggestions for building a well-ventilated, windowed coop. The book also contains Rossier's field-tested tips on: - hatching eggs - raising contented chicks - keeping your birds healthy - homemade versus commercial grain - involving your whole family in this pastime With a comprehensive resource section, this is the only poultry book you will ever need.
- Hardback | 224 pages
- 158 x 230 x 26mm | 821.02g
- 01 Jun 2002
- DAVID & CHARLES
- Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
- 76 colour and 36 line illustrations, glossary, bibliography, index
Table of contents
Introduction 1 The Charm of Chickens 2 Where Your Chickens Will Live 3 Getting Eggs to Hatch 4 Raising Chicks 5 Buying Adult Chickens 6 Feeding Your Chickens 7 Hens and Eggs 8 Butchering Your Meat Birds 9 The Health ofYour Chickens 10 Chickens and Children Appendixes chicken breeds - hatcheries equipment and supplies - cooperative extension offices - websites Glossary Bibiography Index
'Welcome to the wonderful world of chickens - how I wish we had a book like this when my family started raising chickens!' Pat Malone, American Poultry Association President
About Jay Rossier
Jay Rossier is a writer and contributor to various magazines. He lives in Vermont, USA.