A must-have for every backyard chicken keeper, Backyard Chickens Beyond the Basics goes beyond introductory lessons and explores the realities of raising a flock for eggs -- and entertainment, of course! From odd eggs and molting to feeding and preparing for the seasons, this book covers the subjects beginner books don't adequately address and re-examines common knowledge that may not actually hold true. It's a resource to turn to time and again for expert advice to make sure your birds are happy, healthy, and productive. Author Pam Freeman, an editor and "Ask the Expert" columnist at Backyard Poultry magazine, draws on her years of experience fielding reader questions to identify and clearly explain many common - and some not-so-common - issues in chicken keeping. How do you add new chickens to your flock? What is the pecking order and how can you change or control it? Is it better to raise chicks by hand or with a broody hen? What do you do when you collect eggs and discover: lash eggs, calcium deposits, soft eggs, eggs within eggs, or wrinkled eggs? In Backyard Chickens Beyond the Basics, readers will find not just answers, but a book full of "coop truth" that helps them continue on their journey. Because as every chicken owner knows: Chickens are individuals and real-life chicken keeping often takes you far from the beaten path.
Keeping chickens isn't just for farms! The backyard chicken revolution has coops popping up in neighborhoods all over. Home-raised chickens provide a great source of superior, organic eggs that are as close as your backyard. Chickens also make good pets and provide free fertilizer—and lots of fun. Backyard Chickens Guide offers plans and photos for 16 custom coops built by real chicken owners, (including three portable designs known as tractors). Read their stories and learn from their experiences, then head out to the backyard to start your own flock.
Raising chickens is becoming more and more popular, as families are opting for organic produce and sustainable lifestyles. This new Level 2 reader is full of photographs and facts to teach kids how they too can have their very own backyard chickens!
RAISING BACKYARD CHICKENS - A Guide to Chicken Keeping So, you want to begin chicken keeping but are unsure of where to start? Luckily, you came across this easy to read backyard chicken guide! Within this book, you will learn the process from start to finish. You are in for an educational treat to learn about how to raise chickens from selecting eggs to incubating chicken eggs, caring for chicks, to the process of raising chickens for eggs. No matter what your reason for wanting a backyard flock, whether it is raising chickens for meat or eggs, this book will take you from the first steps of the process all the way to the end. Soon you will have fresh eggs and farm raised chicken! Raising chickens does not have to be difficult. Everything you need to know about raising chickens is in this book. Even if you are not the farming type, you easily have the potential to hatch and raise your own chickens. It is time to put the cock-a-doodle-doo in your life by learning to raise chickens and providing food for your family! Do you know where the eggs come from that you buy at the store? How fresh are they really? What are the production chickens fed? By raising your own chickens, you know what you are feeding chickens and the happy life they lived. There is a lot to learn about the proper raising of chickens in today's world. Not just anyone can set foot into the chicken coop, can you? Download This Great Book Today! Available To Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet!
Learn why cool people like Jennifer Aniston, Julia Roberts and Tom Brady all keep chickens as pets! How would you like to have an omelet made with fresh eggs every morning? By keeping chickens in your backyard that dream can become reality. Raising backyard chickens is taking the world by storm. And rightfully so! These girls are really amazing. They require only the minimum in terms of food and care, yet they give back so much. Backyard chickens are so intelligent and all-round that it really is just a matter of time before one of them wakes up and decides to take over the world. So join the fun of raising backyard chickens NOW, before it is too late! Jokes aside, backyard farming is truly great. Not only do these free-range chickens produce a steady daily supply of fresh eggs, no, they also love to help you out with your leftovers and they are excellent pest deterrents! One thing that few ever think of is how stress just evaporates in the presence of a healthy chicken flock. Sitting in your backyard and hearing the chickens talk to each other: it is so relaxing after a day at work! Caring for free chickens might just be the best way to recover from a burn-out. They have a soft clucking sound as they go about their business. It is quite soothing to the soul, and if you don't watch out, it can put you right to sleep in that garden swing. With this book, you will learn everything you need to know to become the diy backyard homestead master of free range chicken gardens. Hmm, wait, that wouldn't sound too cool on birthday parties. But imagine this: how would you like to open your wallet to hand out a business card that has 'backyard chicken farmer' written on it? Now that's something! Here Is A Preview Of What You Will Learn: The benefits of keeping chickens in your backyard How to select the right chicken breed How to build a chicken coop (or should you buy one?) What to feed your chickens How to keep your girls safe from predators How to prevent chicken diseases and keep your flock healthy How to incubate chicken eggs Dealing with city laws and hesitating neighbors (tip: give them free eggs!) Sound good? Then let's get started! Your life is about to change... ==> ACT NOW! Scroll up now and click the 'buy' button to get your copy today! PAPERBACK EDITION: Kindle edition included for FREE with purchase of paperback!
You may not know it, but you are about to discover the secrets of having farm-fresh eggs from your own back yard. Every day! Imagine yourself holding in your hands fresh warm newly laid eggs. Now imagine those eggs being turned into a sunny omelet, a dark rich chocolate cake, or making homemade pasta. You can already taste the difference! Fact. Eggs produced by happy hens taste so much better than store-bought eggs. And you have control over what these hens eat, and so what goes into those eggs. If you prefer to go completely organic then you can. The choice is yours, and this is another area of your life and well-being that you now have complete control over. Who wants to eat a bland store-bought egg laid by a stressed-out chicken? We have enough stress in our hurried lives as it is. Going out, feeding the hens and collecting the eggs can be a very relaxing activity, helping you unwind from a day's work. And kids just love these activities too! This is also a priceless part of a child's education, and will give them the knowledge and a skill-set so few others have these days. In this book by Jim Kilpatrick, you will discover: The best breeds to keep The best ways to start your flock How to construct the coop What to feed them and how often Tips on health and safety - for you and the hens! Much more In short, everything you need to get going with a fun and rewarding endeavor. So, to taste the difference, scroll up and click the Buy Now button. Buy this book, but most importantly, put into practice what you learn. You'll thank yourself. Bonus Download: Bonus Chicken Coop Plans I've included these 2 simple chicken coop plans for you to get started, these are very easy to make and can be completed in 1 day or at most 1 weekend, my teenage son was able to build these with little supervision from me. But don't be mistaken that because it's easy to make it won't be structural sound or durable; it is strong and will last until you're ready to build bigger ones. The way the design was made, it requires very little maintenance from you. I have no doubt that you'll be able to create one of these plans with ease. The amazing part is, these will cost you under a hundred bucks!
Keeping a few hens was once only for rural dwellers with big yards - or inner-city hippies. Now it's mainstream and an attractive proposition wherever you live. Fluffy little recycling units that eat weeds, bugs and scraps and turn them into organic eggs - what's not to love? Chickens are great backyard pets for young and old - they're a natural extension for everyone with a vegie patch, and for those who like eggs but are concerned about the welfare of commercial hens. This book is the perfect reference, whether you're already keeping chickens or an absolute beginner thinking about getting a couple of chooks. Dave Ingham offers compulsively readable advice on how to start, housing and feeding, settling chickens in with other pets, troubleshooting, and the (minimal) commitment required to keep your backyard hens healthy and happy. 'This book is the what for, how to, where and why of chickens for novices and wranglers alike.' - Costa Georgiadis, ABC Gardening Australia
Are You Thinking of Keeping Chickens But Don't Know Where to Start? This Beginner’s Chicken-Keeping Guide Will Help You: Get Started - Who to Talk to Before You Get Chickens. Decide Which Chicken Breed or Breeds To Get Based On the Characteristics That You Are Looking For In A Chicken. To Find Or Purchase Your First Flock To Find Feed Dealers To Find Everything You Need To Set Up Your Brooder and Your Coop. To Care for Your Chicks Integrate Your Chicks If You Already Have An Existing Flock. To Manage Your Chicken Litter and More! Special Section With Tips On Deterring Predators: The author’s homestead is also home to abundant wildlife including: foxes, bears, raccoons, hawks and even mountain lions. While no method is 100% fool-proof, the author includes tips and ideas on how to you can help to protect your chickens from predators. Special Section On Egg Preservation: What do you do when you have an abundance of eggs? The book includes preservation techniques such as pickling, brining, freezing and waxing. Buy this book & get started today!
The Backyard Chicken Handbook is an authoritative guide, from a fourth-generation chicken keeper, bringing simple yet practical knowledge which covers all aspects of raising healthy and happy chickens. This handbook covers: selecting the perfect chicken breed, feeding your hens, healthy egg laying, chicken behavior (including bullying) and how-to treat common chicken health issues. The handbook is suited to both first time keepers and veterans by providing varying degrees of detail to keep both readers engaged. Full color photos and illustrations throughout provide specific examples of chicken anatomy, health and behavior.
The Chicken Chick's Guide to Backyard Chickens takes enthusiasts through all aspects of small-flock ownership. You’ll find all the info you need on feeding, housing, flock health, and more. Internationally known as The Chicken Chick, Kathy Shea Mormino brings an informative style and fresh perspective on raising backyard chickens to millions of fans around the world. An attorney by profession, Kathy is the founder and one-woman creative force behind her wildly popular and award-winning Facebook page and blog, The-Chicken-Chick.com. Now her practical, down-to-earth approach to chicken-keeping is available in book form. Sharing her years of hard-earned experience and collaborations with poultry veterinarians, nutritionists, and professors, she provides simple steps to care for these uncommon pets with confidence. Kathy’s personality permeates the book as she guides newbie, veteran, and would-be backyard chickeneers alike through all aspects of small-flock care--from getting into the hobby to housing, feeding, egg production, health, and much more. The result is accurate information presented in the fun and abundantly illustrated format that Mormino has delivered on her blog for years.