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Living with Chickens: Everything You Need to Know to Raise Your Own Backyard Flock

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Chickens - why not? Tens of thousands of people in all areas of the country enjoy raising these birds, whether for food or companionship. You can, too, with this indispensable guide. In fact, you may want to read Living with Chickens just for the sheer joy of it.Straightforward prose and dozens of clear, detailed illustrations offer advice on everything from choosing the best backyard birds for your needs to suggestions for building a well-ventilated, windowed coop. Throughout the book, Rossier emphasizes that you should be relaxed - there is lots of room for flexibility in this chicken raising business. One of his friends used an old, abandoned car as a chicken house, which worked just fine, and another feeds his birds table scraps. Living with Chickens reveals how easy it is to become a competent "poultryman" at any level. (6 1/4 x 9 1/4, 224 pages, color photos, b&w photos, illustrations)Jay Rossier is an occasional contributor to Northern Woodlands magazine. In addition to being a husband and a parent, he reads, writes, and looks after various fowls in Vershire, Vermont.The American Poultry Association, was founded in 1873 to help uphold the value of standard-bred poultry and pure breeding The APA supports sanctioned meets at countrywide poultry shows, and publishes a quarterly newsletter and an annual yearbook.

Synopsis:

Chickens - why not? Tens of thousands of people enjoy raising these birds, whether for food or companionship. You can too, with this comprehensive guide in which straightforward information is accompanied by anecdotes from real-life chicken farmers.

Synopsis:

Straightforward prose and dozens of detailed illustrations offer advice on everything from choosing the best birds for your needs to suggestions for building a windowed coop.

Synopsis:

Chickens have long been a symbol of a good life in the country, and the idea of raising poultry is as popular as ever in today's busy world — whether for fun or for profit. Vermonter Jay Rossier gives any future chicken farmer the tools he needs to get started, from step-by-step instructions on building the coop to a brief background on chicken biology ("gizzard talk"); from hints on getting high-quality eggs from the hens, to methods for butchering. He draws on his own experiences and those of his fellow poultrymen in discussing how to keep marauders from the chicken coop, the benefits of homemade grain versus commercial, and how to live (and sleep) with a rooster in your midst. Personal anecdotes, interesting facts, and lush images of the birds and their landscape round out this comprehensive book.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781585744527
Subtitle:
Everything You Need to Know to Raise Your Own Backyard Flock
Introduction:
Hansen, Geoff
Author:
Rossier, Jay
Author:
Hansen1, Geoff
Author:
Association, American Poultry
Author:
American Poultry Association
Author:
Hansen, Geoff
Publisher:
Lyons Press
Location:
Guilford, Conn.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Chickens
Subject:
Agriculture & Animal Husbandry
Subject:
Birds
Subject:
Cleaning & Caretaking
Subject:
Topic - Adult
Subject:
Agriculture - General
Subject:
Cleaning & Caretaking - General
Subject:
HUM008000
Subject:
HUM009000
Edition Number:
First edition
Edition Description:
First
Series:
Living with
Series Volume:
no. 213.
Publication Date:
20020601
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
color and bandw photographs
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , Chickens - why not? Tens of thousands of people enjoy raising these birds, whether for food or companionship. You can too, with this comprehensive guide in which straightforward information is accompanied by anecdotes from real-life chicken farmers.
"Synopsis" by ,
Straightforward prose and dozens of detailed illustrations offer advice on everything from choosing the best birds for your needs to suggestions for building a windowed coop.

"Synopsis" by , Chickens have long been a symbol of a good life in the country, and the idea of raising poultry is as popular as ever in today's busy world — whether for fun or for profit. Vermonter Jay Rossier gives any future chicken farmer the tools he needs to get started, from step-by-step instructions on building the coop to a brief background on chicken biology ("gizzard talk"); from hints on getting high-quality eggs from the hens, to methods for butchering. He draws on his own experiences and those of his fellow poultrymen in discussing how to keep marauders from the chicken coop, the benefits of homemade grain versus commercial, and how to live (and sleep) with a rooster in your midst. Personal anecdotes, interesting facts, and lush images of the birds and their landscape round out this comprehensive book.
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