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The Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals: Choose the Best Breeds for Small-Space Farming, Produce Your Own Grass-Fed Meat, Gather Fresh Egby Gail Damerow
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The Best Breakfast You'll Ever Eat, Courtesy of Your Backyard Animals:
Imagine the satisfaction of feeding your family wholesome eggs, milk, meat, and honey produced by animals raised organically and humanely in your backyard. On as little land as one-tenth of an acre, you can raise healthy, productive barnyard animals and take a big step toward food independence.
Learn how to:
The animal-raising companion to The Backyard Homestead.
Imagine a weekend breakfast featuring eggs, bacon, and honey from your own chickens, pigs, and bees. Or a holiday meal with your own heritage-breed turkey as the main attraction. With The Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals, even urban and suburban residents can successfully raise chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, rabbits, goats, sheep, cows, pigs, and honey bees. It's easier than you think, and it can be done on small plots of land. This essential guide covers everything from selecting the right breeds to producing delicious fresh milk, cheese, honey, eggs, and meat. Whether you want to be more self-sufficient, save money, or just enjoy safer, healthier, more delicious animal products, you'll find all the information you need in The Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals.
About the Author
Gail Damerow is the author of many books on raising animals, including The Chicken Health Handbook, Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens, Draft Horses and Mules (coauthor with Alina Rice), Your Goats, and Your Chickens. She is a regular contributor to Backyard Poultry magazine and former editor of Rural Heritage magazine. She and her husband operate a family farm in Tennessee, where they raise chickens, guinea fowl, turkeys, rabbits, and dairy goats.
Table of Contents
Introducing Backyard Farm Animals
How Many Animals Can You Keep?
Ducks & Geese
Dairy Cows & Beef Cattle
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