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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 Eg

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The Best Breakfast You'll Ever Eat, Courtesy of Your Backyard Animals:

  1. Gather fresh eggs for fluffy omelets.
  2. Stuff homemade sausages with meat.
  3. Fill your omelet with tangy, creamy cheese.
  4. Stir sweet honey into tea or coffee.
  5. Fry a steak or bacon as a savory side.
  6. Top off your meal with a cold glass of milk.
Breakfast isn't the only meal you'll enjoy from your backyard farm...

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:

  • Raise chickens in brooder boxes
  • Determine the freshness of eggs hidden in the backyard
  • Roast a duck or goose to perfection
  • Make goat-milk yogurt
  • Interpret everyday sheep behavior
  • Harvest honey
  • Raise your own Thanksgiving turkey
  • Manage your beef cattle to produce the best-tasting meat
Includes Full-Color at-a-Glance Breed Guide

The animal-raising companion to The Backyard Homestead.

Synopsis:

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

Contents

Preface

Introducing Backyard Farm Animals

How Many Animals Can You Keep?

Chickens

Turkeys

Ducks & Geese

Rabbits

Honey Bees

Goats

Sheep

Pigs

Dairy Cows & Beef Cattle

Glossary

Resources

Credits

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781603429696
Author:
Damerow, Gail
Publisher:
Storey Publishing
Subject:
Nature Studies-Zoology
Subject:
Agriculture & Animal Husbandry
Subject:
HOUSE & HOME / Sustainable Living
Subject:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / Sustainable Agriculture
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20110331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
360
Dimensions:
10.38 x 8.5 in

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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.
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