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ISBN13: 9781580173254
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No matter where you live, you can have farmstead fresh eggs!

From the cities to the suburbs, backyards are filled with the sounds of clucking like never before as more people invest in having a closer connection to the food they eat and discover the rewards (and challenges) of raising chickens and cultivating their own fresh eggs. Whether youand#8217;ve embraced the local food movement or just love that farm-fresh flavor, The Farmstead Egg Guide and Cookbook is the perfect book for you and your flock. Inside, youand#8217;ll find expert advice on caring for your chickens, along with 100 delicious and diverse recipes. Youand#8217;ll notice a difference in your scrambled eggs, omelets, and quiches, as well as in savory and sweet souffland#233;s, tarts, puddings, and pies. With The Farmstead Egg Guide and Cookbook, youand#8217;ll never run out of delectable ways to enjoy your eggs for any meal of the day. This book will inspire you so that you to have the freshest and best eggs on your table and, if youand#8217;re game, the experience of keeping hens in your backyard.

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Just what you need to know to raise chickens, cultivate high-quality eggs, and cook 100 delicious egg recipes.

Synopsis:

Here is all the information you need to successfully raise chickens — from choosing breeds and hatching chicks to building coops, keeping the birds healthy, and protecting them from predators. This revised third edition contains a new chapter on training chickens and understanding their intelligence, expanded coverage of hobby farming, and up-to-date information on chicken health issues, including avian influenza and fowl first aid.

Synopsis:

Once you decide to raise chickens, you'll need all the information and advice you can get. And lucky for you, this book is as far as you'll have to look. A Guide to Raising Chickens contains everything you need to know, from starting your own backyard flock to putting eggs on the table. With easy-to-understand illustrations and text, this book shows you all about:

— Choosing the right breed

— Caring for chicks

--Feeding the growing flock

— Building feeders and shelters

— Collecting and storing eggs

— Preventing health problems

— Raising broilers for meat

— Showing your chickens

About the Author

Author Gail Damerow lives in Gainesboro, Tennessee, and operates a small-scale farm raising chickens and other farm animals. She has raised chickens since 1970 when she bought her first home, which "came with chickens." Gail has been a creative writing instructor at Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville since 1988. She is the editor of Rural Heritage magazine, a monthly columnist for Dairy Goat Journal, and the author of several Storey titles for adults and children alike which include Your Chickens, Fences for Pasture &Garden, and The Perfect Pumpkin. She has been published in many periodicals, including Acres U.S.A., Backyard Poultry, and Dairy Goat Jounal as well. Gail's book for adults, The Chicken Health Handbook, is considered "Flawless" by Booklist (April 1994). Likewise, Ron Macher from Small Farm Today magazine has said of Gail's A Guide to Raising Chickens: "If you want to raise chickens, you can go out and buy A Guide to Raising Chickens and have it all. This is the best single book on chicken raising I have seen--it has solid practical advice, good 'how-to' tips, and covers everything. Buy this book."

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Chicken-Raising Mentality

1. Choosing the Perfect Chicken

2. Housing

3. Feeding

4. Meat Bird Management

5. Butchering Day (and Good Eating to Follow)

6. Layer Management

7. Table Eggs

8. Managing Breeders

9. Incubation and Hatching

10. Chick Care

11. General Management

12. Health Management

13. Showing

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Patricia Banka, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by Patricia Banka)
I have several books on chicken care, but if I had to choose the one that has been the most helpful overall, this would be it. As an owner of a small flock kept primarily for providing eggs for my own family plus a few others, the sections I most appreciated dealt with coop setup, feeding routines and flock management. If you want to raise a flock that is healthy, this book will tell you how. You will learn about maximizing egg production and about chicken health and first aid. Beyond that, there is a wealth of information for those who are more serious about their fowl and raising them for profit, including the basics of breeding, exhibiting and raising birds for meat. While those sections don't necessarily apply to what I'm doing with my flock, I found them interesting enough to read for the sheer enjoyment of learning as well as gleaning more tidbits of information that can be applied while raising my basic backyard flock. While there are other books out there I would recommend also, Raising Chickens by Gail Damerow contains everything you need.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781580173254
Author:
Damerow, Gail
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Author:
Golson, Terry
Location:
Pownal, Vt.
Subject:
Chickens
Subject:
Agriculture & Animal Husbandry
Subject:
Agriculture & Animal Husbandry - General
Subject:
Business & Economics-Industries - Agribusiness
Subject:
Dairy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
90-21
Publication Date:
20140311
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
6 x 9
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.85 in 1.25 lb

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"Synopsis" by ,
Just what you need to know to raise chickens, cultivate high-quality eggs, and cook 100 delicious egg recipes.
"Synopsis" by ,
Here is all the information you need to successfully raise chickens — from choosing breeds and hatching chicks to building coops, keeping the birds healthy, and protecting them from predators. This revised third edition contains a new chapter on training chickens and understanding their intelligence, expanded coverage of hobby farming, and up-to-date information on chicken health issues, including avian influenza and fowl first aid.

"Synopsis" by ,
Once you decide to raise chickens, you'll need all the information and advice you can get. And lucky for you, this book is as far as you'll have to look. A Guide to Raising Chickens contains everything you need to know, from starting your own backyard flock to putting eggs on the table. With easy-to-understand illustrations and text, this book shows you all about:

— Choosing the right breed

— Caring for chicks

--Feeding the growing flock

— Building feeders and shelters

— Collecting and storing eggs

— Preventing health problems

— Raising broilers for meat

— Showing your chickens

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