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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. Then again, you may want to read Living With Chickens just for the sheer joy of it.

Straightforward prose and dozens of clear, detailed illustrations 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. Vermonter Jay Rossier 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, full-color photographs of the birds and their landscape round out this comprehensive book.

About the Author

Jay Rossier is coauthor of A New Lease On Farmland, published by the E. F. Schumacher Society, and writes occasional book reviews for Northern Woodlands magazine. In addition to being a husband and a parent, he reads, writes, and looks after various fowls in Vershire, Vermont.

Geoff Hansen is a photographer and editor at New Hampshire's Valley News and author of My Life As a Dog: The Many Moods of Lucy. His work has appeared in Newsweek, USA Today, The New York Times, and the Boston Globe. He lives in Tunbridge, Vermont, with his wife and daughter.

The American Poultry Association, founded in 1873 to help hold up the value of standard-bred poultry and pure breeding, supports sanctioned meets at country-wide poultry shows, and publishes a quarterly newsletter and annual yearbook.

Table of Contents

The charm of chickens — Where your chickens will live — Getting eggs to hatch — Raising chicks — Buying adult chickens — Feeding your chickens — Hens and eggs — Butchering your meat birds — The health of your chickens — Chickens and children.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781599215945
Subtitle:
Everything You Need to Know to Raise Your Own Backyard Flock
Publisher:
Lyons Press
Author:
Jay Rossier
Author:
Hansen, Geoff
Author:
American Poultry Association
Author:
Rossier, Jay
Author:
Geoff Hansen
Author:
Association, American Poultry
Subject:
Cleaning & Caretaking - General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Cleaning & Caretaking
Subject:
Agriculture & Animal Husbandry
Subject:
Chickens
Subject:
Chicken breeders
Subject:
General Pets
Subject:
Agriculture-Livestock General
Subject:
Agriculture-Poultry
Subject:
AGRIC-POULTRY GENERAL519EndCap
Subject:
Agriculture-Chickens
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20040301
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
224

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