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How to Raise Chickens: Everything You Need to Know

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Whether you want to raise 5 chickens or 50, whether you have a 40-foot city lot or a 40-acre farm, the expert advice in this hands-on guidebook makes it easy for you to get started raising a healthy flock. Whichever comes first for you, the chicken or the egg, this book will show you what to do next. Longtime chicken breeder Christine Heinrichs explains all the helpful DOs and important DON’Ts—from choosing breeds and caring for chicks to housing, feeding, breeding, culling, and showing. This brightly illustrated, clearly written guide will prove an indispensable resource for anyone interested in raising their very own flock.

 

Easy-to-follow advice helps you to:

 

  • Choose breeds and obtain stock
  • House and feed chickens
  • Manage your flock and keep it healthy
  • Select and cull for breeding programs
  • Incubate eggs and care for chicks
  • Show poultry at fairs and club meets
  • Raise chickens in the country, suburbs, or city

     

    Now let’s get started and don’t forget to have some fun!

    Author/licensor info:

     

    Since 1928, the National FFA Organization, formerly known as Future Farmers of America, has been dedicated to agricultural education. Today, there are more than 490,000 members in 7,210 chapters in all 50 states as well as 5,000,000 alumni around the country.

     

    The contents of this book were reviewed and approved by Dr. Clint Rusk, Purdue University Associate Professor of the Youth Development and Ag. Education Department, in accordance with industry standards.

     

    Author Christine Heinrichs is the publicity director for the Society for the Preservation of Poultry Antiquities. She is a rare-breeds advisor to numerous zoos, museums, and living-history farms and works closely with the Poultry Press monthly newspaper. Heinrichs and her brood make their home in Madison, Wisconsin.

     

     

Book News Annotation:

Featuring color photographic illustrations on nearly every page, this practical guide covers what beginners need to know in order to establish and raise a small flock of chickens in the country or city. Experienced chicken breeder Heinrichs provides an overview of the various breed types and explains how to obtain stock and properly house and feed the birds. Other topics include (for example) egg incubation, legal issues, and avian influenza. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

A hands-on, easy-to-use guide to raising chickens in the backyard--from designing a coop to choosing breeds, caring for chicks, egging, sexing, and butchering.

Synopsis:

Whichever comes first for you, the chicken or the egg, this book shows you what to do next. In this hands-on, easy-to-use guidebook, longtime chicken breeder and poultry expert Christine Heinrichs tells you everything you need to know to raise chickens in your backyard—from laying out the yard and designing a coop to choosing breeds, caring for chicks, egging, sexing, and butchering. Whether you’re interested in rare breeds or the garden variety; whether you want to show your chickens or serve them, this brightly illustrated, clearly written guide will prove an indispensable resource.

About the Author

Christine Heinrichs is a confirmed chicken-ologist who’s been raising poultry for decades as part of the “chicken underground”—the nation's backyard poultry raisers. The publicity director for the Society for the Preservation of Poultry Antiquities, Christine is a rare-breeds advisor to numerous zoos, museums, and living-history farms and in her spare time, leads Poultry Tours to Europe. She works closely with the 20+ American specialty breed associations and the Poultry Press monthly newspaper. She and her brood make their home in Madison, Wisconsin.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780760328286
Author:
Heinrichs, Christine
Publisher:
Voyageur Press (MN)
Subject:
Chickens
Subject:
Animals
Subject:
Agriculture & Animal Husbandry
Subject:
Animals - General
Subject:
Nature Studies-Zoology
Copyright:
Edition Number:
First
Edition Description:
First
Series:
How to Raise...
Publication Date:
20070331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
176 Color & 15 B&W Photos
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
10.58x7.12x.49 in. 1.33 lbs.

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Science and Mathematics » Agriculture » Animal Husbandry
Science and Mathematics » Agriculture » Chickens
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Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Zoology

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A hands-on, easy-to-use guide to raising chickens in the backyard--from designing a coop to choosing breeds, caring for chicks, egging, sexing, and butchering.

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Whichever comes first for you, the chicken or the egg, this book shows you what to do next. In this hands-on, easy-to-use guidebook, longtime chicken breeder and poultry expert Christine Heinrichs tells you everything you need to know to raise chickens in your backyard—from laying out the yard and designing a coop to choosing breeds, caring for chicks, egging, sexing, and butchering. Whether you’re interested in rare breeds or the garden variety; whether you want to show your chickens or serve them, this brightly illustrated, clearly written guide will prove an indispensable resource.

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