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Raising Chickens For Dummies

By Kimberley Willis,Robert T. Ludlow
  • ISBN Code: : 1119675952
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 432
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Reads : 607
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : raising-chickens-for-dummies.pdf

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Your hands-on guide to modern chicken-raising methods Thinking about raising chickens? You've come to the right place! This new edition of Raising Chickens For Dummies provides the most up-to-date, thorough information on the many aspects of keeping chickens in your backyard. Inside, you'll find hands-on, easy-to-follow instructions on choosing and purchasing chickens, constructing housing for your birds, feeding your chickens for optimal health, combating laying issues, controlling pests and predators, optimizing egg production, and much more. Raising chickens on a small scale is a popular—and growing—pastime. If you're interested in keeping chickens as pets or as a source for eggs, Raising Chickens For Dummies gives you plain-English explanations of everything you need to know to about caring for chickens. Inside, you'll learn about basic chicken biology, breeds, and behavior, which chicken breed is best for you, how many you need, ways to spot healthy chickens, how to build a chicken coop, best practices for mating your chickens, how to incubate eggs, how to hatch and nurture chicks, manage laying hens, collect and store eggs, and butcher meat birds. Offers practical advice on choosing and purchasing chickens Helps you construct the right housing for your chickens Provides tips on feeding and caring for your chickens Includes top tips for raising healthy chickens Whether you're a first-time poulterer or you've been raising chickens for years, this comprehensive guide provides practical how-to advice for keeping chickens in virtually any backyard. Raising Chickens For Dummies (9781119675921) was previously published as Raising Chickens For Dummies (9781118982785). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product.

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Book Short Summary:

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  • Pdf File: chicken-coop-run-chicken-keeping-for-beginners.pdf

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Chicken Coop and Run: Chicken Keeping for Beginners Simple Guide To Raising Poultry Flock In Your Backyard A Newbie's simple overview guide outlines raising chickens to make it easy to start keeping these remarkably wise birds right in your very own backyard. Inside this book, we outline the following: Advice: from constructing hen-houses to rearing chicks, you'll find out whatever you require to understand what is involved before you even begin. Ensure your hens remain delighted, healthy, and balanced at all times. Which type of chicken is right for you? What's the very best bedding material? Poultry caretaker hobbyist Stirling De Cruz Coleridge responds to many basic and curious questions. This enjoyable and user-friendly reference book will certainly widen your knowledge of our feathered buddies! Discover chicken-keeping terms. Read about chicken coops worldwide in various countries. Find out facts about chicken rearing. How to keep your birds risk-free from killers, expert treatment advice. Be mindful of rules and regulations. How to put into practice various procedures for your hens. Gain confidence in what you are doing as a beginner. Awesome cover design. Several cute illustration graphics are inside (decoration only). premium cream pages It makes a great gift for someone special. Get this book now!

Beginner's Backyard Chickens

By Jim Kilpatrick
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : offgridtoday.org
  • Book Code : 1491010339
  • Total of Pages : 74
  • Category : House & Home
  • Members : 358
  • Pdf File: beginner-s-backyard-chickens.pdf

Book Short Summary:

You may not know it, but you are about to discover the secrets of having farm-fresh eggs from your own back yard. Every day! Imagine yourself holding in your hands fresh warm newly laid eggs. Now imagine those eggs being turned into a sunny omelet, a dark rich chocolate cake, or making homemade pasta. You can already taste the difference! Fact. Eggs produced by happy hens taste so much better than store-bought eggs. And you have control over what these hens eat, and so what goes into those eggs. If you prefer to go completely organic then you can. The choice is yours, and this is another area of your life and well-being that you now have complete control over. Who wants to eat a bland store-bought egg laid by a stressed-out chicken? We have enough stress in our hurried lives as it is. Going out, feeding the hens and collecting the eggs can be a very relaxing activity, helping you unwind from a day's work. And kids just love these activities too! This is also a priceless part of a child's education, and will give them the knowledge and a skill-set so few others have these days. In this book by Jim Kilpatrick, you will discover: The best breeds to keep The best ways to start your flock How to construct the coop What to feed them and how often Tips on health and safety - for you and the hens! Much more In short, everything you need to get going with a fun and rewarding endeavor. So, to taste the difference, scroll up and click the Buy Now button. Buy this book, but most importantly, put into practice what you learn. You'll thank yourself. Bonus Download: Bonus Chicken Coop Plans I've included these 2 simple chicken coop plans for you to get started, these are very easy to make and can be completed in 1 day or at most 1 weekend, my teenage son was able to build these with little supervision from me. But don't be mistaken that because it's easy to make it won't be structural sound or durable; it is strong and will last until you're ready to build bigger ones. The way the design was made, it requires very little maintenance from you. I have no doubt that you'll be able to create one of these plans with ease. The amazing part is, these will cost you under a hundred bucks!

Crisis Preparedness Handbook, 3rd Edition

By Patricia Spigarelli Aston,Jack A. Spigarelli
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Cross-Current Publishing
  • Book Code : 0936348070
  • Total of Pages : 466
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 343
  • Pdf File: crisis-preparedness-handbook-3rd-edition.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The crises of 2020 impacted every single one of us. Were you prepared? Are you prepared for the next crisis? This new, updated third edition gives you the tools you need to ensure safety and survival so you can be prepared for any disaster that comes your way. You’ll learn how to: ✓ Identify your crisis risk ✓ Create a customized preparedness plan ✓ Design a basic food-storage system that’s ideal for you ✓ Safely store water and fuel ✓ Tackle sanitation issues and communications breakdowns ✓ Protect your home and family This book also gives you unique benefits you won’t see in other preparedness books, such as: ✓ 5 Things You Can Do Now—Quick-start ideas in each chapter to get you going ✓ Quick Checks—Checklists that help you evaluate options ✓ Worksheets—Planning tools to optimize your preparedness plan ✓ Resource Section—Reviews of unique products that help you prepare ✓ Personally Speaking—Patricia’s tips, insights, and survival life-lessons You’ll love Crisis Preparedness Handbook because it gives you everything you need to confidently handle any crisis and feel the peace that comes with being prepared. Get it now.

How To Raise Backyard Chickens For Eggs And Meat Or, Keeping Poultry As Pets Discover 10 Quick Tips On Raising Hens And 20 Fun Facts About Chickens

By Stirling De Cruz Coleridge
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Stirling De Cruz Coleridge
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Members : 138
  • Pdf File: how-to-raise-backyard-chickens-for-eggs-and-meat-or-keeping-poultry-as-pets-discover-10-quick-tips-on-raising-hens-and-20-fun-facts-about-chickens.pdf

Book Short Summary:

How To Raise Backyard Chickens For Eggs And Meat Or, Keeping Poultry As Pets Discover 10 Quick Tips on Raising Hens And 20 Fun Facts About Chickens. Raising or keeping chickens has become an increasingly popular past-time in both urban and suburban areas. Find out about raising chickens for eggs, meat, or simply having them as pets for the kids. Want to know the basics? We give you the lowdown, including the pros and cons of keeping poultry. What names are often given to chickens? Find out inside. Get this book now!

Homesteading for Beginners

By Tom Sutherland
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Chronos Publishing LLC
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 94
  • Category : Gardening
  • Members : 200
  • Pdf File: homesteading-for-beginners.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Get Your Way Out Of Financial Crisis and Start Living The Simple Way of Life You've Always Dreamed Of Through Homesteading NOW! The city life offers many opportunities for work and leisure. It lures many people in and keeps them satisfied – but sometimes, only for a while. Most people are fine with the hustle and bustle of big cities. They move around the city, hustling to do more, earn more, get more. However, there are those who merely yearn for the sound of grass in the field and the bright shining stars at night. For some people, yearning for these things is mundane and impractical. But these people do not see the value of living a simple life with nature and eating healthy organic food. In this book, you will discover that homesteading is the key to financial independence. For some, it was the key to escaping debt and financial problems. You will discover that homesteading is a great source of income for your whole family. This book will teach you important aspects of homesteading that all beginners should know. Contains detailed explanation about procedures This book explains every procedure in detail so that you can do them properly in your homestead. Contains descriptive pictures Every procedure in this book contains pictures that help guide you through the procedures. Contains easy procedures for beginners The steps and procedures included in this book are all designed for beginners. These procedures are basic and are aimed to get make your homestead running as quickly as possible. Covers the most important areas of homesteading This book covers the majority of homesteading procedures that are important for a beginner. The ideas presented in this book are the most productive and the fastest producer of income. If you buy this book, you will discover that there is a way out of any financial crisis. That way is through homesteading. Here Are Some of the simple and efficient things You Will Achieve through this Book:- • Raising Backyard Livestock • Planting Vegetables, Fruit Trees, and Crops • Food Preservation Techniques • Making Your Own Cleaning Supplies and Beauty Products • Crafting, Energy, Feng Shui and Much More! • Even Included Is Your Own "Homesteader’s Action Plan" Download your copy today! How long more are you going to let the stress of a day-to-day job overwhelm You!?, take the first step towards a simpler way of life that DEEP down YOU KNOW YOU DESERVE and GET this book TODAY !

Shipping Container Homes for Beginners: An Introductory Guide Pros & Cons Of DIY Building An Eco-Friendly, Cargo, Storage House. Practical Guidebook

By Stirling De Cruz Coleridge
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Stirling De Cruz Coleridge
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 397
  • Pdf File: shipping-container-homes-for-beginners.pdf

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Shipping Container Homes for Beginners: An Introductory Guide Pros & Cons Of DIY Building An Eco-Friendly, Cargo, Storage House. Practical Guidebook. You know how curious you are about shipping container homes? This in-depth yet brief guidebook explains the advantages and disadvantages and many more questions. Is it Safe to Build a House Out of Shipping Containers from Scratch? What Is a Shipping Container House's Standard Size? What Is the Best Way to Insulate a Shipping Container House? Can a Shipping Container House Have a Roof? Which states permit the construction of homes made out of shipping containers? How Much Do Container Homes Cost? How Long Does It Take To Build A House Out Of A Shipping Container? Do Container Homes Rust Over Time? Do container homes appreciate in value? How does it compare to a tiny house? Plus lots of other aspects you may never have considered. Check this book out first before you think of purchasing a shipping container home. Find out more about sustainable green living. What is living off the grid? useful reference book, great value. Get this book now!

Raising Chickens in Your Own Backyard

By J.D. Rockefeller
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : J.D. Rockefeller
  • Book Code : 1517028736
  • Total of Pages : 24
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 502
  • Pdf File: raising-chickens-in-your-own-backyard.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Do you love eggs and chickens? If yes, then you got to have your own flock of chickens in your backyard. Raising chickens in the city, is that even possible? Yes, it is possible. Chickens are the new favorite pets of many people. Some places don't allow you to keep chickens at homes, but the list of places who are relaxing their laws and ordinances is growing day by day. So, if you are a city dweller and would like to get your hands on some fresh eggs, keep a flock of your own hens. But why this interest in raising chickens? The reasons are simple. They are quite inexpensive to keep. It costs about $1-$10 to raise one hen. You will spend around $500 on an average on a coop. This is a one-time expenditure. Feeding them will cost around $5 per month. Keep around $10 per month unexpected expenses on raising 3 hens and that's it! You get to eat your own fresh eggs. You also know what the hens producing the eggs have been eating. So, compared to your factory farmed poultry and eggs you have a safer and healthier alternative. These eggs are also more nutritious and taste better than the eggs of battery hens. They contain a much higher content of vitamins A and E, beta-carotene, and folate. At the same time, the cholesterol and saturated fat found in the eggs of free-range hens is much lower than those of battery hens. Besides this, chickens are excellent pets for children. Their manure can be used for composting since it is high in nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorus. They will also eat up all the weeds, slugs and seeds leftover after you have harvested your vegetable garden along with various pests. In short, chickens are a wonderful pet, and even your small kid can take good care of them with a little bit of guidance from you. But the problem is where and how to start? Not to worry. Read this guide and you will know how and where to begin. You will learn everything from buying your coop and chickens to cleaning and storing your eggs in this guide. So, let's get started with your own flock of chickens!

Raising Chickens

By Jason Howard
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Jason Howard
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 193
  • Category : Humor
  • Members : 430
  • Pdf File: raising-chickens.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Uncover the best homesteading methods to help you raise healthy chickens and enjoy fresh eggs with this practical guide to modern chicken-rearing methods Do you want to get started in raising your chickens naturally and providing fresh, organic poultry products for yourself and your family, but don't know where to begin? If yes, then this guide might just be what you need. Raising chickens can be difficult, especially if you've never had experience doing it before. In this guide, Jason Howard hands you the blueprint you will need to raise healthy chickens with tips ranging from coop-building and selecting the best chicken breed to making your own custom chicken feed. Here's a preview of what you're going to learn in Raising Chickens: • 3 essential steps you must take before you begin raising chickens • 7 surefire tips to help you protect your chickens from predators • 6 important questions to ask yourself before choosing to buy a coop or build one yourself • 20 critical features your chicken coop must have if you want to raise healthy, robust chickens • The 5-step technique to help you choose the best chicken breed for your budget and needs • 9 easy and effective ways to check the health of the chicken before purchasing it • 15 necessary tools you need to help you take care of your chickens • All the tasks you need to carry out to keep your chicken healthy and in top shape including daily, weekly, monthly and semi-yearly tasks • 3 things you can add to a chicken's diet to help you get that bright orange yolk in your eggs • How to make your own chicken feed without breaking a sweat • ...and tons more! Filled with deep insights into this wildly popular and commercially useful avian species, this guide will show you everything you need to know to raise healthy chickens from the comfort of your own backyard!

Mini Farming for Beginners

By Brenda Sanders
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Youcanprint
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 158
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 719
  • Pdf File: mini-farming-for-beginners.pdf

Book Short Summary:

You Are About To Discover How Exactly You Can Start Your Very Own Mini Farm That Gives You A Steady Supply Of Fresh Organic Fruits And Vegetables All Year Round! There's no doubt that having a successful farm in your home has many benefits which extend beyond physical and mental health, encompassing financial and emotional health as well. But for many people, it's not the easiest thing to conceive and start. If you've never conducted farming before, or never set up a prime or highly productive farm in your life, it might seem scary and weighty, and to some extent, a painful process you'd rather avoid- although it's one of the easiest things to achieve on the planet. When you think of starting a farm, do questions like these flood your mind? Is this space enough? How much yield can I get from it? What should I plant, and how do I do it without making mistakes? How do I keep the farm productive; how do I maintain optimum soil fertility? What tools and implements do I need to get started? If they do, you might as well consider your job half done, as the other half simply entails familiarizing yourself with the steps you need to take and implementing them. And I just happen to have the perfect guide to help you out! Mini-farming for Beginners carries all the details you require to get the other half part of your job done in simple, organized and implementable format. It gives you vivid description of the practice of mini-farming, including: The basics of mini farming, including what it is, how it works and why you should have a mini farm How to maximize your space with simple tricks How to choose the right plants for mini-farming How the practice works for you How to set up the mini-farm The tools and equipment you require to set up your mini-farm How to maintain your mini-farm How to raise the beds, handle soil composition as well as maintenance Details about plant nutrients, timing and yield How to conduct your irrigation, crop proportion and sizing How to choose the right seeds, and save seeds in mini-farming …And much more! Establishing your own farm is probably one of the best decisions you'd ever make today when we're always grappling with a shortage of healthy, nutritious organic food. With a good mini-farm, not only would you be assuring yourself and your family a good food supply throughout the year and good health, but you'd be giving yourself an invaluable sense of confidence, pride and self-satisfaction each time you look at the rich carpet of vegetables and fruits in your backyard. Even if you've never done this before, this book will be with you every step of the way to unleash the successful backyard gardener in you!

Backyard Chickens' Guide to Coops and Tractors

By Members of Backyard Chickens.com
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1440317003
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : House & Home
  • Members : 801
  • Pdf File: backyard-chickens-guide-to-coops-and-tractors.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Keeping chickens isn't just for farms! The backyard chicken revolution has coops popping up in neighborhoods all over. Home-raised chickens provide a great source of superior, organic eggs that are as close as your backyard. Chickens also make good pets and provide free fertilizer—and lots of fun. Backyard Chickens Guide offers plans and photos for 16 custom coops built by real chicken owners, (including three portable designs known as tractors). Read their stories and learn from their experiences, then head out to the backyard to start your own flock.

The Complete Idiot's Guide To Raising Chickens

By Jerome D. Belanger
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101223715
  • Total of Pages : 302
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Members : 798
  • Pdf File: the-complete-idiot-s-guide-to-raising-chickens.pdf

Book Short Summary:

An eggcellent guide to raising backyard chickens! Raising chickens is a growing trend hitting urban and suburban areas, as well as the country as people look for ways to exert more control over their food supply in these uncertain times. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Raising Chickens is a true beginner's guide, covering every aspect of raising chickens, whether one lives in the country, suburb, or city. If you want your own supply of organic, additive-free, free-range eggs, and want to know exactly how to acquire and keep your chickens healthy and egg producing, this book shows you how. Learn how to: - Choose whether to start with chicks, pullets, or hens; and which breeds are best - Pick the right chicken coop for your needs - Feed, water, heat, and sanitize your chickens - Deal with common health and behavioral concerns - Preserve the eggs you want and sell off the excess So what the flock are you waiting for? Start raising chickens today!

Backyard Chickens

By resell right
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : 大賢者外語
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 904
  • Pdf File: backyard-chickens.pdf

Book Short Summary:

As communities become increasingly reliant on local restaurants and grocery stores for their food security, more and more families are choosing to turn unused backyard space into their very own chicken farm. Even outside of food production, chickens continue to grow in popularity both as pets and, thanks to their colorful plumage, as competitive show animals. Combined with organic raised beds or larger scale foodscaping, choosing to invest in poultry farming remains one of the most productive uses for almost any backyard, big or small. Without a doubt, the choice to raise chickens is a powerful force in the growing urban agriculture movement. In this report you will learn the top tips and strategies you can follow to help make your own backyard chicken farm the best it can be. Topics covered: Set Realistic Expectations Free Range vs Free Run Maintain a Flock’s Continuity Never Neglect Their Care and Maintenance Manage Waste Properly Processing Poultry Products Reduce Your Food Cost How To Make Money With Chickens The Ultimate Childhood Companion Maintain a Mild Setting