How to Raise Chickens
Everything You Need to KnowBook - 2007
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.
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)
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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.