Whether you are raising a couple of backyard chickens or a flock of one hundred, Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens has all you need to keep your birds safe and healthy.
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Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens. By Gail Damerow Black and White. 438 Pages.
Whether you are raising a couple of backyard chickens or a flock of one hundred, this book has all you need to keep your birds safe and healthy.
Gail Damerow has been captivated by chickens for over 40 years, raising dozens of different breeds. She is a regular contributor to Backyard Poultry magazine and has authored many books on the subject. Ron Macher from Small Farm Today says ‘This is the best single book on chicken raising I have seen’.
This revised and updated third edition includes:
• New information on training chickens, including how to understand fowl behaviour
• Expanded details on dealing with predators
• Free-range feeding options
• Updated disease section, including information on avian influenza and fowl first aid
• Daily management of laying hens and meat birds
• Guidelines for exhibiting chickens
• Feeder and coop designs
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Featuring more than 200 photographs and 60 inventive Aussie chook houses, the book also includes all the basics of caring for your chickens. There is a breed by breed guide to selecting the right chook for you, and vital information on raising them, feeding them, and keeping them healthy and safe.
An essential reference for small flock owners of chicken breeds. The author, Gail Damerow, has successfully translated avian veterinarian suited information into layman text on all vital aspects of health, diseases and disorders that fanciers need to know.
Backyard Poultry Naturally answers all the questions and more. From housing to feeding, from selection to breeding, from pets to production, and from the best lookers to the best layers, this book covers everything the backyard farmer needs to know about poultry husbandry.