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Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens

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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.

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

Contents:

  • Choosing a Breed
  • Fowl Disposition
  • Shelter
  • Feed and Water
  • Routine Management
  • Health Care
  • Laying-Hen Management
  • Eggs for Eating
  • Managing a Breeder Flock
  • Hatching Eggs
  • Chick Care
  • Exhibiting Your Chickens
  • Managing Meat Breeds and More.

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