Raising chickens is a fun adventure for a beginning or experienced chicken farmer to embark upon. In doing so, you’ll increase your overall health and have a lot of fun doing so! However, it does require some basic research.
This book will teach you how to:
Select the best breed of chicken for your needs
Raise chickens from day-old chicks
Construct and equip brooders
Troubleshoot health problems in freshly hatched chicks
Transition pullets and cockerels to an outdoor coop
Build and equip coops with feed, water, nesting, and roosting systems
Evaluate whether free-ranging is right for your birds
Prevent the incidence of predators
Decide upon the best coop construction for your lifestyle
Provide proper feed, water, shelter, and bedding
Increase efficiency and environmental friendliness through helpful add-ons
Raise laying hens
Increase and maintain egg production
Deal with the molting process
Raise healthy meat birds
Slaughter, butcher and process meat birds
Overwinter (or raise birds throughout cold months)
Maintain adequate egg production during the winter
Improve meat quality and flavor
Be a successful and happy chicken owner!
About the Expert: Rebekah White lives in upstate New York on a small, cozy slice of heaven. She raises chickens, pigs, honey bees, and vegetables to sustain herself and her close family. When she’s not at home with her animals, she is working at her “day job” teaching high school English at a rural school. In the meantime, she enjoys running, traveling, cooking (especially with fresh produce and homegrown meats!), and writing (ideally about the farm!). She has also published articles on home remedies and recipes, canning and food preservation, and various general interest stories.
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