Raising chickens


作者:by Kimberley Willis with Rob Ludlow


出版社:John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

出版地:Hoboken, NJ

集叢名:For dummies


ISBN:978-1-119-67592-1 ; 1-119-67592-8 ; 978-1-119-67593-8 ; 1-119-67593-6 ; 978-1-119-67595-2 ; 1-119-67595-2

附註:"Learning made easy"--Cover. Includes index.


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.

Kimberley Willis has raised numerous breeds of chickens and other poultry for eggs, meat, and showing for more than 40 years.
Robert T. Ludlow owns and manages BackYardChickens.com, the largest and fastest-growing community of chicken enthusiasts in the world.

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