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.
"I had not yet bought Christine Heinrichs's 2007 book, "How to Raise Chickens", a plainspoken guide for people who might not ever have seen a live chicken, which keeps selling more and more copies."Susan Orleans, "The New Yorker"""
|Why Keep Chickens?|
|Chickens and History|
|Incubation and Care of Chicks|
|Selection and Culling|
|Appendix Resources Agricultural Organizations Poultry Organizations Breeds Conservation Helpful Books Helpful Websites Avian Influenza Resources Specialty Breed Clubs|
|About the Author|
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Series: Everything You Need to Know S.
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1st March 2007
Dimensions (cm): 28.0 x 23.0 x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.603