Chickens: Tending a Small-Scale Flock (Hobby Farms)
|Rating||:||4.92 (562 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||200 Pages|
You won't need to worry about your chickens flying the coop with this resource in hand." John Ivanko, co-author of Rural Renaissance: Renewing the Quest for the Good Life"Chickens are the perfect hobby farm animal, and Sue Weaver's book Chickens is the perfect primer for anyone contemplating the addition of chickens to the farmor in their backyard. Sue clearly covers the practical side of small-flock chicken farming—from selecting the right chicken to keeping them happy and healthy, and she delivers the goods with her trademark wit." Carol Ekarius, author of
"Useful and readable" according to MaryAnn Armbruster. I found this little book to be extremely helpful. It's easy to read and filled with useful information on choosing the right type/breed of chicken, then choosing egg, chick or older. It gives information on how to house and feed your chickens including a handy chart on varying protein levels using scratch, something I have not found in any other book so far. I like the fact that the author not only tells you the must do's, but also adds in nice touches, like how to keep your chickens happy with suggestions to keep them occupied.So far, if I had to pick one book,. 2nd Edition of this book, delivers as good as the first! Shana This book is my 2nd absolute favorite book on chickens (my favorite is the 1st edition of this book). It is beautifully illustrated on wonderful paper stock. Also it has a wealth of information on chicken history, choosing the right breed, raising chicks, chick/chicken health & common diseases, coop design, broody breeds/non-broody breeds, feeding requirements and much more. I especially liked the listing of the different breeds traits and the photo of the chicken 1st Aid Kit the author kept and how she really went into depth about what breeds layed the brown, d. "Great reference book for raising chickens" according to MTAK. Just the perfect book for those interested in raising chickens. We have had our flock for over a year now and I refer to this book often to answer my all my questions.
This photo-filled guide begins with Chickens 101” and details the physiology of chickens, members of the Phasianidea family, providing beginning hobby farmers with a basic education in the chicken’s unique physical makeup (from wings and feathers to beaks and digestive tracts), behavior, mating, and its unexpected high intelligence. Chickens also provides information on selecting or building a suitable chicken coop for the hobby farmer’s brood, outlining the basic requirements (lighting, ventilation, flooring, waterers, insulation, safety, and so forth). Hobby Farms Chickens: Tending a Small-Scale Flock for Pleasure and Profit is geared toward the hobby farmer looking to begin his or her own flock of chickens on a small farm or even backyard. The author offers advice on choosing the right types of chickens to get starte