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Chicken Handbook A Practical Guide to Keeping Hens and Other Fine-Feathered Friends

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ISBN-10: 1565236866

ISBN-13: 9781565236868

Edition: 2011

Authors: Vivian Head

List price: $12.95
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Keeping poultry is no longer just for country dwellers. A small piece of garden and a lot of determination is all you need – even in the inner city. Satisfying and rewarding, keeping chickens can be the perfect hobby – and offers fresher produce than can ever be found in the supermarket. This book is a comprehensive handbook for the novice to get started.
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Book details

List price: $12.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

The History of Chickens
What is Free-Range?
So You Want to Keep Chickens
Things to Consider
Anatomy of a Chicken
A Simple Creature
The Anatomy of the Egg
Where Do I Begin?
Housing and Equipment
The Inside of the Coop
Other Equipment
Choosing Your Chickens
Which to Choose
Breeds for Egg Production
Dual-Purpose Breeds
Bantams and Silkies
Age and Where to Buy
Bringing Your Chickens Home
Settling Them In
Coping With the Worst Jobs
Behavioral Problems
Feeding Requirements
General Formula for Home Mixes
A-Z Of Pests and Diseases
General Well-Being
Abnormal Eggs
Raising Your Own Chicks
Suitable Breeding Stock
The Artificial Incubator
Incubation Problems
The Egg
Natural Food Package
Worthy of a Prize
A Guide to What a Judge Looks for
Ducks, Geese and Other Poultry
Guinea Fowl
A Selection of Recipes