Barnyard in Your Backyard A Beginner's Guide to Raising Chickens, Ducks, Geese, Rabbits, Goats, Sheep, and Cows

ISBN-10: 1580174566

ISBN-13: 9781580174565

Edition: 2002

Authors: Gail Damerow

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Each chapter of this text focuses on a different animal and offers a comprehensive review of the ins and outs - the tribulations and triumphs - of living with and caring for a small farmyard.
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 7/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.530
Language: English

Gail Damerow and her husband operate a family farm in Tennessee where they keep poultry and dairy goats, tend a sizable garden, and maintain a small orchard. They grow and preserve much of their own food, make their own yogurt and ice cream from fresh goat milk, and bake their own bread. Gail has written extensively on raising chickens and other livestock, growing fruits and vegetables, and related rural skills. She shares her experience and knowledge as a regular contributor to Backyard Poultry magazine and as the author or contributor to more than a dozen country skills how-to books.

Introduction
Chickens
Introducing Chickens
Choosing the Right Breed
Making the Purchase Handling Chickens
Housing Chickens
Feeding Chickens Egg Production
Collecting and Storing Eggs
Managing Breeders Hatching Eggs
Raising Chicks
Chicken Health Summer Care
Winter Care
Chickens for Meat
Ducks & Geese
Introducing Ducks and Geese
Choosing the Right Bird
Handling Housing
Feeding
Duck and Goose Eggs
Breeding
Artificial Incubation Ducklings and Goslings
Duck and Goose Health
Ducks and Geese for Meat
Rabbits
Introducing Rabbits
Choosing a Breed
Recognizing a Good Animal Making the Purchase
Handling Your Rabbit
Rabbit Housing Buying a Cage
Building Your Own Cage
Rabbit Carriers Feeding Your Rabbit
Rabbit Health
Breeding Rabbits
The Nest Box Birth
Caring for the New Litter
Weaning and Separating the Litter Meat Rabbits
Managing Your Rabbitry
Keeping Records
Goats
Introducing Goats
Buying
Handling
Housing
Feeding
Breeding Gestation and Kidding
Newborn Kids
Keeping Goats Healthy Goat Milk
Fiber Goats
Sheep
Introducing Sheep
Sheep Q & A
Choosing a Breed Buying
Fencing
Shelter
Handling
Feeding Health Care, Treatment, and Medication
Hoof Care Breeding
Lambing Time
Problems with Newborn Lambs Caring for the Ewe After Weaning
Making Sheep-Milk Cheese Culling and Butchering
Wool and Shearing
Wool Crafts
Sheep Calendar
Dairy Cows & Beef Cattle
Introducing Cattle
Choosing a Dairy Breed
Choosing a Beef Breed Selecting and Buying a New Animal
Housing, Facilities, and Equipment Manure Disposal
Nutrition
Removing Extra Teats, Castrating, and Dehorning Keeping Your Cattle Healthy
Butchering a Beef
Steers as Oxen Breeding and Calving
Scours
Care of the Dairy Cow Managing Your Herd Through the Seasons
Appendix
Metric Conversion Chart
Glossary
Recommended Reading
Resources
Index
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