Building Chicken Coops

Building Chicken Coops Author Gail Damerow
ISBN-10 9781603423465
Release 1999-01-12
Pages 32
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Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.



How to Raise Chickens

How to Raise Chickens Author Christine Heinrichs
ISBN-10 9780760343777
Release 2013-01-21
Pages 208
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Whether you want to raise 5 chickens or 50, whether you have a 40-foot city lot or a 40-acre farm, the expert advice in this hands-on guidebook makes it easy for you to get started raising a healthy flock. Whichever comes first for you, the chicken or the egg, this book will show you what to do next with longtime chicken breeder Christine Heinrichs explaining all the helpful DOs and important DON’Ts. This brightly illustrated, full-color guide will prove an indispensable resource for anyone interested in raising their very own flocks. Easy-to-follow advice helps you to: Choose breeds and obtain stock House and feed chickens Manage your flock and keep it healthy Select and cull for breeding programs Incubate eggs and care for chicks Raise chickens in the country, suburbs, or city The book provides information on breed types, obtaining stock, housing, feeding, flock management, breeding programs, incubation and care of chicks, selection and culling, showing, health care, and the legal aspects of raising chickens. Reviewed and approved by Dr. Clint Rusk (Purdue University Associate Professor in the Youth Development and Agriculture Education Department), this book will give you the tools you need to succeed in a challenging but rewarding business.



Easy Composters You Can Build

Easy Composters You Can Build Author Nick Noyes
ISBN-10 9781603422789
Release 1995-01-10
Pages 32
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Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.



Build a Pond for Food Fun

Build a Pond for Food   Fun Author D. J. Young
ISBN-10 9781603423175
Release 1997-01-11
Pages 32
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Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.



How to Build Chicken Coops

How to Build Chicken Coops Author Samantha Johnson
ISBN-10 9780760347331
Release 2015-03-25
Pages 176
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How to Build Chicken Coops includes a complete, customizable construction plan (with step-by-step instructions, photos, a cut list, and diagrams) and extensive how-to information on chicken care.



Backyard Chickens Guide to Coops and Tractors

Backyard Chickens  Guide to Coops and Tractors Author Members of Backyard Chickens.com
ISBN-10 9781440316982
Release 2011-08-01
Pages 192
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Raising chickens in neighborhoods and suburbs is at an all-time high. Many families are choosing to add this feature to their lifestyle for the cost-savings and fresh eggs while learning a fun hobby. Others see it as an important part of building a self-sufficient lifestyle. This book provides the detailed how-to and ideas for anyone to join the chicken-raising community. • 30+ designs with measured drawings and cut lists. • Special introduction section on basic construction techniques for the beginner. • Detailed descriptions of chicken-coop specific construction features, with real-world tested designs. • Gallery section will provide even more design options without construction details.



Build Your Own Underground Root Cellar

Build Your Own Underground Root Cellar Author Phyllis Hobson
ISBN-10 9781603424233
Release 1983-01-08
Pages 32
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Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.



Building Chicken Coops For Dummies

Building Chicken Coops For Dummies Author Todd Brock
ISBN-10 9780470598962
Release 2010-08-09
Pages 312
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As the popularity of urban homesteading and sustainable living increases, it’s no wonder you’re in need of trusted, practical guidance on how to properly house the chickens you’re planning (or have already begun) to keep. Building Chicken Coops For Dummies gives you the information you need to build the most cost-efficient, safe, and easy-on-the-eye enclosures for your backyard flock. This practical guide gives you easy-to-follow and customizable plans for building the backyard chicken coop that works best for you. You’ll get the basic construction know-how and key information you need to design and build a coop tailored to your flock, whether you live in a small city loft, a suburban backyard, or a small rural farm. Includes detailed material lists, instructions, and schematic plans for building a host of different chicken coops Step-by-step guidance on how to build a coop—or design your own Accessible for every level of reader Whether you’re just beginning to gain an interest in a back-to-basics lifestyle or looking to add more attractive and efficient coops to your current flock‘s digs, Building Chicken Coops For Dummies gives you everything you need to build a winning coop!



Reinventing the Chicken Coop

Reinventing the Chicken Coop Author Kevin McElroy
ISBN-10 9781603428637
Release 2013-01-01
Pages 192
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Build a stylishly modern home for your poultry. Backyard chickens meet contemporary design in this inventive compilation from authors Matthew Wolpe and Kevin McElroy. Reinventing the Chicken Coop presents 14 complete building plans for chicken houses that range from the purely functional to outrageously fabulous, with designs that include water-capturing roofs, built-in composting systems, and modernist architectural details.



Keep Out

Keep Out Author Lee Mothes
ISBN-10 9781603428590
Release 2013-03-28
Pages 224
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Build your own unique backyard playhouse. In this inspiring guide, Lee Mothes shows you how easy it is to construct the hideout of your kids’ dreams. With simple step-by-step instructions and plenty of innovative ideas to engage kids throughout the building process, the whole family can get involved in the fun. You’ll love constructing a personalized clubhouse with your kids, and your kids will enjoy playing in it for years to come. Just don’t forget the secret password.



The Backyard Chicken Book

The Backyard Chicken Book Author H. Lee Schwanz
ISBN-10 9781629142746
Release 2014-04-01
Pages 208
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A small flock of poultry can supply all of the eggs your family needs during the year. And, after your hens have completed their egg-laying days, there will be meat for barbecuing or roasting. Luckily, a small flock takes a relatively small amount of space and is easy to manage. If yours is one of the growing number of families interested in raising chickens for eggs or meat, The Backyard Chicken Book contains all the essential information for the hatching, brooding, rearing, and managing family-sized poultry flocks. The first step in deciding on a family flock is to determine what breed may work best for your needs. For example, you can go with a laying breed such as the White Leghorn that produces top-quality eggs but provides little meat. Or, you could select a dual-purpose Rhode Island Red or New Hampshire that provides fewer eggs but much better meat. In addition to helping you select your type, this handy guide will also tell you what you need to know about: Providing housing for home poultry flocks Rearing the laying flock pullets Managing laying problems Fighting pests and disease Raising other poultry such as ducks, turkeys, geese, bantams, and guinea fowl Enhanced with full-color photos and dozens of illustrations, The Backyard Chicken Book is the perfect guide for the first-time poultry raiser.



Murray McMurray Hatchery s Chickens in Five Minutes a Day

Murray McMurray Hatchery s Chickens in Five Minutes a Day Author Farmers at Murray McMurray Hatchery
ISBN-10 9781624140075
Release 2013-05-14
Pages 176
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Having chickens has never been so easy and fun. This from-zero-to-go guide to raising a flock of chickens in your backyard gives you the easiest route to amazing fresh eggs and tried-and-true short cuts so tending chickens is a snap. McMurray Hatchery has been sending out hardy, healthy and terrific birds for home flocks for nearly 100 years and is one of the biggest and best names in the industry. It ships more than two million chickens and other fowl each year. With this comes knowledge on how to raise fun and productive chickens the easy way, from simple feeding to the best coops to easy watering, hygiene, and pest control. Raising chickens is one of the most fun and rewarding home farm activities you can share with your family. The great flavor of the eggs, as reflected by the bright orange color of the yokes, is unrivalled by those found in supermarkets. Chickens are also great pets, fun to watch and have around. Now - with Murray McMurray Hatchery's Chickens in Five Minutes a Day - it's easier than ever with the smart techniques and approaches prescribed by the Farmers at Murray McMurray Hatchery. Note: This book only covers chickens for eggs, not for meat.



The Chicken Encyclopedia

The Chicken Encyclopedia Author Gail Damerow
ISBN-10 9781603427760
Release 2012-03-01
Pages 320
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From addled to wind egg and crossed beak to zygote, the terminology of everything chicken is demystified in The Chicken Encyclopedia. Complete with breed descriptions, common medical concerns, and plenty of chicken trivia, this illustrated A-to-Z reference guide is both informative and entertaining. Covering tail types, breeding, molting, communication, and much more, Gail Damerow provides answers to all of your chicken questions and quandaries. Even seasoned chicken farmers are sure to discover new information about the multifaceted world of these fascinating birds.



Chicken Coops

Chicken Coops Author Judy Pangman
ISBN-10 9781603421829
Release 2011-02-28
Pages 176
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Just like houses, chicken coops come in all shapes and sizes. Judy Pangman presents how-to drawings and conceptual plans for 45 coops — from the strictly practical to flights of fancy — guaranteed to meet the needs of every bird owner, however big or small your flock may be. Color photographs and innovative suggestions fill this encouraging guide, while lively anecdotes profile an array of coop builders and their various construction methods. Start building the coop of your chickens’ dreams!



Your Chickens

Your Chickens Author Gail Damerow
ISBN-10 9781603427579
Release 2012-10-19
Pages 160
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Full of expert advice and plenty of encouragement for the youngest poultry farmers, this introductory guide is designed to show children ages 9 and up how to safely and successfully raise their own chickens. With age-appropriate language and clear diagrams, Gail Damerow provides everything kids need to know to choose, purchase, house, and show their own chickens. Whether they’re interested in raising chickens for pleasure or to make money, this easy-to-use guide will help children achieve their chicken-raising goals.



Success with Baby Chicks

Success with Baby Chicks Author Robert Plamondon
ISBN-10 9780972177009
Release 2003
Pages 155
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Describes how to raise baby chicks using brooder-house techniques that, though now largely forgotten, were once used on millions of American farms.



The Joy of Keeping Chickens

The Joy of Keeping Chickens Author Jennifer Megyesi
ISBN-10 9781634500265
Release 2015-04-07
Pages 272
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Finally backyard farmers who want to keep a few hens for eggs have a bible that's attractive enough to leave out on the coffee table, and inexpensive enough to purchase on a whim. This comprehensive guide, written in charming prose from the perspective of an organic farmer, will appeal to readers who are interested in raising chickens, or simply want the best knowledge about how to cook them. With this in mind, farmer and animal expert Jennifer Megyesi discusses all the basic details of raising the birds—general biology, health, food, choosing breeds, and so on—and she cuts through the smoke to identify what terms like "organic," "free-range," and so on really mean for poultry farmers and consumers. No chicken book would be complete without information on how to show chickens for prizes, and this is no different, but The Joy of Keeping Chickens also stresses the importance of self-sustainability and organic living, and the satisfaction of keeping heirloom breeds. Readers will appreciate the comprehensive nature of this readable, informative guide, and Megyesi's enthusiasm about keeping chickens. Coupled with Geoff Hansen's gorgeous full-color photographs, this text makes for an instant classic in the category.