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!



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.



Real Goods Solar Living Sourcebook

Real Goods Solar Living Sourcebook Author John Schaeffer
ISBN-10 9781550925791
Release 2014-10-20
Pages 528
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The essential guide to energy independence – fully revised and updated



The Chicken Keeper s Problem Solver

The Chicken Keeper s Problem Solver Author Chris Graham
ISBN-10 9781631590344
Release 2015-02-15
Pages 224
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"100 common problems explored and explained"--Cover.



Raising Chickens

Raising Chickens Author Bridget Heos
ISBN-10 9781477717875
Release 2013-12-15
Pages 64
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Presents information about raising chickens for eggs, including acquiring chickens, raising them, and seeing that they are healthy and safe.



How to Build Chicken Coops

How to Build Chicken Coops Author Samantha Johnson
ISBN-10 9781627886116
Release 2014-12-30
Pages 176
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Plan, customize, and build the perfect home for your flock, brood, or clutch. Backed by the National FFA Organization, our acclaimed series of How to Raise guides has helped countless first-time animal owners confidently care for their new companions. How to Build Chicken Coops provides complete, thorough, and easy-to-follow instructions on building a coop. More importantly, it provides answers—so chicken owners don't have to waste time searching online for advice. If you are involved in the FFA, interested in starting an urban or suburban hobby farm at home, or just curious about the country living or urban farming lifestyle, raising chickens is a great way to get started without a substantial investment of time or money. Building your own coop allows you to customize it to meet your needs—and it will save you money too! How to Build Chicken Coops is not just a collection of plans, but a compendium of the background and insider information for chicken owners. How much space will you need? What is dust bathing? How many nest boxes and windows will your coop need? How much will it cost? What steps do you need to take to keep your chickens safe from predators? All of these questions, and many more, are answered in How to Build Chicken Coops. This book takes the guesswork out of building a coop that's just right for your flock of chickens.



Starter Coops

Starter Coops Author Wendy Bedwell-Wilson
ISBN-10 193548477X
Release 2012
Pages 160
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Chicken Coops is a how-to guide providing clear, detailed instructions for building and maintaining backyard chicken coops. Before bringing home chickens, hobbyists must first build a housing structure for their soon-to-be flock. This book offers everything there is to know about building a chicken coop, from deciding which type of structure fits your purpose and financial needs to adding the appropriate color and décor. Wilson also goes beyond the building of the coop to offer information about routine maintenance and troubleshooting tips for managing bugs and varmints. This book offers a solution to any issue that may arise when building and caring for your chicken coop. With its entertaining yet precise and practical tone, this book is the perfect guide for novice, small-scale chicken owners.



Building Chicken Coops For Dummies

Building Chicken Coops For Dummies Author Todd Brock
ISBN-10 0470882468
Release 2010-07-08
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!



Art of the Chicken Coop

Art of the Chicken Coop Author Chris Gleason
ISBN-10 1565235428
Release 2011
Pages 157
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Provides step-by-step instructions for building artistic yet practical small scale housing for chickens.



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.



The Small Scale Poultry Flock

The Small Scale Poultry Flock Author Harvey Ussery
ISBN-10 9781603583671
Release 2011-10-07
Pages 416
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The most comprehensive guide to date on raising all-natural poultry for the small-scale farmer, homesteader, and professional grower. The Small-Scale Poultry Flock offers a practical and integrative model for working with chickens and other domestic fowl, based entirely on natural systems. Readers will find information on growing (and sourcing) feed on a small scale, brooding (and breeding) at home, and using poultry as insect and weed managers in the garden and orchard. Ussery's model presents an entirely sustainable system that can be adapted and utilized in a variety of scales, and will prove invaluable for beginner homesteaders, growers looking to incorporate poultry into their farm, or poultry farmers seeking to close their loop. Ussery offers extensive information on: The definition of an integrated poultry flock (imitation of natural systems, integrating patterns, and closing the circle) Everything you need to know about your basic chicken (including distinctive points about anatomy and behavior that are critical to management) Extended information on poultry health and holistic health care, with a focus on prevention Planning your flock (flock size, choosing breeds, fowl useful for egg vs. meat production, sourcing stock) How to breed and brood the flock (including breeding for genetic conservation), including the most complete guide to working with broody hens available anywhere Making and mixing your own feed (with tips on equipment, storage, basic ingredients, technique, grinding and mixing) Providing more of the flock's feed from sources grown or self-foraged on the homestead or farm, including production of live protein feeds using earthworms and soldier grubs Using poultry to increase soil fertility, control crop damaging insects, and to make compost-including systems for pasturing and for tillage of cover crops and weeds Recipes for great egg and poultry dishes (including Ussery's famous chicken stock!) And one of the best step-by-step poultry butchering guides available, complete with extensive illustrative photos. No other book on raising poultry takes an entirely whole-systems approach, or discusses producing homegrown feed and breeding in such detail. This is a truly invaluable guide that will lead farmers and homesteaders into a new world of self-reliance and enjoyment.



Raising Chickens For Dummies

Raising Chickens For Dummies Author Kimberly Willis
ISBN-10 9780470573327
Release 2009-07-08
Pages 408
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Raising Chickens For Dummies has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Raising Chickens For Dummies also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Raising Chickens For Dummies book for free.



Storey s Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds

Storey s Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds Author Carol Ekarius
ISBN-10 9781612128436
Release 2016-07-18
Pages 288
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More than 128 birds strut their stuff across the pages of this definitive primer for intrepid poultry farmers and feather fanciers alike. From the Manx Rumpy to the Redcap and the Ancona duck to his Aylesbury cousin, each breed is profiled with a brief history, detailed descriptions of identifying characteristics, and colorful photography. Comprehensive and fun, Storey’s Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds celebrates the personalities and charming good looks of North America’s quirkiest barnyard birds and waterfowl.



The Backyard Homestead

The Backyard Homestead Author Carleen Madigan
ISBN-10 9781603425148
Release 2009-02-11
Pages 368
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This comprehensive guide to homesteading provides all the information you need to grow and preserve a sustainable harvest of grains and vegetables; raise animals for meat, eggs, and dairy; and keep honey bees for your sweeter days. With easy-to-follow instructions on canning, drying, and pickling, you’ll enjoy your backyard bounty all winter long.



Fresh Eggs Daily

Fresh Eggs Daily Author Lisa Steele
ISBN-10 0985562250
Release 2013
Pages 142
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Offers information on how to successfully care for and raise healthy chickens.



Staging Your Comeback

Staging Your Comeback Author Christopher Hopkins
ISBN-10 9780757398445
Release 2010-01-01
Pages 344
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Known as The Makeover Guy ® from his appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show and other national television programs, Christopher Hopkins believes that as they age, women become more beautiful but often feel less attractive. He's out to change that. For more than twenty years he's encouraged women who often feel like they' have taken a backseat to everything and everyone else to come out of the shadows and take center stage. Now it's your turn. Using Christopher's step-by-step strategies and detailed advice,you will learn to: Restore your hair with your ideal cut, color, and style. Revamp your wardrobe to flatter a changing body. Refresh your face with 'visible lift' makeup techniques. Renew your spirit and maintain your look using Christopher's revival guide.



Country Wisdom Know How

Country Wisdom   Know How Author Storey Publishing's Country Wisdom Bulletins
ISBN-10 9780316471701
Release 2017-01-03
Pages 1072
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Reminiscent in both spirit and design of the beloved Whole Earth Catalog, Country Wisdom & Know -How is an unprecedented collection of information on nearly 200 individual topics of country and self-sustained living. Compiled from the information in Storey Publishing's landmark series of "Country Wisdom Bulletins," this book is the most thorough and reliable volume of its kind. Organized by general topic including animals, cooking, crafts, gardening, health and well-being, and home, it is further broken down to cover dozens of specifics from "Building Chicken Coops" to "Making Cheese, Butter, and Yogurt" to "Improving Your Soil" to "Restoring Hardwood Floors." Nearly 1,000 black-and-white illustrations and photographs run throughout and fascinating projects and trusted advice crowd every page.