How to raise chickens : everything you need to know : breed guide & selection, proper care & healthy feeding, building facilities and fencing, showing advice / Christine Heinrichs.
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 DONTs. This brightly illustrated, full-color guide will prove an indispensable resource for anyone interested in raising their very own flock.
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
* Show poultry at shows and club meets
* Raise chickens in the country, suburbs, or city.
Contents: Why keep chickens? -- Chickens and history -- Breed types -- Obtaining stock -- Housing -- Feeding -- Flock management -- Breeding programs -- Incubation and care of chicks -- Selection and culling -- Showing -- Health care -- Avian influenza -- Legal aspects.
Pages: 192; Illustrated (colour)
Poultry Book, Chicken, Hen, Chook, Fowl, Bantam Healthcare.
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