The Small scale Poultry Flock

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ISBN: 9781603582902
Release Date: 2011
Number of pages: 394
Author: Harvey Ussery
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

Download and read online The Small scale Poultry Flock in PDF and EPUB 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.


The Small Scale Poultry Flock

Filename: the-small-scale-poultry-flock.pdf
ISBN: 9781603583671
Release Date: 2011-10-07
Number of pages: 416
Author: Harvey Ussery
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

Download and read online The Small Scale Poultry Flock in PDF and EPUB 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.


Chickens

Filename: chickens.pdf
ISBN: 9781935484912
Release Date: 2011-08-23
Number of pages: 200
Author: Sue Weaver
Publisher: i5 Publishing

Download and read online Chickens in PDF and EPUB Hobby Farms Chickens: Tending a Small-Scale Flock for Pleasure and Profit is geared toward the hobby farmer looking to begin his or her own flock of chickens on a small farm or even backyard. Author Sue Weaver, who keeps various exotic breeds and countless barnies on her farm, is an expert on all things livestock and an avowed chicken fanatic. This photo-filled guide begins with “Chickens 101” and details the physiology of chickens, members of the Phasianidea family, providing beginning hobby farmers with a basic education in the chicken’s unique physical makeup (from wings and feathers to beaks and digestive tracts), behavior, mating, and its unexpected high intelligence. The author offers advice on choosing the right types of chickens to get started: meat, egg, or dual purpose, or maybe even “just for pets.” The book is an excellent resource for selecting which breed of chicken is best for the hobby farmer, based on the birds’ traits, such as aggression, personality, noise factor, tolerance for heat, confinement, cold, etc. Chickens also provides information on selecting or building a suitable chicken coop for the hobby farmer’s brood, outlining the basic requirements (lighting, ventilation, flooring, waterers, insulation, safety, and so forth). A detailed chapter on feeding chickens offers essential guidance on nutrition, commercial feeds, supplements, and water requirements. For the chicken hobby farmer looking to start with a clutch of baby chicks (from his own hen or an outside source), the author provides excellent info on incubators and hatching as well as all of the accommodations and preparation required for hens in the nest box. A chapter on selling eggs and broilers provides timetables, requirements, and dos and don’ts to get a hobby farmer’s business off on the right foot. All chicken keepers will find the chapter on health of particular value, with expert advice on preventing common problems and dealing various maladies and diseases. Much detailed information about all of the topics in the book is encapsulated in sidebars. A glossary of over 125 terms plus a detailed resource section of chicken and poultry associations, books, and websites complete the volume. Fully indexed.


Ducks

Filename: ducks.pdf
ISBN: 9781935484790
Release Date: 2011-05-03
Number of pages: 160
Author: Cherie Langlois
Publisher: i5 Publishing

Download and read online Ducks in PDF and EPUB Written by hobby farmer Cherie Langlois from Washington state, Ducks is a fantastic overview of these entertaining and adaptable waterfowl. The author begins by asking “What do these water-crazy birds have that make them as much an asset to farms as landlubbing poultry?” She provides many answers that defend the virtues and versatility of ducks and argues that the duck is superior to the ubiquitous chicken in many ways. As a zoologist, Langlois has a gift for elucidating the details of the waterfowl’s anatomy, traits and behavior, all revealed in the first chapter “Meet the Duck.” She proceeds by leading readers through the process of choosing the right ducks for their hobby farm, considering the various domestic breeds (from bantams to heavyweights) as well as the sex of the birds and number of birds/breeds ideal for beginning a hobby-farm flock. The book offers advice on housing these very adaptable birds that thrive in various climates and regions throughout the world: space requirements, ventilation, flooring, feeders, and fencing. Naturally, ducks need water to thrive in the form of an existing lake, a manmade pond or simple duck pools, all discussed in the housing chapter. “The Duck Diet” chapter discusses the nutritional needs of the flock and various feeding options farmers and ranchers can consider. Seasoned duck aficionados interested in getting into the business of ducklings will find much information in the breeding chapter, which catalogs methods for hatching, incubators, mama duck and baby care, and more. The health of livestock is always a major consideration for the hobby farmer, and the chapter “Flock Health and Handling” offers a mini course in disease prevention, proper hygiene, recognizing symptoms of illnesses, and dealing with common maladies. The advantages of duck farming—the superior quality of duck eggs, down, and meat--are the focal point of the final chapter “Harvesting the Rewards,” likely the first chapter the dubious duck farmer will read prior to taking the dive into ducks. The book concludes with appendices of endangered duck breeds and duck diseases, resources, a glossary of terms, and a complete index.


City Chicks Print Edition

Filename: city-chicks-print-edition.pdf
ISBN: 0962464856
Release Date: 2009-07
Number of pages: 461
Author: Patricia L. Foreman
Publisher: Good Earth Pub

Download and read online City Chicks Print Edition in PDF and EPUB "There are many books about keeping chickens, City Chicks is the only book that explaines how to put them to work by emply their skill sets. The local foods movement is mushrooming and chickens are the mascot. City Chicks brings fresh, innovative and new information about keeping ? and employing ? backyard flocks of urban chickens." -- from publisher's website.


Raising Poultry on Pasture

Filename: raising-poultry-on-pasture.pdf
ISBN: WISC:89099310922
Release Date: 2006
Number of pages: 254
Author: Jody Padgham
Publisher: Norton Creek Press

Download and read online Raising Poultry on Pasture in PDF and EPUB A comprehensive guidebook for those interested in raising poultry on pasture, this reference is organized in an easy-to-use format with topics ranging frombrooding to processing, laying hens to broilers and turkeys, shelter designs, and marketing. (Technology-Agriculture)


Small scale Poultry Production

Filename: small-scale-poultry-production.pdf
ISBN: 9251050821
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Number of pages: 119
Author: Emmanuel Babafunso Sonaiya
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

Download and read online Small scale Poultry Production in PDF and EPUB This technical guide promotes sustainable small-scale, family-based poultry production. It gives a comprehensive review of all aspects of small-scale poultry production in developing countries and includes sections on feeding and nutrition, housing, general husbandry and flocks health. Regional differences in health practices are also described. The guide provides the technical and scientific "building blocks" needed to develop sustainable programs for small-scale poultry production. It will be of practical value to those keeping or planning to keep poultry and as a valuable technical reference for poultry specialists, researchers, students and those interested in broader rural development issues.--Publisher's description.


Hatching Brooding Your Own Chicks

Filename: hatching-brooding-your-own-chicks.pdf
ISBN: 9781603428781
Release Date: 2013-04-12
Number of pages: 240
Author: Gail Damerow
Publisher: Storey Publishing

Download and read online Hatching Brooding Your Own Chicks in PDF and EPUB Gail Damerow shows you how to incubate, hatch, and brood baby chickens, ducklings, goslings, turkey poults, and guinea keets. With advice on everything from selecting a breed and choosing the best incubator to feeding and caring for newborn chicks in a brooder, this comprehensive guide also covers issues like embryo development, panting chicks, and a variety of common birth defects. Whether you want to hatch three eggs or one hundred, you’ll find all the information you need to make your poultry-raising operation a success.


Choosing Raising Chickens

Filename: choosing-raising-chickens.pdf
ISBN: 0715333100
Release Date: 2009-08-31
Number of pages: 160
Author: Celia Lewis
Publisher: David & Charles

Download and read online Choosing Raising Chickens in PDF and EPUB This is a practical and comprehensive everything-you-need-to-know guide to chicken breeds for anyone who keeps chickens, is considering keeping chickens or aspires to keep chickens. Comprehensive content features over 70 breeds which reveals how, as well as being useful, chickens are interesting and colourful characters. This guide includes essential practical information on feeding, housing and welfare as well as easy-to-use keys to selecting the most suitable breeds. Chickens make great pets -- they are low maintenance living on the scraps that you throw away, and are easy-going, plus they thrive in small urban areas and backyards.


The Chicken Encyclopedia

Filename: the-chicken-encyclopedia.pdf
ISBN: 9781603427760
Release Date: 2012-03-01
Number of pages: 320
Author: Gail Damerow
Publisher: Storey Publishing

Download and read online The Chicken Encyclopedia in PDF and EPUB 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.


Backyard Poultry Naturally

Filename: backyard-poultry-naturally.pdf
ISBN: 1601730047
Release Date: 2007-01-01
Number of pages: 135
Author: Alanna Moore
Publisher: Acres USA

Download and read online Backyard Poultry Naturally in PDF and EPUB Backyard Poultry Naturally answers questions from housing to feeding, from selection to breeding, from pets to production, and from the best lookers to the best layers. This book covers everything the backyard farmer needs to know about poutlry husbandry - including preventative and curative herbal medicines and homeopathics. Backyard Poultry Naturally is an excellent resource - entertaining and informative, and will appeal to amateur and avid poultry farmers alike. Australian Alanna Moore has taken her own extensive experience of herbal medicine and backyard poultry farming Down Under and used it to produce a very compact and readable reference invaluable to people around the world.


The Backyard Chicken Bible

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ISBN: 9781440339240
Release Date: 2014-12-12
Number of pages: 240
Author: Eric Lofgren
Publisher: "F+W Media, Inc."

Download and read online The Backyard Chicken Bible in PDF and EPUB Your Backyard is the New Farm! Whether you want two chickens or two hundred, this manual will guide you along your journey to successfully raising chickens. Growing a backyard chicken flock is an investment, and one of the most important factors in cultivating a happy, healthy poultry society is taking the time to learn everything you can about your birds. The Backyard Chicken Bible is filled with real-life solutions and expert advice on what to do in almost any scenario you may find yourself in while raising chickens. No matter if you're starting with eggs, chicks or adult birds, you'll find the guidance you need to succeed. Inside you'll find: step-by-step processes for preparing your yard for chickens, caring for chicks when they arrive, maintaining the health and behavior of your flock, and addressing common issues illustrated explanations of the anatomy of a chicken detailed treatment advice for poultry diseases and ailments ideas for building coops and nest boxes step-by-step instructions for bathing, grooming, clipping wings, and trimming toe nails and beaks advice for common flock problems including hens that stop laying, aggressive roosters, and changing flock dynamics Take the guesswork out of raising chickens, and start preparing yourself now to be the best chicken farmer in your neighborhood!


Storey s Guide to Raising Chickens 3rd Edition

Filename: storey-s-guide-to-raising-chickens-3rd-edition.pdf
ISBN: 9781603426961
Release Date: 2010-05-19
Number of pages: 448
Author: Gail Damerow
Publisher: Storey Publishing

Download and read online Storey s Guide to Raising Chickens 3rd Edition in PDF and EPUB Gail Damerow shows you how to choose the right breeds for your needs, build efficient chicken coops, provide necessary medical attention for your animals, and much more. Whether you’re raising broilers for meat or preparing your chickens to win a blue ribbon at the next county fair, Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens will help you achieve your poultry-raising goals.


Chickens

Filename: chickens.pdf
ISBN: CORNELL:31924100632797
Release Date: 2005-06-25
Number of pages: 144
Author: Sue Weaver
Publisher: Hobby Farm Press

Download and read online Chickens in PDF and EPUB Chickens puts the essential tips of chicken keeping at the fingertips of the hobby farmer. This must-have guide directs both new and experienced farmers through the nuances of tending a small-scale flock-for pleasure and for profit! Become more knowledgeable about your poultry and better appreciate the bountiful gifts they bestow. Book jacket.


Pastured Poultry Profits

Filename: pastured-poultry-profits.pdf
ISBN: 0963810901
Release Date: 1996
Number of pages: 334
Author: Joel Salatin
Publisher: Polyface Incorporated

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