The Backyard Chicken Book: A Beginner's Guide by H. Lee Schwanz

By H. Lee Schwanz

A small flock of chook can provide the entire eggs your loved ones wishes through the yr. And, after your hens have accomplished their egg-laying days, there'll be meat for barbecuing or roasting. fortunately, a small flock takes a comparatively small volume of house and is simple to manage.

If yours is among the growing to be variety of households attracted to elevating chickens for eggs or meat, The yard bird Book comprises all of the crucial info for the hatching, brooding, rearing, and handling family-sized chicken flocks. step one in choosing a kin flock is to figure out what breed may fit top on your wishes. for instance, you could select a laying breed reminiscent of the White Leghorn that produces choicest eggs yet offers little meat. Or, you'll decide upon a dual-purpose Rhode Island purple or New Hampshire that offers fewer eggs yet far better meat. as well as aiding you choose your kind, this useful consultant also will let you know what you must recognize about:

offering housing for domestic chicken flocks
Rearing the laying flock pullets
handling laying problems
scuffling with pests and disease
elevating different fowl akin to geese, turkeys, ducks, bantams, and guinea fowl

Enhanced with full-color pictures and dozens of illustrations, The yard bird Book is definitely the right consultant for the first-time bird raiser.

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