Here is all the information you need to successfully raise chickens — from choosing breeds and hatching chicks to building coops, keeping the birds healthy, and protecting them from predators. This revised third edition contains a new chapter on training chickens and understanding their intelligence, expanded coverage of hobby farming, and up-to-date information on chicken health issues, including avian influenza and fowl first aid.
Gail Damerow is the go-to chick gal. Her books have sold over 790,000 copies and include The Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals, Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens, and The Chicken Encyclopedia. Gail is the editor of Rural Heritage magazine and writes regularly for Backyard Poultry magazine and Dairy Goat Journal. She and her husband operate a family farm in Tennessee.read more
Reviews forStorey's Guide to Raising Chickens : Care, Feeding, Facil...
This book is easy to read with lots of excellent, down-to-earth suggestions for any chicken raiser, whether you've got a couple of hens in the backyard for eggs or a whole flock for show and food. A nice addition to the new edition is information about chicken temperment. Damerow definatly saw that her audience now included more first-time chicken keepers and writes with them in mind in these sections. read more
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