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BACKYARD CHICKENS: BEYOND THE BASICS
BACKYARD CHICKENS: BEYOND THE BASICS

BACKYARD CHICKENS: BEYOND THE BASICS

A must-have for every backyard chicken keeper, Backyard Chickens Beyond the Basics goes beyond introductory lessons and explores the realities of raising a flock for eggs -- and entertainment, of course! From odd eggs and molting to feeding and preparing for the seasons, this book covers the subjects beginner books don't adequately address and re-examines common knowledge that may not actually hold true. It's a resource to turn to time and again for expert advice to make sure your birds are happy, healthy, and productive.

Author Pam Freeman, an editor and "Ask the Expert" columnist at Backyard Poultry magazine, draws on her years of experience fielding reader questions to identify and clearly explain many common - and some not-so-common - issues in chicken keeping.

How do you add new chickens to your flock? What is the pecking order, and how can you change or control it? Is it better to raise chicks by hand or with a broody hen? What do you do when you collect eggs and discover: lash eggs, calcium deposits, soft eggs, eggs within eggs, or wrinkled eggs?

In Backyard Chickens Beyond the Basics, readers will find not just answers but a book full of "coop truth" that helps them continue on their journey. Because as every chicken owner knows: Chickens are individuals and real-life chicken keeping often takes you far from the beaten path.

GRIT GUIDE TO BARNYARD ANIMALS
GRIT GUIDE TO BARNYARD ANIMALS

GRIT GUIDE TO BARNYARD ANIMALS

GRIT has compiled 100 pages of helpful articles on basic skills for raising barnyard animals. This full-color guide features advice, tips, and ideas from industry experts on raising and maintaining your animal herd … whether you have cattle, horses, sheep, goats, bees, chickens, rabbits, or alpacas.

Read how to care for livestock in any weather. Learn a handful of helpful things you need to put together a disaster plan for the small farm. Discover secrets on grazing, forage, and shelters.