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THE NEW RULES OF THE ROOST
THE NEW RULES OF THE ROOST

THE NEW RULES OF THE ROOST

New from Robert and Hannah Litt—the owners of the Urban Farm Store and the authors of the bestselling A Chicken in Every Yard—comes a hardworking guide to backyard chicken keeping that goes beyond the basics. The New Rules of the Roost addresses the long-term problems that crop up when keeping backyard chickens.

It covers a wide range of topics, including guidance on organic health remedies and disease prevention, pest management, organic nutrition, the best breeds for specific needs, and the simplest and most effective daily maintenance and feeding options. Readers will also learn how to introduce new chickens to a flock, manage aggressive birds, deal with mature chickens, and much more.

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GRIT GUIDE TO RAISING FARM ANIMALS, 2ND EDITION
GRIT GUIDE TO RAISING FARM ANIMALS, 2ND EDITION

GRIT GUIDE TO RAISING FARM ANIMALS, 2ND EDITION

There’s a lot of advice out there on how to successfully raise farm animals, and as with any advice, some is better than others. To help ensure readers are receiving the best advice on raising farm animals, GRIT has compiled 100 pages of articles, written by livestock experts, into one simple, helpful guide. The second edition to Guide to Raising Farm Animals has more than 47 keys to finding the best animals for your homestead. It covers the best care for your livestock in heat and cold, how to protect your animals from predators, tips on rotational grazing, and much more.

Read about farrowing on pasture for a healthier litter and more nutritious meat from your pigs. Learn about grazing cattle on crops like turnips. Discover how to get started with goats with tips for finding, choosing, and raising them. Build trust with your horse by forging a strong and lasting relationship that leads to years of joy and service together. Follow instructions on making your own insect repellents for pets and livestock.

More articles include:

  • Raising Sheep: The Basics – With a little land and a bit of know-how, you can raise this relatively inexpensive livestock for food, fiber, and the “shear” fun of it.
  • Fantastic Forage – Soil quality and harvest cycles are two keys to healthier, more productive livestock.
  • Professional Rabbitry – If you’ve considered making the leap from hobby to business, read this advice from a professional conservation breeder.
  • All About Alpacas – Learn everything you need to know to raise them successfully, including buying, feeding, breeding, and more.
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