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Backyard Poultry

HENTOPIA
HENTOPIA

HENTOPIA

Keep chickens with less work and more joy! Free yourself from the burden of daily hen-tending tasks, and go on vacation without worrying about your flock. How? Turn your backyard into a hentopia: a chicken habitat that keeps your flock safe, clean, fed, and entertained, with less work left over for you. From the Vending Machine Feeder to the Refilling Rainwaterer, author Frank Hyman’s innovative building projects are designed to save time and money while taking the best care of your chickens.

Featuring easy-to-follow instructions and colorful photos, the 21 projects for the chicken yard range from creative doorways, nest boxes, fencing, and roosts to a predator-proof pen, a “chunnel” chicken run, and a sturdy but inexpensive coop made from wooden pallets.

Hyman generously shares his expert advice on chicken-keeping aspects with a lively, humorous voice. Requiring minimal previous carpentry experience and using many salvaged or found materials, Hentopia is within reach of every aspiring chicken-keeper.

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GRIT PREMIUM GUIDE TO CHICKENS, 2ND EDITION
GRIT PREMIUM GUIDE TO CHICKENS, 2ND EDITION

GRIT PREMIUM GUIDE TO CHICKENS, 2ND EDITION

GRIT has created more than six editions of GRIT Guide to Chickens. All have been extremely popular with readers and full of valuable, expertly written articles on raising and maintaining a healthy backyard flock. Now, Grit has compiled the best of the best chicken articles into this newly updated and revised premium issue! The second edition of the GRIT Premium: Guide to Chickens features 112 pages of articles to get you tending your flock to the best of your abilities. With this premium issue, get advice from GRIT flock owners, learn about a variety of chicken breeds, discover why and how a rooster crows, try delicious recipes for eggs and meat chickens, keep predators at bay, build a coop, and more.

Other articles include:

  • Incredible Homestead Chickens – Easy-to-keep chickens will provide delicious eggs and meat, plus bug control, fertilizer, and tillage.
  • Use Up Those Eggs – Without feeding the local wildlife.
  • Wintering Chickens – Fowl weather lies ahead; follow a few easy steps, and your flock won’t be vulnerable.
  • Chickens in the Garden – You can “recoop” much of the expense of raising chickens by putting their manure to work in your garden and enlisting your birds for organic pest control.
  • Adventures with Mail-Order Chickens – Certain beverages and ordering poultry do not mix.
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