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A Chicken in Every Yard

Hardcover $19.99

Mar 22, 2011 | 208 Pages

Ebook $9.99

Mar 22, 2011 | 208 Pages

  • Hardcover $19.99

    Mar 22, 2011 | 208 Pages

  • Ebook $9.99

    Mar 22, 2011 | 208 Pages

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“Backyard chickening may be the best next step beyond backyard gardening. Leveraging their own experience with their Oregon customers’ shared wisdom, Robert and Hannah bring to every aspiring next stepper a mentoring book that can nudge anyone into micro-eggery.”
—JOEL SALATIN, founder of Polyface Farm, author of You Can Farm, and contributor to Food, Inc.: A Participant Guide
“This is the guide to raising chickens that I desperately needed when I first started urban farming. Robert and Hannah have seen it all when it comes to raising cluckers.”
—NOVELLA CARPENTER, author of Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer

Table Of Contents

Preface ix
Acknowledgments xi
Chapter 1
Why Keep Chickens? 1
Chapter 2
Planning: Are We Ready for This? 11
Chapter 3
Breeds: Pickin’ Chickens 21
Chapter 4
Chicks: Parenting Your Peeps 43
Chapter 5
Coops and Runs: Building Your Poultry Palace 69
Chapter 6
Adult Chickens: Getting in Touch with Your Inner Farmer 97
Chapter 7
Health Management: Should I Bring a $5 Chicken to the Vet? 131
Chapter 8
Eggs: How to Make Them and Eat Them 165
Resources 190
About the Authors 192
Index 193

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