The antics that Anne describes are spot-on! It really is a great book.... it just made me terrified to be a chicken owner. It is very important to make sure your birds have access to clean, fresh water all day long. Raising Chickens. Books on Raising Poultry There are lots of good books on raising poultry, and a lot has been written both on general care of chickens and other poultry and on specific aspects, such as certain breeds, laying, breeding, etc. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. 2 – A KIDS GUIDE TO KEEPING CHICKENS Another egg-cellent book by Melissa Caughey, A Kid’s Guide to Keeping Chickens, dives deep into raising chickens at a level both kids and adults will love. Please try again. I am glad that she wrote this complete guide to raising chickens so that more flock owners can get off to a fabulous start.”—Janet Garman, owner of Timber Creek Farm (www.timbercreekfarmer.com) and author of 50 Do it Yourself Projects for Keeping Chickens. Find them a new home? The Beginner’s Guide to Raising Chickens is one of those ‘buy one for me, get 5 for my friends’ books.”—Hailey Dray, head of marketing at Grubbly Farms, “For years folks have asked me for a book on raising and keeping chickens and I did not have anything I could confidently point them to. The Beginner’s Guide to Raising Chickens includes: Get your own flock started in no time―The Beginner’s Guide to Raising Chickens shows you how. Your email address will not be published. Included with a Kindle Unlimited membership. How to choose the perfect breed of chicken for you- including our top 5 beginner picks. Presents information about raising chickens for eggs, including acquiring chickens, raising them, and seeing that they are healthy and safe. I should've purchased this before the chickens haha! Talk to people who have had chickens and read books about raising backyard chickens. Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens, 4th Edition: Breed Selection, Facilities, Feeding, Health Care, M… She is the voice behind the popular Instagram account @RealHensOfOC and the Real Hens of Orange County blog. From constructing coops to rearing chicks, you’ll learn everything you need to know to make sure your chickens stay happy and healthy all year round. Easy, fun book to read. ‎ Your hands-on guide to modern chicken-raising methods Thinking about raising chickens? I already have 4 chickens... in their "teenage" stage and now Im beginning to regret buying them after reading this book lol It talks about the pros and the cons. Keep them? Metal cools very fast and doesn’t retain heat. Which breed of chicken is right for you? If you have kids and could only buy one book – this is the one I suggest! Keeping backyard chickens is a continuous learning process. See more ideas about chickens, chickens backyard, raising chickens. There are a myriad of designs and options. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. We cover how to get started raising chickens, chicken breeds, building coops, baby chick care, protecting chickens from predators, collecting eggs, and more. Borrow tips from the gardening world and use a modified cold frame or greenhouse around the waterer to retain solar heat. Raising Goats – The Complete How To Guide, What Do Quails Eat? Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. The guide provides with most-up to date information, assistance in the light of researches and findings to better raise the chickens. If you follow Anne’s journey with her flock on social media and her blog, you know that she takes great care of them. Gail Damerow has written extensively on raising chickens and other livestock, growing fruits and vegetables, and related rural know-how in more than a dozen books, including the best-selling Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens, The Chicken Encyclopedia, The Chicken Health Handbook,nbsp;and Hatching and Brooding Your Own Chicks. Please try again. We are planning to start a small backyard flock next year and this is perfect preparation for it. The Beginner’s Guide to Raising Chickens makes it simple and easy to start keeping these surprisingly smart birds right in your backyard. Don’t put water in any container that can rust. While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a … I highly … This book is intended for small scale raising of chickens often referred to as "Hobby Farming". Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Reviewed in the United States on April 24, 2020. I wish we had this book when we first started with our 5 ladies! You will get all the information you need on breed selection, feeding, shelter, chickens health, flock protection, and more. Welcome to our Raising Chickens 101 Guide, a series of chapters especially geared to helping beginners! The guide to raising happy backyard chickens that'll have you ruling the roost. When it comes to keeping chickens, there’s a lot to know! and the best-selling Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens, The Chicken Encyclopedia, The Chicken Health Handbook, and Hatching & Brooding Your Own Chicks. I used her stand alone coop plans for a awesome home for my ladies (barred rocks, cochin Bantam) and the LOVE IT! by Heos, Bridget. But, there are a lot of things the books just didn’t teach us about raising chickens. Here are 10 things about raising chickens that may surprise you. The Definitive List of Chicken Treats: What Can Chickens Eat? The guide to raising happy backyard chickens that'll have you ruling the roost. I bought them so we could have our own eggs to go along with our future garden! Raising chickens is not hard, but chicken expert and author Lisa Steele (@fresheggsdaily) says, “As with any pet or livestock, chickens are a serious time commitment and require daily attention.” But, again and again, owners say there’s also a “hen zen” that comes with keeping chickens. It’s a fun-to-read go-to guide for raising happier, healthier chickens. 40 Projects for Building Your Backyard Homestead: A Hands-on, Step-by-Step Sustainable-Living Guide (Creative Homeowner) Includes Fences, Coops, Sheds, Wind & Solar Power, Rooftop & Vertical Gardening. I found some details would have been nice to know more about in a beginner’s book, but in general the author covers all the major topics clearly. What sort of feed should you use? Build some sort of insulation or cozy around your waterer. They also make a good environmentally friendly way of disposing of organic waste; there is very little that a chicken won't eat. You'll find these books to be excellent resources to keep either layers or broilers profitably. The Small Scale Poultry Flock by Harvey Ussery and Joel Sperfectalatin is an especially great book for backyard chicken raising. Something went wrong. There was a problem loading your book clubs. Then shes got all the tips for entertaining your birds, feeding, what breeds are good for you, all the info youll really need, also great tips on saving money, recycling, keeping wood out of our landfills, and any info you really need on your new family members, i highly recommend buying this book, Reviewed in the United States on May 14, 2020, So... this book is great! However, the plans for the chicken coop are definitely for a coop in a State without snow. Surprisingly, once you figure out the details of raising backyard chickens, they are one of the easiest animals/pets to care for! Please try again. It does more than cover the basics - it gives real world advice on the realities of bringing feathered ladies and gents into your home. There wasn't as much information as I have found in other books since. Whether you’re new to owning chickens, or a well-seasoned chicken parent, there’s so much to discover. Buy a heated water bowl. I feel like Im in a dilemma before building their coop. Very detailed! We're obsessed now. We may not have been introduced to a chicken in … Anne Kuo’s book is a comprehensive, enjoyable, and informative guide for any chicken keeper, and her expert chicken care knowledge is apparent. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. And Raising Chickens For Dummies provides an up-to-date, thorough introduction to all aspects of caring for chickens, including choosing and purchasing chickens, constructing housing, and proper feeding. Choosing & Raising Chickens book. Whether a chicken makes you cluck, BAWK! We were wholly unprepared for the amount of chicken poop that would take over our yard, but also how much we would fall in love with our new fluffy family members. Collection: Books on Raising Chickens Few domestic animals are easier or more profitable to keep. 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