The Backyard Chicken Book: A Beginner's Guide

The Backyard Chicken Book: A Beginner's Guide


A small flock of chook can offer all the eggs your loved ones wishes in the course of the 12 months. And, after your hens have accomplished their egg-laying days, there'll be meat for barbecuing or roasting. fortunately, a small flock takes a comparatively small volume of house and is straightforward to manage.

If yours is likely one of the starting to be variety of households attracted to elevating chickens for eggs or meat, The yard bird Book comprises all of the crucial info for the hatching, brooding, rearing, and coping with family-sized chook flocks. step one in determining a family members flock is to figure out what breed may fit most sensible on your wishes. for instance, you could opt for a laying breed akin to the White Leghorn that produces most excellent eggs yet presents little meat. Or, you may opt for a dual-purpose Rhode Island crimson or New Hampshire that offers fewer eggs yet far better meat. as well as aiding you choose your sort, this useful consultant also will let you know what you must understand about:

supplying housing for domestic fowl flocks
Rearing the laying flock pullets
coping with laying problems
scuffling with pests and disease
elevating different chook comparable to geese, turkeys, ducks, bantams, and guinea fowl

Enhanced with full-color images and dozens of illustrations, The yard fowl Book is the appropriate consultant for the first-time chook raiser.

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