The Chicken Health Handbook, 2nd Edition: A Complete Guide to Maximizing Flock Health and Dealing with Disease


Storey Publishing, LLC - This one-of-a-kind reference book covers the health problems that plague chickens of all breeds and ages. Storey Publishing. Healthy chickens are happy chickens. Practical remedies and gentle preventative care measures will help your beloved flock stay happy, healthy, and safe. Practical charts identify common symptoms and causes of infection, while an alphabetic listing of diseases provides advice on treatment.

You’ll find helpful descriptions of troublesome ailments of all types, from poor egg production to crooked toe syndrome.

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Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens, 4th Edition: Breed Selection, Facilities, Feeding, Health Care, Managing Layers & Meat Birds


Storey Publishing, LLC - The fourth edition of gail damerow’s comprehensive handbook is now completely revised and redesigned, making it more accessible and informative than ever. Serious poultry farmers and backyard bird raisers have relied on this best-selling reference for more than 20 years. You’ll get the most up-to-date details on shelter, food, chicks, health care, and meat, eggs, and recent research into chicken behavior and communication makes the sections on flock management truly authoritative.

New color photos and illustrations provide more specificity and information about chicken breeds, anatomy, and health.

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The Chicken Chick's Guide to Backyard Chickens: Simple Steps for Healthy, Happy Hens


Voyageur Press - Kathy’s personality permeates the book as she guides newbie, feeding, health, and would-be backyard chickeneers alike through all aspects of small-flock care—from getting into the hobby to housing, veteran, egg production, and much more. An attorney by profession, kathy is the founder and one-woman creative force behind her wildly popular and award-winning Facebook page and blog,  The-Chicken-Chick.

Com. Now her practical, down-to-earth approach to chicken-keeping is available in book form. The chicken chick's guide to Backyard Chickens covers all aspects of keeping pet chickens in a beautifully illustrated, no-nonsense format. The result is accurate information presented in the fun and abundantly illustrated format that Mormino has delivered on her blog for years.

The Chicken Chick's Guide to Backyard Chickens: Simple Steps for Healthy, Happy Hens - Kathy addresses everything needed to keep chickens simply, breed selection, chick care, and beyond! Internationally known as The Chicken Chick, chicken health, including coops, Kathy Shea Mormino brings an informative style and fresh perspective on raising backyard chickens to millions of fans around the world.

Sharing her years of hard-earned experience and collaborations with poultry veterinarians, and professors, nutritionists, she provides simple steps to care for these uncommon pets with confidence.

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How to Speak Chicken: Why Your Chickens Do What They Do & Say What They Say


Storey Publishing, LLC - Combining her up-close observations with scientific findings and interviews with other chicken enthusiasts, Caughey answers unexpected questions such as Do chickens have names for each other? How do their eyes work? and How do chickens learn? Foreword INDIES Silver Award Winner. Best-selling author melissa caughey knows that backyard chickens are like any favorite pet — fun to spend time with and fascinating to observe.

Her hours among the flock have resulted in this quirky, use their senses to understand the world around them, irresistible guide packed with firsthand insights into how chickens communicate and interact, and establish pecking order and roles within the flock.

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The Chicken Encyclopedia: An Illustrated Reference


Storey Publishing, LLC - Even seasoned chicken farmers are sure to discover new information about the multifaceted world of these fascinating birds. Damerow. 7"x9-1/4". 319 pp. Covering tail types, molting, breeding, communication, and much more, Gail Damerow provides answers to all of your chicken questions and quandaries. From addled to wind egg and crossed beak to zygote, the terminology of everything chicken is demystified in The Chicken Encyclopedia.

. Complete with breed descriptions, and plenty of chicken trivia, common medical concerns, this illustrated A-to-Z reference guide is both informative and entertaining.

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Backyard Chickens Beyond the Basics: Lessons for Expanding Your Flock, Understanding Chicken Behavior, Keeping a Rooster, Adjusting for the Seasons, Staying Healthy, and More!


Voyageur Press - A must-have for every backyard chicken keeper, to feeding and preparing for the seasons, Backyard Chickens Beyond the Basics goes beyond introductory lessons and explores the realities of raising a flock for eggs -- and entertainment, of course! From odd eggs and molting, this book covers the subjects beginner books don't adequately address and re-examines common knowledge that may not actually hold true.

Damerow. It's a resource to turn to time and again. Author pam freeman draws on her years of experience fielding reader questions to identify and clearly explain many common - and some not-so-common - issues in chicken keeping, readers will find not just answers, including: How do you add new chickens to your flock?What is the pecking order and how can you change or control it?Is it better to raise chicks by hand or with a broody hen?What do you do when you collect eggs?In Backyard Chickens Beyond the Basics, but a book full of "coop truth" that helps them continue on their journey.

Backyard Chickens Beyond the Basics: Lessons for Expanding Your Flock, Understanding Chicken Behavior, Keeping a Rooster, Adjusting for the Seasons, Staying Healthy, and More! - 319 pp. Voyageur. When you're ready for the next step,  Backyard Chickens Beyond the Basics shows you the realities of raising productive flocks that are happy and healthy. Because as every chicken owner knows: Chickens are individuals and real-life chicken keeping often takes you far from the beaten path.

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Hatching & Brooding Your Own Chicks: Chickens, Turkeys, Ducks, Geese, Guinea Fowl


Storey Publishing, LLC - 319 pp. Voyageur. 7"x9-1/4". With advice on everything from selecting a breed and choosing the best incubator to feeding and caring for newborn chicks in a brooder, this comprehensive guide also covers issues like embryo development, panting chicks, and a variety of common birth defects. Whether you want to hatch three eggs or one hundred, you’ll find all the information you need to make your poultry-raising operation a success.

Damerow. Gail damerow shows you how to incubate, ducklings, goslings, turkey poults, hatch, and brood baby chickens, and guinea keets. Storey Publishing.

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Gardening with Chickens: Plans and Plants for You and Your Hens


Voyageur Press - Plant with purpose, choosing from a dozen plans for theme gardens such as Orange Egg Yolks or Nesting Box Herbs. Or choose a design that's filled with edibles - sharing the bounty with your family and your feathered friends. Damerow. Storey Publishing. 319 pp. Voyageur. Start by planning your garden and learning strategies and tips for keeping your plants safe while they grow.

Lisa also covers a range of topics just for chicken-keepers, or just getting into these two wonderful hobbies, master gardener, including:- Chickens and composting- Using chickens to aerate and till- Coop window boxes- Plants to avoid when you have chickens- Lists of the most valuable crops and herbs- Advice on how to harvest and use many of the plants- And much more!Whether you're an experienced chicken keeper, Gardening with Chickens is an indispensable guide for a harmonious homestead.

Gardening with Chickens: Plans and Plants for You and Your Hens - Voyageur Press MN. Welcome to a world where chickens and gardens coexist!Join Lisa Steele, chicken-keeper extraordinaire and founder of Fresh Eggs Daily, on a unique journey through the garden. 7"x9-1/4". Then comes the fun part: enjoy the harvest, together with inspirational photos and illustrations, even let the chickens graze!Lisa's friendly writing, will have you rolling up your sleeves and reaching for your gardening tools.

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Storey's Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds: Chickens, Ducks, Geese, Turkeys, Emus, Guinea Fowl, Ostriches, Partridges, Peafowl, Pheasants, Quails, Swans


Storey Publishing, LLC - From the manx rumpy to the redcap and the Ancona duck to his Aylesbury cousin, detailed descriptions of identifying characteristics, each breed is profiled with a brief history, and colorful photography. Damerow. Storey Publishing. Used book in Good Condition. Comprehensive and fun, storey’s illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds celebrates the personalities and charming good looks of North America’s quirkiest barnyard birds and waterfowl.

More than 128 birds strut their stuff across the pages of this definitive primer for intrepid poultry farmers and feather fanciers alike. Voyageur Press MN. 319 pp. Voyageur. 7"x9-1/4".

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The Small-Scale Poultry Flock: An All-Natural Approach to Raising Chickens and Other Fowl for Home and Market Growers


Chelsea Green Publishing - Readers will find information on growing and sourcing feed on a small scale, brooding and breeding at home, and using poultry as insect and weed managers in the garden and orchard. Damerow. Used book in Good Condition. Ussery offers extensive information on: the definition of an integrated poultry flock imitation of natural systems, integrating patterns, and closing the circle Everything you need to know about your basic chicken including distinctive points about anatomy and behavior that are critical to management Extended information on poultry health and holistic health care, with a focus on prevention Planning your flock flock size, choosing breeds, fowl useful for egg vs.

No other book on raising poultry takes an entirely whole-systems approach, or discusses producing homegrown feed and breeding in such detail. The most comprehensive guide to date on raising all-natural poultry for the small-scale farmer, homesteader, and professional grower. Meat production, control crop damaging insects, sourcing stock how to breed and brood the flock including breeding for genetic conservation, including production of live protein feeds using earthworms and soldier grubs Using poultry to increase soil fertility, and to make compost-including systems for pasturing and for tillage of cover crops and weeds Recipes for great egg and poultry dishes including Ussery's famous chicken stock! And one of the best step-by-step poultry butchering guides available, storage, technique, basic ingredients, grinding and mixing Providing more of the flock's feed from sources grown or self-foraged on the homestead or farm, including the most complete guide to working with broody hens available anywhere Making and mixing your own feed with tips on equipment, complete with extensive illustrative photos.

The Small-Scale Poultry Flock: An All-Natural Approach to Raising Chickens and Other Fowl for Home and Market Growers - Storey Publishing. 319 pp. Voyageur.

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101 Chicken Keeping Hacks from Fresh Eggs Daily: Tips, Tricks, and Ideas for You and your Hens


Voyageur Press - Spoil your chickens and beautify your coop with 101 Chicken Keeping Hacks from Fresh Eggs Daily. Join lisa steele, chicken-keeper extraordinaire and founder of Fresh Eggs Daily, on a behind-the-coop tour like you've never seen. Used book in Good Condition. Voyageur Press MN. 319 pp. Voyageur. 7"x9-1/4". This guide includes these handy ideas and much more:feeding: try homemade scratch, growing fodder, or frozen treatsthe run: Make a chicken swing or DIY scarecrowChicken Health: Find ideas for boredom busters, homemade salves, and herbal teasThe Coop: Keep it clean with a natural coop cleaner and make your own coop curtainsThe Garden: Build an herb drying rack or brew a batch of chicken poop “tea”So what are you waiting for? Make your chickens the happiest birds on the block! Damerow.

Storey Publishing. Ussery, 8"x10", 394 pp. Lisa has spent years figuring out the best ways to keep chickens healthy, the natural way, and she's collected more than just your average tips. 101 chicken keeping hacks from fresh eggs daily includes simple ideas for re-using and upcycling old items, as well as detailed information on using natural ingredients to enhance and improve your chickens' lives without breaking the bank.

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