9781631599538

First Time Chicken Keeping An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Keeping Chickens - A Step-by-Step Manual to Getting Started with Chickens

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  • ISBN13:

    9781631599538

  • ISBN10:

    1631599534

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2020-08-11
  • Publisher: Quarry Books

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Summary

Filled with down-to-earth, common-sense advice, this absolute beginner’s guide for first-time chicken keepers teaches you everything you want and need to know about raising a backyard flock.

Keeping backyard chickens can be fun and simple, even if you have limited backyard space. To get started keeping backyard poultry, you’ll learn about:
  • The benefits of a backyard chicken flock
  • Tips on negotiating chicken-keeping regulations
  • How to select a breed to suit your needs
  • The incubation process
  • The art of brooding
  • Setting up coops and runs
  • Proper poultry nutrition
  • How to protect your flock from predators
  • Illness prevention and treatment
With this knowledge, you can enjoy a more sustainable lifestyle with fresh eggs, free fertilizer (chicken poop!), and reduced household waste (chickens love table scraps!). Delight in the journey and achieve success with First Time Chicken Keeping.

Each book in the First Time series distills how-to guidance and advice from an expert on a specific topic into targeted step-by-step instruction geared toward the absolute beginner.

Author Biography

Andy Schneider, better known as the Chicken Whisperer, has become the go-to guy for anything chickens. Over the years, he has helped a countless number of people start their very own backyard flocks. He is not only a well-known radio personality, as host of the Backyard Poultry with the Chicken Whisperer radio show, but also the author of the books The Chicken Whisperer's Guide to Keeping ChickensChicken Fact or Chicken Poop, and The Chicken Whisperer's Guide to Zero Waste Chicken Keeping and a contributor for Mother Earth NewsGrit magazine, and Farmers' Almanac. He is the national spokesperson for the USDA-APHIS Bio-Security for Birds Program and the Founder/Organizer of the Atlanta Backyard Poultry Meetup Group and many other Meetup Groups around the United States. He has been featured on CNN, HLN, Fox, ABC, CBS, NBC, and NPR, as well as in The Wall Street JournalTime magazine, The EconomistUSA TodayNew Life Journal, and other local and national publications. Andy has also been traveling around the US on the Chicken Whisperer Tour, educating people about the many benefits of keeping a small backyard flock of chickens. Andy and his wife Jen keep 35 chickens on their property just north of Atlanta, Georgia. Visit him online at chickenwhisperer.com.

Table of Contents

1 POWER TO THE POULTRY: THE GROWING URBAN CHICKEN MOVEMENT
2 HENOLOGY: KNOW THY HEN FOR SHE IS GREAT
3 BACKYARD OUTLAWS: ARE CHICKENS ALLOWED WHERE YOU LIVE?
WHAT SHOULD YOU DO IF THEY AREN’T?
4 PREP WORK: GETTING YOUR HOME AND YARD READY
5 INCUBATION: SO YOU’RE EGG-SPECTING?
6 THE ART OF BROODING: PREPARING THE NURSERY FOR YOUR NEW ARRIVALS
7 HOME SWEET HOME: COOPS AND RUNS
8 SAFE AND SOUND: PROTECTING YOUR FLOCK FROM PREDATORS
9 NUTRITION: COMMON MANAGEMENT QUESTIONS AND SUGGESTIONS
10 ILLNESS AND AILMENTS: PREVENTION AND TREATMENT
GLOSSARY
RESOURCES
PHOTOGRAPHER CREDITS
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
INDEX

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