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Your hands-on guide to modern chicken-raising methods Thinking about raising chickens? You've come to the right place! This new edition of Raising Chickens For Dummies provides the most up-to-date, thorough information on the many aspects of keeping chickens in your backyard. Inside, you'll find hands-on, easy-to-follow instructions on choosing and purchasing chickens, constructing housing for your birds, feeding your chickens for optimal health, combating laying issues, controlling pests and predators, optimizing egg production, and much more. Raising chickens on a small scale is a popular--and growing--pastime. If you're interested in keeping chickens as pets or as a source for eggs, Raising Chickens For Dummies gives you plain-English explanations of everything you need to know to about caring for chickens. Inside, you'll learn about basic chicken biology, breeds, and behavior, which chicken breed is best for you, how many you need, ways to spot healthy chickens, how to build a chicken coop, best practices for mating your chickens, how to incubate eggs, how to hatch and nurture chicks, manage laying hens, collect and store eggs, and butcher meat birds. Offers practical advice on choosing and purchasing chickens Helps you construct the right housing for your chickens Provides tips on feeding and caring for your chickens Includes top tips for raising healthy chickens Whether you're a first-time poulterer or you've been raising chickens for years, this comprehensive guide provides practical how-to advice for keeping chickens in virtually any backyard. Raising Chickens For Dummies (9781119675921) was previously published as Raising Chickens For Dummies (9781118982785). 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 new or updated product.
Become self-sufficient at home with this great two book collection. Self-sufficiency For Dummies Collection includes Growing Your Own Fruit & Veg For Dummies and Keeping Chickens For Dummies UK Edition. * From planning a planting calendar to feeding and caring for new plants, Growing Your Own Fruit & Veg For Dummies shows readers how to grow the tastiest fruit and vegetables all year round * Offering expert advice to the reader straight from the River Cottage Chicken Whisperer', so whether you re looking to raise chickens for eggs, meat, or just the entertainment value and fun Keeping Chickens For Dummies is the perfect place to start Fresh eggs, vegetables and fruit straight from your garden. Get started with these great two books today!
Take an increasingly health-conscious era, add an economic downturn, and what do you get? A revitalized interest in local, seasonal foods and in producing better food for less all year round. "Knack Canning, Pickling & Preserving "makes time-honored methods to this end easier than ever with simple, step-by-step instructions and stunning four-color photos. It includes everything you need to know about canning, pickling, freezing, and drying--tips, techniques, and equipment--as well as hundreds of recipes for jams, jellies, pickles, relish, sauces, meat jerkies, and more. That's not to mention great gift-giving ideas for the holidays!""
Fresh Food in a Jar includes everything you need to know about canning, pickling, freezing, and drying-tips, techniques, and equipment-as well as hundreds of recipes for jams, jellies, pickles, relish, sauces, meat jerkies, and more. Includes simple, step-by-step techniques and photos with over 150 recipes and variations.
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