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The joy of keeping chickens : the ultimate guide to raising poultry for fun or profit

Author: Jennifer Lynn Megyesi; Geoff Hansen
Publisher: New York, NY : Skyhorse Pub., ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Finally, a bible for backyard farmers that's attractive enough to leave out on the coffee table and inexpensive enough to purchas on a whim. This comprehensive guide, written in charming prose from the perspective of an organic farmer, will appeal to readers who want to learn more about chickens. With a growing interest in self-sustainability and organic living, readers will appreciate the comprehensive nature of  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Lynn Megyesi; Geoff Hansen
ISBN: 9781602393134 1602393133
OCLC Number: 227016377
Description: 256 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Why keep chickens --
Starting your poultry enterprise --
Housing chickens --
Feeding your chickens --
Keeping chickens for eggs --
Keeping chickens for meat --
Using the eggs you produce --
Using your chicken meat --
Showing chickens --
Common diseases and conditions.
Other Titles: Chickens
Responsibility: Jennifer Megyesi ; photography by Geoff Hansen.
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Farmer and animal expert Megyesi discusses all the basic details of raising chickens--biology, health, food, and choosing breeds--and identifies what terms like organic and free-range really mean for  Read more...

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