Raising Backyard Chickens
Step by Step Guide to Raising Healthy Backyard Flock and Happy Hens
by Emma Nora
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 23 Jul 2021 | Archive Date 27 Aug 2021
Make your dream of raising chickens come true!
Have you been aiming long for having a hen coop in your backyard?
Perhaps you have been searching for the right material to provide you with comprehensive knowledge on raising backyard chickens?
Have you answered yes to these questions? Congratulations, because you have landed in the right place!
Looking at human history, we know that raising animals has been a profession for our ancestors.
Long before technology took over, humans used to live a simple life. Grazing livestock, raising chickens, and milking cows were the ways of our ancestors to provide them with food and earn a living. With the passage of time, however, a lot has changed.
Nevertheless, many people still find it a very captivating hobby and put much effort into raising animals in their backyards.
Raising chickens has always been a favorite hobby for many. But it is not child’s play. To raise healthy chickens and get fresh eggs, one needs to have the proper knowledge on the subject.
Raising Backyard Chickens is here to equip you with all the information that you need!
In “Raising Backyard Chickens,” you’ll discover:
* The basics of raising backyard chickens like when to buy the chickens and what precautions you should take before buying them.
* A detailed account on setting up your chicken coop, including the topics such as bonding with your chickens, nest boxes, and artificial lighting.
* The method of training your chickens like teaching them to go back to their coop and how to perch on you.
* A piece of complete knowledge on eggs from their incubation to hatching.
* Comprehensive material on illnesses that may cause trouble to your chickens’ health.
* The strategy to establish a pecking order and prevent bullying amongst your chickens.
* The way to groom your chickens and answers to many other frequently asked questions.
And much more!
With all the detailed knowledge on the subject, this book will become your bible on raising chickens. Whenever you have a problem relevant to raising chickens, you may open this book and find a solution right in it.
Average rating from 8 members
Raising Backyard chickens Wow Who knew that chickens were trademarked brand named? This book has a lot of interesting information about everything chicken related and gives some sound advice. Even though a thorough description of the character of some of the popular breeds was given, I think a picture or two of the breeds mentioned would have helped, but maybe I’m being picky because all in all this book would help anyone who was thinking of raising chickens from start to finish A good practical guide book I would definitely recommend
The cover of this book caught my attention right away. I love the colours and the graphic that were used. I have always wanted backyard chickens so that drew me in next. The author did a wonderful job of providing all kinds of information to educate those like me that are interested in having chickens. I feel though that those that already have chickens would benefit greatly from what the author has shared. I don't think any subject was left out. Its a good practical guide that I would recommend. I only gave it 4 stars though because of the lack of pictures or diagrams, or even some drawings, that would have fit in so nicely along with the information provided inside. It does not make sense why this part of a guide was left out. Thanks to BooksGoSocial and NetGalley for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book.
If you are thinking about raising chickens you need this book. It's full of helpful advice to help you have happy healthy chickens. I received a complimentary copy from BooksGoSocial via NetGalley and was not required to write a review. All opinions expressed are my own.
I'm no more planning on raising chickens in my yard than I was pigs, but just as with that book, I read this one out of curiosity, and I was not disappointed. It's a fun book, full of useful and even unexpected information for anyone planning on producing their own eggs. Of course, you will need a chicken for that; God knows I've tried without one and I've never got it to work! Don't be put off by the cartoon cover: this is a serious book and contains lots of useful information, along with tips and nested hints, and you won't have to shell out a lot to buy it..... Unfortunately it seems to be available only on Amazon, a corporation I refuse to have anything to do with for a variety of reasons, so I guess the yolk's on me as they say. The chapters are as follows: The Basics of Raising Backyard Chickens The Science of Raising Chickens Training Your Chickens All About Eggs Special mention - Chicks! Learning to Source the Best Eggs Maintaining the Pecking Order Grooming It oughtn't to be necessary to remind readers that chickens are living and sensitive animals which will require frequent attention along with attendant watering, feeding, and cleaning. They require safe and comfortable housing and close observation for potential health issues. It is not a part time job or to be approached with an amateurish state of mind. It's essential anyone planning on engaging in this pursuit should read a good book on the topic, and preferably more than one, and be prepared to put in the hard work. If you don't, you will have egg on your face.... There are issues you may not have considered if you've been idly thinking about getting a few chickens for the back yard: such as considering local bye-laws and your neighbors, and there are concerns that even were you cocksure about this, you may not have had these make it through the chicken mesh of your mind, such as bullying among chickens, as well as potential problems introducing new birds to an established flock, and so on. If you plan on selling the eggs, or you plan on exhibiting your chickens, there are tips to help you make those plans fly, too. It even teaches you how to pick up chicks - although that might not be exactly what you had in mind.... I personally have no experience raising chickens, so I can give only my opinion, but I'm no dumb cluck, and it seemed to me that this book was competent, serious, appropriate and a great place to start. It felt like it would get a person well on the right path to having success with this project and so I commend it as a worthy read.