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Gardening with Free-Range Chickens For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-54754-0
288 pages
July 2013
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Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with Gardening and Chickens 7

Chapter 1: Joining Forces: Companion Gardening with Chickens 9

Chapter 2: Preparing Your Garden for Chickens 33

Chapter 3: Preparing Yourself and Your Family for Chickens 63

Chapter 4: Creating Your Space for Free-Range Chickens 83

Part II: Designing a Chicken-Friendly Garden  101

Chapter 5: Creating a Safe and Smart Garden Space: Landscape Material Ideas 103

Chapter 6: From Garden to Pasture: Perfect Plantings for All Your Needs 125

Chapter 7: Growing Good Eats for Chickens and People 147

Chapter 8: From Lawns to Poisonous Plants: Other Landscape Considerations 165

Part III: Chicken Care: Tending to Your Flock 181

Chapter 9: Know Thy Flock: Understanding Chicken Behaviors 183

Chapter 10: Caring for Chickens: Predators, Sickness, Injury, and Death 199

Part IV: The Part of Tens  221

Chapter 11: Ten Common Chicken Problems Solved 223

Chapter 12: Ten Benefi cial Tools and Aids to Have 229

Chapter 13: Ten Ways to Get Really Fancy 237

Index 245

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