Raising Chickens For Dummies
Part I: Choosing Chickens.
Chapter 1: The Joy of Chickens.
Chapter 2: Basic Chicken Biology and Behavior.
Chapter 3: A Chicken Isn’t Just a Chicken:Your Guide to Breeds.
Chapter 4: Buying Chickens.
Part II: Housing Your Flock.
Chapter 5: Choosing Your Housing Type.
Chapter 6: Designing and Constructing a Coop.
Chapter 7: Coop, Sweet Coop: Furnishing and Housekeeping.
Part III: Caring for Your Flock: General Management.
Chapter 8: Feeding Your Flock.
Chapter 9: Controlling Pests and Predators.
Chapter 10: Keeping Your Flock Happy and Healthy.
Chapter 11: Handling Health Problems.
Part IV: Breeding: From Chicken to Egg and Back Again.
Chapter 12: Mating Your Chickens.
Chapter 13: Incubating Eggs and Hatching Chicks.
Chapter 14: Raising Chicks.
Part V: Special Management Considerations.
Chapter 15: Managing Layers and Collecting Eggs.
Chapter 16: Raising and Butchering Meat Birds.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 17: More than Ten Tips for Keeping Healthy, Stress-Free Chickens.
Chapter 18: More than Ten Misconceptions about Chickens, Eggs, and So On.