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Raising Chickens For Dummies, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-98278-5
Paperback
432 pages
March 2015
US $19.99 Add to Cart
Other Available Formats: E-book
Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with Raising Chickens 5

Chapter 1: The Joy of Chickens 7

Chapter 2: Basic Chicken Biology and Behavior 21

Chapter 3: A Chicken Isn’t Just a Chicken: Your Guide to Breeds 45

Chapter 4: Buying Chickens 65

Part II: Housing Your Flock 85

Chapter 5: Choosing Your Housing Type 87

Chapter 6: Designing and Constructing a Coop 111

Chapter 7: Coop, Sweet Coop: Furnishing and Housekeeping 133

Part III: Caring for Your Flock: General Management 149

Chapter 8: Feeding Your Flock 151

Chapter 9: Controlling Pests and Predators 175

Chapter 10: Keeping Your Flock Happy and Healthy 193

Chapter 11: Handling Health Problems 217

Part IV: Breeding: From Chicken to Egg and Back Again 247

Chapter 12: Mating Your Chickens 249

Chapter 13: Incubating Eggs and Hatching Chicks 267

Chapter 14: Raising Chicks 295

Part V: Special Management Considerations 319

Chapter 15: Managing Layers and Collecting Eggs 321

Chapter 16: Raising and Butchering Meat Birds 349

Part VI: The Part of Tens 383

Chapter 17: More than Ten Tips for Keeping Healthy, Stress-Free Chickens 385

Chapter 18: More than Ten Misconceptions about Chickens, Eggs, and So On 393

Index 401

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