Whether you want to raise 5 chickens or 50, the expert advice in this hands-on guidebook makes it easy for you to get started raising a healthy flock.
Whichever comes first for you, the chicken or the egg, this book will show you what to do next with longtime chicken breeder Christine Heinrichs explaining all the helpful DOs and important DON’Ts. This brightly illustrated, full-colour guide will prove an indispensable resource for anyone interested in raising their very own flocks.
Easy-to-follow advice helps you to:
Choose breeds and obtain stock
House and feed chickens
Manage your flock and keep it healthy
Select and cull for breeding programs
Incubate eggs and care for chicks
Raise chickens in the country, suburbs, or city
The book provides information on breed types, obtaining stock, housing, feeding, flock management, breeding programs, incubation and care of chicks, selection and culling, showing, health care, and the legal aspects of raising chickens.
Christine Heinrichs is the author of How to Raise Chickens and How to Raise Poultry and has won many awards over the course of her 30-year writing career. She lives with her husband, chickens, and cat in Cambria, California.
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