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Raising Chickens for Dummies, 2nd Edition

By: Kimberley Willis,Robert T. Ludlow
Narrated by: Tanya Eby
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Thinking about raising chickens? You've come to the right place! This new edition of Raising Chickens for Dummies provides the most up-to-date, thorough information on the many aspects of keeping chickens in your backyard. You'll hear hands-on, easy-to-follow instructions on choosing and purchasing chickens, constructing housing for your birds, feeding your chickens for optimal health, combating laying issues, controlling pests and predators, optimizing egg production, and much more.  

Raising chickens on a small scale is a popular - and growing - pastime. If you're interested in keeping chickens as pets or as a source for eggs, Raising Chickens for Dummies gives you plain-English explanations of everything you need to know to about caring for chickens. You'll learn about basic chicken biology, breeds, and behavior, which chicken breed is best for you, how many you need, ways to spot healthy chickens, how to build a chicken coop, best practices for mating your chickens, how to incubate eggs, how to hatch and nurture chicks, manage laying hens, collect and store eggs, and butcher meat birds.  

Whether you're a first-time poulterer or you've been raising chickens for years, this comprehensive guide provides practical how-to advice for keeping chickens in virtually any backyard.

©2015 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (P)2019 Tantor

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Huge help

If your like me and impulse bought chickens, this is your chicken bible. The reader spoke very slow so I sped it up a bit. That’s the only real negative everything else is all you will ever need to know and then some.

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it says that headlines optional but its not

It's a book that has everything about chickens almost except it says to do thigs that are just not natural

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Everything you’ll ever need to know about chickens

I bought this book the same week I bought my chicks. My only regret is that I didn’t buy this book before I got my chicks. I learned everything I’ll ever need to know about chickens all in one book.

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good information

A very solid book. Audio book might not be the best medium to consume it however.