• Backyard Chickens

  • Join the Fun of Raising Chickens, Coop Building and Delicious Fresh Eggs
  • By: Rhea Margrave
  • Narrated by: Graham Anderson
  • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 08-29-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Rhea Margrave
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (27 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Learn why cool people like Jennifer Aniston, Julia Roberts, and Tom Brady all keep chickens as pets!

How would you like to have an omelette made with fresh eggs every morning?

By keeping chickens in your backyard that dream can become reality. Raising backyard chickens is taking the world by storm. And rightfully so!

These girls are really amazing. They require only the minimum in terms of food and care, yet they give back so much. Backyard chickens are so intelligent and it really is just a matter of time before one of them wakes up and decides to take over the world. So join the fun of raising backyard chickens now, before it is too late!

Jokes aside, backyard farming is truly great. Not only do these free range chickens produce a steady, daily supply of fresh eggs, no, they also love to help you out with your leftovers and they are excellent pest deterrents!

One thing that few ever think of is how stress just evaporates in the presence of a healthy chicken flock. Sitting in your backyard and hearing the chickens talk to each other - it is so relaxing after a day at work! Caring for free chickens might just be the best way to recover from a burn-out. They have a soft clucking sound as they go about their business. It is quite soothing to the soul, and if you don't watch out, it can put you right to sleep in that garden swing.

With this audiobook, you will learn everything you need to know to become the DIY backyard homestead master of free range chicken gardens. Hmm, wait, that wouldn't sound too cool at birthday parties. But imagine this: how would you like to open your wallet to hand out a business card that has "backyard chicken farmer" written on it? Now that's something!

Here is a preview of what you will learn:

  • The benefits of keeping chickens in your backyard
  • How to select the right chicken breed
  • How to build a chicken coop (or should you buy one?)
  • What to feed your chickens
  • How to keep your girls safe from predators
  • How to prevent chicken diseases and keep your flock healthy
  • How to incubate chicken eggs
  • Dealing with city laws and hesitating neighbors (tip: give them free eggs!)

Sound good? Then let's get started! Your life is about to change.

©2017 Rhea Margrave (P)2017 Rhea Margrave

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short and basic

This book is very short and contains only the most basic information for brand new chicken owners. It also advocates burning trash, which is an environmental hazard.

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Backyard Chickens are a must!

Backyard chickens are a must to become more sustainable in your daily life. Imagine an almost endless supply of eggs and meat of thr highest quality from your own backyard! This audio is great with teaching you the basics and getting you started. I’ve just order d my chicks and got my coop set up! I can’t wait!

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Magnificent no fluff guide

Backyard Chickens was recommended to me by a friend. And it did not disappoint!
I really like the common sense approach to raising chickens. No fluff here. It is well written, with a light touch. It gave me the confidence to start raising my own chickens. I am so happy to have this audiobook as a resource.

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Must have for chicken lovers

This book is a must have for backyard chicken keeping. It gave me all the necessary basics that I needed to know. Yet the valuable and practical information is presented in an entertaining way that is quite rare to find. I had some great insights. How to use the nanny method to incubate chicks, for example. And how to deal with avian influenza. Great book!

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Made a world of difference to me and my flock.

Of all the books I have read on keeping backyard chickens, this is by far the best. Each chapter is well organized, and written to engage and educate those who are interested in establishing their own flock. The information has made a world of difference to me and my flock. Are you still thinking about raising chickens? This guide will give you the knowledge that you need to make informed decisions and understand what you are getting into....Take it from an experienced flock keeper. Preparation is critical if you want to have happy and healthy flock. If you go in knowing what to expect, you will enjoy the experience so much more!

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  • 12-16-17

Good backyard chickens guide for beginners.

This book does a good job at explaining what it takes to raise backyard chickens. Rhea Margrave points out the many benefits, and then quickly moves on to how to select the right chicken breed, what to feed your chicks, how to keep them healthy and safe, and how to deal with neighbors and the law. I think that if you are new to raising chickens this is a good place to start at.

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If only I had this book when I first started out!

When I first started raising chickens, I knew next to nothing about chickens. I read a few books, but they were quite dry, and didn't answer a lot of my questions. Stuff like how to choose the right chicken breed, deal with predators, and how to keep them healthy. Oh, if only I had had this book back then! Rhea Margrave does a wonderful job at covering the basics of raising chickens, leaving you feeling ready to raise your own flock. I’m so glad I found this audiobook.

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Good place to start for raising chickens

This is a great place to start if you want to raise your own flock of birds. The author doesn’t just lecture. Instead, I felt she informed me based upon examples of what has worked for her. Yet, most of this book was geared towards helping a fellow chicken owner manage their flock.

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Now I just need to convince my wife…

It has been a dream of mine for many years to have my own flock of chickens. We just moved out of the city to a more spacious home, and I’ve been thinking about it a lot ever since. I can already see myself going to my backyard, to check in with my birds. I imagine it will be very relaxing! Not to mention the daily dose of fresh eggs of course. This book was very helpful in helping me to understand the basics of raising chickens. And it’s not as expensive as I thought it would be. I think I can build my own coop too, so that should help in keeping the costs low. Now I just have to convince my wife to build a coop in our backyard…honey, if you are seeing this: please?

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Clear information on how to raise chickens.

I liked this book. It gave clear information on how to raise chickens in your backyard. With some details about what to feed them, how to keep your chickens healthy, as well as different incubation methods. Quite a wonderful guide for those just starting out!

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  • Tiff
  • 12-29-17

What fun!

An aspiring chicken keeper here! I believe both newbies and people who have been keepin chicken for several years will still benefit from this audiobook. I get to listen to it while driving and continue it during supper. It’s fun listening to it and made me more excited to finish my study and build my own chicken coop!

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  • Mrs C
  • 12-18-17

Great deal of tips

Gotten a great deal of tips for that 1 hr. and 12 min. of listening to Rhea Margrave. It’s obvious that she’s an expert in this field. The book has been thorough from the advantages of keeping chickens in the backyard to handling city laws.

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  • The Frey
  • 12-15-17

Nice book

I started my diet program with my instructor and I’ve been consuming many eggs per day as per his advice. I’m starting to like it since I’ve seen little but significant results. So I decided to build my own chicken coop and be guaranteed with safe-to-eat and nutritious eggs. As I listened to this comprehensive audiobook, I thought it’s easier than I thought it would be!

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  • Flynn
  • 10-20-17

This is a COMPLETE guide

This is a COMPLETE guide. Totally comprehensive AUDIObook, and it is also interesting to listening.Packed with practical information and a great resource for keeping chickens. A need if you a new to raising chickens for eggs or meat. I have kept chickens for years and still got some helpful knowledge to make my life even easier and my chickens happier.