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Your hands-on guide to modern chicken-raising methods
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. Inside, you'll find 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. Inside, 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.
 

Offers practical advice on choosing and purchasing chickens
Helps you construct the right housing for your chickens
Provides tips on feeding and caring for your chickens
Includes top tips for raising healthy chickens
Whether you're a first-time poulterer or you've been raising chickens for years, this comprehensive guideprovides practical how-to advice for keeping chickens in virtually any backyard.


Kimberley Willis has raised numerous breeds of chickens and other poultry for eggs, meat, and showing for more than 40 years.
 
Robert T. Ludlow owns and manages BackYardChickens.com, the largest and fastest-growing community of chicken enthusiasts in the world.

  • Introduction(第1頁)
    • About This Book(第1頁)
    • Foolish Assumptions(第2頁)
    • Icons Used in This Book(第3頁)
    • Beyond the Book(第3頁)
    • Where to Go from Here(第4頁)
  • Part I: Getting Started with Raising Chickens(第5頁)
    • Chapter 1: The Joy of Chickens(第7頁)
    • Chapter 2: Basic Chicken Biology and Behavior(第21頁)
    • Chapter 3: A Chicken Isn’t Just a Chicken: Your Guide to Breeds(第45頁)
    • Chapter 4: Buying Chickens(第65頁)
  • Part II: Housing Your Flock(第85頁)
    • Chapter 5: Choosing Your Housing Type(第87頁)
    • Chapter 6: Designing and Constructing a Coop(第111頁)
    • Chapter 7: Coop, Sweet Coop: Furnishing and Housekeeping(第133頁)
  • Part III: Caring for Your Flock: General Management(第149頁)
    • Chapter 8: Feeding Your Flock(第151頁)
    • Chapter 9: Controlling Pests and Predators(第175頁)
    • Chapter 10: Keeping Your Flock Happy and Healthy(第193頁)
    • Chapter 11: Handling Health Problems(第217頁)
  • Part IV: Breeding: From Chicken to Egg and Back Again(第247頁)
    • Chapter 12: Mating Your Chickens(第249頁)
    • Chapter 13: Incubating Eggs and Hatching Chicks(第267頁)
    • Chapter 14: Raising Chicks(第295頁)
  • Part V: Special Management Considerations(第319頁)
    • Chapter 15: Managing Layers and Collecting Eggs(第321頁)
    • Chapter 16: Raising and Butchering Meat Birds(第349頁)
  • Part VI: The Part of Tens(第383頁)
    • Chapter 17: More than Ten Tips for Keeping Healthy, Stress-Free Chickens(第385頁)
    • Chapter 18: More than Ten Misconceptions about Chickens, Eggs, and So On(第393頁)
  • Index(第401頁)
紙本書 NT$ 640
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