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How to Raise Chickens for Eggs and Meat: A Quick Guide on Raising Chickens for the Beginning Homesteader

How to Raise Chickens for Eggs and Meat: A Quick Guide on Raising Chickens for the Beginning Homesteader

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How to Raise Chickens for Eggs and Meat: A Quick Guide on Raising Chickens for the Beginning Homesteader

Автором HowExpert

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68 pages
39 minutes
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Издано:
Aug 29, 2017
ISBN:
9781370343034
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Raising chickens is a fun adventure for a beginning or experienced chicken farmer to embark upon. In doing so, you’ll increase your overall health and have a lot of fun doing so! However, it does require some basic research.

This book will teach you how to:
• Select the best breed of chicken for your needs
• Raise chickens from day-old chicks
• Incubate eggs
• Construct and equip brooders
• Raise chicks
• Troubleshoot health problems in freshly hatched chicks
• Transition pullets and cockerels to an outdoor coop
• Build and equip coops with feed, water, nesting, and roosting systems
• Evaluate whether free-ranging is right for your birds
• Prevent the incidence of predators
• Decide upon the best coop construction for your lifestyle
• Provide proper feed, water, shelter, and bedding
• Increase efficiency and environmental friendliness through helpful add-ons
• Raise laying hens
• Increase and maintain egg production
• Deal with the molting process
• Raise healthy meat birds
• Slaughter, butcher and process meat birds
• Overwinter (or raise birds throughout cold months)
• Maintain adequate egg production during the winter
• Improve meat quality and flavor
• Be a successful and happy chicken owner!

About the Expert:
Rebekah White lives in upstate New York on a small, cozy slice of heaven. She raises chickens, pigs, honey bees, and vegetables to sustain herself and her close family. When she’s not at home with her animals, she is working at her “day job” teaching high school English at a rural school. In the meantime, she enjoys running, traveling, cooking (especially with fresh produce and homegrown meats!), and writing (ideally about the farm!). She has also published articles on home remedies and recipes, canning and food preservation, and various general interest stories.

HowExpert publishes short 'how to' guides in unique topics by everyday experts.

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Aug 29, 2017
ISBN:
9781370343034
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How to Raise Chickens for Eggs and Meat

A Quick Guide on Raising Chickens for the Beginning Homesteader

HowExpert Press & Rebekah White

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Which Came First—the Chicken or the Egg? Well, That Depends.

Chapter 2: Transitioning Chicks: Pullets and Cockerels

Chapter 3: Housing

Chapter 4: Increase Efficiency and Eco-Friendliness

Chapter 5: Raising Chickens for Egg Production

Chapter 6: Raising Chickens for Meat

Chapter 7: After the First Season (and Beyond)

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Chapter 1: Which Came First—the Chicken or the Egg? Well, That Depends.

Regardless of how much space, time, or energy you have, chickens are a great addition to any backyard environment. They provide a nutritious, steady food source, whether they are used for eggs or meat, and can help control tick populations (ultimately preventing disease). They are low maintenance and provide years of entertainment. Whether you have a hundred-acre farm or a half an acre suburban lot, chickens are a fun investment that doesn’t require much skill to raise. Before you can start, however, you need the actual chickens! Depending on how much time you wish to invest, there are two options for starting a flock: from day-old chicks, or incubated eggs.

Buying Baby Chicks

Buying day-old chicks is a common option for many beginning chicken farmers. Because you don’t need any special equipment (besides a brooder and a heat lamp, which will be explained later in more detail) and aren’t required to invest three weeks of your time in waiting for eggs to hatch. You also don’t have to worry about whether the eggs you hatched were fertile, because the chicks have already been hatched!

Overview

Depending on breed, quantity, and merchant, chicks range in price from $1 apiece to $5 apiece. Generally, broiler species (such as Cornish crosses) will be more expensive and layer birds will be less so. Chicks can be purchased in-store at retailers such as Tractor Supply, via catalogue order through retailers such as Stromberg’s, or from local chicken farms.

Figure 1.1: Baby Chicks

If you decide to purchase started chicks from a physical location such as Tractor Supply (versus online or through catalogue order), find out the delivery dates to the store. That way, you can purchase chicks the day they arrive, as opposed

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