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Marissa's Books & Gifts, LLC 9781935484608 Chickens, 2nd Edition: Tending a Small-Scale Flock (Hobby Farms)
Marissa's Books & Gifts, LLC 9781935484608 Chickens, 2nd Edition: Tending a Small-Scale Flock (Hobby Farms)

Marissa's Books & Gifts, LLC

Hobby Farms Chickens: Tending a Small-Scale Flock for Pleasure and Profit is geared toward the hobby farmer looking to begin his or her own flock of chickens on a small farm or even backyard. Author Sue Weaver, who keeps various exotic breeds and countless barnies on her farm, is an expert on all things livestock and an avowed chicken fanatic. This photo-filled guide begins with “Chickens 101” and details the physiology of chickens, members of the Phasianidea family, providing beginning hobby farmers with a basic education in the chicken’s unique physical makeup (from wings and feathers to beaks and digestive tracts), behavior, mating, and its unexpected high intelligence. The author offers advice on choosing the right types of chickens to get started: meat, egg, or dual purpose, or maybe even “just for pets.” The book is an excellent resource for selecting which breed of chicken is best for the hobby farmer, based on the birds’ traits, such as aggression, personality, noise factor, tolerance for heat, confinement, cold, etc.
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Item Details

New
paperback
Weaver, Sue
CompanionHouse Books
July 18, 2011
9781935484608
M6795