Chickens in your Backyard

Chickens in your Backyard

A Beginner's Guide

Book - 1976
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Your backyard can be the source of the best eggs and meat you've ever tasted. The answer is chickens--endearing birds that require but a modest outlay of time, space and food.

As they learned to raise chickens, Gail and Rick Luttmann came to realize the need for a comprehensive but clear and nontechnical guide. Their book covers all the basics in a light and entertaining sytle, from housing and feeding through incubating, bringing up chicks, butchering, and raising chickens for show.

Througout Chickens In Your Backyard , the Luttmanns express their wonder at the personalities of chickens--the role of brash protector played by roosters, and the instinctive motherliness of the hens. Given some freedom and attention, these birds can become much more than the egg-and-meat machines of commercial hatcheries and broiler factories. Chickens provide backyard farmers with enjoyable pastime, as well as a supply of good food.

Publisher: Emmaus, Pa. : Rodale Press ; [New York] : Distributed in the book trade by St. Martin's Press, c1976.
ISBN: 9780878571253
0878571256
Branch Call Number: 636.5 LUTTMANN
Characteristics: viii, 157 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Luttmann, Gail

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