Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens: 3rd Edition

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    Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens: 3rd Edition
    Gail Damerow
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    Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens includes all the information farmers need — from choosing breeds and hatching chicks to building coops and keeping the birds healthy and safe from predators — to keep chickens or run an egg business.The 3rd edition, now with 188,000 copies in print contains new and expanded features:• "Fowl Disposition" — new chapter on training chickens and understanding their intelligence• Expanded coverage of hobby farming• Disease section now includes information on avian influenza and fowl first aidStorey's Guide to Raising Series is the essential animal husbandry information from the trusted source. With a combined total of 1.7 million copies in print.Praise for the book:"I didn't know how much I didn't know until I bought this book." - Keith, Bakersfield, CA
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Recent User Reviews

  1. HenKat
    "My go-to reference (after BYC!!)"
    Pros - Quite thorough. Enough information for people who want to raise chickens for charming pets, or for eggs or meat birds. Full spectrum information: everything from life cycle to making a coop to first aid and pretty much anything else you need.
    Cons - I can't think of any cons
    I received this book as a gift prior to getting chickens, and read almost all of it before we bought our first chicks. It really helped me decide which breeds to get, and prepared me for a lot of the nerve-wracking parts of growing up. I have loaned it out to other people who were thinking of raising chickens--it really helps put all the necessary tools and time into perspective. It gets an A+ from me, and I can't imagine having raised chicks without them.
  2. Beatrice&Maple
    "My favorite chicken book"
    Pros - Very instructive, well written, overall a great guide to chickens
    Cons - None
    I read this book before I got chickens and it was very helpful in preparing me and as a resource. I frequently refer to it when I have a problem and am very glad to have found this book.
  3. applebutter14
    Pros - very helpful
    i bought this book last year and it is AMAZING!!!!! I love it. it has everything you want to know. to hatching chickens to butchering them, their health, feed, and fencing.

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  1. AliceA
    This is our "go to" for anything new.
  2. boskelli1571
    I absolutely agree 100%. This book is my 'bible' along with it's companion book 'Chicken Health Handbook'. I am constantly referring to both books - for my own questions and some posted on BYC.
    Yes very good book.
  4. CayugaLover
    i have started reading this book, and i totally agree with you!!!!! it is definitely a good book to have on hand for chicken lovers!
  5. Trish44
    This is an excellent book for beginner to experienced chicken keepers, lots of good info.
  6. calichickies
    Hi there!
    How did your hatch go? I'm wondering because on p284 (very last sentence) the book says to stop turning the eggs after day 14. Most people continue turning through day 18, from what I've read and heard on here anyhow. What did you end up doing, and how did your hatch go? Just wondering if this is good new information... or if it was a typo. I've never read about stopping turning after day 14 before. Thanks for any info you can provide- Cheers! :)
  7. DinosRBirds
    This is a great book! It was the basis of my chicken first aid kit...
  8. tmfineg
    I have the same book, I love it! We have had chickens since last spring. I am hooked!

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