Valuable guide for beginners on how to start a backyard mini-flock of 2-4 chickens and get fresh eggs every day. Written by the author of the best-selling Fresh Food From Small Spaces book, a former columnist for Urban Farm magazine. (Updated 2012 Version)
• Fresh Eggs Every Day
• How Much Space Do You Need?
• Building or Buying a Coop
• Feeders, Waterers, Nesting Boxes, and Roosts
• Getting Chicks or Chickens
• Feeding Your Chickens
• Tips for Cold Climates
• Health and Safety
• Dealing with Neighbors, City Chicken Laws, and Other Challenges
• Resources: Everything You Need!
Fresh eggs every day
This 36-page booklet provides the ultimate beginner's guide to raising chickens for eggs in a city or suburban backyard. You can pay $10-$30 for a longer book containing lots of filler material you don't need. Are you really going to start a chick hatching business, compost doggy doo, or perform surgery on a sick hen? Stick to the essentials and pay a lot less.
Everything You Need to Get Started!
Are you ready to start raising chickens on a small scale? This booklet has all the information you really need to know on getting chicks or chickens for the city, where and how to find a good coop, what other items you need (feeders, waterers, nesting boxes), and how to feed your chickens nutritious food that will make the best eggs you have ever tasted.
Learn some tips for proper chicken health and safety as well as for getting your chickens through cold winters in freezing climates. Learn how to deal with neighbors and restrictive city chicken laws so that no one can stop you from raising chickens for fresh eggs.
Includes Free Resources Section
Includes a great Resources section with organized links to every important piece of information available for free online, including more information on coops and city chicken laws. Some people say this section alone is worth the price of this booklet. Get access to all the resources and support you will ever need to help you have a great experience raising backyard chickens. Never pay a penny more for chicken info! Get started today and enjoy fresh eggs from your own backyard! (36-page booklet with 20,000 words)
If you're looking for an introductory guide to raising chickens, this is the one!
About the Author:
R.J. Ruppenthal is a college professor, licensed attorney, and gardening writer. He is the author of Fresh Food From Small Spaces: The Square-Inch Gardeners Guide to Year-Round Growing, Fermenting, and Sprouting (Chelsea Green 2008). He is a former columnist and frequent contributor to Urban Farm magazine. Raising city chickens is one of his backyard passions.