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Chickens In Your Backyard: A Beginner's Guide Paperback – September 15, 1976
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From the Back Cover
CHICKENS IN YOUR BACKYARD
A BEGINNER'S GUIDE
Rick and Gail Luttmann
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 the book, 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.
About the Author
Gail Damerow and her husband operate a family farm in Tennessee where they keep poultry and dairy goats, tend a sizable garden, and maintain a small orchard. They grow and preserve much of their own food, make their own yogurt and ice cream, and bake their own bread. Gail has written extensively on raising livestock, growing fruits and vegetables, and related rural skills. She shares her experience and knowledge as a regular contributor to Backyard Poultry and Countryside magazines, as an occasional contributor to numerous other periodicals, and as the author or contributor to more than a dozen country skills how-to books. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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This book tells the reader everything about chicken raising, from what to do before the chickens arrive to butchering the birds. It is written in a clear, easy reading style.
A must read for back yard farmers.
One big gripe about this book: Page 141 (one which type of chicken to get) missing completely and pages 139 through the end are all mixed up. I returned the first book I bought in hopes that it was just a printing fluke for this one copy, but the replacement print had the same error.
The book is written in a personable style without being unnecessarily wordy.