Day Range Poultry: Every Chicken Owner's Guide to Grazing Gardens and Improving Pastures
Day Range Poultry - ISBN 0-9624648-7-2 by best selling authors Andy Lee and Patricia Foreman, 265pp. The subtitle describes it all: Every Chicken Owner's Guide to Grazing Gardens and Improving Pastures, Including the Management of Breeder Flocks, Egg Handling, Incubating, Hatchery Management, Building Shelters, Marketing,Advertising, Soils Regeneration, Compost Creation, Processing Poultry Humanely and Efficiently, and much, much more! This is the book that tells you just about everything you need to know to raise poultry on pasture from the egg up through processing. Based on years of hands-on experiences,success and failures, the authors hold back nothing about the realities, advantages and disadvantages and the rewards of small-scale poultry production systems for income and community food self-sufficiency. Hard to find information on raising turkeys and small-scale breeder flocks and incubation production. Foreword by everybody's favorite contrary farmer,Gene Logsdon. View the table of contents and download a free Day Range Poultry Primer at: www.GoodEarthPublications.com.
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Recipe for Day Range Poultry
Introduction by Tim Shell
Why Raise Poultry on Pasture?
How Day Ranging Was Started
Day Range Poultry as a Business
Consider a Poultry Producers Cooperative
Designing Day Range Shelters
Ordering Brooding Chicks
Feeds Feeding and Water
Pasture Forage Management
What You Dont Know About Electric Fence
Predator Prevention Control
Turkey Breeds versus Varieties
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