Backyard Chickens For Beginners by Tom Lee audiobook

Backyard Chickens For Beginners: A Practical Handbook To Raising chickens In A happy Backyard Flock, Choosing the Right Breed, Feeding and health Care.

By Tom Lee
Read by Aaron Miller

Tom Lee
3.07 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9781664950405

Learn How to Raise Healthy Chickens at Your Backyard When starting a backyard chicken coop, one of the first decisions you'll have to make is which breed of chicken you will raise. Each breed has specific characteristics and can be used for different purposes. In general, though, chicken breeds break down into three groups: egg layers, meat chickens, and dual-purpose chickens. Egg layers produce both a nice quantity and quality of egg. Egg color can also be a factor here. Despite what you have seen in the market, not all chicken eggs are white or brown! Some chickens lay blue, green or pink eggs which may be less desirable. The Leghorn chicken is the best egg layer that is commonly used by beginners. A mature hen can lay up to 280 eggs in one year. The eggs are large, and white to off-white in color. Leghorns tend to be smaller than other backyard chickens, and have a good nature suitable for a backyard flock. Many commercial farms use the Leghorn as their egg layer of choice. WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO LEARN IN THIS BOOK Ø What Are the Best Backyard Chicken Breeds? Ø Should you Raise Meat Chickens? Ø Introducing New Chickens to Your Existing Flock Ø Hidden Costs of Raising Chickens Ø Problems You Should Expect with Raising Backyard Chickens Meat chickens, sometimes called fryers or broilers, are raised for the meat they can provide. If meat is what you want from your flock, then size and weight matter. Some good meat chickens, like the New Hampshire Red, can grow up to 9 pounds. You'll also want to make sure the skin color and shape of the chicken breed is suitable for cooking. In general, a nice rounded chicken with yellow skin (under the feathers) is preferred.

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Learn How to Raise Healthy Chickens at Your Backyard

When starting a backyard chicken coop, one of the first decisions you'll have to make is which breed of chicken you will raise. Each breed has specific characteristics and can be used for different purposes. In general, though, chicken breeds break down into three groups: egg layers, meat chickens, and dual-purpose chickens.

Egg layers produce both a nice quantity and quality of egg. Egg color can also be a factor here. Despite what you have seen in the market, not all chicken eggs are white or brown! Some chickens lay blue, green or pink eggs which may be less desirable.

The Leghorn chicken is the best egg layer that is commonly used by beginners. A mature hen can lay up to 280 eggs in one year. The eggs are large, and white to off-white in color. Leghorns tend to be smaller than other backyard chickens, and have a good nature suitable for a backyard flock. Many commercial farms use the Leghorn as their egg layer of choice.

WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO LEARN IN THIS BOOK

Ø What Are the Best Backyard Chicken Breeds?

Ø Should you Raise Meat Chickens?

Ø Introducing New Chickens to Your Existing Flock

Ø Hidden Costs of Raising Chickens

Ø Problems You Should Expect with Raising Backyard Chickens

Meat chickens, sometimes called fryers or broilers, are raised for the meat they can provide. If meat is what you want from your flock, then size and weight matter. Some good meat chickens, like the New Hampshire Red, can grow up to 9 pounds. You'll also want to make sure the skin color and shape of the chicken breed is suitable for cooking. In general, a nice rounded chicken with yellow skin (under the feathers) is preferred.

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Author Bio: Tom Lee

Author Bio: Tom Lee

Tom Lee’s fiction and essays have appeared in the Sunday Times, Esquire, Prospect, and Zoetrope, among others. He is also the author of Greenfly, a collection of short fiction. His work has been short-listed for the Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award and long-listed for the Notting Hill Essay Prize. He currently teaches undergraduate and postgraduate creative writing at Goldsmiths College in London.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Nature
Runtime: 3.07
Audience: Adult
Language: English