In cities, suburbs, and everywhere in between, a classic American tradition is back in a big way—raising backyard chickens for eggs, meat, fun, or profit. Chickens in Your Backyard has been the go-to guide for chicken care for more than 40 years.
This revised and updated edition combines all the classic techniques with the most up-to-date information—from incubating, raising, housing, and feeding, to treating disease and raising chickens for show. Chickens in Your Backyard provides everything you need to know to turn your backyard into a happy homestead.
If you keep livestock or tend a garden that's vulnerable to wildlife predators, you know that a good fence is essential for protecting your investment. But with all of the new options available today -- and the many challenges posed by terrain, weather, and predators -- it's often hard to determine what type of fence meets your needs. That's why Gail Damerow has written this practical, easy-to-use guide to selecting, planning, and building fences that work.
Filled with sound, up-to-date advice and instruction, Fences for Pasture & Garden makes fence-building a task anyone can tackle with confidence. The author weighs the pros and cons of various fence systems -- from traditional fences to the latest technology -- and helps you select the best one for your needs. Helpful suggestions for planning the fence ensure maximum efficiency of labor and materials. And complete, generously illustrated directions show you how to build wire fences, rail fences, electric fences, high-tension fences, temporary fences, woven fences, snow fences, gates, trellises, and more.
From alarm systems to zoning laws, this book covers it all. If there's a fence in your future, don't waste time and money on an ineffective system. Make it one you can rely on by first reading "Fences for Pasture & Garden."
- How to choose the kind of goat to raise
- How to help your goats stay healthy
- What to feed your goats
- How to breed your goats
- How to raise goats for milk or for fiber