Pasture Basics

Permaculture Chicken

Book 2
Wetknee Books
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Do you want to enjoy healthy eggs and meat from chickens raised on pasture? 

Pasture Basics starts at the beginning to help you design the best pasturing setup for your flock and for your homestead. Great grazing for chickens won't be found in the perfect pasture for sheep or cows --- you need to tweak your design to match a chicken's unique behavior and stomach. 

Included in this volume are an explanation of chicken digestion and behavior, pasture specifics like size and shape, a rundown on which traditional pasture plants chickens enjoy, tips on maximizing plant growth during rotation, and an explanation of how to establish new pastures and maintain existing grazing areas. 

Cut your feed costs with pastured chickens!

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About the author

Anna Hess enjoys writing about her adventures, both on her blog at www.WaldenEffect.org and in her books. Her first paperback, The Weekend Homesteader, helped thousands of homesteaders-to-be find ways to fit their dreams into the hours leftover from a full-time job. Hess is also the author of The Naturally Bug-Free Garden, Trailersteading, and several ebook-only titles. She lives with her husband in the mountains of southwest Virginia.

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Publisher
Wetknee Books
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Published on
Feb 12, 2013
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Pages
76
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Language
English
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Genres
Gardening / Organic
House & Home / Sustainable Living
Pets / Birds
Technology & Engineering / Agriculture / Animal Husbandry
Technology & Engineering / Agriculture / Sustainable Agriculture
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