Backyard Farming: Raising Chickens: From Building Coops to Collecting Eggs and More

Hatherleigh Press
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Your Backyard Farming Experience Begins Here!

Whether for eggs, meat, fun, or profit, chickens are the perfect addition to any new backyard grower’s farm.


Backyard Farming: Raising Chickens is your guide to successfully caring for your flock. As a comprehensive primer for first-time chicken farmers, Raising Chickens includes detailed illustrations and informative photographs that help to ease new homesteaders into the world of backyard chicken farming.

Raising Chickens takes you from start to finish: from planning out your chickens’ space, to hatching and raising new chicks, to keeping your birds happy, healthy, and well-fed, to enjoying your very own farm-fresh eggs and more.

With Raising Chickens, you will:
• Find the ideal breed of bird for your needs
• Construct a coop to minimize your workload and maximize your enjoyment
• Gather eggs for food, profit, or to hatch your own birds to add to your flock
• Use the freshest eggs possible in a variety of delicious recipes
…and many more tips and tricks from experienced farmers to help you avoid the most common mistakes.

Raising Chickens is your first big step to joining the growing movement of homemakers and homesteaders looking to make a return to a healthier, happier way of life—and it starts right in your own backyard.

Backyard Farming is a series of easy-to-use guides to help urban, suburban, and rural dwellers turn their homes into homesteads. Whether planning to grow food for the family or for sale at the local farmers market, Backyard Farming provides simple instruction and essential information in a convenient reference.
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About the author

Kim Pezza grew up among orchards and dairy and beef farms having lived most of her life in the Finger Lakes region. She has raised pigs, poultry and game birds, rabbits and goats, and is experienced in growing herbs and vegetables. In her spare time, Kim also teaches workshops in a variety of areas, from art and simple computers for seniors, to making herb butter, oils, and vinegars. She continues to learn new techniques and skills and is currently looking to turn her grandparents' 1800s farm into a small, working homestead.
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Publisher
Hatherleigh Press
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Published on
May 28, 2013
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Pages
128
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ISBN
9781578264452
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Language
English
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Genres
House & Home / Sustainable Living
Nature / Animals / General
Technology & Engineering / Agriculture / Animal Husbandry
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Kim Pezza
Backyard Farming: Raising Goats is the ideal resource for the new farmer just starting out, providing a comprehensive guide for preparing and caring for the addition of goats to your backyard farm!

Backyard Farming: Raising Goats is the perfect guide for beginners thinkingabout including goats to their sustainable homestead. Covering every topic from selecting and maintaining a breed, to the tools and space you'll need, to all the wonderful benefits that owning goats can provide, Backyard Farming: Raising Goats includes all that you need to know to get the most out of your new herd. Including time-tested tips and tricks used by expert farmers, this invaluable resource is a must-have for anyone looking to raise goats at home!

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO GET STARTED. Covering topics from selecting the perfect breed for your space and time requirements, to milking and culling your herd, to preparing for and raising the next generation of kids, Backyard Farming: Raising Goats is the all-in-one guide for the aspiring home goatherd.

EASY TO FOLLOW, EASY TO UNDERSTAND. Written in simple, informative language, complete with numerous illustrations of proper techniques and housing set-ups, Backyard Farming: Raising Goats is written with first-time goatherds in mind.

A GREAT ADDITION TO ANY BACKYARD FARM. The benefits of owning goats range widely: goat's milk, meat, even goat hair has its uses and markets. Easier to care for than sheep and lots of fun besides, Backyard Farming: Raising Goats is the perfect first step to adding livestock to your farming experience!

The Backyard Farming series offers easy-to-use guides to help first-time farmers and homesteaders experience the satisfaction that comes from producing their own
food. Rural areas with acres of land, suburban neighborhoods with small backyards, or urban environments with limited space--no matter what your situation, these books are tailored to your unique needs and resources. Each volume in this series is dedicated to a particular topic in backyard farming, whether you're planning to grow food for your family or for sale at your local farmers market. Featuring simple instructions and helpful illustrations, the Backyard Farming series empowers you and your family to enjoy the freshest ingredients possible--direct from your own backyard!
Kim Pezza
Your Backyard Farming Experience Begins Here!

Make the most of your harvest with over 75 delicious canning recipes!

At the end of a successful harvest, the backyard farmer will find themselves with an abundance of produce. Learning to preserve your harvest for use year-round is an essential craft. With the wide variety of uses for preserved produce, the homesteader will find Backyard Farming: Canning & Preserving the right guide to make certain your experience with home preserving is a success.

Canning & Preserving takes you through every step of the most popular forms of canning, covering everything from hot water bath canning to the use of a pressure cooker, as you explore the full range of options for your preserved foods. From jams, jellies, and preserves, to pickling food and preparing savory sauces, find the perfect use for your preserved harvest.

With Canning & Preserving, you will:
• Explore tried-and-true food preservation methods
• Learn to properly use the equipment needed to make the most of your harvest
• Create flavorful syrups and juices, for use in a variety of healthy recipes
• Enjoy delicious recipes year-round, using preserved foods

Join the growing movement of homemakers and homesteaders looking to make a return to a healthier, happier way of life—direct to your kitchen from your own backyard. Canning & Preserving will show you how.

Backyard Farming is a series of easy-to-use guides to help urban, suburban, and rural dwellers turn their homes into homesteads. Whether planning to grow food for the family or for sale at the local farmers market, Backyard Farming provides simple instruction and essential information in a convenient reference.


From the Trade Paperback edition.
Kim Pezza
Your Backyard Farming Experience Begins Here!

Garlic is one of the most valuable and versatile additions you can make to your garden.

Backyard Farming: Growing Garlic is your expert guide to successfully tending and harvesting garlic.

Delicious when fresh and effortless to cure and preserve, garlic is a great choice for homesteads and gardens. Growing Garlic is a comprehensive primer for anyone looking to add garlic to their harvest and includes detailed instructions and informative photographs that help ensure that your garlic crop is a success.

Growing Garlic covers a broad range of important topics, including selecting the right variety of garlic for your wants and needs, storage and preservation  methods, recognizing common pests and diseases, and incorporating garlic into your diet, among many others.

With Growing Garlic, you will:
• Learn when and how to plant to get the most out of your garlic crop
• Utilize garlic as the perfect companion plant to improve the health of your entire garden
• Learn the various methods of planting garlic, allowing you to work within your schedule and workload
• Learn to harvest your garlic and prepare it for sale or personal use
• Discover a variety of delicious homestead recipes
...and many more tips and tricks from experienced farmers to help you achieve success with your garlic harvest.

Growing Garlic is your first big step to joining the growing movement of homemakers and homesteaders looking to make a return to a healthier, happier way of life—and it starts right in your own backyard.

Backyard Farming is a series of easy-to-use guides to help urban, suburban, and rural dwellers turn their homes into homesteads. Whether planning to grow food for the family or for sale at the local farmers market, Backyard Farming provides simple instruction and essential information in a convenient reference.


From the Trade Paperback edition.
Kim Pezza
Your Backyard Farming Experience Begins Here!

Join the Backyard Farming Movement and Turn Your Home into a Homestead!

Pigs are easily among the smartest and sweetest animals you can include on your farm or homestead. Occasionally challenging and always rewarding, pigs are intelligent animals and make for a great addition to any backyard farmer’s livestock.

Whether you plan to raise a single hog or a full litter of piglets, Backyard Farming: Raising Pigs is your expert guide to successfully keeping and caring for these animals. Raising Pigs covers a wide range of ownership and care issues, from selecting the right breeds and numbers for your wants and needs, housing and feeding requirements, breeding and raising piglets, and keeping your animals happy and healthy.

With Raising Pigs, you will:
• Learn to understand and appreciate these essential livestock investments
• Build efficient housing for your pigs to minimize your workload
• Learn to identify and treat a number of ailments and illnesses common to pigs
• Learn proper slaughtering techniques for your animals and prepare them for sale or personal use
• Discover a variety of delicious recipes using meat from your own farm
...and many more tips to help you achieve success.

More than ever, people everywhere are making a return to the farming lifestyle. Backyard Farming is your source for knowledge. Join the growing movement of homesteaders looking for a healthier, happier way of life—it starts right in your very own backyard.

Backyard Farming is a series of easy-to-use guides to help urban, suburban, and rural dwellers turn their homes into homesteads. Whether planning to grow food for the family or for sale at the local farmers market, Backyard Farming provides simple instruction and essential information in a convenient reference.


From the Trade Paperback edition.
Kim Pezza
Backyard Farming: Home Harvesting is the ideal resource for the new farmer looking to make the most of his produce by preserving it for the future! Providing a comprehensive guide for preparing and preserving your hard-earned harvest, this book ensures that your backyard farm will feed you all year long!

Backyard Farming: Home Harvesting is the perfect guide for beginners looking to extend the benefits of their homestead's produce. Covering every topic from selecting and maintaining the resources needed to properly preserve your food, to the various methods of preserving and how they are done, to recipes and ideas for making the best use of your preserved bounty, Backyard Farming: Home Harvesting includes all that you need to know to get the most out of your home harvest. Including time-tested tips and tricks used by expert farmers, this invaluable resource is a must-have for anyone looking to enjoy the fruits of their labor year round!

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO GET STARTED. Addressing all the important areas, from selecting the ideal method for your crop, to knowing when and why to preserve, to how long each method preserves your food for, Backyard Farming: Home Harvesting is the all-in-one guide for the first-time farmer at harvest time.

EASY TO FOLLOW, EASY TO UNDERSTAND. Written in simple, informative language, complete with numerous illustrations of proper techniques and preserving set-ups, Backyard Farming: Home Harvesting is written with new farmers in mind.

A GUIDE THAT EVERY BACKYARD FARMER CAN USE. Whether your backyard farm raises livestock or grows crops, there is a method in this book to greatly extend your enjoyment of your harvest! From canning, to smoking; from freezing to drying, the benefits of preserving are obvious! No farmer wants to have to throw away their hard work, and Backyard Farming: Home Harvesting is the perfect guide to ensuring that no part of the harvest is wasted!

The Backyard Farming series offers easy-to-use guides to help first-time farmers and homesteaders experience the satisfaction that comes from producing their own
food. Rural areas with acres of land, suburban neighborhoods with small backyards, or urban environments with limited space--no matter what your situation, these books are tailored to your unique needs and resources. Each volume in this series is dedicated to a particular topic in backyard farming, whether you're planning to grow food for your family or for sale at your local farmers market. Featuring simple instructions and helpful illustrations, the Backyard Farming series empowers you and your family to enjoy the freshest ingredients possible--direct from your own backyard!
Kim Pezza
Your Backyard Farming Experience Begins Here!

Give Back to Your Garden by Composting!

Backyard Farming: Composting is your all-in-one guide for creating your own homestead composting plan and adding rich, nourishing humus to your garden. This guide reviews every important topic from what should and should not be composted, benefits and uses for compost, how to build a compost bin, and much more.

Whether you’re composting the waste from your farm or just the scraps from your kitchen, Composting is the  comprehensive primer for anyone looking to start composting and bring that “black gold” to their own garden. Including detailed instructions and informative photographs that help ensure your compost system is practical and productive, Composting takes you step by step through everything you need to nourish your garden—and build healthy, rich soil.

With Composting, you will:
• Choose the composting method that works best for you, your needs, and your available material
• Discover how to begin a compost system and how to maintain it for optimal yield
• Construct your own composting system from a variety of easy-to-follow plans
• Learn how to troubleshoot any problem your compost pile might develop
• Find out how best to use your compost—including indoor container gardening
...and much more to help you achieve success.

More than ever, people everywhere are making a return to a self-sufficient, sustainable lifestyle. Join the growing movement of homemakers looking to a healthier, happier way of life—and it starts right in your very own backyard.

Backyard Farming is a series of easy-to-use guides to help urban, suburban, and rural dwellers turn their homes into homesteads. Whether planning to grow food for the family or for sale at the local farmers market, Backyard Farming provides simple instruction and essential information in a convenient reference.


From the Trade Paperback edition.
Kim Pezza
Your Backyard Farming Experience Begins Here!

Join the Backyard Farming Movement and Turn Your Home into a Homestead!

Backyard Farming: Homesteading is your all-in-one guide to successfully turning your rural property, suburban home, or urban dwelling into a productive food oasis. Covering every topic from finding and developing the perfect property, as well as which produce and livestock combinations are easiest to start with, Homesteading takes the anxiety and guesswork out of enjoying the backyard farming revolution.

Whether you have 100 acres of open land or just a small backyard or apartment terrace, Homesteading is the comprehensive primer for anyone looking to grow their own food. Including detailed instructions and informative photographs that help ensure your backyard farm is everything you want it to be, Homesteading walks you step by step through the process of planning and implementing your sustainable lifestyle.

With Homesteading, you will:
• Learn what to look for when considering properties for backyard farming
• Learn how to develop the property you already own into a homestead, regardless of size and space
• Find out which varieties of produce and livestock are easiest for a beginner
• Learn how to preserve your harvest
• Discover a variety of delicious recipes using produce from your own farm
...and many more tips to help you achieve success.

More than ever, people everywhere are making a return to the farming lifestyle: Homestreading is your first big step to joining the growing movement of these homemakers looking to a healthier, happier way of life—and it starts right in your own backyard.

Backyard Farming is a series of easy-to-use guides to help urban, suburban, and rural dwellers turn their homes into homesteads. Whether planning to grow food for the family or for sale at the local farmers market, Backyard Farming provides simple instruction and essential information in a convenient reference.


From the Trade Paperback edition.
Kim Pezza
Your Backyard Farming Experience Begins Here!

Join the Backyard Farming Movement and Turn Your Home into a Homestead!

Pigs are easily among the smartest and sweetest animals you can include on your farm or homestead. Occasionally challenging and always rewarding, pigs are intelligent animals and make for a great addition to any backyard farmer’s livestock.

Whether you plan to raise a single hog or a full litter of piglets, Backyard Farming: Raising Pigs is your expert guide to successfully keeping and caring for these animals. Raising Pigs covers a wide range of ownership and care issues, from selecting the right breeds and numbers for your wants and needs, housing and feeding requirements, breeding and raising piglets, and keeping your animals happy and healthy.

With Raising Pigs, you will:
• Learn to understand and appreciate these essential livestock investments
• Build efficient housing for your pigs to minimize your workload
• Learn to identify and treat a number of ailments and illnesses common to pigs
• Learn proper slaughtering techniques for your animals and prepare them for sale or personal use
• Discover a variety of delicious recipes using meat from your own farm
...and many more tips to help you achieve success.

More than ever, people everywhere are making a return to the farming lifestyle. Backyard Farming is your source for knowledge. Join the growing movement of homesteaders looking for a healthier, happier way of life—it starts right in your very own backyard.

Backyard Farming is a series of easy-to-use guides to help urban, suburban, and rural dwellers turn their homes into homesteads. Whether planning to grow food for the family or for sale at the local farmers market, Backyard Farming provides simple instruction and essential information in a convenient reference.


From the Trade Paperback edition.
Kim Pezza
YOUR BACKYARD FARMING EXPERIENCE BEGINS HERE!

Whether for milk or beef, cattle are among the most versatile livestock for your new homestead.

Backyard Farming: Raising Cattle is your expert guide to successfully keeping and caring for your herd.

A comprehensive primer for first-time beef and dairy cow owners, Raising Cattle includes detailed illustrations and informative photographs that help introduce these animals to your backyard farm, whether you plan to raise a single cow or bull, or an entire herd.

Raising Cattle covers a broad range of ownership and care issues from selecting the right breeds and numbers for your wants and needs, housing and land requirements, breeding and raising new calves, and keeping your animals happy and healthy, to enjoying your very own farm-fresh milk, beef, and more.

With Raising Cattle, you will:
• Learn to understand and appreciate these essential livestock investments
• Build efficient housing for your cows to minimize your workload
• Prepare and care for this unique herd animal, opening up new possibilities for your backyard farm
• Learn to milk your dairy cows and prepare it for sale or personal use  
• Discover a variety of delicious homestead recipes
…and many more tips and tricks from experienced farmers to help you achieve success with your cattle.

Raising Cattle is your first big step to joining the growing movement of homemakers and homesteaders looking to make a return to a healthier, happier way of life—and it starts right in your own backyard.

Backyard Farming is a series of easy-to-use guides to help urban, suburban, and rural dwellers turn their homes into homesteads. Whether planning to grow food for the family or for sale at the local farmers market, Backyard Farming provides simple instruction and essential information in a convenient reference.


From the Trade Paperback edition.
Kim Pezza
Your Backyard Farming Experience Begins Here!

Garlic is one of the most valuable and versatile additions you can make to your garden.

Backyard Farming: Growing Garlic is your expert guide to successfully tending and harvesting garlic.

Delicious when fresh and effortless to cure and preserve, garlic is a great choice for homesteads and gardens. Growing Garlic is a comprehensive primer for anyone looking to add garlic to their harvest and includes detailed instructions and informative photographs that help ensure that your garlic crop is a success.

Growing Garlic covers a broad range of important topics, including selecting the right variety of garlic for your wants and needs, storage and preservation  methods, recognizing common pests and diseases, and incorporating garlic into your diet, among many others.

With Growing Garlic, you will:
• Learn when and how to plant to get the most out of your garlic crop
• Utilize garlic as the perfect companion plant to improve the health of your entire garden
• Learn the various methods of planting garlic, allowing you to work within your schedule and workload
• Learn to harvest your garlic and prepare it for sale or personal use
• Discover a variety of delicious homestead recipes
...and many more tips and tricks from experienced farmers to help you achieve success with your garlic harvest.

Growing Garlic is your first big step to joining the growing movement of homemakers and homesteaders looking to make a return to a healthier, happier way of life—and it starts right in your own backyard.

Backyard Farming is a series of easy-to-use guides to help urban, suburban, and rural dwellers turn their homes into homesteads. Whether planning to grow food for the family or for sale at the local farmers market, Backyard Farming provides simple instruction and essential information in a convenient reference.


From the Trade Paperback edition.
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