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    131.

    THE BACKYARD CHICKEN BOOK: A BEGINNER'S GUIDE

    H. Lee Schwanz
    Paperback

    Price: $16.95

    A small flock of poultry can supply all of the eggs your family needs during the year. And, after your hens have completed their egg-laying days, there will be meat for barbecuing or roasting. Luckily…

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    A small flock of poultry can supply all of the eggs your family needs during the year. And, after your hens have completed their egg-laying days, there will be meat for barbecuing or roasting. Luckily, a small flock takes a relatively small amount of space and is easy to manage.

    If your family is among the growing number interested in raising chickens for eggs or meat, The Backyard Chicken Book contains all the essential information for hatching, brooding, rearing, and managing family-sized poultry flocks. The first step in deciding on a family flock is determining what breed will work best for your needs. For example, you can go with a laying breed that produces top-quality eggs but provides little meat, such as the White Leghorn. Or, you could select a dual-purpose Rhode Island Red or New Hampshire that provides fewer eggs but much better meat. In addition to helping you select your type, this handy guide will also tell you what you need to know about:

    • Providing housing for home poultry flocks
    • Rearing the laying flock pullets
    • Managing laying problems
    • Fighting pests and disease
    • Raising other poultry such as ducks, turkeys, geese, bantams and guinea fowl
    Enhanced with full-color photos and dozens of illustrations, The Backyard Chicken Book is the perfect guide for the first-time poultry raiser.

    132.

    THE WHOLE GOAT HANDBOOK

    Janet Hurst
    Paperback

    Price: $19.99

    Goats are the hottest animal today to raise for hobby farmers, commercial farmers, and members of both 4-H and Future Farmers of America (FFA). But using the products from a goat requires special skil…

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    Goats are the hottest animal today to raise for hobby farmers, commercial farmers, and members of both 4-H and Future Farmers of America (FFA). But using the products from a goat requires special skills, handling and recipes. Here's The Whole Goat Handbook, chock-full of recipes, crafting projects, advice and more.

    Cooking with goat meat requires special, adapted recipes because the meat is so strong in flavor; there's no devoted goat-meat cookbook on the market-until now! Here, as well, are recipes for making cheese with goat milk as well as goat-milk soap. And for those raising goats for fiber, here are hard-won recommendations about crafting, knitting and weaving. This book will shows you how to do all this … and more!

    133.

    THE RABBIT-RAISING PROBLEM SOLVER

    Karen Patry
    Paperback

    Price: $19.95

    Whether you're raising your rabbits as pets or for meat, you need solid, accurate, easy-to-access information to keep your animals healthy and happy. This Q&A resource from expert Karen Patry has the answers to all your questions about everything from housing and feeding to breeding, kindling, health and disease, behavior, and more. Whether you're raising one pet rabbit or running a commercial rabbit farm, this accessible guide is the resource you need.

    134.

    BEYOND THE CHICKEN

    Kelly Klober
    Paperback

    Price: $24.00

    In this book, poultry-expert Kelly Klober explores the world of poultry beyond the chicken. Filled with humorous personal anecdotes and practical advice on feeding, housing, pricing and marketing, thi…

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    In this book, poultry-expert Kelly Klober explores the world of poultry beyond the chicken. Filled with humorous personal anecdotes and practical advice on feeding, housing, pricing and marketing, this book is a must-read for any lover of poultry, especially the small farmer seeking an alternative to the ubiquitous chicken.

    135.

    LIVESTOCK PROTECTION DOGS

    O. Dawydiak & D. Sims
    Paperback

    Price: $24.95

    Livestock Protection Dogs provides comprehensive information on livestock guard dogs. This popular guide covers the selection, training and care of guardian dogs; flock guardian dogs; and profiles of…

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    Livestock Protection Dogs provides comprehensive information on livestock guard dogs. This popular guide covers the selection, training and care of guardian dogs; flock guardian dogs; and profiles of guardian dog breeds. Specific tips offer instruction for guarding sheep, guarding bird flocks and exotic livestock, and temperament testing potential guardian dog puppies. Livestock Protection Dogs can help you reduce loss from livestock predators. Ranchers, farmers, hobby farm owners and anyone with animals will be interested in using guardian livestock dogs as an ecologically sound and economical alternative for livestock protection.

    Livestock Protection Dogs features:

    • The importance of livestock guardian dogs
    • The effectiveness of guardian dogs on different types of livestock
    • Puppy temperament testing
    • Guardian dog breeds and what to look for in a guardian livestock dog
    • Ecological and economical advantages of livestock guardian dogs
    … and more!

    136.

    ALL FLESH IS GRASS

    Gene Logsdon
    Paperback

    Price: $19.95

    Amid mad cow scares and consumer concerns about how farm animals are bred, fed and raised, many farmers and homesteaders are rediscovering the traditional practice of pastoral farming. Grasses, clover…

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    Amid mad cow scares and consumer concerns about how farm animals are bred, fed and raised, many farmers and homesteaders are rediscovering the traditional practice of pastoral farming. Grasses, clovers and forbs are the natural diet of cattle, horses and sheep, and are vital supplements for hogs, chickens and turkeys. Consumers increasingly seek the health benefits of meat from animals raised in green paddocks instead of in muddy feedlots.

    In All Flesh Is Grass: The Pleasures and Promises of Pasture Farming, Gene Logsdon explains that well-managed pastures are nutritious and palatable; they’re virtual salads for livestock. Leafy pastures also hold the soil, foster biodiversity, and create lovely landscapes. Grass farming might be the solution for a stressed agricultural system based on an industrial model and propped up by federal subsidies.

    In his clear and conversational style, Logsdon explains historically effective practices and new techniques. His warm, informative profiles of successful grass farmers offer inspiration and ideas. His narrative is enriched by his own experience as a “contrary farmer” on his artisan-scale farm near Upper Sandusky, Ohio.

    All Flesh Is Grass will have broad appeal to the sustainable commercial farmer, the home-food producer and all consumers who care about their food.

    137.

    GRIT GUIDE TO HOMESTEAD DIY PROJECTS

    GRIT
    Paperback

    Price: $6.99

    In this newest addition to the Barnyard Series, you'll discover information on making raised garden beds; building a chicken tractor; constructing your own workbench; and much more. The Guide to Homestead DIY Projects contains easy, do-it-yourself projects ranging from homemade tomato cages and chicken feeders, to plans for building a garden shed or root cellar.

    Whether you want to improve your garden, care for your livestock, or just kick your feet up, this guide covers it all. Learn how to build a better trellis, a hay feeder for smaller livestock, or a porch swing using recycled wood pallets.

      Other articles include:
    • 3 Easy-to-Build Outdoor Benches – Build one or more of these attractive outdoor benches, sized to fit your needs.
    • How to Build a Hitching Post – Keep your livestock under control with this DIY project.
    • Backyard Bread Oven – Build this easy adobe cooker in a weekend.
    • Build a Compost Tumbler – Rapidly rot your way to rich and healthy garden soil.
    • How to Build a Stone Culvert – Learn how to build a stone culvert with dry-stacked and flared wing walls to divert water.
    • Quonset Hut Homestead – In two months, and for less than $35K, one couple created a self-sufficient homestead.

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