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GRIT'S GUIDE TO BACKYARD CHICKENS, 3RD EDITION


Paperback

Price: $6.99

GRIT is proud to introduce the third edition of GRIT's Guide to Backyard Chickens. This invaluable guide covers everything from incubating eggs to control pests in your backyard. Read about more than …

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GRIT is proud to introduce the third edition of GRIT's Guide to Backyard Chickens. This invaluable guide covers everything from incubating eggs to control pests in your backyard. Read about more than 33 keys to a healthy, productive flock and enjoy 100-pages of articles, recipes and photographs.

A variety of articles include:

  • Chicken Brooder in a Box
  • DIY Chicken Tractor
  • Chicken Lover's Chicken Coops
  • Raising Chickens for Meat
  • Get Smart: Protecting the Flock From Predators
The editors of GRIT have chosen some of the articles that cover free-range chickens, using chickens as pest control, chicken pluckers, heritage breed chickens and more. Learn recipes for Creamy Saffron Chicken Tortillas, Chicken Wings with Grilled Ginger Plum Coulis or Warm Tuscan Chicken Sandwich. Make delicious meals with eggs such as Ham and Egg Casserole, Bacon and Cheddar Deviled Eggs, or Quiche Lorraine. Also included is information about turkeys, guineas and ducks.

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DIRT HOG

Kelly Klober
Paperback

Price: $25.00

In today's market, range-rearing of swine provides the family farm with a key venture for diversification and cash flow-perhaps no other large animal enterprise offers as fast a turnaround on investme…

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In today's market, range-rearing of swine provides the family farm with a key venture for diversification and cash flow-perhaps no other large animal enterprise offers as fast a turnaround on investment. Range-produced pork is now sought out by the informed consumer concerned with the issues of production and willing to pay a premium to get it. This comprehensive manual on raising hogs the natural way includes sections on housing and fencing, selection and breeding, herd maintenance, feeds and feeding, marketing and more.

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FREE-RANGE CHICKEN GARDENS

Jessi Bloom
Paperback

Price: $19.95

Many gardeners fear chickens will peck away at their landscape, and chicken lovers often shy away from gardening for the same reason. But you can keep chickens and have a beautiful garden, too! Fresh…

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Many gardeners fear chickens will peck away at their landscape, and chicken lovers often shy away from gardening for the same reason. But you can keep chickens and have a beautiful garden, too! Fresh eggs aren't the only benefit — chickens can actually help your garden grow and thrive, even as your garden does the same for your chickens.

In this essential handbook, award-winning garden designer Jessi Bloom covers everything a gardener needs to know, including chicken-keeping basics, simple garden plans to get you started, tips on attractive fencing options, the best plants and plants to avoid, and step-by-step instructions for getting your chicken garden up and running.

For anyone who wants a fabulous garden where colorful chickens happily roam, Free-Range Chicken Gardens is the guide that will bring the dream home to roost.

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ORGANIC NO-TILL FARMING

Jeff Moyer
Paperback

Price: $28.00

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Organic No-Till Farming offers a map to an organic farming system that limits tillage, reduces labor, and improves …

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Organic No-Till Farming offers a map to an organic farming system that limits tillage, reduces labor, and improves soil structure. Based on the latest research by pioneering agriculturists, this book offers new technologies and tools based on sound biological principles, making it possible to reduce and even eliminate tillage. Field-tested over many seasons, these methods make cover crops into a source of fertility as well as a tool for weed management. As traditional tillage turns into rotational tillage, natural soil biology is maximized and synthetic inputs are minimized. For organic farmers who want to refine their practices and conventional farmers interested in new ideas, Organic No-Till Farming is indispensable.

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A CHICKEN IN EVERY YARD

Robert Litt & Hannah Litt
Hardcover

Price: $10.99

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Robert and Hannah Litt have dispensed advice to hundreds of urban and suburban chicken-keepers from behind their pe…

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Robert and Hannah Litt have dispensed advice to hundreds of urban and suburban chicken-keepers from behind their perch at Portland’s Urban Farm Store, and now they’re ready to help you go local and sustainable with your own backyard birds. In this handy guide to breeds, feed, coops, and care, the Litts take you under their experienced wings and share the secrets to:

  • Picking the breeds that are right for you
  • Building a sturdy coop in one weekend for $100
  • Raising happy and hearty chicks
  • Feeding your flock for optimal health and egg nutrition
  • Preventing and treating common chicken diseases
  • Planning ahead for family, neighborhood, and legal considerations
  • Whipping up tasty egg recipes from flan to frittata

With everything that first-timers will need to get started—along with expert tips for more seasoned keepers—this colorful, nuts-and-bolts manual proves that keeping chickens is all it’s cracked up to be.

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HOW TO RAISE RABBITS

Samantha Johnson
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Price: $10.99

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Rabbits are wonderful animals to raise, whether as pets or as livestock on a farm. They are especially great as sta…

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Rabbits are wonderful animals to raise, whether as pets or as livestock on a farm. They are especially great as starter animals for children who participate in 4-H or other rabbit shows. But before you embark on owning one of these lovable critters, there’s a lot you need to know; for instance, which of the forty-seven rabbit breeds is best for you? Backed by the National FFA Organization, our acclaimed series of How to Raise guides has helped countless first-time animal owners across the United States confidently care for their new companions. In this freshly updated second edition of How to Raise Rabbits, you’ll find practical advice for raising any number of rabbits in any environment—rural or urban, one rabbit or twenty. Brother-sister writing duo and 4-H alumni Daniel and Samantha Johnson expertly walk you through all the basics on breed types, housing and food requirements, shows, kit care, and general healthcare for the rabbit. With clear and informative instructions, fully illustrated with beautiful how-to photography, How to Raise Rabbits continues to be an essential primer for the newcomer to rabbit care and a classic on any rabbit lover’s bookshelf.

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GOAT SCHOOL

Janice Spaulding
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Price: $11.80

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Getting your goat has never been easier. This book is part manual part cookbook, perfect for homesteaders or famili…

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Getting your goat has never been easier. This book is part manual part cookbook, perfect for homesteaders or families looking to own goats for fun or function. It's also a perfect how-to guide for starting a small goat-based business. Packed with insider information on everything from breeding to milking, courtesy of the operators of the only goat school in the country, this book also features more than 100 recipes using goat milk, meat, and cheese.

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RABBIT HOUSING

Bob Bennett
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Price: $9.90

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This is the definitive guide to safe, sanitary, and efficient facilities for your rabbits. Author Bob Bennett provi…

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This is the definitive guide to safe, sanitary, and efficient facilities for your rabbits. Author Bob Bennett provides clear, step-by-step instructions for building all-wire hutches and the necessary accessories, including feeders, watering systems, nest boxes, and surrounding shelters and fencing. He includes building plans for both small- and large-scale facilities, as well as guidelines for making your rabbit housing as attractive as it is functional. From the direction a hutch door should swing to how to ensure proper ventilation and protection from predators, this reference covers everything you need to know to create a healthy, productive rabbit-raising operation.

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THE JOY OF KEEPING GOATS

Laura Childs
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Price: $10.46

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Goats are easy to care for and a low-investment choice for anyone wishing to live out rural dreams or add to an exi…

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Goats are easy to care for and a low-investment choice for anyone wishing to live out rural dreams or add to an existing stable. The Joy of Keeping Goats offers practical advice, clear guidelines, and wonderful anecdotes from author and self-sustainer Laura Childs. In her book, she walks readers step-by-step through important information on breeds, feeding requirements, how to make cheese, and much more. With gorgeous color photographs, The Joy of Keeping Goats clearly illustrates what an easy and rewarding experience raising goats can be.

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FARM ANATOMY

Julia Rothman
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Price: $7.87

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What's the difference between a weanling and a yearling, or a farrow and a barrow? Country and city mice alike will…

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What's the difference between a weanling and a yearling, or a farrow and a barrow? Country and city mice alike will delight in Julia Rothman's charming illustrated guide to the curious parts and pieces of rural living. Dissecting everything from tractors and pigs to fences, hay bales, crop rotation patterns, and farm tools, Rothman gives a richly entertaining tour of the quirky details of country life. From the shapes of squash varieties to the parts of a goat; from how a barn is constructed to what makes up a beehive, every corner of the barnyard is uncovered and celebrated. A perfect gift for gardeners, locavores, homesteaders, and country-living enthusiasts alike.

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