• DUCKS: TENDING A SMALL-SCALE FLOCK

    A flock of frolicking waterfowl can be a lively addition to any hobby farm, and Ducks offers essential information on tending a small-scale flock. It’s a must-read for those drawn to ducks for their striking colors, spirited personalities, and the valuable products they provide.

    With full-color photos, a handy glossary, and advice from experienced duck farmers, the book will quickly become a treasured resource. Its contents include information on:

    • Selecting the ideal breed for your farm
    • Constructing a shelter and fencing
    • Keeping ducks healthy with a nutritious diet
    • Spotting symptoms of common duck diseases
    • Breeding ducks and raising healthy ducklings
    • Harvesting farm-fresh eggs and meat

    Item: 9920
  • EGGS AND CHICKENS E-BOOK

    When was the last time you tasted a really fresh egg? Most commercially produced eggs spend time in storage and become stale. There’s a big difference, too, between poultry raised commercially and raised at home. Commercial eating birds live out their brief spans in totally artificial surroundings, but home-grown chickens can result in better flavor and firmer texture.

    With the help of this e-handbook, you can have eggs and poultry with a flavor — and at a cost — to be found in no supermarket. Chapters include:

    • Chicken Breeds
    • Brooding and Early Care
    • Henhouse Furniture
    • Feeders
    • Producing Your Own Feed

    A handy reference for anyone who wants to raise chickens for meat and eggs. 30 pages.

    Note: This is an e-book. Retrieving the e-book requires you to have an account. When checking out in the shopping cart please log in or register. Do not check out as a guest. Once you have placed your order click on “My Account” in the top right of the page, then click on “Downloads”. You should see your e-book on the following screen. Click to open it and save to your computer. If you need further assistance please contact customer service or call 1-866-803-7096.

    GRIT E-Handbooks are packed with practical information, innovative ideas and creative projects right at your fingertips. By supporting digital products like this one you are helping save millions of trees a year. Order your downloadable PDF and start reading today!

    Item: 3584
  • EPIC EGGS

    This isn't a typical egg cookbook or guide to raising chickens, Epic Eggs takes a deep dive on the eggs themselves and tells you how to raise birds that will produce the best eggs you've ever seen. It may be true that most poultry found on small homesteads or in backyards especially are viewed as pets, but they are inarguably pets with benefits--namely eggs. In Epic Eggs, homesteader and writer Jennifer Sartell looks at the eggs of the most common types of poultry you’d find in your backyard: chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, guineas, and quail. Don’t jump to conclusions! This isn’t an egg cookbook or a guide to raising poultry. Sartell delves into the eggs themselves and explains reproductive systems, egg anatomy, and how and why different colors are distributed to egg shells. Sartell will show you a variety breeds of birds, and what sizes, shapes, and even colors of egg they produce; from white to blue, brown, chocolate, olive, and speckled, plus heritage breeds and how to breed for specific colors. Illustrated with fantastic color photography of eggs and their birds, Epic Eggs goes on to address how to optimize living conditionsand diet for the healthiest and most-flavorful eggs, the process of grading and storing eggs, and the eternal washing debate. There’s also discussion of nutrition, baking, cooking, preserving, pickling, and dehydrating. The book ends with advice for homesteaders looking to create business plans and a section on troubleshooting.

    Item: 8612
  • FARM...FOOD...FUN

    The Mushroom Hut @ Fox Farms is a small-scale diversified working and teaching farm. They are a registered nursery, licensed seed dealer, grain dealer, and dairy goat farm. This book includes recipes and information regarding their workshops, from simple-cheese making, tapping maple trees using sumac spiles, making flower essence jellies, growing hops and bloody butcher corn, and much more.

    Item: 7909
  • FENCING FOR HORSES E-HANDBOOK

    Horses are big, strong, playful, and smart, so finding a way to keep them safe and secure in their pastures and paddocks can be a real challenge. Building strong, safe fencing that is also economical and long lasting is an even bigger task.

    Experienced do-it-yourselfers and even handy beginners can build great fences for their horses and this e-handbook shows you how. Chapters include:

    • Fencing Tools
    • Choosing the Right Fence Posts
    • Stringing Wire Fencing
    • Post-and-Rail and Post-and-Plank Fences
    • Fencing Small and Large Pastures
    • Fencing the Small Pastures
    • Training Pens

    With this handy reference you can built fences that are strong, safe, and economical. 35 pages.

    Note: This is an e-book. Retrieving the e-book requires you to have an account. When checking out in the shopping cart please log in or register. Do not check out as a guest. Once you have placed your order click on “My Account” in the top right of the page, then click on “Downloads”. You should see your e-book on the following screen. Click to open it and save to your computer. If you need further assistance please contact customer service or call 1-866-803-7096.

    GRIT E-Handbooks are packed with practical information, innovative ideas and creative projects right at your fingertips. By supporting digital products like this one you are helping save millions of trees a year. Order your downloadable PDF and start reading today!

    Item: 3586
  • FREE-RANGE CHICKEN GARDENS

    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.

    Item: 5913
  • GRIT BACKYARD ANIMALS PACKAGE

    Get all the animal know-how, big or small, with our Backyard Animals Package from Grit! Whether you're thinking about keeping chickens in your backyard, breeding rabbits in a colony, or raising barnyard animals, this package has you covered. Our limited-time package includes three specially curated issues from Grit, including Guide to Barnyard Animals, Guide to Chickens, and Guide to Backyard Rabbits, 6th Edition.

    Item: 9230
  • GRIT COUNTRY SKILLS SERIES GUIDE TO HUNTING

    Read about basic surviving skills, turkey hunting, whitetails, and more in the GRIT Country Skills Series Guide to Hunting. Whether you’re a beginner or have been out hunting hundreds of times, this guide has helpful tips for a successful hunting season.

    Item: 8877
  • GRIT GUIDE TO BACKYARD CHICKENS, 2ND EDITION E-BOOK

    As the authority on rural know-how, Grit magazine has long been leading the charge and is now proud to introduce its 2011 special Guide to Backyard Chickens E-book.
    From the rooftop terraces of New York City to the sprawling lawns of rural America, the backyard chicken movement has taken hold and is making a massive impact among city dwellers and country folk alike.
    At 100 full-color pages, this one-of-a-kind reference book is designed to arm you with all the information needed to enjoy the simple country pleasures of farm-fresh eggs and poultry, straight from your own backyard.

    Grit's 2011 Guide to Backyard Chickens E-book includes an extensive collection of relevant articles, including:

    • 23 Delicious Recipes
    • Easy Chick Brooder Plans
    • Incubate Eggs with Success
    • Build Your Own Poultry Plucker
    • Control Pests in Your Backyard
    • Raise Turkeys, Guineas and Ducks
    • And So Much More!
    Item: 5461
  • GRIT GUIDE TO BACKYARD CHICKENS, 7TH EDITION

    Anyone, at any age, can enjoy the benefits and pleasures of keeping a backyard chicken flock. Whether you have yet to take the plunge and buy your very first chickens or are a seasoned chicken owner, the newest Guide to Backyard Chickens is an enjoyable read for everyone! This guide from Grit is 100 pages of articles written by chicken experts. It provides more than 65 keys to keeping a healthy, productive flock, plus recipes for eggs and chicken meat, DIY chicken coops, and information on owning guinea fowl, ducks and geese.

    Item: 7873
  • GRIT GUIDE TO BACKYARD CHICKENS, 9TH EDITION

    At 100 full-color pages, this one-of-a-kind reference book is designed to arm you with all the information needed to enjoy the simple country pleasures of farm-fresh eggs and poultry, straight from your own backyard.

    GRIT's Guide to Backyard Chickens

    includes an extensive collection of relevant articles, including: • Keep Chickens Comfortable in All Temperatures
    • Best Chicken Breeds
    • Egg and Chicken Recipe
    • Free-Range Flocks
    • DIY Coops
    • Explore the Entertaining Behavior of Your Flock
    • Learn More from the Experts Who Blog for GRIT
    • Taking Precautions – Recent outbreaks of salmonella highlight the need to care when tending a backyard flock
    • Eggs, Eggs, and More Eggs! Once your flock has started laying eggs, what do you do with all the extras?
    • Fermentations for the Flock – Improve your poultry’s health while saving money at the feed store

    Item: 8710
  • GRIT GUIDE TO BACKYARD RABBITS, 4TH EDITION

    Raising rabbits has never been easier with the help the new Grit Guide to Backyard Rabbits, 4th edition. This guide has more than 43 keys to raising happy, healthy rabbits along with helpful advice to find the breed for you, instructions for keeping rabbits out of your garden, advice on how to build the best hutches and equipment, and so much more.

    Read about the necessary tools, equipment and routines it requires to keep healthy rabbits. Discover the basic bunny diet, and how feeding your rabbits a healthy mixture of pellets, hay and a few treats will keep them happy and strong. Learn how to ban bunnies from your garden by building a safe, simple and humane trap to keep uninvited critters out of your garden. Rabbit housing plans are included for a good weekend do-it-yourself project.

    Other articles include:

    • An Introduction to Rabbit Breeds: Ask yourself why raising bunnies is a priority, and then consider the many beautiful and cuddly, exotic and common varieties.
    • Rabbits as Food: When the first cute and cuddly kit arrived, worry set in about processing day.
    • The Rabbit House: If you’re more of a hands-off animal husband, keeping rabbits together in a colony – rather than in individual cages – may appeal to you.
    • Permaculture Principles for Rabbits: A couple of rabbit aficionados contemplate ways to keep rabbits in captivity, though in a more natural setting.
    • Calming the Rascally Rabbit: Discover the many activities you and your furry friends can do together for a healthier, more enjoyable experience.
    Item: 7550

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