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ISBN: 9781603582902
Year Added to Catalog: 2011
Book Format: Paperback
Book Art: 4-color throughout (including photos, tables and several line drawings)
Dimensions: 8 x 10
Number of Pages: 416
Book Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Release Date: September 21, 2011
Web Product ID: 637

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The Small-Scale Poultry Flock

An All-Natural Approach to Raising Chickens and Other Fowl for Home and Market Growers

by Harvey Ussery

Foreword by Joel Salatin

Upcoming Author Events

    LANCASTER, PA
    July 25, 2014, 12:00 pm

    Harvey Ussery at Family Day on the Farm
    Family Day on the Farm, Lancaster PA

    Harvey will give two presentations at a two-day event titled “Family Day on the Farm”. Though this gathering targets the local Amish community, all are welcome to attend. The event opens Friday evening, July 25, with offerings by vendors (Harvey will have copies of his book to sell) and a keynote address. Choose among a number of presentations on Saturday, July 26. Harvey's presentations will be: The Small-Scale Poultry Flock: An All-Natural Approach to Raising Chickens and Other Fowl for Home and Market Growers (Morning) My signature presentation on holistic poultry husbandry in the sustainable homestead. Appropriate for beginners and more experienced flocksters alike. Strategies for Soil Care (Afternoon) An exploration of some of the options for improving soil texture, fertility, and organic matter content. I will discuss approaches to composting in addition to Sir Albert Howard’s classic compost heap; the importance of cover cropping and the range of options for their use; and the role of livestock and especially poultry in the soil improvement program.

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
    September 13, 2014, 10:30 am

    Harvey Ussery at Heritage Harvest Festival
    Heritage Harvest Festival, Monticello , Charlottesville VA

    The annual Heritage Harvest Festival, sponsored at Thomas Jefferson’s estate, Monticello, by Southern Exposure Seed Exchange, just gets better and better each year—lots of vendors and dozens of interesting speakers and topics. Copies of my book The Small-Scale Poultry Flock (Chelsea Green, 2011) will be on sale, with several book signings on the schedule. I will give three presentations: The Small-Scale Poultry Flock: An All-Natural Approach to Raising Chickens and Other Fowl for Home and Market Growers My signature presentation on holistic poultry husbandry in the sustainable homestead. Appropriate for beginners and more experienced flocksters alike. The Sustainable Home Flock A discussion of three foundations of a more holistic homestead flock independent of outside purchases: (1) Breed choice, with a discussion of my flock of Icelandic chickens as my ideal homestead breed. (2) Feeding as much as possible from home resources. (3) Breeding our own improved stock using techniques that maximize genetic diversity and avoid inbreeding depression. Trash to Treasure: Bioconversion of Organic “Wastes” into Resources We will look at some fascinating examples of “trash to treasure,” such as Growing Power’s turning 10,000 tons of food residuals a year in the Milwaukee/Chicago area into soil fertility for their greenhouses; or Vermont Compost’s use of flocks of hundreds of layers to work compost while feeding from the heaps and producing thousands of dozens of eggs as an additional income stream—entirely without purchased feeds. Bioconversion of organic wastes goes far beyond Sir Albert Howard’s classic compost heap, and this talk will explore some of the possibilities at the home and farm scale.


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Harvey Ussery's Upcoming Events

  • Harvey Ussery at Family Day on the Farm
    Family Day on the Farm, Lancaster PA
    July 25, 2014, 12:00 pm
  • Harvey Ussery at Heritage Harvest Festival
    Heritage Harvest Festival, Monticello , Charlottesville VA
    September 13, 2014, 10:30 am

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