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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

Table of Contents


Part One: Getting Started
Chapter 1. Why Bother?
Chapter 2. The Integrated Small-Scale Flock
Chapter 3. Your Basic Bird
Chapter 4. Planning the Flock
Chapter 5. Starting the Flock

Part Two: Basic Care
Chapter 6. Housing
Chapter 7. Manure Management in the Poultry House: The Joys of Deep Litter
Chapter 8. Watering
Chapter 9. Pasturing the Flock
Chapter 10. Managing the Pastured Flock Using Electronet
Chapter 11. Mobile Shelters

Part Three: Working Partners
Chapter 12. Putting the Flock to Work
Chapter 13. Chickens in the Garden
Chapter 14. A Question of Balance

Part Four: Feeding the Small-Scale Flock

Chapter 15. Thoughts on Feeding
Chapter 16. Purchased Feeds
Chapter 17. Making Our Own Feeds
Chapter 18. Feeding the Flock from Home Resources
Chapter 19. Cultivating Recomposers for Poultry Feed

Part Five: Other Management Issues
Chapter 20. One Big Happy Family
Chapter 21. Protecting the Flock from Predators
Chapter 22. Helping the Flock Stay Healthy
Chapter 23. Managing the Winter Flock
Chapter 24. Other Domestic Fowl

Part Six: Breeding the Small-Scale Flock
Chapter 25. Breeding for Conservation and Breed Improvement
Chapter 26. Managing the Breeding Season
Chapter 27. Working with Broody Hens

Part Seven: Poultry for the Table

Chapter 28. Butchering Poultry
Chapter 29. Poultry in the Kitchen
Chapter 30. Serving Small Local Markets

Epilogue: The Big Picture
Appendix A: Making Trap Nests
Appendix B: Making a Dustbox
Appendix C: Making a Mobile A-Frame Shelter
Appendix D: Duck Confit, Convenience Food Extraordinaire
Appendix E: A Feed Formulation Spreadsheet
Appendix F: Spreadsheets for Tracking Egg and Broiler Costs and Profits
Appendix G: Natural Eggs and Industrial Eggs Compared
Appendix H: Resources
About the Author


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