Today is National Egg Day. So let's take a second to appreciate the egg--one of the world's most versatile creations. Whether you like 'em fried, boiled or in a cake, or if you use them to grow your flock, the egg is an integral part of life. If you're looking to cut out the middle-man for your egg supply, these three books can offer an abundance of resources to get you started.
This book, written by poultry expert Kelly Klober, offers valuable insight into rare, heritage and heirloom breed selection, chick raising, breeding and marketing so you can start your own fully sustainable heritage chicken flock and raise eggs or meat for your family or small farm business.
Backyard Poultry Naturally
From housing to feeding, from selection to breeding, this book covers everything the backyard farmer needs to know about poultry husbandry — including preventative and curative herbal medicines and homeopathics. Complete enough for the beginner, yet the experienced poultry farmers will find the book packed with techniques and ideas found nowhere else.
Raising Poultry Successfully
Whether you are raising a small home flock of poultry or are investigating small-scale production for your farm, this book presents hands-on, practical advice. Topics covered include: deciding on a meat only, eggs only, or dual-purpose flock; where, when and from whom to buy chicks; incubation and rearing the young; home-grown versus commercially milled feeds, and more.
This book is only available while supplies last, so get yours today!