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The Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals

(Book - 2011 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals


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Imagine a weekend breakfast featuring eggs, bacon, and honey from your own chickens, pigs, and bees. Or a holiday meal with your own heritage-breed turkey as the main attraction. With The Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals, even urban and suburban residents can successfully raise chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, rabbits, goats, sheep, cows, pigs, and honey bees. It's easier than you think, and it can be done on small plots of land. This essential guide covers everything from selecting the right breeds to producing delicious fresh milk, cheese, honey, eggs, and meat. Whether you want to be more self-sufficient, save money, or just enjoy safer, healthier, more delicious animal products, you'll find all the information you need in The Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals.
Title: The backyard homestead guide to raising farm animals
Publisher: North Adams, MA :, Storey Pub.,, 2011
Characteristics: vi, 353 p. :,ill. ;,28 cm
Statement of Responsibility: edited by Gail Damerow
Notes: Includes index
Previously published as: Barnyard in your backyard. North Adams, MA : Storey Pub., c2002
Contents: Chickens
Turkeys
Ducks & geese
Rabbits
Honey bees
Goats
Sheep
Pigs
Dairy cows & beef cattle
Additional Contributors: Damerow, Gail
ISBN: 9781603429696
1603429697
Branch Call Number: 636 B1269 2011
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  • DolphinDogs rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A good OVERVIEW of raising and keeping various farm animals, and gives a beginning farmer a good idea on which animals (s)he'd like to do more reading/research.

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