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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: Previously published as: Barnyard in your backyard. North Adams, MA : Storey Pub., c2002
Includes index
Contents: Chickens
Turkeys
Ducks & geese
Rabbits
Honey bees
Goats
Sheep
Pigs
Dairy cows & beef cattle
Additional Contributors: Damerow, Gail
ISBN: 1603429697
9781603429696
Branch Call Number: 636 B1269 2011
Subject Headings: Food animals Domestic animals
Topical Term: Food animals
Domestic animals
LCCN: 2010051172
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*From advice organized by breed and focused on small-scale production on as little space as a standard, one-eighth-acre lot, readers can learn about the backyard provision of veggies, salmonella-free eggs, organic meat, fleece and fiber for spinning, fresh honey, milk, butter, and cheese. Illustr... Read More »


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Sep 29, 2014
  • YayaH16 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A really nice book:)

i dont like it at all

Aug 11, 2014
  • 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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