More than ever, Americans care about the quality and safety of the food they eat. They're bringing back an American tradition: raising backyard chickens for eggs, meat, fun, or profit. Chickens in Your Backyard has been the go to guide of chicken care for over 40 years. This revised and updated edition covers all the basics to turn your backyard into a happy homestead-from incubating, raising, housing, and feeding, through treating disease and raising chickens for show.
Given some freedom and attention, these birds can become much more than the egg-and-meat machines of commercial hatcheries and broiler factories. Chickens provide backyard farmers with enjoyable pastime, as well as a supply of good food.
About Rodale Classics: The new Rodale Classics line is a revised and updated set of our most iconic and bestselling gardening titles. Rodale has been the category leader in organic methods for decades, and gardeners are consistently turning to our tried and true guides for reference. The company will continue to identify appropriate candidates for inclusion into the series in future seasons. The uniform branding and design on these covers will unite these books into a set, capitalizing on the strength and authority of the Rodale brand.