The Urban Hen

A practical guide to keeping poultry in a town or city

Author: Paul Peacock

Publisher: Spring Hill

ISBN: 1848034636

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 160

View: 6487

"The Urban Hen" is the perfect companion for the city poultry keeper and shows you how to maintain a happy, healthy garden or backyard flock in towns and cities. Paul Peacock shows you how to: find the best poultry for the small garden and house them properly, feed your birds, tune in to their daily needs and enjoy your own eggs; avoid annoying the neighbours by showing that it is possible to keep poultry without attracting unwelcome pests; recognise healthy happy birds and learn their daily routine; recognise poorly hens; treat them or get help; and, incubate and care for fertilised eggs and raise chicks.

A Chicken in Every Yard

The Urban Farm Store's Guide to Chicken Keeping

Author: Robert Litt,Hannah Litt

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 1580085822

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 208

View: 6161

"This nuts-and-bolts guide to selecting and raising backyard chickens offers everything a first-time keeper needs to know, from the experts at the Urban Farm Store in Portland, Oregon"--Provided by publisher.

A Good Egg

a year of recipes from an urban hen-keeper

Author: Genevieve Taylor

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 144811067X

Category: Cooking

Page: 288

View: 8713

An egg is the simplest and most versatile of ingredients. Nutritious, rich in protein, low in fat, perfect for a quick brunch, essential for baking and key to so many starters, main courses and puddings, there is something magical about the humble egg. Eggs are cheap and available to us all – particularly to those who keep chickens. Inspired to find the most imaginative ways to make the best use of her hens’ steady supply, and at the same time use as much fruit and vegetables from her garden as possible, Genevieve Taylor has created a year’s worth of recipes that are shaped by the changing seasons and are spontaneous, unfussy and joyful. Her passion for food that tastes and looks gorgeous, whether for every day or for parties, shines through each and every recipe and photograph in this wonderfully handy book. Move over omelette and custard, here are tortillas and tarts, pasta and pies, sauces and ice-creams, curries and clafouti and a couple of cakes for every month of the year.

The Chicken Whisperer's Guide to Keeping Chickens, Revised

Everything you need to know. . . and didn't know you needed to know about backyard and urban chickens

Author: Andy Schneider

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: 1631594435

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 184

View: 7230

Since The Chicken Whisperer's Guide to Keeping Chickens was first published in 2011, many people have discovered the joys and benefits of a backyard flock. Now Andy Schneider is back with The Chicken Whisperer's Guide to Keeping Chickens, Expanded & Revised. Are you looking for a great way to reconnect with the earth, the community, and your food sources? Keeping backyard chickens is a fun, simple way to start making this happen, even with limited space in your backyard. Let the Chicken Whisperer (poultry personality Andy Schneider) teach you everything he knows…and everything you need to know…about raising a backyard flock! Ditch the super-technical manuals and enjoy Andy's unique, common-sense perspective in The Chicken Whisperer's Guide to Keeping Chickens, Expanded & Revised. This fun, comprehensive guide is a perfect fit for your busy lifestyle. Inside, you'll learn: The Benefits of a Backyard Chicken Flock, So You're Eggspecting: The Art of Incubation, The Art of Brooding, Home Sweet Home: Coops & Runs, Nutrition, Health, and Wellness … and much more!

City Chicks Print Edition

Keeping Micro-flocks of Chickens as Garden Helpers, Compost Creators, Bio-recyclers and Local Food Suppliers

Author: Patricia L. Foreman

Publisher: Good Earth Pub

ISBN: 9780962464850

Category: Gardening

Page: 461

View: 4630

"There are many books about keeping chickens, City Chicks is the only book that explaines how to put them to work by emply their skill sets. The local foods movement is mushrooming and chickens are the mascot. City Chicks brings fresh, innovative and new information about keeping ? and employing ? backyard flocks of urban chickens." -- from publisher's website.

Keep Chickens!

Tending Small Flocks in Cities, Suburbs, and Other Small Spaces

Author: Barbara Kilarski

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603422013

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 160

View: 7211

No matter how small your lot is, you can keep chickens and enjoy fresh eggs every morning. Barbara Kilarski shares her passion for poultry as she fills this guide with tips and techniques for successfully raising chickens in small spaces. Spotlighting the self-sufficient pleasures of tending your own flock, Kilarski offers detailed information on everything from choosing breeds that thrive in tight quarters and building coops to providing medical care for sick animals. You’ll have fun as you keep happy and productive chickens.

Reinventing the Chicken Coop

14 Original Designs with Step-by-Step Building Instructions

Author: Kevin McElroy,Matthew Wolpe

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603428631

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 192

View: 5437

Build a stylishly modern home for your poultry. Backyard chickens meet contemporary design in this inventive compilation from authors Matthew Wolpe and Kevin McElroy. Reinventing the Chicken Coop presents 14 complete building plans for chicken houses that range from the purely functional to outrageously fabulous, with designs that include water-capturing roofs, built-in composting systems, and modernist architectural details.

Food and the City

Urban Agriculture and the New Food Revolution

Author: Jennifer Cockrall-King

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 1616144599

Category: Social Science

Page: 372

View: 8315

A global movement to take back our food is growing. The future of farming is in our hands—and in our cities. This book examines alternative food systems in cities around the globe that are shortening their food chains, growing food within their city limits, and taking their "food security" into their own hands. The author, an award-winning food journalist, sought out leaders in the urban-agriculture movement and visited cities successfully dealing with "food deserts." What she found was not just a niche concern of activists but a global movement that cuts across the private and public spheres, economic classes, and cultures. She describes a global movement happening from London and Paris to Vancouver and New York to establish alternatives to the monolithic globally integrated supermarket model. A cadre of forward-looking, innovative people has created growing spaces in cities: on rooftops, backyards, vacant lots, along roadways, and even in "vertical farms." Whether it’s a community public orchard supplying the needs of local residents or an urban farm that has reclaimed a derelict inner city lot to grow and sell premium market veggies to restaurant chefs, the urban food revolution is clearly underway and working. This book is an exciting, fascinating chronicle of a game-changing movement, a rebellion against the industrial food behemoth, and a reclaiming of communities to grow, distribute, and eat locally. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Digging the City

An Urban Agriculture Manifesto

Author: Rhona McAdam

Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books Ltd

ISBN: 1927330211

Category: Nature

Page: 164

View: 8441

At the last census in 2006, just over 80 percent of Canada's population lived in urban centres. How we feed that population and protect its food sources is an enduring subject of debate in food security circles these days. As consumers and citizens, we all need to take a hard look at the deficiencies in Canada's ability to feed the urban poor; our dependence on imported foods and centralized food processing; our detachment from our food sources; the often problematic solutions to food security devised by governments, municipalities and non-profit groups; and where we are headed if we change nothing in these times when change is urgently needed. Many efforts are being made to introduce urban agriculture initiatives all across the country, to address the problems we've created and to protect our cities from real and potential crises in the food supply. With passion and lyricism, Digging the City addresses the problems facing urban omnivores in the 21st century and looks at various policy, grassroots and utopian solutions being developed and implemented, while considering the pros and cons of plans such as vertical farms, urban fish farms, transition-town initiatives, seed banks, permaculture and water conservation projects.

Backyard Chickens for Beginners

Getting the Best Chickens, Choosing Coops, Feeding and Care, and Beating City Chicken Laws

Author: R. J. Ruppenthal

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781479197002

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 42

View: 4432

Valuable, short guide for beginners on how to start a backyard mini-flock of 2-4 chickens and get fresh eggs every day. Written by the author of the best-selling Fresh Food From Small Spaces book, and a former columnist for Urban Farm magazine.

Chicken Health For Dummies

Author: Julie Gauthier,Ludlow

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118460987

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 336

View: 8925

Everything you need to care for and keep happy, healthy chickens With directives on diagnosing and treating sick or ailing chickens, as well as general information on how to keep chickens in peak condition, Chicken Health For Dummies is your go-to guide on how to best care for and keep chickens. Inside, you'll get everything you need to know about chicken health and wellness: an encyclopedia full of common and not-so-common diseases, injuries, symptoms, and cures that chicken owners may encounter. Chicken Health For Dummies provides chicken owners with one handy, all-encompassing resource. Helps you identify potential hazards and signs of ill health in your chicken Shows you how to properly examine chickens to identify and isolate potential health issues before they spread to the rest of the flock An encyclopedia full of common and uncommon diseases, injuries, symptoms, and cures for chickens Chicken Health For Dummies joins Raising Chickens For Dummies and Building Chickens Coops For Dummies to round out the For Dummies reference library as a must-have resource for both rural and urban chicken owners.

Happy Hens and Fresh Eggs

Keeping Chickens in the Kitchen Garden, with 100 Recipes

Author: Signe Langford

Publisher: D & M Publishers

ISBN: 1771620986

Category: Cooking

Page: 192

View: 2592

Today’s renaissance of the backyard flock is driven by a growing desire for healthy organic ingredients, food security and animal welfare—and while hunger might be “the best sauce,” a dash of self-sufficiency is remarkably satisfying too. As communities from Victoria to St. John’s amend urban bylaws to allow backyard flocks, more and more Canadians are enjoying the pleasures and rewards of keeping hens in the garden. In addition to tending her family’s flock as a child, Signe Langford has kept chickens in her urban Toronto yard for almost a decade. Her book is stuffed full of practical advice on keeping the garden both gorgeous and productive and hens happy and healthy. In addition to answering questions about coop construction, year-round egg production and whether or not a rooster is really needed, she covers the best breeds for backyards—from the Canadian winter-tough Chantecler to peewee bantams to blue-egg producing Ameraucana. A self-admitted “biomass addict,” Langford explains how hens are the happiest garden helpers anyone could ever have. Give them kitchen scraps and let them visit the compost pile: they’ll enrich and aerate the soil, all while eating as many bugs as they can get their beaks on. Langford also shares what plants should be scratched and what to sow to support the flock—from edible flowers and foliage to a hens’ herbal healing bed. In the kitchen, Langford tells why coddling can be a good thing when it comes to eggs; how to salt-cure yolks and how to dash off a classic French omelette baveuse. From Blue Cheese and Caramelized Onion Tart to Vanilla Coeur a la Crème with Blueberry Compote, Langford includes dozens of simple and elegant recipes from her own kitchen, as well as from celebrated contributors like Vikram Vij, Laura Calder, Ted Reader and John Higgins. Illustrated with beautiful photographs, illustrations and garden plans, Happy Hens & Fresh Eggs is sure to become a favourite of avid and aspiring backyard farmers alike.

Urban Informality

Transnational Perspectives from the Middle East, Latin America, and South Asia

Author: Ananya Roy,Nezar AlSayyad

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739107416

Category: Political Science

Page: 338

View: 5881

The turn of the century has been a moment of rapid urbanization. Much of this urban growth is taking place in the cities of the developing world and much of it in informal settlements. This book presents cutting-edge research from various world regions to demonstrate these trends. The contributions reveal that informal housing is no longer the domain of the urban poor; rather it is a significant zone of transactions for the middle-class and even transnational elites. Indeed, the book presents a rich view of "urban informality" as a system of regulations and norms that governs the use of space and makes possible new forms of social and political power. The book is organized as a "transnational" endeavor. It brings together three regional domains of research--the Middle East, Latin America, and South Asia--that are rarely in conversation with one another. It also unsettles the hierarchy of development and underdevelopment by looking at some First World processes of informality through a Third World research lens.

Art of the Chicken Coop

A Fun and Essential Guide to Housing Your Peeps

Author: Chris Gleason

Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9781565235427

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 157

View: 4105

Provides step-by-step instructions for building artistic yet practical small scale housing for chickens.

City Farmer

Adventures in Urban Food Growing

Author: Lorraine Johnson

Publisher: Greystone Books Ltd

ISBN: 1553656288

Category: Gardening

Page: 256

View: 3795

City Farmer celebrates the new ways that urban dwellers across North America are reimagining cities as places of food production. From homeowners planting their front yards with vegetables to guerilla gardeners scattering seeds in neglected urban corners, gardening guru Lorraine Johnson chronicles the increasing popularity of innovative urban food growing.

Chickens, Ducks and Bees

A beginner's guide to keeping livestock in the garden

Author: Paul Peacock

Publisher: Spring Hill

ISBN: 1848035721

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 192

View: 5439

Growing your own vegetables often leads gardeners to want to go one step further and keep some livestock. Chickens, ducks and bees are the most likely candidates for the first time livestock owner - especially if you live in a town or have only a small amount of land. They can all be kept happily together. Keeping these animals is a fun and absorbing hobby and is a great antidote to stress. There is nothing more rewarding than the collection of your own fresh eggs and honey. The book is full of sound, practical advice and looks at exactly what you need to get started: the equipment, housing, space and feed. Taking the breeds best suited for the smaller garden, town garden, or allotment, the responsible care and management of these animals is thoroughly covered in a friendly, approachable style with their welfare always in mind. Chickens: from breed selection to housing, feeding, care, and health issues this book provides simple, no nonsense information about how hens live, their needs and lifestyle and how to keep happy, healthy and productive hens. Ducks: here is all you need to know to introduce these entertaining animals to the garden - their walking requirements, their feed, and the surprisingly small amount of water they need. Duck eggs are great for baking and this book shows you how to keep your ducks happy and laying. Bees: there are many more people now interested in keeping bees. Paul Peacock shows you how to get started, where to get help, what equipment you need, and how to handle bees and harvest their honey. It emphasises gentle bees, and covers the control of varroa and other potential bee diseases.

The Chicken Chick's Guide to Backyard Chickens

Simple Steps for Healthy, Happy Hens

Author: Kathy Shea Mormino

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 0760359792

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 176

View: 6483

Internationally known as The Chicken Chick, Kathy Shea Mormino brings an informative style and fresh perspective on raising backyard chickens to millions of fans around the world. An attorney by profession, Kathy is the founder and one-woman creative force behind her wildly popular and award-winning Facebook page and blog, The-Chicken-Chick.com. Now her practical, down-to-earth approach to chicken-keeping is available in book form. Sharing her years of hard-earned experience and collaborations with poultry veterinarians, nutritionists, and professors, she provides simple steps to care for these uncommon pets with confidence. Kathy’s personality permeates the book as she guides newbie, veteran, and would-be backyard chickeneers alike through all aspects of small-flock care—from getting into the hobby to housing, feeding, egg production, health, and much more. The result is accurate information presented in the fun and abundantly illustrated format that Mormino has delivered on her blog for years.

Chicken and Egg

A Memoir of Suburban Homesteading with 125 Recipes

Author: Janice Cole

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452107440

Category: Cooking

Page: 256

View: 1833

Chicken coops have never been so chic! From organic gardens in parking lots to rooftop beekeeping, the appeal of urban homesteading is widespread. Chicken and Egg tells the story of veteran food writer Janice Cole, who, like so many other urbanites, took up the revolutionary hobby of raising chickens at home. From picking out the perfect coop to producing the miracle of the first egg, Cole shares her now-expert insights into the trials, triumphs, and bonds that result when human and hen live in close quarters. With 125 recipes for delicious chicken and egg dishes, poultry lovers, backyard farmers, and those contemplating taking the leap will adore this captivating illustrated memoir!

The Magnificent Chicken

Portraits of the Fairest Fowl

Author: Tamara Staples,Ira Glass,Christa Velbel

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452113440

Category: Photography

Page: 132

View: 4309

This fully revised and expanded version of the classic volume The Fairest Fowl is a visual celebration of the wonder, peculiarity, and magnificence of championship chickens.