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The Small-Scale Poultry Flock, Revised Edition

Discover the ultimate guide to poultry farming with the fully updated and expanded edition of The Small-Scale Poultry Flock.

Dubbed the definitive book for aspiring poultry farmers by Gene Logsdon and celebrated by Booklist as the best reference for the joys of raising chickens, this edition brings even more to the table for farmers and homesteaders.

From the natural systems-based approach that has already guided thousands to success, author Harvey Ussery shares exciting additions in this revision.

Meet his new favorite chicken breed, Icelandics, and dive into innovative techniques like clan mating for breeding, trapnesting for performance evaluation, and construction of mobile poultry shelters.

But that’s just the beginning. Ussery updates every aspect of flock management, offering insights into:

  • Small-scale feed cultivation and sourcing
  • Raising earthworms and grubs for protein-rich poultry feed
  • Home brooding and breeding strategies
  • Effective manure management
  • Mobile fencing solutions for free-ranging flocks
  • Integrating poultry into your garden and orchard for pest control, tilling, and composting
  • Predator protection and flock health maintenance

Whether you’re a novice homesteader or an experienced farmer looking to integrate poultry into your operation more sustainably, Ussery’s model is adaptable, eco-friendly, and immensely practical.

His advice, backed by personal experience and enriched with detailed instructions, makes The Small-Scale Poultry Flock an invaluable resource for anyone aiming to close the loop on their farming practice with efficiency and ecological integrity.

Embark on your poultry-raising journey with confidence, knowing you have the best in the field guiding you every step of the way.

"Cover of 'The Small-Scale Poultry Flock' showing a healthy, vibrant poultry flock in a natural farm setting, symbolizing comprehensive guidance on sustainable poultry farming."

Author: Harvey Ussery

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 9781645021018

Pages: 432  

Country: UK  

Language: English  

Dimension: 8 x 10 inch