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How to Build Animal Housing: 60 Plans for Coops, Hutches, Barns, Sheds, Pens, Nestboxes, Feeders, Stanchions, and Much More by Carol Ekarius. Best book on the subject of animal shelters! If you need animal buildings or equipment.
Starting a small-scale livestock farm? First, you need this book. Yes, you can have a prosperous farm and achieve the lifestyle of your dreams--and farming expert Carol Ekarius will show you how. Her natural, organic approach to livestock management produces healthier animals, reduces feed and healthcare costs and maximizes your profit.
Storey's Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds. The identifying characteristics included for each breed are: class (standard and bantam); size (for cocks and hens); appearance of comb, wattles, and earlobes; color (everything from black-breasted red to silver laced); place of origin; conservation status; and special qualities (including longevity, size and quantity of eggs, quality of meat, and other relevant uses).
Storey's Barn Guide to Sheep by Paula Simmons and Carol Ekarius. For all the times you need a helping hand in the barn, Storey's Barn Guide to Sheep provides visual, step-by-step explanations of the basic procedures of keeping sheep. Complete with a unique rotating calendar to help plan your lambing season, an illustrated gallery of toxic plants, and dozens of helpful tips, this book will guide you through all the tasks of a sheep-owner's year. Helpful charts, illustrations, and common care procedures cover: Getting Acquainted; Basic Care; Feeding; Lambing; Wool Production; & Record Keeping.
Enjoy their charm and discover interesting facts about your favorite chickens, turkeys, ducks, and geese in this fun and informative handbook.