City Chicks: Keeping Micro-flocks of Chickens as Garden Helpers, Compost Makers, Bio-reyclers, and Local Food Producers

By: Patricia L. Foreman

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New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 460 p. Audience: General/trade. local foods movement is mushrooming and chickens have become its mascot. City Chicks brings fresh, innovative and new information about keeping backyard flocks of urban chickens. City Chicks describes in detail how chicken s skill sets can be employed in a Hen-Have-More Plan for food production systems. Instead of using oil-based chemicals, chickens can help produce fertilizer and compost; they can turn yard waste into garden soil. Hens can also be used as mobile, clucking, (organic and non-toxic), pesticiders, herbiciders, and insecticiders. And chickens can be of civic service. One chicken eats about 7 pounds of food waste a month. A few hundred households keeping micro-flocks of laying hens can divert tons of yard and food biomass waste from trash collection saving municipalities millions, even billions of tax payer dollars. To quote City Chicks: What if a city had 2, 000 households with three hens (or more) each? That could translate to 252 tons of food waste diverted from landfills each year..Add to that number the tons of yard waste (grass clippings and leaves) that can hens can help convert into compost and the amount is as enormous as the tax-savings of NOT having to handle, transport and store all that biomass waste. (Page 20 to 21) This 460 page book has over 100 photos, sketches, and tables bringing visual clarity and simplicity to complex concepts. To see two examples click here: Chicken Skill Sets (page 18) and, Chickens in Recycling and Food Production Systems (page 19). City Chicks ushers in a new paradigm of how to use these versatile, clucking, feathered bi-peds in a variety of roles that help decrease carbon foot-prints, save tax payer dollars and support local food supply production. City Chicks shows how you can: * Have fresh, heart-healthy eggs, daily from your backyard home flock. * Employ your chicken s skill sets as garden workers, organic pesticiders, herbiciders, fertilizers, compost creators and top soil enhancers. * Take the best car.


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Chickens have become the mascot of the local food movement. A desire for sustainable, clean, wholesome food and superior soil quality has led more and more suburban and city dwellers to keep laying hens in their backyards and gardens. Learn how you can: Be close to your food source with a continuous supply of fresh, heart-healthy eggs to feed yourself and others. Take the best care of your chickens and find out where to buy them. Learn how to be a chicken whisperer. Improve your garden soil for super yields, superior flavor, and optimal nutrition. Recycle food, grass clippings and yard waste, make compost and help reduce trash going to landfills, saving millions of municipal taxpayer dollars. Help save millions of municipal tax payer dollars by diverting food and yard waste from landfills; instead create compost - with the help of your flock. Raise baby chicks with items you already have. Avoid getting roosters and why you don't want them. Learn how to be a Poultry Primary Health Care Practitioner. Make and use effective and inexpensive treatments for your flock as described in the Poultry's Pharmacy. Learn how others: Have built urban chicken tractors, hen huts, condos and chicken chateaus to blend in with neighborhood landscape and architecture. Join in urban eco-agro-tourism with annual coop & garden home tours for fund raising. Start or join local poultry clubs. Keep small flocks to help preserve endangered breeds of chickens. Draft and pass local laws allowing laying hens within their town's limits. By the co-author of Chicken Tractor, Backyard Market Gardening and Day Range Poultry. City Chicks is a remarkable trend-setting book for poultry lovers and urban agriculturists. The imaginative and entertaining style of writing is combined with hands-on, real-life experience to bring you one of the most complete and authorative books on micro-flock management.

Title: City Chicks: Keeping Micro-flocks of Chickens as Garden Helpers, Compost Makers, Bio-reyclers, and Local Food Producers

Author Name: Patricia L. Foreman

Categories: Livestock,

Publisher: Good Earth Publications, Inc.: 2010-01-01

ISBN Number: 0962464856

ISBN Number 13: 9780962464850

Binding: Perfect Paperback

Book Condition: New

Type: Perfect Paperback

Seller ID: Alibris0013783