The Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals: Choose the Best Breeds for Small-Space Farming, Produce Your Own Grass-Fed Meat, Gather Fresh Eg
Part of the The Backyard Homestead Series
Targeted to urban and suburban readers who may be new to animal raising, this guide is a compendium of information on chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, sheep, cattle, pigs, and honey bees--all of which are suitable for small-scale backyard food production.
From the Back Cover The Best Breakfast You'll Ever Eat, Courtesy of Your Backyard Animals: Gather fresh eggs for fluffy omelets. Stuff homemade sausages with meat. Fill your omelet with tangy, creamy cheese. Stir sweet honey into tea or coffee. Fry a steak or bacon as a savory side. Top off your meal with a cold glass of milk. Breakfast isn't the only meal you'll enjoy from your backyard farm... Imagine the satisfaction of feeding your family wholesome eggs, milk, meat, and honey produced by animals raised organically and humanely in your backyard. On as little land as one-tenth of an acre, you can raise healthy, productive barnyard animals and take a big step toward food independence. Learn how to: Raise chickens in brooder boxes Determine the freshness of eggs hidden in the backyard Roast a duck or goose to perfection Make goat-milk yogurt Interpret everyday sheep behavior Harvest honey Raise your own Thanksgiving turkey Manage your beef cattle to produce the best-tasting meat Includes Full-Color at-a-Glance Breed Guide The animal-raising companion to The Backyard Homestead.