Free PDF: Raising Healthy Poultry Under Primitive Conditions

Raising Healthy Poultry Under Primitive Conditions
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Raising healthy poultry under primitive conditions is important as poultry products are probably the most universally accepted animal protein sources. Small flocks can be initiated most easily, providing meat and egg protein. This practical manual now includes a comprehensive section on diseases. Also included is an excellent section on duck raising. First published in 1990, and revised in 1994 and 2000.

I have kept chickens in a small suburban yard for several years.  My eggs are of great quality, and the meat is beyond compare with grocery store chicken.  While my preference in animals to raise is rabbits, my preference in animals to eat keeps chickens in my coop. Continue reading “Free PDF: Raising Healthy Poultry Under Primitive Conditions”

Free PDF: Raising Healthy Goats Under Primitive Conditions

Raising Healthy Goats Under Primitive Conditions
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Raising healthy goats under primitive conditions is well understood because goats are among the earliest animals to be domesticated. Goats are small ruminants who can thrive in areas where larger animals would have more difficulty. The most important goat products are milk, cheese, meat, mohair and leather. This manual is very comprehensive, covering all aspects of goat husbandry. It begins with physiological data on the goat, and continues with an examination checklist. The book covers management, diseases, parasite control and reproduction. It has many illustrations and tables that provide a well-documented and readable resource. Continue reading “Free PDF: Raising Healthy Goats Under Primitive Conditions”

Free PDF: Raising Healthy Cattle Under Primitive Conditions

Raising Healthy Cattle Under Primitive Conditions
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Raising Healthy Cattle Under Primitive Conditions is something I have no experience with, I have never raised cattle in any capacity.

I have, however, eaten my share of them, and can testify that if you have the space, cattle are very useful.

My wife wants on at our land when we actually move on it.  And I am up for it, even though I want a small homestead breed like a dexter. Continue reading “Free PDF: Raising Healthy Cattle Under Primitive Conditions”

Free PDF: Raising Goats for Meat and Milk

Raising Goats for Meat and Milk
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I have raised my own goats for the last couple years.  I love watching young goats bounce around and jump on things (I actually got in a lot of trouble for giving my goats an “unused” exercise ball).

What I love more than watching goats is drinking goat milk.  I haven’t got around to the meat part of raising goats for meat and milk, but I have gotten my use out of the milk part.

Goat milk is much better for you than cattle milk, as a matter of fact, goat milk is closer to human milk and can be given to infants under circumstances where cow milk will make them sick. Continue reading “Free PDF: Raising Goats for Meat and Milk”

Free PDF: Practical Poultry Production

Practical Poultry Production
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Practical Poultry Production is of great interest to me.  I raise chickens almost every year.  I buy day old chicks from the local feed store and raise them until they give eggs or meat.

However, as much as I would like to, I have never actually went so far as to breed my chickens and hatch the eggs.  Mostly that is because the broody charasteristic has been systematically bread out of most modern chickens and I can’t get mine to sit on a nest of eggs. Continue reading “Free PDF: Practical Poultry Production”