Raising Chickens for Dummies, 2nd Edition

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Raising Chickens for Dummies, 2nd Edition by Kimberly Willis, Robert T. Ludlow
Heart of Oneness: A Little Book of Connection by Jennifer Kavanagh
Barbara J. Andrews, Meg Purnell Carpenter, “Akita: A Comprehensive Guide to Owning and Caring for Your Dog (Comprehensive Owner’s Guide)”
The EZ Guide to Building a Koi Pond by Bob Long
Desiree Scott, “Borzoi: A Comprehensive Guide to Owning and Caring for Your Dog (Comprehensive Owner’s Guide)”

Raising Chickens for Dummies, 2nd Edition by Kimberly Willis, Robert T. Ludlow

English | March 2, 2015 | ISBN: 1118982789 | EPUB | 432 pages | 18.4 MB

Your hands-on guide to modern chicken-raising methods
Thinking about raising chickens? You’ve come to the right place! This new edition of Raising Chickens For Dummies provides the most up-to-date, thorough information on the many aspects of keeping chickens in your backyard. Inside, you’ll find hands-on, easy-to-follow instructions on choosing and purchasing chickens, constructing housing for your birds, feeding your chickens for optimal health, combating laying issues, controlling pests and predators, optimizing egg production, and much more.
Raising chickens on a small scale is a popular—and growing—pastime. If you’re interested in keeping chickens as pets or as a source for eggs, Raising Chickens For Dummies gives you plain-English explanations of everything you need to know to about caring for chickens. Inside, you’ll learn about basic chicken biology, breeds, and behavior, which chicken breed is best for you, how many you need, ways to spot healthy chickens, how to build a chicken coop, best practices for mating your chickens, how to incubate eggs, how to hatch and nurture chicks, manage laying hens, collect and store eggs, and butcher meat birds.
Offers practical advice on choosing and purchasing chickens
Helps you construct the right housing for your chickens
Provides tips on feeding and caring for your chickens
Includes top tips for raising healthy chickens
Whether you’re a first-time poulterer or you’ve been raising chickens for years, this comprehensive guideprovides practical how-to advice for keeping chickens in virtually any backyard.

Heart of Oneness: A Little Book of Connection by Jennifer Kavanagh

English | December 8th, 2017 | ASIN: B0784NLNJJ, ISBN: 1785356852 | 152 Pages | EPUB | 1.87 MB

Our screens and newsfeeds are full of violent images; our world is full of poverty, inequality and injustice. We find it hard to live together, in our families, communities, or in the world at large. At the same time, we are surrounded by the beauty of the natural world, and daily life is full of acts of compassion, kindness, friendship and love.
How do we reconcile these differences? What does the universe, with its countless examples of mutuality, have to teach us? Science, religion and our own experience teaches us that the whole of creation is a web of interconnectedness. This book explores the oneness at the heart of existence – and what this means for how we act in the world.

Barbara J. Andrews, Meg Purnell Carpenter, “Akita: A Comprehensive Guide to Owning and Caring for Your Dog (Comprehensive Owner’s Guide)”

ISBN: 1593782985 | 2004 | EPUB | 160 pages | 9 MB

This Comprehensive Owner’s Guide to the Akita serves as a complete introduction to the largest of Japan’s spitz breeds. Hailing from “Land of the Rising Sun,” the Akita is a official recognized as a Natural Monument in Japan and regarded by Westerners as a dignified and courageous guardian breed. Written by two of the most influential Akita breeders in the world, Barbara J. (“BJ”) Andrews of O’BJ kennels and Meg Purnell-Carpenter of Overhill kennels (UK), the book begins with a fascinating and informative chapter on the breed’s history in Japan, tracing its development in the U.S. and England a historical path that both authors were instrumental in achieving. The authors continue with chapters on the breed’s characteristics and the standard, encapsulating all of the virtues of this handsome, dominant and loyal breed, offering sound advice about which owners are best suited to the breed.
New owners will welcome the well-prepared chapter on finding a breeder and selecting a healthy, sound puppy. Chapters on puppy-proofing the home and yard, purchasing the right supplies for the puppy as well as house-training, feeding, and grooming are illustrated with handsome adults and puppies bursting with attitude and personality! In all, there are over 135 photographs in this compact, useful, and reliable volume. The author’s advice on obedience training the strong-minded and strong-bodied Akita will help readers better mold and train their dogs into the most socialized, well-mannered dog in the neighborhood. The extensive chapter on healthcare provides up-to-date detailed information on selecting a qualified veterinarian, vaccinations, parasites, infectious diseases, and more. Sidebars throughout the text offer helpful hints, covering topics as diverse as historical kennels, toxic plants, first aid, crate training, carsickness, fussy eaters, and parasite control. Fully indexed.

The EZ Guide to Building a Koi Pond by Bob Long

English | 12 Mar. 2012 | ASIN: B007JPB8TG | 75 Pages | AZW3 | 1.79 MB

Bring the relaxing sights and sounds of a water garden into your yard
o Enjoy the colorful activity of koi as they dart and splash in a garden pond !
o Grow regal water lilies, lotus and other aquatic plants
o Fall asleep to the soothing sounds of a backyard waterfall!
Here is the complete guide to building a koi pond and raising these magnificent, ornamental fish. This book is chock full of useful information including:
o Where to locate your pond
o How to design and build a pond
o Installing pond liners, pumps and filters
o Adding fish and plants
o Maintaining the fish pond through out the 4 seasons
o Adding lighting to make your pond shine at night
o How to estimate the cost of building a pond
o Free Pond Cost Calculator available with purchase
Plan and build your own pond with the help of detailed instructions and easy to follow photos and drawings.

Desiree Scott, “Borzoi: A Comprehensive Guide to Owning and Caring for Your Dog (Comprehensive Owner’s Guide)”

ISBN: 1593783043, 1621871606 | 2006 | EPUB | 155 pages | 18 MB

This Comprehensive Owner’s Guide to the Borzoi serves as a complete introduction to beautiful, aristocratic Russian sighthound. The Borzoi, known in Russia as the Psowaya Borzoi, combines elegance and strength in a way that only a truly noble purebred dog can do. As the history chapter details, the Borzoi was once called upon to “pin a wolf,” though today he is more frequently seen as a fashionable home companion and top-winning show dog. Still able to course alongside the hunter, the Borzoi remains a powerful, courageous, and enduring hound. Written by renowned British Borzoi breeder, illustrator, and author, Dr. Desiree Scott, this volume provides well-researched information on the breed’s origins in Russia, Europe, Asia, and the United States.
The book continues with a chapter on characteristics, encapsulating all of the virtues of this unique sighthound, offering sound advice about which owners are best suited to the breed. The chapter devoted to the breed standard is illustrated with computer-generated graphics by the author to demonstrate correct type and structure for newcomers and experienced Borzoi fanciers alike.
All owners will welcome the well-prepared chapter on finding a breeder and selecting a healthy, sound puppy. Chapters on puppy-proofing the home and yard, purchasing the right supplies for the puppy as well as house-training, feeding, and grooming are brimming with detail and illustrated with handsome adults and puppies. In all, there are over 135 photographs in this useful and reliable volume. The author’s advice on obedience training will help readers better mold and train their independent-minded dogs into the most socialized, well-mannered good canine citizens. The extensive chapter on healthcare provides accurate information on selecting a qualified veterinarian, vaccinations, parasites, infectious diseases, and more. The final chapter on showing the Borzoi will be of great interest to all owners interested in exploring the competitive world of dog sports. Sidebars throughout the text offer helpful hints, covering topics as diverse as vaccines, toxic plants, first aid, crate training, carsickness, fussy eaters, and more. Fully indexed.