• Raising Backyard Chickens

  • A Beginner’s Guide to a Healthy Flock, Boosting Egg Production, and Fresh Eggs for Life!
  • By: Daniel A. Hart
  • Narrated by: Tom Brooks
  • Length: 3 hrs and 46 mins
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)

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Tired of relying on the supermarket when you run out of eggs? Want to raise chickens, but are completely lost on where to begin? Then you need to keep reading....

In the US alone, the trend of raising backyard chickens has been on the rise in the last five years. According to The Washington Post, an average American eats 279 eggs per year. This alone has contributed to a 50-year high in egg sales.

But there is more to a chicken than meets the eye.

These social birds make for excellent pets - they love being around humans and are great for kids as well.

Your flock also frees you from the trouble of sweeping your backyard for weeds, bugs, and pests as chickens are natural pest killers.

You may think it all seems great...but how do you even begin? It’s not like you bring chickens home one fine evening and they’ll start laying eggs for you. Don’t worry, raising chickens in your backyard is not rocket science - even you can do it!

In Raising Backyard Chickens, you will discover:

  • A beginner-friendly approach to raising chickens in your backyard
  • Practical suggestions for choosing the right rooster and hen breeds
  • Various chicken behaviours and how you can take care of your flock 
  • Coop essentials - everything you need on nesting boxes, bedding materials, waterers, and feeders, right at your fingertips! (Plus, a step-by-step guide on cleaning the coop)
  • All you will ever need to know about eggs - from training your hens to egg collection strategies (and even how to boost egg production!)
  • And much more....

Raising chickens in your backyard introduces you to a new lifestyle - a sustainable way of living without having to rely on commercial produce. It is also a wholesome family activity.

So if you want a hassle-free way to raise chickens in your backyard, then you should listen to this audiobook!

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2021 Daniel A. Hart (P)2021 Daniel A. Hart

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Very Good if you are starting up

Excellent book if you are planning to start your own business or even just trying to grow your own food. Will definitely recommend this book to anyone who is planning to start fresh.

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Pros and Cons I’ve Overlooked

Raising Backyard Chickens takes the perspective of actually treating your chickens with care while raising them. I’ve learned so many important signs through this book I’ve overlooked that will make a world of a difference! If you are looking to weigh the pros and cons of raising chickens then this book is for you.

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Excellent source of information for beginners!

Did you know that chickens make good pets? Me neither, until I listened to this fascinating audiobook! What I found in this audiobook was an easy-to-follow, beginner-friendly guide to raising chickens in my backyard. This audiobook covered everything from how to get started, coop essentials and even increasing egg production! I am on a path to reducing my footprint on the planet and being more self-sustaining and now that I’ve listened to this audiobook…chickens will be my next step! If you are interested in living a simpler, healthier life, I would highly recommend you give it a listen!

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great reference

This is a useful reference book for anyone interested in raising backyard chickens. It is useful for the novice or more experienced chicken parent and has a lot of depth discussed in each topic. Highly recommend!

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Loved this Audiobook! Just what I needed!

"The Backyard Chicken Guide" is just what I needed. I intend to raise chickens for eggs, so I have been researching chickens and chicken coops to house them. For a deeper understanding of chickens, it's vital to have the correct information. It was helpful to find this audiobook because I wasn't sure which chicks to buy and what feed to feed them. This essential book is needed if you are considering raising chickens and eggs at home. This book is so helpful, and I would recommend it to anyone as it's helped me!
Excellent Book!

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This has become very popular

If raising chickens in your backyard wasn't popular enough, with inflation it is becoming even more popular. This book does a great job explaining everything you need to know from setting up your coop to cleaning to keeping your chickens happy.

A must-listen for a happy, healthy flock.

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Great Help

I found this audiobook to be very informative and simple. I now have a great understanding of how to raise chickens and I cannot wait to give it a go once my garden is sorted out. Recommend.

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Very informative and helpful!

This audiobook is very informative and I have learned quite a bit from it. Raising chickens in your backyard has never been so easy! The narration was fantastic, I would highly recommend this audiobook.

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Gave me Great progress for my Farm

This audio gave me a lot of help in raising my new farm. My backyard is blooming with healthy beautiful chickens that gets everything they need with no problems. The author took me every step of the way and making sure that their shelter is great and that I don’t have to worry about my babies when I’m away

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  • Martina D.
  • 07-14-22

Rescued hens

Not too long ago a friend of mine rescued five hens from the egg industry. Needless to say they're in a real state, bold patches despite only being 1yo, not fully knowing all their natural behaviors. We've been exploring resources to help us get them back to better health, and this book has been amazing! It helped us prepare their housing and bedding, how much space they need, how to set up feeders and water, and what we should feed them to boost nutrition, etc. It's been amazing to watch them explore some greenery and relax. There have been some eggs so far and we expect them to have more as their stress reduces with time. For anyone who can, I'd recommend considering rescuing, as the hens are just as amazing and still have so much life ahead of them!

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  • Matt
  • 07-13-22

Everything i needed

As a complete novice, this is something i have always wanted to get into but i never knew were to start. This book covered so many areas that needed my attention. Light bulb moments throughout this book have given me the confidence to really give this a go! A month in and all the advise from the book has paid off! Amazing!

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  • Gabriel Gonzalo
  • 07-08-22

Very helpful information!

This just came in time as I started raising backyard chickens! I was influenced to raise farm animals so I know where my food (eggs, milk, etc.) come from and to not rely on store quality, this book will get you to love the process and enjoy the results! The instructions shared here will bring you a long way starting from knowing the benefits so you can be proud of how you are changing your habits and prioritizing quality. The narration was done very well and delivered the content clearly. Highly recommended to those that want to be engaged with guided cultivation!

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  • E. O.
  • 06-23-22

Essential reading for beginners!

I do not have any experience on raising chickens so I picked up this title, hoping to learn a bit more. The book provides strategies, tips, and techniques to get the most out raising your chicken. It walks the listener through the entire process, from how to start and build the right coop and accessories to how to manage the key tasks and activities of raising chickens like selecting the appropriate chicken breed, disease prevention, and feeding requirements, to collecting and storing eggs. The process is not without its challenges, so the listener is also informed the type pitfalls to watch out for and avoid.

This audiobook will guide you through the entire procedure and give you the courage to start this rewarding journey to accomplish your objective, whatever your motivation may be—self sufficiency or organic food, for example. I gained a lot of knowledge from this audiobook and would recommend it to other beginners who are thinking about raising chickens.

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  • Daisy Days
  • 06-13-22

Everything you need to raise hens

This book has been written by someone who obviously has loads of experience in raising chickens. It gives you all the information you need to start raising chickens on a hobby basis and even if you want to raise them commercially.
Well organized and easy to read, this book is highly recommended!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-17-21

Great Guide to Begin

Haven't been raising chicks for long and my biggest issue was predators, from coyotes to owl's the section over how to keep them away and protect the chicks was fantastic and worked like a charm!

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  • batesdaniel
  • 09-08-21

Really enjoyed this book.

Unlike a lot of books on this topic, raising back yard chickens was an incredibly detailed and informative book, actually teaching us the do’s and don’t of keeping chickens, even going into detail about the size of coop you need, the different breeds of chickens and what they’re good for, and how to protect agains predators. Very detailed. Lovely listen.

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  • Annabell
  • 09-06-21

Freshly Laid Eggs

There is something wonderful about collecting warm and freshly laid eggs each day. I remember helping my grandmother to collect eggs from her chicken coop. I wanted to learn how to raise chickens in my garden. I found the audiobook to be well structured and full of useful information to look after healthy and happy chickens.

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  • Badgers
  • 08-31-21

such an informative book!

I have been wanting to get chickens for some time now, and i am so glad i stumbled across this audiobook! It really is such a well-thought-out and informative book. I am excited now i know more about raising them. Chapter 7 on Chicken behaviour and troubleshooting was an eye-opener for me as i had not given it thought into their curious nature and of course the importance of Roaming around. it was also great to hear some tips about how to get more calcium into their diets too.

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  • T. Huang
  • 08-29-21

Informative for all new chicken parents

Chicken are one of the easiest farm animals to maintain and their eggs are an affordable source of protein and other nutrients. I didn't realize different breed of chickens have different personalities and that chicken food should be tailor to their developmental stages. After listening to this book, I find that I am one tiny step closer to reaching my dream of becoming self-sufficient.