• Raising Chickens for Beginners

  • The Complete Guide to Raising Backyard Chickens - Quality Eggs, Safe, Healthy and Smell-Free Coop
  • By: O. Banks
  • Narrated by: Shaula Evans
  • Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars (22 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

How to raise chickens like a pro - even if you have zero experience with animals!

Have you been toying with the idea of becoming more self-sustainable?

Are you exploring the option of raising chickens?

Do you have absolutely no idea where to start?

Then you’ve come to the right place!

Doing anything for the first time can be intimidating - and the stakes are even higher when your new hobby involves being responsible for something that’s, well, alive.

What’s more, the increasing popularity of self-sustainability practices has led to a plethora of information being available online, much of it completely unreliable and sometimes straight out dangerous.

But with decades of poultry growing experience under his belt, and a strong dedication to helping newbies master the techniques, knowledge, and tools they need to become pros in no time, Otis Banks is here to help.

Under his guidance, raising chickens will not only become uncomplicated, but also a complete joy.

And it’s not just about the delicious eggs you’ll be able to enjoy each morning.

You’ll soon find yourself developing a rapport with these delightful birds, and you’ll be amazed at how raising them will transform your life.

Spending time with them after work will help you immediately relax and refocus on what truly matters in life.

And if you have young kids, you’ll marvel at the beautiful relationships they’ll develop with their feathered friends - and at how much they will learn from them.

In Raising Chickens for Beginners, here’s just a fraction of what you’ll discover:

  • Five-plus scenarios you absolutely need to prepare yourself for - and how
  • A list of all the precautions you need to take before you embark on your exciting adventure, including the laws you need to consider
  • How to prepare for your flock’s arrival, and which breeds are best for beginners
  • How to choose the perfect feed for your flock, and how to tell how much you need to feed them and when
  • Common chicken health problems you need to be aware of, including signs, causes, homemade treatments, and advice on when to seek veterinary help
  • Why eggs sometimes...disappear - and what you can do about it
  • Everything you need to know to stay on top of litter management, including how to maintain a coop that’s nasty-smell free
  • How timing your egg collection can literally make or break your eggs
  • Tips to keep your chickens warm in the winter and cool in the summer
  • Six reasons why hens may not lay eggs - and what you can do to help them

And much more!

Written with a complete beginner in mind, this easy-to-understand guide will give you the confidence you need to expertly navigate this amazing and unimaginably rewarding world.

Accompanying you every step of the way, Otis Banks will help you discover the joys of raising chickens and help you go from an anxious beginner to a seasoned pro, before you even realize it.

If you want to become an expert chicken keeper in no time, then scroll up and click the “Add to Cart” button right now.

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

©2021 O. Banks (P)2021 O. Banks

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Candid and Insightful!

The book gives helpful insight on raising chicken in a way that makes it possible for anyone to do with the guide. The precautions were beneficial, and I never knew the difference in the choice of breeds to start with as a beginner, and the guide was insightful.

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Raising Poultry

This is an excellent place to start when it comes to raising chickens. The author covers a wide range of topics related to chicken keeping, including how to feed them. I like the first aid guide which will become handy when chickens get sick.

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Say yes to homegrown chicken eggs!

This book delivers what the title promises. It will teach you how to prepare for raising chickens and what to do when you have chickens and how to maintain the health of your brood. The content are easily to understand and well laid out. Plus, you got a free ebook with the audiobook. I got this book because I have a coworker who recently bought about 10 chickens and raise them in his backyard. He told me all the time how great it is to know where his food comes from and know that his chickens are raised cage free and free of hormones. He also have endless supplies of eggs for his whole family.

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Wow! This helps a lot

Raising Chickens is something that has always been an interest of mine. I would see the Chickens in my neighbor's backyard and always wondered how you raise Chickens. A great friend of mine told me about this book, and I am glad he did because this explained a lot. I am glad to say I now know how to raise Chickens. When I move to my new place, I'll be able to take proper preparations to raise Chickens. Preparation is Key, always keep this book near to reference from if you forget anything. Narrator has a great tone of voice to keep you engaged the whole time.

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Everything you need to know!

I've already decided that I'd like to have chickens, but chapter 1 did a great job of incubating my excitement! I need chicken dances in my life, lol. This audiobook is chock-full of everything that you need to know regarding keeping and raising chickens. Despite my previous research, this book was still a must listen for me as I learned quite a bit new information in this well-written, conversational book. Everything was simplified and explained in an easy-to-understand way that I very much appreciated. I'll keep this audiobook on standby as I begin this adventure!

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Great resource to raise chicken in your backyard!

This audiobook literally delivers its promise as a complete guide for beginners to raise backyard chicken. The contents are well-structured, beginners friendly, and give you A-Z to get started from preparation, maintaining, as well as helpful tips to avoid any issue that may arise along the way. On top of that, this audiobook comes with a wonderful PDF so you can read along while listening. Totally worth every penny!

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100% a MUST have for me!!

Such an amazing audiobook. As this is for beginners, the author explained all the basics and answered all of my questions and confusions. well explained everything is a step by step manner,

I find this book to be a complete book covering everything that one needs to know.

I'd proudly recommend this audiobook.

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Very informative and valuable

I own a fairly big garden and wanted to make use of it and potentially save some money. After a bit of digging, I came across this book. I've never raised any farm animals before but after reading Raising Backyard Chickens it seemed so easy and it pushed me to give it a go. I have now become fully invested in my little farm and try to take special care of my hens. I find it so fun collecting all the eggs and have a newfound love for chickens. Great book!

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A must have in your library!

The PDF that comes with this audio is a wonderful resource. You will soon discover if this is the right journey for you. I was on the fence as to whether I wanted to raise my own chickens. Now I am completely convinced that I want to do this. I am excited for the fresh eggs and chicken meat I will have to feed my family. I didn’t know that raising chickens can provide you with peace. This audiobook has prepared me for an exciting journey of having successful and happy chickens.
I recommend this book.

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Excellent Learning Tool

If you're looking for an all-around guide from A-Z, then this is your book. The author breaks down everything that you need to know. Great learning tool.

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  • aCleverFinesse
  • 09-15-21

This is a must have audiobook

I learned so much about how to raise my own chickens! I have 2 so far, and it has been a process of getting them not to smell, which helped me so much. Now their coop isn't smelly, and they are much healthier and happier.

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  • Ben
  • 09-15-21

Must Listen!

Who would have ever thought you could raise chickens in your own home! This book is written with a complete beginner in mind and is an easy-to-understand guide for those who don't fully know what they are doing yet! Especially helpful is the five-plus scenarios you absolutely need to prepare yourself for.

Use your token on this!

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  • John H.
  • 09-11-21

Everything you need to get started

This book really outlines exactly what you need to get started. It is as it says, a beginners guide, so you may find yourself seeking more information early on. However, if you are brand new to the idea of having chickens then I thought this was great. After doing my research, including listening to this book, I will be starting my flock soon!

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  • Amz_shopper
  • 09-11-21

Very informative

The author has done an amazing job in putting this audiobook together. My sister is raising new chickens and I got this for her as I felt it would be beneficial for her in providing all the info she would need to giving her chickens the best upbringing. The audiobook is broken down into simple, easy to follow chapters and teaches beginners how to prepare, feed and have a routine on raising healthy chickens.

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  • Pat Gatz
  • 09-08-21

RAISING CHICKENS IS A LOT EASIER THEN I THOUGHT!

Awesome overview on how to raise backyard chickens. If you are thinking about getting into farming chickens, you learn the basics with this audiobook. I really enjoyed the FREE ebook included, which is always a bonus!

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  • Abdul
  • 09-04-21

I would highly recommended this audible

I have been very interested in learning more about raising chicken and it's benefits. This audio book was so great in covering a lot of information which needs to know to get started raising chickens. I find several items in this audio guide book to help you learn how to handle chicken and I am very much impressed by the author's insights, knowledge, explanations, and everything. I would highly recommended this audible to anyone interested in raising chickens.

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  • Kai T
  • 08-31-21

Great tips for raising chickens

This was a detailed guide with good tips on what basic tools you can use to ensure that your flock stays healthy. I thought it would require a lot of money to raise chickens but this guide really breaks the process down in a way that shows you how to start small.

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  • Elena
  • 08-31-21

Great for beginners

I started to raise some chickens in the house for organic eating. And soon i developed my interest in starting a small. Cottage farm. I scrolled through audible and found this book
I started listening to it amd gained more interest. I got a lot of information, knowledge and techniques that how chickens are raised, fed and breeded.

I've learnt a lot from it.

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  • Ryan Doherty
  • 08-31-21

A great resource

I'm reading everything I can get my hands on about chickens at the moment as I've be planning on starting a coop for a while. This book has a lot of good info and tips from health to ventilation to feeding them the right kind of food.

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  • Dillon Heger
  • 08-26-21

Awesome guide

This is a fantastic book to learn everything there is to know about successfully raising chickens. The book has been a great help in ensuring the flock remains healthy and well looked after. Highly recommend