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Title:
Farm animals : your guide to raising livestock
Author:
Peck-Whiting, Jeanie.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Tonasket, Wash. : Fox Mtn. Pub., [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
312 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780971617407
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Wouldn't it be wonderful if you didn't have to worry about the poison, sprays and other contaminating items in your daily food? Raising your own animals is the only way to accomplish this. And it is so easy to love an animal during it's time on earth and give it the best you have to offer. Book jacket.


Author Notes

Jeanie Peck-Whiting is the author of PIGS and other stories. Jeanie has enjoyed raising animals on a small farm for seven years. She knows her business! When neighbors have questions about their farm animals, they call Jeanie for answers


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Library Journal Review

These two new books are targeted at anyone with a couple of acres (and even city dwellers where ordinances permit) who would like to raise a few farm animals for meat, milk, eggs, or simply enjoyment. Both volumes are intended for beginners and are written by nonexperts who nonetheless can offer a great deal of practical information and advice based on their own experiences. Peck-Whiting and her family have dabbled in raising chickens, ducks, rabbits, goats, pigs, and cows on their country homestead in the mountains of northern Washington. In Farm Animals, she devotes at least a chapter or two to each of these species while saving the most space for pigs. (She previously wrote Pigs and Other Stories.) The author crams her book with personal anecdotes, enthusiastically sharing the successes and failures of her ventures in a casual, down-to-earth style. While Farm Animals gives readers a relatively quick survey of a variety of livestock and poultry and is best employed as supplemental reading material, Living with Chickens focuses entirely on one species and stands on its own as an excellent introduction to chicken basics for newcomers. Rossier draws heavily on his own experiences raising fowl in Vermont and fits in additional chicken facts as he gives detailed "how-to" advice on housing, hatching, buying, feeding, and butchering. He even includes a chapter on children and chickens. Photographer Hansen (My Life as a Dog) ably captures the essence of chickens at home in various barnyards and other Vermont locations. Both titles are recommended for public libraries. (Index of Living with Chickens not seen.) William H. Wiese, Iowa State Univ. Lib., Ames (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

1 Historyp. 17
A little About Us
2 Happy Animals Produce Quality Stockp. 27
Tips & hints to keeping animals happy
3 Chick Basicsp. 39
Day-old chicks
Housing
Heat lamps
Water/feed
Roost
Headless chicks
Adult Chickensp. 46
Housing
Fence
Nest boxes
Roost
Keeping a Rooster
Feed/Water
Laying eggs
Molting
4 Duck Basicsp. 55
Brooding
Wet feathers
Housing
Keeping a Drake
Equipment
Feed/water
Predators
5 Rabbit Basicsp. 63
Housing
Feed/water
Winter months
Breeding
Keeping a buck
Molting
Predators
6 Goat Basicsp. 69
Housing/Shelter
Manger
Fences
Feed/water
Choosing a milk goat
Psychology
Worming/Vaccines
Grooming
Pack or working animal
Castration
Herd behavior
Basic Milk Equipmentp. 82
Milk room
Stanchion
Milk equipment
7 Keeping a Buckp. 87
Shelter
Fence
The mature buck
Feed/Water
Warning on alfalfa
Early Training
8 Preparing for the Goatp. 91
Ron's idea formed into my plan
Pros of owning a milk goat
Cons of owning a milk goat
Our barnyard
Terry Dean's farm
Our Milk Goats Arrivep. 97
Milking once a day
Bagging Up
Milking goats: An art
Shannon & Galen's goatly crew
9 Pig Basicsp. 107
Housing
Heat/Caution: Fires
Fencing
Pigs respect electric
Simple feed or water troughs
Feeding pigs
10 Piglets on the Farmp. 119
Mixing sizes and ages
Finding a porker
Handling a piglet
Traveling with piglets
Adjustment at a new farm yard
Teaching piglets respect
Castration at a vet: Piglet
Keep the heat on for us!
Inbreeding piglets
Care for Newborn Pigletsp. 130
Iron is critical
Wolf teeth
Docking tails
Castration
11 When to Keep a Boarp. 135
Bringing our boy Romper home
Romper in the Barn
Differences in needs
Fencing
The Mature Boar
Having more then one boar
Feed/Water
Dog runs down a boar
Prepare for Predators
12 Swine: Sow Pregnancy Carep. 143
Finding a boar
Flush the sow
Introduce the happy couple
Was she really bred?
Use caution for 30 days after breeding
Gestation
1st Three months
Last month of gestation
Second belly stage
2-wks before due date
1-week before due date
Sow while farrowing
Human intervention
Every Sow is Differentp. 152
Each sow farrow's differently
Sheri's sow; Patches
Babe V
Our #2 sow; Puller
13 Swine: Rosie's Pregnancy Diaryp. 161
Time is close now
Signs of labor
Hard labor begins
Finally!
Chart of Rosie giving birth
Let mom & babies get acquainted
Litter #2: The magical day
Don't forget the afterbirth
Piglet care is easy
14 Cow Basicsp. 175
Shelter/Barn
Fence
Feed/water
Squeeze Chute
Worming/Vaccines
15 One Cows Artificial Inseminationp. 181
Preparing for AI
Injection time!
Cody Ames, D.V.M. performs AI process
Diary of a so-called Pregnant Cowp. 188
First Trimester
Second Trimester
9 months
Passing her due date
Sheri's heifer calves
Bailey's Progress
16 Funny Farmyard Storiesp. 199
17 Briefly: Keeping Recordsp. 213
Newsletters for Customers
Introduction to the basic's
Sample: Health Sheet #1-3
Health Sheet Storage
Breeding Stock Records
Sample: Breeding Record
Keeping milk records
Sample: Milking Record
Sample: Family Tree Chart
Keeping Track of it all
18 Scary Farmyard Storiesp. 225
19 Health on our Farmp. 243
First aid medical box
Shana learns to castrate piglets
Piglet loses its face
Cauliflower ear
Mr. Deebach tells us more
Abscess
Injection for the piglet
Crushed!
Choking piglet
Pneumonia
Lice
Injection for sows
Trim hooves
Mastitis
About the Authorp. 269
Free Chapter from Pigs and other storiesp. 271
Recipesp. 279
Resourcesp. 291
Books to Invest in
Catalogs
Newsletters
Periodicals
Hatcheries
Websites
Booklets
Glossaryp. 304
Indexp. 309
Order Formp. 312