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New ATTRA Tip Sheet Lays Out Poultry Basics
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2014, 05:12:25 AM »
ATTRA Tipsheet Lays Out Poultry Basics

Chickens are becoming more and more popular, both for farms and backyards.
And there i€™s no mystery why: besides the tasty eggs and meat and the income
they can generate, chickens can build soil fertility and help control pests.

A new ATTRA publication, Poultry Basics Tipsheet complements the more
in-depth information from ATTRA about poultry production, including the
Poultry Production Systems resource list. It includes some helpful pointers
for choosing chicken breeds, caring for a flock, and raising a flock in the

Poultry Basics Tipsheet is the latest in a series of similar ATTRA
publications addressing production for various crops and livestock.
They are available at the ATTRA website:

Poultry Basics Tipsheet Table of Contents
€   Introduction
€   Key Questions Before Getting Started
€   Raising a Flock in the City
€   Chicken Breeds
€   Basic Chick Care
€   Basic Chicken Care
€   Mobile or Permanent Pen?

ATTRA €”National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service €”was developed and
is maintained  through a cooperative agreement with the USDA€™s Rural
Business-Cooperative Service  by the National Center for Appropriate
Technology, a nonprofit organization headquartered in Butte, Montana.

ATTRA has been the nation€™l leading resource for information on sustainable
agriculture since 1987, covering a wide range of topics, including reducing
pesticide use on cropland, promoting food safety in sustainable production
systems, reducing farm energy use and costs, enriching soils with the use of
cover crops, and providing technical assistance in the growing areas of
local farmers markets and urban gardening.

In addition to hundreds of sustainable-agriculture publications, ATTRA€™s
other popular offerings include a free sustainable-agriculture telephone
helpline and the €œAsk an Ag Expert€ feature on the home page.  It has an
archive of webinars and videos generated by NCAT and partnering organizations.

ATTRA also maintains numerous popular databases, including
sustainable-agriculture internships and apprenticeships, and is a source for
the day€™s agriculture news, among other features.

Since 1976, the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) has been
helping people by championing small-scale, local and sustainable solutions
to reduce poverty, promote healthy communities and protect natural
resources. In partnership with businesses, organizations, individuals and
agricultural producers, NCAT is working to advance solutions that will
ensure the next generation inherits a world that has clean air and water,
energy production that is efficient and renewable, and healthy foods grown
with sustainable practices. More information about its programs and services
is available at or by calling 1-800-ASK-NCAT.
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