A Kid s Guide to Keeping Chickens

Author: Melissa Caughey
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1612124194
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Chickens make wonderful pets, and Melissa Caughey provides all the information kids need to raise healthy chickens and have lots of fun doing it. Covering everything from feeding, housing, and collecting eggs to quirky behaviors and humane treatment, Caughey’s engaging advice helps children understand the best ways to care for their chickens. Spark enthusiasm with creative activities like chicken forts and a veggie piñata for the flock, and feed more than the imagination with egg-centric dishes like Mexican egg pizza.

Your Chickens

Author: Gail Damerow
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603427570
Format: PDF, ePub
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Full of expert advice and plenty of encouragement for the youngest poultry farmers, this introductory guide is designed to show children ages 9 and up how to safely and successfully raise their own chickens. With age-appropriate language and clear diagrams, Gail Damerow provides everything kids need to know to choose, purchase, house, and show their own chickens. Whether they’re interested in raising chickens for pleasure or to make money, this easy-to-use guide will help children achieve their chicken-raising goals.

Chick Days

Author: Jenna Woginrich
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603427430
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Jenna Woginrich chronicles the life journey of three chickens (Amelia, Honey, and Tilda) from fluffy, newly hatched bundles to grown hens laying eggs of their own. As you watch these chickens grow, you’ll learn everything you need to know about chicken behavior, feeding, housing, and health care. This playfully informative guide will inspire you to confidently raise your own feathered flock.

4 H Guide to Raising Chickens

Author: Tara Kindschi
Publisher: Voyageur Press
ISBN: 1616732210
Format: PDF, ePub
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Raising chickens teaches more than animal husbandry. It’s a hands-on chance to learn the character- and community-building principles and practices that 4-H is all about. And, of course, it’s fun. This easy-to-follow, illustrated guide introduces beginners to the basics of how to raise chickens. Whether you’re a 4-H’r, a first-time poultry owner, or a future egg farmer, The 4-H Guide to Raising Chickens provides step-by-step instructions for your project. From selecting a breed to caring for chicks, from housing and fencing to feeding and preventing or treating illness, the guide presents simple, straightforward information about chickens of all kinds, raised for pets, eggs, or meat. It also includes a glossary and list of resources.

How to Raise Chickens

Author: Christine Heinrichs
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
ISBN: 0760343772
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Whether you want to raise 5 chickens or 50, whether you have a 40-foot city lot or a 40-acre farm, the expert advice in this hands-on guidebook makes it easy for you to get started raising a healthy flock. Whichever comes first for you, the chicken or the egg, this book will show you what to do next with longtime chicken breeder Christine Heinrichs explaining all the helpful DOs and important DON’Ts. This brightly illustrated, full-color guide will prove an indispensable resource for anyone interested in raising their very own flocks. Easy-to-follow advice helps you to: Choose breeds and obtain stock House and feed chickens Manage your flock and keep it healthy Select and cull for breeding programs Incubate eggs and care for chicks Raise chickens in the country, suburbs, or city The book provides information on breed types, obtaining stock, housing, feeding, flock management, breeding programs, incubation and care of chicks, selection and culling, showing, health care, and the legal aspects of raising chickens. Reviewed and approved by Dr. Clint Rusk (Purdue University Associate Professor in the Youth Development and Agriculture Education Department), this book will give you the tools you need to succeed in a challenging but rewarding business.

Young Chicken Farmers

Author: Vickie Black
Publisher: Bookhouse Fulfillment
ISBN: 9781592985555
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Shows young readers how to care for a flock of chickens and offers tips for keeping chickens safe, healthy, and happy.

How to Speak Chicken

Author: Melissa Caughey
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1612129110
Format: PDF, Mobi
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With contagious enthusiasm and fascination for her backyard chickens, best-selling author Melissa Caughey shares her unique observations of her flock -- how they sense the world, communicate impending danger, and establish pecking order -- along with scientific facts and entertaining tidbits.

The Chicken Whisperer s Guide to Keeping Chickens Revised

Author: Andy Schneider
Publisher: Quarry Books
ISBN: 1631594435
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Since The Chicken Whisperer's Guide to Keeping Chickens was first published in 2011, many people have discovered the joys and benefits of a backyard flock. Now Andy Schneider is back with The Chicken Whisperer's Guide to Keeping Chickens, Expanded & Revised. Are you looking for a great way to reconnect with the earth, the community, and your food sources? Keeping backyard chickens is a fun, simple way to start making this happen, even with limited space in your backyard. Let the Chicken Whisperer (poultry personality Andy Schneider) teach you everything he knows…and everything you need to know…about raising a backyard flock! Ditch the super-technical manuals and enjoy Andy's unique, common-sense perspective in The Chicken Whisperer's Guide to Keeping Chickens, Expanded & Revised. This fun, comprehensive guide is a perfect fit for your busy lifestyle. Inside, you'll learn: The Benefits of a Backyard Chicken Flock, So You're Eggspecting: The Art of Incubation, The Art of Brooding, Home Sweet Home: Coops & Runs, Nutrition, Health, and Wellness … and much more!

A Chicken Followed Me Home

Author: Robin Page
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481410296
Format: PDF, Docs
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Why did the chicken cross the road? To follow you home! Learn all about a not-so-basic bird in this delightful nonfiction picture book. What’s that? A chicken followed you home? Now what do you do? Celebrated author-illustrator Robin Page leads a step-by-step, question-and-answer-style journey through the world of chickens. Along the way you’ll explore different breeds, discover different types of coops, and learn everything there is to know about chicken reproduction and hatching. Gorgeous, playful, and filled with facts, this engaging nonfiction picture book shines new light on a very familiar fowl!

The Book on Chickens

Author: Lowell Davis
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
ISBN: 9780882898889
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Lowell Davis is one of the premier craftsmen of our time. His unique farm-life figurines have graced shops and homes around the world and have been featured in the Saturday Evening Post, Country Living, and Collector's Mart. This famed painter and sculptor now turns his craft to the page in his captivating work, The Book on Chickens, sure to be of interest to collectors and newcomers alike. Davis's familiar character-collectibles, Big Jack and Goldie, come to life in this enchanting, full-color story of two chickens in love. The clever, superbly illustrated tale takes us through the courtship, marriage, and parenthood of a loving couple holding firmly to their traditional values. The story takes place on a farm in southwest Missouri, "far from the big cities, snuggled in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains," similar to the one where the author lives.