4-H Guide to Raising Chickens

Author: Tara Kindschi

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 1616732210

Category: Nature

Page: 176

View: 1719

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.
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Your Chickens

A Kid's Guide to Raising and Showing

Author: Gail Damerow

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603427570

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 160

View: 9837

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.
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4-H Guide to Digital Photography

Author: Daniel Johnson

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 1616732245

Category: Photography

Page: 176

View: 1833

Suddenly, anyone with a cell phone is a photographer. This book takes the basics of digital photography and makes them the tools for creative, interesting, and artistic picture-taking. Illuminating the most popular of 4-H projects, Daniel Johnson instructs beginners in the basics of composition, lighting, and the use of flashes--among other fundamentals of capturing a picture that’s more than just “flash.” With step-by-step, illustrated directions, along with spectacular examples, this book is the perfect starting point for 4-H’rs taking up digital photography--and for anyone who wants to learn how to take superior digital pictures.
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The Chicken Whisperer's Guide to Keeping Chickens

Everything You Need to Know . . . and Didn't Know You Needed to Know About Backyard and Urban Chickens

Author: Andy Schneider,Brigid McCrea

Publisher: Quarry

ISBN: 1592537286

Category: Nature

Page: 176

View: 3780

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. 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!
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Dog Training & Tricks

The Guide to Raising and Showing a Well-Behaved Dog

Author: Tammie Rogers

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 0760345686

Category: Pets

Page: 176

View: 2796

Presents a step-by-step introduction to dog training, covering such topics as manners, basic training skills, competition skills, and trick training.
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4-H Guide to Training Horses

Author: Nathan Bowers

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 1616732202

Category: Pets

Page: 176

View: 6655

Training a horse is one of the biggest challenges a 4-H’r (or any animal lover, for that matter) can take on, and one of the most rewarding. This step-by-step illustrated guide offers the first-time horse trainer straightforward instructions for getting started with a foal, a yearling, or an older horse. With expert advice on safety and equine care, the guide covers the basics of establishing trust and authority, training with a bit, training to drive, training to allow riders, achieving different gaits, reaching definite goals, and breaking an old horse of bad habits. Whether you’re a 4-H’r taking up the project of a lifetime, or someone simply interested in training a horse, this book provides all the information you need to get started--and to succeed.
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Chickens from Scratch

Raising Your Own Chickens from Hatch to Egg Laying and Beyond

Author: Janet Garman

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1496964853

Category: Nature

Page: 80

View: 7932

Raising chickens the old-fashioned way will be enjoyable and rewarding once you learn the basics. In Chickens from Scratch you will learn how and where to purchase your chicks, how to house, feed, and care for them, and ultimately enjoy the delicious fresh eggs the chickens will provide for your family.
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The Illustrated Guide to Chickens

How to Choose Them, How to Keep Them

Author: Celia Lewis

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1628731028

Category: Pets

Page: 192

View: 8109

Chickens are fun, useful, and easy to keep. If you have ever considered raising your own backyard flock, The Illustrated Guide to Chickens is the book for you! It offers practical advice and contains all the information you need to choose from one of the 100 most familiar breeds of chicken in North America and Europe to raise. Each breed’s profile is written in engaging text that covers its history and main characteristics. You’ll also find practical advice about poultry rearing and husbandry and the pros and cons of pure breeds, hybrids, bantams, game foul, and the like.
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A Kid's Guide to Keeping Chickens

Author: Melissa Caughey

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612124186

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 3835

Chickens make wonderful pets, and Melissa Caughey provides all the information kids need to raise healthy chickens and have tons of fun doing it! Caughey shares her advice in an engaging way so that kids understand what it means to keep chickens and what kind of housing, food, equipment, and care the chickens will need to thrive.
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The Backyard Chicken Book

A Beginner's Guide

Author: H. Lee Schwanz

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1629142743

Category: Nature

Page: 208

View: 9281

A small flock of poultry can supply all of the eggs your family needs during the year. And, after your hens have completed their egg-laying days, there will be meat for barbecuing or roasting. Luckily, a small flock takes a relatively small amount of space and is easy to manage. If yours is one of the growing number of families interested in raising chickens for eggs or meat, The Backyard Chicken Book contains all the essential information for the hatching, brooding, rearing, and managing family-sized poultry flocks. The first step in deciding on a family flock is to determine what breed may work best for your needs. For example, you can go with a laying breed such as the White Leghorn that produces top-quality eggs but provides little meat. Or, you could select a dual-purpose Rhode Island Red or New Hampshire that provides fewer eggs but much better meat. In addition to helping you select your type, this handy guide will also tell you what you need to know about: Providing housing for home poultry flocks Rearing the laying flock pullets Managing laying problems Fighting pests and disease Raising other poultry such as ducks, turkeys, geese, bantams, and guinea fowl Enhanced with full-color photos and dozens of illustrations, The Backyard Chicken Book is the perfect guide for the first-time poultry raiser.
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Storey's Guide to Raising Pigs, 3rd Edition

Care, Facilities, Management, Breeds

Author: Kelly Klober

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603426868

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 374

View: 2389

Learn how to successfully raise your own pigs. Stressing the importance of sustainable and environmentally friendly farming practices, Kelly Klober provides expert tips on making your hog operation more efficient and profitable. Storey’s Guide to Raising Pigs will give beginners the confidence they need to succeed, while inspiring experienced farmers to try new techniques and experiment with new breeds.
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How to Raise Chickens

Everything You Need to Know, Updated & Revised

Author: Christine Heinrichs

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 0760343772

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 208

View: 4553

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.
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Guide to Raising Ducks

Author: Dave Holderread

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603426922

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 356

View: 3466

Presents information on twenty-three domestic North American breeds, covering such topics as duck attributes, anatomy, behavior, colors, incubation, rearing ducklings, diet, butching, health, and guidelines for showing.
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Chicken DIY

20 Fun-To-Build Projects for Happy Healthy Chickens

Author: Samantha Johnson

Publisher: Lumina Press

ISBN: 9781620082300

Category: Chickens

Page: 192

View: 8694

The popularity of egg-laying chickens is on the rise. Sustainable and fun, raising chickens is one of the most interesting and rewarding backyard hobbies you can find. In Chicken DIY, aspiring chicken farmers will find creative plans and easy-to-follow construction tips for making a safe and healthy environment for their fine-feathered friends. Veteran farmers and poultry enthusiasts Samantha and Daniel Johnson provide complete and easy-to-follow instructions for 20 essential projects, from coops and feeders to runs, ramps, roosts, and incubators. Clear step-by-step color photographs guide the reader through each hands-on project. Inside Chicken DIY How to prepare and build a safe and healthy environment for your backyard flock 20 hands-on projects for chicken coops, roosts, runs, ramps, feeders, waterers, nest boxes, egg incubators, and more Clear step-by-step color photographs Overview of the basic tools and skills needed to complete each project Complete, thorough, and easy-to-follow instructions "Why DIY?" section explains the positive benefits and satisfaction of building things yourself Bonus chapter takes a fascinating look at the history of chicken-keeping and DIY chicken projects through history
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Chick Days

An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Raising Chickens from Hatching to Laying

Author: Jenna Woginrich

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603427430

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 128

View: 6854

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.
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Chicken and Egg

Raising Chickens to Get the Eggs You Want

Author: Andy Cawthray,James Hermes

Publisher: i5 Publishing

ISBN: 1620081822

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 176

View: 8086

The age-old question of which comes first is finally answered in Chicken and Egg! For the purposes of egg-centric chicken keepers, it’s the egg! A new approach to chicken keeping, Chicken and Egg is specifically geared toward hobby farmers and casual chicken keepers who wish to produce eggs of a particular color, flavor, and type. Whether the reader desires the delectable turquoise eggs of the Araucana or the chocolate brown eggs of the Blue Copper Maran, learn how it’s possible to put the egg before the chicken. Written by two expert poultry breeders and specialists, Andy Cawthray and James Hermes, this new colorful handbook offers an edifying overview of the natural history of chickens and the science of egg production so that keepers better understand how to care for egg-layers, improve the quality of their eggs through diet and housing, and maximize their egg production for years to come. The authors have rounded up a few dozen chicken breeds and offer their hardboiled advice about which hens offer the most egg-cellect daily output. -Directory of the best egg-laying chicken breeds, plus colorful two-page spreads of the 20 most popular choices -Advice on how to select and set up your flock, including safe and affordable housing, runs, and coops -Selecting the best diets for your flock to maximize production and avoid egg failure -Essential information about brooding and laying, the birds’ behavior, and solving problems within the flock -Specially commissioned artwork from watercolorist and illustrator Kate Osborne
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Showing Poultry

A Complete Guide to Exhibiting Your Birds. A Storey BASICS® Title

Author: Glenn Drowns

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612125301

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 96

View: 6957

Expert Glenn Drowns offers all the information and guidance you need to successfully exhibit your poultry at fairs and expositions. Learn how to select the best breeds and birds for exhibition and how to raise them with the proper diet, health care, and handling so that they are at their best by showtime. Drowns includes a useful countdown to help you plan tasks, from pest prevention to cage training, as well as dozens of tips on what judges are looking for.
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Chickens in Your Backyard

A Beginner's Guide

Author: Gail Damerow,Rick Luttman

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 1609615794

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 176

View: 7490

Your backyard can be the source of the best eggs and meat you've ever tasted. The answer is chickens-endearing birds that require but a modest outlay of time, space and food. As they learned to raise chickens, Gail Damerow and Rick Luttmann came to realize the need for a comprehensive but clear and nontechnical guide. Their book covers all the basics in a light and entertaining style, from housing and feeding through incubating, bringing up chicks, butchering, and raising chickens for show. Throughout Chickens in Your Backyard, Gail and Rick express their wonder at the personalities of chickens-the role of brash protector played by roosters, and the instinctive motherliness of the hens. Given some freedom and attention, these birds can become much more than the egg-and-meat machines of commercial hatcheries and broiler factories. Chickens provide backyard farmers with enjoyable pastime, as well as a supply of good food.
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Barnyard in Your Backyard

A Beginner's Guide to Raising Chickens, Ducks, Geese, Rabbits, Goats, Sheep, and Cattle

Author: Gail Damerow

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 9781580174565

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 408

View: 9775

An introduction to raising farm animals cover such topics as an animal's personality, feeding, housing, care, and dealing with neighbors.
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The Joy of Keeping Chickens

The Ultimate Guide to Raising Poultry for Fun or Profit

Author: Jennifer Megyesi

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1634500261

Category: Nature

Page: 272

View: 771

Finally backyard farmers who want to keep a few hens for eggs have a bible that's attractive enough to leave out on the coffee table, and inexpensive enough to purchase on a whim. This comprehensive guide, written in charming prose from the perspective of an organic farmer, will appeal to readers who are interested in raising chickens, or simply want the best knowledge about how to cook them. With this in mind, farmer and animal expert Jennifer Megyesi discusses all the basic details of raising the birds—general biology, health, food, choosing breeds, and so on—and she cuts through the smoke to identify what terms like "organic," "free-range," and so on really mean for poultry farmers and consumers. No chicken book would be complete without information on how to show chickens for prizes, and this is no different, but The Joy of Keeping Chickens also stresses the importance of self-sustainability and organic living, and the satisfaction of keeping heirloom breeds. Readers will appreciate the comprehensive nature of this readable, informative guide, and Megyesi's enthusiasm about keeping chickens. Coupled with Geoff Hansen's gorgeous full-color photographs, this text makes for an instant classic in the category.
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