A Family Guide To Keeping Chickens

How to choose and care for your first chickens

Author: Anne Perdeaux

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1845285549

Category: Pets

Page: 272

View: 6221

Chickens are an ideal family pet, requiring less attention than a dog yet being entertaining, productive and educational. For the family and would-be smallholder, chickens are the obvious first step when venturing into keeping livestock. This practical, full colour book, is ideal for the complete beginner. Even someone who has never kept animals before should be able to follow the clear, detailed guidance that is given at every stage. It includes: Planning for your first chickens. Understanding chicken behaviour. Choosing housing for different sized gardens. Choosing the right chickens for the job. Exploring useful equipment such as poultry feeder and drinkers. What to feed your chickens on. Buying your chickens and introducing them to their new home. Routine care for your chickens. Outfoxing The Fox - and other predators. Eggs - and What to do With Them. Dealing with parasites and ailments. Keeping a cockerel. Broody hens and hatching eggs. When Chickens Die. Chickens and the Changing Seasons. With true-life portraits of chicken keepers, little known facts, and personal anecdotes this accessible book is an easy and enjoyable read, suitable for both adults and children.
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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: 7546

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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Guide to Raising Chickens

Author: Gail Damerow

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603424695

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 438

View: 8228

A guide to raising one chicken or one hundred. It features topics from starting a backyard flock to putting eggs on the table.
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The Family Guide to the Great Outdoors

Author: Charlie Gladstone

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 144818973X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

View: 5186

Getting outdoors brings the whole family together. You’ll learn skills, have a run-around, share laughs, and make enduring memories. This book is the perfect companion to any outdoor family adventure. From countryside camping holidays to weekends roaming fields and parks, it will inspire you to enjoy the outdoors whatever the weather. It covers everything for kids (and big kids) to do outdoors, including: - Cloud identification - Great British walks - Building dams and dens - Campfires and woods - Camping recipes - Common British trees
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Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens

Care, Feeding, Facilities

Author: Gail Damerow

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 9781603424707

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 438

View: 2247

A guide to raising one chicken or one hundred. It features topics from starting a backyard flock to putting eggs on the table.
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Barnyard Kids

A Family Guide for Raising Animals

Author: Dina Rudick

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1631590715

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 160

View: 9761

An illustrated guide to teaching children sustainable practices and to help children learn the ins and outs of agriculture, animal husbandry, and farm to table food options.
Posted in Family & Relationships

Pip! Zip! Hatch! Love!

A Complete Kid's Guide to Keeping Chickens

Author: Susanne Blumer

Publisher: Huckleberry Farm Enterprises LLC

ISBN: 9780996616409

Category:

Page: 70

View: 4351

Have you ever thought about keeping chickens but didn't know how to begin? Pip! Zip! Hatch! Love! is the only book you will need! Learn how to choose the right breed for your family, get advice on where to get your first chicks, find detailed information on how to hatch eggs successfully, gain specifics on caring for your new chicks once you get them, discover what type of housing you will need for your flock and how to protect them, and much, much more! Beginning chicken owners of all ages will enjoy this beautiful and informative book. Full of wonderful pictures, fun facts and tons of helpful tips, this essential guide will walk you through every step of starting your own flock.
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The Suburban Chicken

The Guide to Keeping Healthy, Thriving Chickens in Your Backyard

Author: Kristina Mercedes Urquhart

Publisher: i5 Publishing

ISBN: 1620082225

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 224

View: 444

With more and more city dwellers and suburbanites embracing the notion of getting back to basics and living simpler, more rustic lives, it’s no surprise that the popularity of backyard chicken keeping has skyrocketed in recent years. Whether for enjoyment as pets or for the convenience of farm-fresh eggs right outside your door, chicken keeping can be an easy and fun step on the road to more sustainable, ecologically friendly living. Written by Kristina Mercedes Urquhart, The Suburban Chicken shares the author’s knowledge on general chicken husbandry, profiles of 20 suitable breeds for suburban living, how to provide your birds with optimal accommodations, and the healthcare needs of chickens, among other important topics about which prospective chicken owners should be familiar. INSIDE SUBURBAN CHICKEN: •The benefits and enjoyment of keeping chickens as pets. •Considerations for would-be chicken keepers, including local ordinances, space requirements, initial and ongoing expenses, and preparing the home and family. •Favorite standard-size, bantam, and egg-laying breeds for metropolitan and family living. •Hatching eggs and raising chicks. •Coop styles and descriptions of all equipment that a budding chicken keeper needs, as well as a chapter dedicated to keeping chickens safe from predators. •Preventive care and optimal diets for healthy, hardy birds. •Raising chickens for eggs: the science behind egg production, how to properly handle and store fresh eggs, and the differences between store-bought and homegrown eggs, as well as some exciting recipes for your bounty.
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A Kid's Guide to Keeping Chickens

Best Breeds, Creating a Home, Care and Handling, Outdoor Fun, Crafts and Treats

Author: Melissa Caughey

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612124194

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 5224

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.
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4-H Guide to Raising Chickens

Author: Tara Kindschi

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 1616732210

Category: Nature

Page: 176

View: 2090

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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The Henkeeping Specialist

The Essential Guide to Choosing and Keeping Chickens for Egg and Meat Production

Author: David Squire

Publisher: New Holland Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781847737489

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 80

View: 4991

Self-sufficient living is becoming more popular and just a few chickens can keep a family supplied with eggs all year round-no large yard, expensive equipment, or hard work required. This essential guide provides all the key information, from housing and feeding to daily care and disease prevention. An A-to-Z directory of the different breeds helps new owners choose the right ones.
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Your Goats

A Kid's Guide to Raising and Showing

Author: Gail Damerow

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603427651

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 176

View: 7082

Suitable for farm work, as pets, and a source of fiber, goats are amazingly versatile animals. This informative and encouraging guide, designed for kids ages 9 and up, explains everything children need to know to safely and successfully raise and show their own goats. In age-appropriate language, Gail Damerow offers expert advice on selecting, purchasing, housing, and feeding goats, as well as important information on goat behavior and the basics of goat health care. Discover how fun and rewarding keeping goats can be.
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The Chicken Health Handbook, 2nd Edition

A Complete Guide to Maximizing Flock Health and Dealing with Disease

Author: Gail Damerow

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603428585

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 496

View: 333

Healthy chickens are happy chickens. This one-of-a-kind reference book covers the health problems that plague chickens of all breeds and ages. Practical charts identify common symptoms and causes of infection, while an alphabetic listing of diseases provides advice on treatment. You’ll find helpful descriptions of troublesome ailments of all types, from poor egg production to crooked toe syndrome. Practical remedies and gentle preventative care measures will help your beloved flock stay happy, healthy, and safe.
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The Ready Adviser and Family Guide

A New Compilation of Valuable Recipes and Guide to Health with Directions what to Do in Cases of Emergency ...

Author: Isaac Shinn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Agriculture

Page: 240

View: 8791

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How to Keep Backyard Chickens

A Straightforward Beginner's Guide

Author: Jill b.

Publisher: Jill b.

ISBN: N.A

Category: Pets

Page: N.A

View: 5360

Are You Thinking of Keeping Chickens But Don't Know Where to Start? This Beginner’s Chicken-Keeping Guide Will Help You: Get Started - Who to Talk to Before You Get Chickens. Decide Which Chicken Breed or Breeds To Get Based On the Characteristics That You Are Looking For In A Chicken. To Find Or Purchase Your First Flock To Find Feed Dealers To Find Everything You Need To Set Up Your Brooder and Your Coop. To Care for Your Chicks Integrate Your Chicks If You Already Have An Existing Flock. To Manage Your Chicken Litter and More! Special Section With Tips On Deterring Predators: The author’s homestead is also home to abundant wildlife including: foxes, bears, raccoons, hawks and even mountain lions. While no method is 100% fool-proof, the author includes tips and ideas on how to you can help to protect your chickens from predators. Special Section On Egg Preservation: What do you do when you have an abundance of eggs? The book includes preservation techniques such as pickling, brining, freezing and waxing. Buy this book & get started today!
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The Chicken Handbook

A Practical Guide to Keeping Hens and Other Fine-Feathered Friends

Author: Vivian Head

Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9781565236868

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 4150

This book is a comprehensive handbook for the novice to get started. All the fundamental information a backyard farmer needs to raise not only chickens, but geese, ducks, and turkeys too.
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Raising Chickens For Dummies

Author: Kimberly Willis,Ludlow

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470573325

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 408

View: 8093

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Keeping Chickens for Dummies

Author: Pammy Riggs,Kimberley Willis,Rob Ludlow

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119994179

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 432

View: 1391

Provides readers with an introduction to all aspects of keeping chickens, from constructing a hutch to the correct feeding regime. Offering expert advice to the reader straight from the River Cottage 'Chicken Whisperer'.
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