A Family Guide To Keeping Chickens

How to choose and care for your first chickens

Author: Anne Perdeaux

Publisher: How To Books

ISBN: 1845285549

Category: Pets

Page: 272

View: 399

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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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: 1612124186

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 7962

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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The Chicken Whisperer's Guide to Keeping Chickens, Revised

Everything you need to know. . . and didn't know you needed to know about backyard and urban chickens

Author: Andy Schneider

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: 1631594435

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 184

View: 3354

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!
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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: 6680

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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A Family Guide To Keeping Chickens, 2nd Edition

How to choose and care for your first chickens

Author: Anne Perdeaux

Publisher: Robinson

ISBN: 9781472140449

Category: Pets

Page: 160

View: 6288

For the family and would-be smallholder, chickens are the obvious first step when venturing into keeping livestock. Chickens also make ideal family pets, requiring less attention than a dog yet still being entertaining, productive and educational. This practical 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: · Choosing the right chickens and housing for your garden size · Exploring useful equipment, such as poultry feeders and drinkers · Routine care for your chickens, including what to feed them on · Outfoxing the fox - and other predators · What to do with all those eggs! · Dealing with parasites and ailments · Broody hens and hatching eggs With true-life portraits of chicken keepers, little known facts, and helpful and informative personal anecdotes, A Family Guide To Keeping Chickens, 2nd Edition is an easy and enjoyable read for anyone interested in keeping chickens.
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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: 7432

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

Guide to Raising Chickens

Author: Gail Damerow

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603424695

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 438

View: 1786

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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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: 4790

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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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: 392

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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4-H Guide to Raising Chickens

Author: Tara Kindschi

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 1616732210

Category: Nature

Page: 176

View: 4422

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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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: 4909

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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Keeping Chickens for Dummies

Author: Pammy Riggs,Kimberley Willis,Rob Ludlow

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119994179

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 432

View: 4714

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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The Complete Guide to Raising Chickens

Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply

Author: Tara Layman Williams

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 1601383746

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 288

View: 7278

Properly raised chickens can be a major boon to any household looking to save money on eggs and poultry. The average hen lays 260 eggs per year, which means that with just six chickens, your family could have 1,560, or 130 dozen, eggs a year. Not only can this save your family significant money on groceries, but you can also harvest and sell eggs at farmers markets or local supermarkets. Additionally, you can raise poultry for meat, saving you a weekly trip to your grocer s deli counter. Raising chickens is relatively inexpensive, and they are easy to maintain if you are equipped with the right knowledge. Plus, your family will love having these quirky and fun birds around. With The Complete Guide to Raising Chickens: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply, you can have a happy and healthy flock that provides your family with countless benefits. In this book, you will find comprehensive information on understanding how to raise your new flock, no matter if you live in the city or on a small farm. Starting with the basics, this book begins describing the different goals and reasons you may want to have these birds, whether for eggs, meat, breeding, selling, showing, or just to have them as pets. You will learn how to understand chickens and how to decide which breed to purchase depending on your needs, as well as where to purchase your chickens and handle them. After reading this book, you will know what your chickens will need and how to take care of them so you can meet your goals for the birds. You will learn what kind of housing your chickens need, including everything from runs and bedding to lighting, perches, and nesting boxes. Once you are an expert on chicken coops, you will explore the proper methods and forms of feed each breed needs. This book provides details on how to breed chickens for egg production and how to collect and store the eggs, while additional information is included on how to manage your breeders and hatch eggs. This book covers the entire lifespan of the chicken, including hatching, egg cultivation, mating, and slaughter. Additionally, you will rarely have to call the vet with this book s information on chicken health and anatomy. We interviewed top chicken farms and experts for this book, and their expertise and experience is compiled in this book to provide practical information on maintaining chicken health, how different seasons affect chicken care, and how to raise chickens for meat. The Complete Guide to Raising Chickens is the perfect guide for any new chicken farmer to have in hand. Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company president s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.
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The Chicken Chick's Guide to Backyard Chickens

Simple Steps for Healthy, Happy Hens

Author: Kathy Shea Mormino

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 0760359792

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 176

View: 5191

Internationally known as The Chicken Chick, Kathy Shea Mormino brings an informative style and fresh perspective on raising backyard chickens to millions of fans around the world. An attorney by profession, Kathy is the founder and one-woman creative force behind her wildly popular and award-winning Facebook page and blog, The-Chicken-Chick.com. Now her practical, down-to-earth approach to chicken-keeping is available in book form. Sharing her years of hard-earned experience and collaborations with poultry veterinarians, nutritionists, and professors, she provides simple steps to care for these uncommon pets with confidence. Kathy’s personality permeates the book as she guides newbie, veteran, and would-be backyard chickeneers alike through all aspects of small-flock care—from getting into the hobby to housing, feeding, egg production, health, and much more. The result is accurate information presented in the fun and abundantly illustrated format that Mormino has delivered on her blog for years.
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Backyard Chickens

A Beginners Guide To Raising Backyard Chickens

Author: Nancy Ross

Publisher: PublishDrive

ISBN: 1508054681

Category: Pets

Page: 41

View: 8888

DO YOU WANT TO LEARN HOW TO RAISE CHICKENS IN YOUR VERY OWN BACKYARD? Whether you want to learn what you need to get started, what the best breeds are, or understanding your chickens behaviour this book will help you. Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn... Benefits of Backyard Chickens What You Need to Get Started Getting Setup to Bring the Chickens Home The Best Backyard Breeds Understanding the Basic Behaviors of Your Chicken Medical Issues With Your Chickens Making Money With Your Chickens Much, Much, More!
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Young Chicken Farmers

Tips for Kids Raising Backyard Chickens

Author: Vickie Black

Publisher: Bookhouse Fulfillment

ISBN: 9781592985555

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 29

View: 9558

Shows young readers how to care for a flock of chickens and offers tips for keeping chickens safe, healthy, and happy.
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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: 6448

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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How to Speak Chicken

Why Your Chickens Do What They Do & Say What They Say

Author: Melissa Caughey

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612129110

Category: Nature

Page: 144

View: 9078

Best-selling author Melissa Caughey knows that backyard chickens are like any favorite pet — fun to spend time with and fascinating to observe. Her hours among the flock have resulted in this quirky, irresistible guide packed with firsthand insights into how chickens communicate and interact, use their senses to understand the world around them, and establish pecking order and roles within the flock. Combining her up-close observations with scientific findings and interviews with other chicken enthusiasts, Caughey answers unexpected questions such as Do chickens have names for each other? How do their eyes work? and How do chickens learn? Foreword INDIES Silver Award Winner
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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: 7725

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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Chicken Manual

The Complete Step-By-Step Guide to Keeping Chickens

Author: Laurence Beeken

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781844257294

Category: Chickens

Page: 192

View: 1946

by Laurence Beeken This Haynes Manual will provide a complete and easy-to-understand reference for the growing band of people wishing to keep their own chickens for both food and pleasure. Pitched at the novice but also containing plenty to interest the experienced chicken-keeper, the book will contain no-nonsense advice, tips, facts and step-by step sequences, as well as plenty of illustrations. As more people keep chickens nowadays than at any time since the Second World War, this book is a timely addition to the Haynes range. In typical Haynes style, this 192-page hardback provides a complete and easy-to-follow reference for the novice poultry keeper. Practical Poultry
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