The Chicken Keeper's Problem Solver

100 Common Problems Explored and Explained

Author: Chris Graham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1631590340

Category: House & Home

Page: 224

View: 6650

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Posted in House & Home

Wisdom for Hen Keepers

500 tips for keeping chickens

Author: Chris Graham

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472915291

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 288

View: 2434

A comprehensive collection of 500 tips written by poultry expert Chris Graham covers all aspects of keeping chickens including: Becoming a Hen Keeper; Housing and Equipment; Choosing Chickens; Feeding Chickens; Eggs and Meat; Flock Needs; Breeding and Showing; and, Ailments. The tips are grouped logically so that novices can build their knowledge gradually, while old hands might prefer to dip in and out at random or use the index to refer to specific topics. The tips are also accompanied by simple annotated diagrams where required. Illustrated throughout with specially commissioned linocut prints by award-winning printmaker Melvyn Evans, Wisdom for Henkeeping is an ideal companion for newcomers to henkeeping, and also a perfect gift for more experienced poultry keepers.
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Keeping Poultry And Rabbits On Scraps

Author: Alan Thompson

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1447493427

Category: Nature

Page: 176

View: 1759

This unusual early work is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. Extensively illustrated with text diagrams and drawings, it is a comprehensive guide to keeping rabbits and chickens. The first half of the book is dedicated to showing how the maximum number of eggs can be obtained from the minimum amount of imported food and the second half aims to give practical guidance in as simple a form as possible, catering for the needs of the breeder who intends starting with a small number of rabbits. Thoroughly recommended for inclusion on the poultry and game enthusiast's bookshelf. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
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The Beekeeper's Problem Solver

100 Common Problems Explored and Explained

Author: James E. Tew

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: 1627883185

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 224

View: 2376

While keeping bees certainly isn't rocket science, doing it properly does involve decent levels of understanding, commitment, and attention to detail. Getting the basics right is essential, and this demands a solid appreciation of important areas such as hives management, breed choice, and health requirements. There is plenty to think about for those getting their first bees, and careful planning is the key to a successful initial experience. One thing that complicates matters is the bees' ability to disguise problems. Although this might seem a useful ability, it actually makes recognizing trouble in the crucial, early stages that much more difficult, even for experienced owners. And although bees are remarkably resilient creatures, they remain vulnerable to predators, disease and climate changes. There is plenty of potential for things to go wrong and, unfortunately, it's always the bees that suffer when problems strike. Whether you're a newcomer or an old hand, The Beekeeper's Problem Solverprovides the information you need to nip probelms in the bud—and, better still, avoid them in the first place. Let longtime bee keeper and apiary expert James E. Tew guide you thorugh 100 common problems faced by beekeepers, spelling out in clear and simple terms what the underlying cause is and how to solve it. Each one is tackled in depth, with photographs and diagrams, as well as a wide range of practical tips and useful insights. The problems are divided into ten chapters covering the main areas of beekeeping, from health to housing and parasites to predators. A subject-specific index is also included for easy reference.
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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: 6990

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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How to Speak Chicken

Why Your Chickens Do What They Do and Say What They Say

Author: Melissa Caughey

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612129110

Category: Nature

Page: 144

View: 5905

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.
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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: 2165

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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The Family Tree Problem Solver

Tried and True Tactics for Tracing Elusive Ancestors

Author: Marsha Hoffman Rising

Publisher: Family Tree Books

ISBN: 9781440311932

Category: Reference

Page: 256

View: 9548

Proven Solutions for Your Research Challenges Has your family history research hit a brick wall? Marsha Hoffman Rising's best-selling book The Family Tree Problem Solver has the solutions to help you find the answers you seek. Inside you'll find: Ideas on how to find vital records before civil registration Tips for finding ''missing'' ancestors on censuses Instructions for investigating collateral kin to further your pedigree A look at advanced court records and how they can help you find answers Work-arounds for lost or destroyed records Techniques for correctly identifying and researching ancestors with common names “li>Methods for finding ancestors who lived before 1850 Case studies that show how to apply the author?s advice to real-life research roadblocks Strategies for analyzing your problem and creating a successful research plan This revised edition also includes new information about online research techniques and a look at the role of DNA research. Plus you'll find a glossary of genealogy terms and more than a dozen templates for charts and logs to help you organize and record your research. Let The Family Tree Problem Solver help you find the answers you need today.
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Backyard Chickens Beyond the Basics

Lessons for Expanding Your Flock, Understanding Chicken Behavior, Keeping a Rooster, Adjusting for the Seasons, Staying Healthy, and More!

Author: Pam Freeman

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 0760357676

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 192

View: 1647

Backyard Chickens Beyond the Basics goes beyond introductory lessons to explore the realities of raising a flock for eggs and give expert advice to make sure your birds are happy, healthy, and productive.
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Chicken and Egg

An Egg-Eentric Guide to Raising Poultry

Author: James Hermes,Andy Cawthray

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781782402008

Category: Chickens

Page: 176

View: 5421

The urban chicken movement shows no sign of abating, with home-raised hens considered the poster girls of the urban farming and buy local campaigns. In the US, many states have overturned laws that made the keeping of backyard poultry illegal and embraced the new generation of small-scale egg producers. Chicken & Egg is designed for this broad readership, but with a determinedly egg-centric focus. It offers a complete reference to raising chickens and other poultry purely for their eggs, from choosing the best-laying breeds, to understanding broody behaviour, to producing the most colourful egg selections. Featuring artworked guides to the top twenty breeds, and Why Did The Chicken...? problem-solving panels, it is both gorgeous gift and essential reference.
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Grammar Keepers

Lessons That Tackle Students' Most Persistent Problems Once and for All, Grades 4-12

Author: Gretchen Bernabei

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1483390209

Category: Education

Page: 280

View: 9367

Your best offense against the state assessments No matter what state you teach in, you can be certain that grammar is being tested . . . frequently and across the grades! The biggest issue? Most of our grades 4-12 students continue to make the same old errors year after year. Grammar Keepers to the rescue, with 101 lessons that help students internalize the conventions of correctness once and for all. Bernabei’s key ingredients include Daily journal writing to increase practice and provide an authentic context Minilessons and Interactive Dialogues that model how to make grammatical choices A “Keepers 101” sheet to track teaching and “Parts of Speech Sheet” for student reference
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The Chicken Encyclopedia

An Illustrated Reference

Author: Gail Damerow

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603425616

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 319

View: 2756

From addled to zygote, the terminology of everything chicken is demystified in this comprehensive A-to-Z reference volume presented in a friendly, highly illustrated format. "The Chicken Encyclopedia" is the go-to guide for chicken owners and enthusiasts of all levels.
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Chicken Soup for the African American Soul

Celebrating and Sharing Our Culture One Story at a Time

Author: Jack Canfield,Mark Victor Hansen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1453279954

Category: Self-Help

Page: 384

View: 9680

This is the book everyone has been waiting for-an inspiring celebration of the joy, challenges, and triumphs of being African American.
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The Chicken Squad

The First Misadventure

Author: Doreen Cronin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442496762

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 112

View: 7814

When the squirrel Tail comes barreling into the chicken coop ranting about a round, shiny, green, big, scary thing in the yard, Dirt, Sweetie, Poppy, and Sugar investigate this strange object.
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The Art and Craft of Wood

A Practical Guide to Harvesting, Choosing, Reclaiming, Preparing, Crafting, and Building with Raw Wood

Author: Silas J. Kyler,David Hildreth

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: 1631594141

Category: House & Home

Page: 160

View: 5572

Where people live, trees live. They provide shade, beautify our neighborhoods, filter our water, and clean our air, but when they die, we often don't know what to do with them. More and more, that is changing as we learn the skills to reclaim those trees as lumber. Aimed at the woodworking hobbyist or aspiring DIYer, The Art and Craft of Wood introduces readers to the basics of wood craft. The Art and Craft of Wood will inspire you to make something of your own through simple, approachable instructions and inspiring step-by-step photos. As a reader, you will learn valuable skills, including: - Where to find wood that you can reclaim for your own use - How to mill, stack, dry, and flatten your log into useable lumber - Create a variety of useful household furnishings in 7 step-by-step projects ranging in difficulty from novice to more complicated - What to do with leftover material, such as making firestarters and animal bedding The authors, who are also the filmmakers behind the documentary Felled, a film about giving new life to urban trees, have lived the process and share what they learned along the way, including the fulfillment of crafting a beautiful, practical item from wood that has been overlooked or discarded.
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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: 2822

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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Are You Ready to Hatch an Unusual Chicken?

Author: Kelly Jones

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 1524765937

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 8933

This laugh-out-loud sequel to Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer has EVEN MORE MAGIC CHICKENS! Twelve-year-old Sophie Brown is finally settling into her new home and her new role as keeper of some highly unusual chickens--chickens with secret superpowers! But the arrival of two new magical chickens for her flock and some unusual eggs to be incubated and hatched (what will their superpowers be?), plus an impending inspection from the Unusual Poultry Committee (who even knew this existed?) has Sophie feeling pretty stressed out. Her older cousin, Lupe, is coming to stay with her family, which is great--but will Lupe like chickens too? And on top of it all, Sophie's first day at her new school is rapidly approaching! In this wildly funny and quirky novel told in letters and lists and quizzes, Sophie learns that even an exceptional poultry farmer can use some help.
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Rabbit Housing

Planning, Building, and Equipping Facilities for Humanely Raising Healthy Rabbits

Author: Bob Bennett

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 160342895X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 144

View: 5251

Create a safe, sanitary, and efficient home for your rabbits. In this informative guide, Bob Bennett provides clear step-by-step instructions for building attractive all-wire hutches of all sizes, with additional tips for adding the necessary accessories like feeders, watering systems, nest boxes, and fencing. From the direction a hutch door should swing to proper ventilation and protection from predators, Bennett covers everything you need to know to create a housing structure that will help promote a healthy and productive rabbit-raising operation.
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Storey's Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds

Chickens, Ducks, Geese, Turkeys, Emus, Guinea Fowl, Ostriches, Partridges, Peafowl, Pheasants, Quails, Swans

Author: Carol Ekarius

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612128432

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 288

View: 8633

More than 128 birds strut their stuff across the pages of this definitive primer for intrepid poultry farmers and feather fanciers alike. From the Manx Rumpy to the Redcap and the Ancona duck to his Aylesbury cousin, each breed is profiled with a brief history, detailed descriptions of identifying characteristics, and colorful photography. Comprehensive and fun, Storey’s Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds celebrates the personalities and charming good looks of North America’s quirkiest barnyard birds and waterfowl.
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Choosing and Keeping Chickens

Author: Chris Graham

Publisher: Bounty Books

ISBN: 9780753730263

Category:

Page: 208

View: 9228

Whether you're struggling to decide on which hutch to buy or preparing to house a brand new batch of chickens, this lovely little book will provide you with all the answers you need. It contains tips and advice on everything from choosing the best breed of hen for you to keeping your chickens healthy and well fed with the latest equipment. Clear colour photography accompanies the text. Choosing and keeping chickens has never been smoother!
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