Your Chickens

A Kid's Guide to Raising and Showing

Author: Gail Damerow

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603427570

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 160

View: 2254

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.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Henrietta's Guide to Caring for Your Chickens

Author: Isabel Thomas

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 1406281786

Category: Chickens

Page: 32

View: 5094

Henrietta the chicken reveals how readers should go about choosing chickens, what supplies they will need, how to make a new chicken feel at home, and how to properly care for chickens, including feeding, exercising, and keeping a chicken coop clean. Text in the book is accompanied by clear, labelled photographs to further reinforce key concepts.
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50 Do-It-Yourself Projects for Keeping Chickens

Chicken Coops, Brooders, Runs, Swings, Dust Baths, and More!

Author: Janet Garman

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1510731768

Category: House & Home

Page: 176

View: 2506

Get ready to jump into the world of chickens, one DIY project at a time. Owning and raising chickens doesn’t have to be an expensive hobby. With imagination, simple tools, and salvaged or bargain materials, you can make everything your flock needs for their health and safety. Buying a chicken coop can be a major expense. Follow the steps provided in the book to retro fit an existing structure into a chicken palace fit for the fanciest hens. Brooders, grow out pens, and chicken runs can easily be pulled together and give your feathered family a safe place to scratch and peck. If your chickens want fun activities, create boredom busters with the directions for a chicken swing, dust bath, outdoor roosts, front porches, and resting perches. Are you planning to raise your own sustainable flock? Building a nesting box area fit for the best broody is included. You can even set up a maternity ward and brooder pen in the coop. Dropping boards to dust baths, feeding stations to first aid, read and learn the simplest ways to provide the infrastructure and fun that your chickens need to grow and thrive. After all the project building, and chores are done, treat your flock to a delicious seasonal recipe with one of the recipes included. From beak to talon, you’re ready to tackle the needs of your flock with 50 DIY Projects you can create on a limited budget. Let’s get started!
Posted in House & Home

How to look after your Chickens

Pet Care for Children

Author: Isabella Hobby

Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1632875284

Category: Pets

Page: 20

View: 1990

How to look after your chickens is a fun and informative booked aimed at 5-10 year olds who would like to know about caring for chickens. Pets are a wonderful way for young children to learn about responsible animal care. This book covers the following topics: Popular breeds of chickens such as: Rhode Island Reds Leghorn Chickens Bantams Plymouth Rock Orpingtons It also covers: Where to buy your chickens? How many chickens to buy? Tips for a safe and strong chicken coop Feeding chickens Free range or caged? Eggs including two yummy egg recipes Parents - if you are considering purchasing chickens, then this guide is a great place to begin. Children will be led through different aspects of chicken care and what chickens need to thrive, grow and produce delicious eggs.
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Count Your Chickens

Author: Daniel Jacobs

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780736829182

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 17

View: 3347

Simple text and photographs introduce the concept of "skip counting," or counting by groups of a certain number, and present items for practice.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

How to Speak Chicken

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

Author: Melissa Caughey

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612129129

Category: Nature

Page: 144

View: 7842

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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Count Your Chickens

Author: Jo Ellen Bogart

Publisher: Tundra Books (NY)

ISBN: 1770497927

Category: Chickens

Page: 32

View: 2627

Follow a family of chickens as they prepare for their big outing. You'll see chickens wondering what to wear, baking pies, painting their toes and knitting socks. A stroll through town reveals that everyone else is excited for the festivities too! Over there we see racers sprinting to the finish line. Over here, farmers showing off their best crops. Clowns, entertainers and musicians take the stage. And don't forget the rides: the Ferris wheel, super slide and merry-go-round. This very silly book will entertain and challenge young readers with searching and counting elements.
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Gardening with Chickens

Plans and Plants for You and Your Hens

Author: Lisa Steele

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 0760350477

Category: Gardening

Page: 176

View: 335

Welcome to a world where chickens and gardens coexist! Join Lisa Steele, chicken-keeper extraordinaire and founder of Fresh Eggs Daily, on a unique journey through the garden. Start by planning your garden and learning strategies and tips for keeping your plants safe while they grow. Plant with purpose, choosing from a dozen plans for theme gardens such as Orange Egg Yolks or Nesting Box Herbs. Or choose a design that's filled with edibles - sharing the bounty with your family and your feathered friends. Then comes the fun part: enjoy the harvest, even let the chickens graze! Lisa's friendly writing, together with inspirational photos and illustrations, will have you rolling up your sleeves and reaching for your gardening tools. Lisa also covers a range of topics just for chicken-keepers, including: - Chickens and composting - Using chickens to aerate and till - Coop window boxes - Plants to avoid when you have chickens - Lists of the most valuable crops and herbs - Advice on how to harvest and use many of the plants - And much more! Whether you're an experienced chicken keeper, master gardener, or just getting into these two wonderful hobbies, Gardening with Chickens is an indispensable guide for a harmonious homestead.
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My Chickens Lay Eggs

Author: Sherry Crelin

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1525523961

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 28

View: 3328

Come join Jenny as she takes you along on her family’s exciting new journey raising a small flock of chickens in their suburban back yard. The lively and engaging story of Jenny, her chickens, and their eggs easily captivates children. While written to entertain, it is also educational, increasing understanding of where food originates, teaching science based animals facts and fostering an understanding of the responsibilities involved in caring for pets. The book includes an educational resource section with fun chicken facts for children and important information for adults to consider before starting a family backyard flock of their own.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Know Your Chickens

Author: Jack Byard

Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9781565236127

Category: Nature

Page: 96

View: 3575

Learn about 44 breeds of chicken like the lazy Barnvelder, and the friendly Belgian D'Uccle - sure to make a chicken enthusiast out of anyone both young and old!
Posted in Nature

Starter Coops

For Your Chickens' First Home

Author: Wendy Bedwell-Wilson

Publisher: i5 Publishing

ISBN: 1620080346

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 160

View: 3791

A full-color introductory guide to providing a flock of chickens with their very own digs, Starter Coops addresses the needs of every chicken owner, analyzing what kind of accommodations will best serve the ladies’ needs. Author and chicken enthusiast, Wendy Bedwell-Wilson offers commonsense advice and money-saving tips to get new chicken keepers off to the right start. Starter Coops begins with the necessary elements of every chicken coop—safely constructed, predator-proof, ideally sized, draft-free, and weather-proof—and then goes beyond to personalize the coop to the needs of the keeper and his or her flock. The author discusses power sources, water stations, nesting boxes, and dusting boxes in addition to architectural and design elements. The chapter title “Tour de Coops” discusses the pros and cons of the various approaches to keeping chickens: free range, confined housing, yarded housing, and a chicken tractor. The author keeps the focus on the convenience for the keeper as well as what’s best for the girls in terms of behavior, safety, comfort, and so forth. From planning for the future coop and the purchase of the needed tools and materials to the actual construction, this book offers detailed step-by-step instructions to the beginning keeper. Color drawings assist the reader with building a confined coop, chicken tractor, nesting boxes, portable perches, expanded brooders, A-frame hide, and lean-to hide. In “Finishing Touches,” Bedwell-Wilson offers some useful and fun advice for chicken keepers as they complete their starter coops. Planting a chicken garden for the birds to forage, building a play area, and adding feeding stations to the coop are some the author’s suggestions. She also discusses the importance of regular cleaning and maintenance—along with shortcuts and tips to simplify every chore—plus advice about managing pests and predators and seasonal management for the flock. A glossary of terms, resource section, and index are provided.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Counting My Chickens . . .

And Other Home Thoughts

Author: The Duchess of Devonshire

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 146680615X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

View: 4663

A unique window on an extraordinary life lived with tremendous zest, discrimination, and intelligence The Duchess of Devonshire is the youngest of the Mitford siblings, the famous brood that includes the writers Nancy and Jessica. Like them, she has lived an unusually full and remarkable life, and like them she has an inimitable expressive gift. In Counting My Chickens, she has gathered extracts from her diaries and other writings to create a multifaceted portrait of her life at Chatsworth, the home of the Dukes of Devonshire, that is pithy, hilarious, wise, and always richly rewarding. Under the Duchess's inspired supervision, Chatsworth has become one of England's most frequently visited great houses, welcoming over 400,000 visitors a year. The Duchess reveals what it takes to keep such an establishment alive and prospering, tells of transporting a goat by train from the Scottish island of Mull to London, discusses having her portrait painted by Lucian Freud, and provides rich reminisces of growing up a Mitford--along with telling anecdotes about friends from Evelyn Waugh to John F. Kennedy. From Tom Stoppard's adoring Introduction to the author's meditation on the beauty of Elvis Presley's voice, COUNTING MY CHICKENS offers continuous surprise and delight.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Chickens In Your Backyard

A Beginner's Guide

Author: Rick Luttmann,Gail Luttmann

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 9780878571253

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 157

View: 3517

Backyard farmers interested in having a readily available source of eggs and meat are provided with nontechnical information on housing, feeding, raising, and butchering chickens
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4-H Guide to Raising Chickens

Author: Tara Kindschi

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 1616732210

Category: Nature

Page: 176

View: 1592

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.
Posted in Nature

How to Build Chicken Coops

Everything You Need to Know

Author: Samantha Johnson,Daniel Johnson

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 0760347336

Category: Nature

Page: 176

View: 7404

How to Build Chicken Coops includes a complete, customizable construction plan (with step-by-step instructions, photos, a cut list, and diagrams) and extensive how-to information on chicken care.
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Ping and His Chickens and World War 2

Author: Phil Vernon

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1546264000

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 112

View: 6453

“Ping and His Chickens and World War II” are based on true stories set in 1950’s and 1940’s (World War II in the South Pacific). Phil Vernon relates his unique and heart warming experiences of raising chickens from an original two that were destined for a cooking pot. Phil tamed his chickens and they (and offsprings) soon made home of the Vernon household, and, soon after that, the neighborhood. Numerous humorous anecdotes are portrayed, including a hen laying eggs in the Inbox of the President of Silliman University in the Philippines. The World War II section portrays experiences in the South Pacific of Phil Vernon’s father, Douglas Vernon...a Presbyterian missionary in Philippines. Namely, in the Marine Corps beach head incursion of Tarawa in 1943, which resulted in 2,000 Marine Corps deaths. My father was in the 3rd wave of Maines to hit the beach in face of withering Japanese gun fire. This section is based on my father’s written personal account of the beach leading up to beach landing and its aftermath.
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