Your Chickens

A Kid's Guide to Raising and Showing

Author: Gail Damerow

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603427570

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 160

View: 4348

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: 5515

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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Count Your Chickens Before They Hatch

Author: Arindam Chaudhuri

Publisher: Vikas Publishing House Pvt Ltd

ISBN: 9788125910732

Category: Conduct of life

Page: 192

View: 2361

Posted in Conduct of life

Count Your Chickens

Author: Daniel Jacobs

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780736829182

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 17

View: 1421

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 look after your Chickens

Pet Care for Children

Author: Isabella Hobby

Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1632875284

Category: Pets

Page: 20

View: 4904

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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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: 9816

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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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: 9083

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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Starter Coops

For Your Chickens' First Home

Author: Wendy Bedwell-Wilson

Publisher: i5 Publishing

ISBN: 1620080346

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 160

View: 5615

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.
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My Pet Chicken Handbook

Sensible Advice and Savvy Answers for Raising Backyard Chickens

Author: Lissa Lucas,Traci Torres

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 1623360013

Category: Pets

Page: 256

View: 1003

The backyard chicken is the new "it" pet—and with good reason: These birds are personable, beautiful, and (mostly) low maintenance. But they're not without their quirks and sometimes puzzling behaviors. That's where the experts at MyPetChicken.com have a beak up on the competition—they hear from chicken keepers daily and offer advice about common mistakes and pitfalls that occur when raising a flock of chickens in the backyard. And customers tell them that the advice they most appreciate is actually how not to raise chickens, what not to do, and why not to panic. The handbook helps potential chicken owners decide whether chicken keeping is right for them, how to make the best choices for their situations, how to start planning for the new pets, and—most importantly—how to head off potential trouble before the chicks arrive. Detailed care instructions for baby chicks and mature hens help to ensure a friendly and enjoyable flock. Covering both the good and the "oh no" experiences that beginners and avid backyard farmers experience, topics include choosing coops, planning a daily routine, learning about sanitation practices, and discovering signs of distress. Then the joy of chicken keeping comes full "ovoid" with 50 recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, featuring the incredible and versatile egg, from homemade egg noodles and sesame mayonnaise to a vegetable frittata and caramel custard.
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Count Your Chickens

Author: Jo Ellen Bogart

Publisher: Tundra Books (NY)

ISBN: 1770497927

Category: Chickens

Page: 32

View: 5853

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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Know Your Chickens

Author: Jack Byard

Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9781565236127

Category: Nature

Page: 96

View: 5241

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

Chickens In Your Backyard

A Beginner's Guide

Author: Rick Luttmann,Gail Luttmann

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 9780878571253

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 157

View: 6710

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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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: 8330

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.
Posted in Nature

Ping and His Chickens and World War 2

Author: Phil Vernon

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1546264000

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 112

View: 2771

“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 head...events leading up to beach landing and its aftermath.
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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: 1474

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.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

Don't Count Your Chickens

Author: Simon Puttock

Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books

ISBN: 9781405034531

Category: Chickens

Page: 32

View: 6710

6-year-old Ruth May loves her two chickens and counts them every morning and every night. But two aren't enough, so she demands twice as many. Then four aren't enough, and she thinks she needs twice as many to keep her happy-- but will the chickens be happy?
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Gardening with Free-Range Chickens For Dummies

Author: Bonnie Jo Manion,Robert T. Ludlow

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118612876

Category: Gardening

Page: 288

View: 6970

Maintain a beautiful garden with chickens? Easy. Chickens are great gardening assistants, with lots of benefitsfor a home garden and landscape—from soil-building tomanaging pests and weeds. Home gardens can be great chickenhabitats if designed well, and Gardening with Free-RangeChickens For Dummies provides a plain-English guide withstep-by-step guidance for creating a gorgeous chicken-friendlylandscape that helps the chickens and the garden thrive. Gardening with Free-Range Chicken For Dummies offersguidance and step-by-step instructions for designing andimplementing a host of different chicken garden plans. Plus, you'llget detailed information on the best plants and landscapingmaterials for your chicken garden (and the ones to avoid), seasonalconsiderations, attractive fencing options, predator and pestcontrol, and much more. An excellent supplement to Raising Chickens For Dummiesand Building Chicken Coops For Dummies A plain-English guide with step-by-step guidance for creating achicken garden Advice on how to manage chickens while maintaining a beautifulgarden If you're looking for step-by-step advice on building a chickengarden, Gardening with Free-Range Chickens For Dummies hasyou covered.
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