Your Chickens

A Kid's Guide to Raising and Showing

Author: Gail Damerow

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603427570

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 160

View: 8716

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

Count Your Chickens

Author: Jo Ellen Bogart

Publisher: Tundra Books (NY)

ISBN: 1770497927

Category: Chickens

Page: 32

View: 1413

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.
Posted in Chickens

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: 1404

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
Posted in Nature

My Chickens and I

Author: Isabella Rossellini

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9781419729911

Category: Pets

Page: 112

View: 3319

In this delightful illustrated book, actress and filmmaker Isabella Rossellini shares her newfound passion for raising chickens. When a cardboard carton dotted with airholes arrived at her door, Rossellini expected to welcome 38 yellow chicks to her Long Island farm. Much to her surprise, her newly hatched brood included a diverse mix of heritage breeds--a discovery that prompted further research into the traits, behavior, and history of each one. Perfectly capturing the fine-feathered glory and surprising intelligence of these spirited backyard birds, My Chickens and I pairs Patrice Casanova's photographs with Rossellini's wry observations, fun facts, and hand-drawn illustrations.
Posted in Pets

Know Your Chickens

Author: Jack Byard

Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9781565236127

Category: Nature

Page: 96

View: 9135

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

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: 303

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.
Posted in Gardening

Once Upon a Flock

Life with My Soulful Chickens

Author: Lauren Scheuer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451698755

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 5319

When longtime illustrator and lover of power tools Lauren Scheuer was looking for a project, she got the idea to raise backyard chickens. Her husband and teenage daughter looked on incredulously as coop sketches and chicken-raising books filled their New England home. But when the chicks arrived, the whole family fell in love with the bundles of fluff and the wild adventures began. Once Upon a Flock: Life with My Soulful Chickens stars Scheuer’s backyard chickens—with their big personalities, friendships, rivalries, and secrets—and the flock’s guardian, Marky the terrier. The flock includes Hatsy, the little dynamo; Lil’White, the deranged and twisted Buff Orpington; Pigeon, the fixer-upper chicken; and Lucy, the special-needs hen who bonds with Lauren and becomes a fast friend. This charming story of Lauren’s life with her quirky flock is filled with moments of humor and heartbreak: When Lucy is afflicted with a neurological disease, Lauren builds Lucy a special-needs coop. When Lucy’s nesting instinct leads Lauren to act as a chicken midwife of sorts, Lauren hatches a chick in her home. And when Lucy’s best friend Hatsy falls ill, Lauren finds an unlikely friend for Lucy in a chicken named Pigeon, who requires an emergency bath and blow-dry. Enthusiastically immersing herself in the world of her flock, Lauren discovers that love, loss, passion, and resilience are not only parts of the human experience, but of the chicken experience as well. Throughout it all, Lauren documents the laughter and drama of her flock’s adventures with her own whimsical photos and illustrations. At once humorous, poignant, and informative, Once Upon a Flock is a feathered tale like no other.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

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 (MN)

ISBN: 0760352003

Category: House & Home

Page: 192

View: 466

A must-have for every backyard chicken keeper, Backyard Chickens Beyond the Basics goes beyond introductory lessons and explores the realities of raising a flock for eggs -- and entertainment, of course! From odd eggs and molting to feeding and preparing for the seasons, this book covers the subjects beginner books don't adequately address and re-examines common knowledge that may not actually hold true. It's a resource to turn to time and again for expert advice to make sure your birds are happy, healthy, and productive. Author Pam Freeman, an editor and "Ask the Expert" columnist at Backyard Poultry magazine, draws on her years of experience fielding reader questions to identify and clearly explain many common - and some not-so-common - issues in chicken keeping. How do you add new chickens to your flock? What is the pecking order and how can you change or control it? Is it better to raise chicks by hand or with a broody hen? What do you do when you collect eggs and discover: lash eggs, calcium deposits, soft eggs, eggs within eggs, or wrinkled eggs? In Backyard Chickens Beyond the Basics, readers will find not just answers, but a book full of "coop truth" that helps them continue on their journey. Because as every chicken owner knows: Chickens are individuals and real-life chicken keeping often takes you far from the beaten path.
Posted in House & Home

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: 680

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.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

A Kid's Guide to Keeping Chickens

Author: Melissa Caughey

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612124186

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 4870

Chickens make wonderful pets, and Melissa Caughey provides all the information kids need to raise healthy chickens and have tons of fun doing it! Caughey shares her advice in an engaging way so that kids understand what it means to keep chickens and what kind of housing, food, equipment, and care the chickens will need to thrive.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

Max Counts His Chickens

Author: Rosemary Wells

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101550112

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 2849

Max and Ruby, everyone’s favorite bunnies, are back in a unique largeformat counting book sure to tickle the funny bone of very young readers. When the Easter Bunny decides to hide the contents of their Easter baskets, Max and Ruby set out on a hunt for the missing marshmallow chicks which are here, there, and everywhere. It seems that Ruby is finding all the chicks, but count on Max to have the last laugh! Max and Ruby currently appear in their own television series on Nickelodeon.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Counting My Chickens

And Other Home Thoughts

Author: Deborah Devonshire

Publisher: Gardners Books

ISBN: 9781902421056

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 175

View: 1759

The Duchess of Devonshire is the sister of Nancy, Pamela, Tom, Diana, Unity and Jessica Mitford. Her books include The House: A Portrait of Chatsworth, The Estate: A View from Chatsworth, Treasures of Chatsworth, Farm Animals (for children) The Garden at Chatsworth. She is Past President of the Royal Agricultural Association of England and of The Royal Smithfield Club.In 1999 the Duchess was appointed a D.C.V.O. by Her Majesty the Queen. Sir Tom Stoppard O.M. is one of the worldâ__s greatest contemporary playwrights.
Posted in Literary Collections

Big Chicken

The Incredible Story of how Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats

Author: Maryn McKenna

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426217668

Category: Science

Page: 400

View: 8950

"Americans eat chicken more than any other meat. But our nation's favorite food comes with an invisible cost: its insidious effect on our health. In this extraordinary narrative, acclaimed journalist Maryn McKenna reveals how antibiotic use has altered the way we consume industrially raised meat, and its impact on our daily lives. Drawing on decades of research, as well as interviews with entrepreneurs, epidemiologists, and other specialists, McKenna spins an astonishing story of science gone wrong. In the middle of the last century, antibiotics fueled the rapid rise of chicken from local delicacy to everyday protein source. But with that spectacular growth came great risk. As resistance to new wonder drugs crept into the farming process, bacterial outbreaks became harder to treat. And the consequences-to agriculture, to human health, and to modern medicine-were devastating. Beginning with the push to make chicken the affordable entrée of choice and tracing its evolution to a global commodity and carrier of foodborne illness, McKenna shines a light on the hidden forces of industrialization, the repercussions of runaway antibiotic use, and the outcome for future generations. Taking readers from the first poultry farms on the Delmarva Peninsula to the little-known lab where the chicken nugget was invented and into today's factory farms, McKenna reveals that the history of chicken is as much about economics, politics, and culture as it is about what we eat. In these vivid pages, she gives voice to a vanguard of farmers, chefs, and activists who are seeking to return poultry to an honored place at the table-and are changing the way we think about food. Incisive and beautifully written, Big Chicken is a cautionary tale of an industry that lost its way-and shows us the way back to healthier eating"--Back cover.
Posted in Science

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: 9595

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.
Posted in Nature

Henrietta's Guide to Caring for Your Chickens

Author: Isabel Thomas

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1484610458

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 2789

In this book, 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 is accompanied by clear, labeled photographs to further reinforce key concepts, and the use of an animal narrator also allows the book to be used to teach perspective.
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: 5570

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.
Posted in Pets

Keeping Chickens

Getting the Best from Your Chickens

Author: Jeremy Hobson

Publisher: David & Charles

ISBN: 9781446303634

Category: Nature

Page: 192

View: 368

This title presents the perfect introduction to the rewarding hobby of poultry keeping. It reveals how, as well as being useful, chickens are interesting and colourful characters that make good pets and can enliven any garden. It fuses contemporary lifestyle design, imaginative and appealing images and lively, authoritative text to ensure the widest possible interest. It is a comprehensive guide to chicken breeds including hybrids and rescue birds. It offers everything you need to know about housing, feeding and welfare as well as a useful recipe section full of great ideas for using up all those extra fresh eggs.
Posted in Nature

Count Your Chickens

Author: Daniel Jacobs

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780736829182

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 17

View: 5551

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

Backyard Chickens for Beginners

Getting the Best Chickens, Choosing Coops, Feeding and Care, and Beating City Chicken Laws

Author: R. J. Ruppenthal

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781479197002

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 42

View: 1996

Valuable, short guide for beginners on how to start a backyard mini-flock of 2-4 chickens and get fresh eggs every day. Written by the author of the best-selling Fresh Food From Small Spaces book, and a former columnist for Urban Farm magazine.
Posted in Technology & Engineering