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Chick Days

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
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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.

Backyard Chickens for Beginners

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
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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.

A Kid's Guide to Keeping Chickens

A Kid's Guide to Keeping Chickens

  • Author: Melissa Caughey
  • Publisher: Storey Publishing
  • ISBN: 1612124186
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 144
  • View: 858
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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.

The Chicken Chick's Guide to Backyard Chickens

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
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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.

Guide to Raising Chickens

Guide to Raising Chickens

  • Author: Gail Damerow
  • Publisher: Storey Publishing
  • ISBN: 1603424695
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 438
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A guide to raising one chicken or one hundred. It features topics from starting a backyard flock to putting eggs on the table.

The Magnificent Chicken

The Magnificent Chicken

Portraits of the Fairest Fowl

  • Author: Tamara Staples,Ira Glass,Christa Velbel
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books
  • ISBN: 1452113440
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 132
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This fully revised and expanded version of the classic volume The Fairest Fowl is a visual celebration of the wonder, peculiarity, and magnificence of championship chickens.

The Chicken Whisperer's Guide to Keeping Chickens, Revised

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
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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!

The Complete Guide to Raising Chickens

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
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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.

Hatching & Brooding Your Own Chicks

Hatching & Brooding Your Own Chicks

Chickens, Turkeys, Ducks, Geese, Guinea Fowl

  • Author: Gail Damerow
  • Publisher: Storey Publishing
  • ISBN: 160342878X
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 240
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Gail Damerow shows you how to incubate, hatch, and brood baby chickens, ducklings, goslings, turkey poults, and guinea keets. With advice on everything from selecting a breed and choosing the best incubator to feeding and caring for newborn chicks in a brooder, this comprehensive guide also covers issues like embryo development, panting chicks, and a variety of common birth defects. Whether you want to hatch three eggs or one hundred, you’ll find all the information you need to make your poultry-raising operation a success.

Keeping Chickens for Dummies

Keeping Chickens for Dummies

  • Author: Pammy Riggs,Kimberley Willis,Rob Ludlow
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1119994179
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 432
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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'.

Keeping chickens

Keeping chickens

  • Author: John Walters,Michael Parker
  • Publisher: Michael Joseph
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 126
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Raising Chickens For Dummies

Raising Chickens For Dummies

  • Author: Kimberly Willis,Robert T. Ludlow
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118982797
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 432
  • View: 9480
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Your hands-on guide to modern chicken-raising methods Thinking about raising chickens? You've come to the right place! This new edition of Raising Chickens For Dummies provides the most up-to-date, thorough information on the many aspects of keeping chickens in your backyard. Inside, you'll find hands-on, easy-to-follow instructions on choosing and purchasing chickens, constructing housing for your birds, feeding your chickens for optimal health, combating laying issues, controlling pests and predators, optimizing egg production, and much more. Raising chickens on a small scale is a popular—and growing—pastime. If you're interested in keeping chickens as pets or as a source for eggs, Raising Chickens For Dummies gives you plain-English explanations of everything you need to know to about caring for chickens. Inside, you'll learn about basic chicken biology, breeds, and behavior, which chicken breed is best for you, how many you need, ways to spot healthy chickens, how to build a chicken coop, best practices for mating your chickens, how to incubate eggs, how to hatch and nurture chicks, manage laying hens, collect and store eggs, and butcher meat birds. Offers practical advice on choosing and purchasing chickens Helps you construct the right housing for your chickens Provides tips on feeding and caring for your chickens Includes top tips for raising healthy chickens Whether you're a first-time poulterer or you've been raising chickens for years, this comprehensive guideprovides practical how-to advice for keeping chickens in virtually any backyard.

The Joy of Keeping Chickens

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
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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.

Chickens in Your Backyard

Chickens in Your Backyard

A Beginner's Guide

  • Author: Gail Damerow,Rick Luttman
  • Publisher: Rodale
  • ISBN: 1609615794
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 176
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Your backyard can be the source of the best eggs and meat you've ever tasted. The answer is chickens-endearing birds that require but a modest outlay of time, space and food. As they learned to raise chickens, Gail Damerow and Rick Luttmann came to realize the need for a comprehensive but clear and nontechnical guide. Their book covers all the basics in a light and entertaining style, from housing and feeding through incubating, bringing up chicks, butchering, and raising chickens for show. Throughout Chickens in Your Backyard, Gail and Rick express their wonder at the personalities of chickens-the role of brash protector played by roosters, and the instinctive motherliness of the hens. Given some freedom and attention, these birds can become much more than the egg-and-meat machines of commercial hatcheries and broiler factories. Chickens provide backyard farmers with enjoyable pastime, as well as a supply of good food.

Backyard Chickens Beyond the Basics

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
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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.

Hen and the Art of Chicken Maintenance

Hen and the Art of Chicken Maintenance

Reflections on a Life of Raising Chickens

  • Author: Martin Gurdon
  • Publisher: CompanionHouse Books
  • ISBN: 9781620082768
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 192
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This hilarious chicken memoir follows the author's family through the ups and downs of raising chickens. The relationship between bird and human is by turns heartwarming and bewildering, but always entertaining.

Raising Chickens

Raising Chickens

Breed Selection, Facilities, Feeding, Health Care, Managing Layers and Meat Birds

  • Author: Gail Damerow
  • Publisher: Storey S Guide to Raising
  • ISBN: 9781612129341
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 480
  • View: 7603
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Serious poultry farmers and backyard bird raisers have relied on this best-selling reference for more than 20 years. The fourth edition of Gail Damerow's comprehensive handbook is now completely revised and redesigned, making it more accessible and informative than ever. You'll get the most up-to-date details on shelter, food, health care, eggs, chicks, and meat, and recent research into chicken behavior and communication makes the sections on flock management truly authoritative. New color photos and illustration provide more specificity and information about chicken breeds, anatomy, and health.

Living with Chickens

Living with Chickens

Everything You Need to Know to Raise Your Own Backyard Flock

  • Author: Jay Rossier
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 1493032305
  • Category: Pets
  • Page: 224
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A revised and updated bestseller Revised in coordination with the American Poultry Association Covers all the essentials of raising and keeping chickens. More than 75 color photographs and illustrations. People across the country are raising chickens, whether for food or companionship. You can, too, with this indispensable guide. Straightforward advice and dozens of clear, detailed illustrations gives any future chicken farmer the tools he needs to get started, from step-by-step instructions on building the coop to a brief background on chicken biology; from hints on getting high-quality eggs from the hens, to methods for butchering. Full-color photographs of the birds and their landscape round out this comprehensive book. This bestselling book has been completely revised and updated. Jay Rossier was coauthor of A New Lease on Farmland, published by the E. F. Schumacher Society, and wrote occasional book reviews for Northern Woodlands magazine.

The Complete Beginner's Guide to Raising Small Animals

The Complete Beginner's Guide to Raising Small Animals

Everything You Need to Know about Raising Cows, Sheep, Chickens, Ducks, Rabbits, and More

  • Author: Carlotta Cooper
  • Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 1601383762
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 384
  • View: 4465
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This book was written for anyone considering raising domesticated animals for family pets, producers of eggs and milk, Or a source Of humanely treated meat. You will learn how to care for chickens, from choosing the right breed to raising them for egg production. You will learn how to handle geese and ducks and information about choosing the correct breeds, feeding, housing, breeding, and selecting the right ones for egg production. You will also learn about egg incubation, maintaining poultry health, and how to raise them for meat. Other animals you will learn how to care for include rabbits, goats, sheep, dairy cows, and beef cattle. --

Chickens from Scratch

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: 8410
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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.