For generations, people in the countryside have kept chickens, mainly for the eggs. Now, more and more people, in town as well as countryside, are enjoying the pleasure of keeping hens in the garden and reaping the reward of those fresh eggs every day. Virginia Shirt has lived with chickens for over 15 years so her knowledge of these fascinating birds is conditioned by practical experience. Her book is a revelation to every aspiring enthusiast. Concentrating initially on the very first steps, the book goes on to deal with feeding and rearing chickens and comprehensively covers matters relating to health and disease.
Whether you want to raise 5 chickens or 50, whether you have a 40-foot city lot or a 40-acre farm, the expert advice in this hands-on guidebook makes it easy for you to get started raising a healthy flock. Whichever comes first for you, the chicken or the egg, this book will show you what to do next with longtime chicken breeder Christine Heinrichs explaining all the helpful DOs and important DONâ€™Ts. This brightly illustrated, full-color guide will prove an indispensable resource for anyone interested in raising their very own flocks. Easy-to-follow advice helps you to: Choose breeds and obtain stock House and feed chickens Manage your flock and keep it healthy Select and cull for breeding programs Incubate eggs and care for chicks Raise chickens in the country, suburbs, or city The book provides information on breed types, obtaining stock, housing, feeding, flock management, breeding programs, incubation and care of chicks, selection and culling, showing, health care, and the legal aspects of raising chickens. Reviewed and approved by Dr. Clint Rusk (Purdue University Associate Professor in the Youth Development and Agriculture Education Department), this book will give you the tools you need to succeed in a challenging but rewarding business.
Best Breeds, Creating a Home, Care and Handling, Outdoor Fun, Crafts and Treats
Author: Melissa Caughey
Publisher: Storey Publishing
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
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.
The Right Way to Choose the Best Chicken Breeds, Coops and Feeds. Start Raising and Caring for Chickens LEGALLY in City or Suburbs Today! [Illustrated]
Author: Jim Kilpatrick
Category: House & Home
You may not know it, but you are about to discover the secrets of having farm-fresh eggs from your own back yard. Every day! Imagine yourself holding in your hands fresh warm newly laid eggs. Now imagine those eggs being turned into a sunny omelet, a dark rich chocolate cake, or making homemade pasta. You can already taste the difference! Fact. Eggs produced by happy hens taste so much better than store-bought eggs. And you have control over what these hens eat, and so what goes into those eggs. If you prefer to go completely organic then you can. The choice is yours, and this is another area of your life and well-being that you now have complete control over. Who wants to eat a bland store-bought egg laid by a stressed-out chicken? We have enough stress in our hurried lives as it is. Going out, feeding the hens and collecting the eggs can be a very relaxing activity, helping you unwind from a day's work. And kids just love these activities too! This is also a priceless part of a child's education, and will give them the knowledge and a skill-set so few others have these days. In this book by Jim Kilpatrick, you will discover: The best breeds to keep The best ways to start your flock How to construct the coop What to feed them and how often Tips on health and safety - for you and the hens! Much more In short, everything you need to get going with a fun and rewarding endeavor. So, to taste the difference, scroll up and click the Buy Now button. Buy this book, but most importantly, put into practice what you learn. You'll thank yourself. Bonus Download: Bonus Chicken Coop Plans I've included these 2 simple chicken coop plans for you to get started, these are very easy to make and can be completed in 1 day or at most 1 weekend, my teenage son was able to build these with little supervision from me. But don't be mistaken that because it's easy to make it won't be structural sound or durable; it is strong and will last until you're ready to build bigger ones. The way the design was made, it requires very little maintenance from you. I have no doubt that you'll be able to create one of these plans with ease. The amazing part is, these will cost you under a hundred bucks!
Keeping Backyard Chickens from Coops to Feeding to Care and More
Author: Jason Johns
"Keeping Chickens For Beginners - Keeping Backyard Chickens From Coops to Feeding to Care and More" is for anyone wanting to keep their own chickens, whether for eggs, meat or exhibiting.Keeping chickens can seem very overwhelming at first and this book provides a clear step-by-step guide walking you through everything from selecting the right breed for your needs to looking after your chickens to breeding them.Everything you need to know to successful keep chickens and enjoy fresh eggs or meat is in this detailed book. Whether you have bought chickens already or are considering it, you will learn exactly what you need to do as well as the correct equipment for keeping healthy chickens.In "Keeping Chickens For Beginners - Keeping Backyard Chickens From Coops to Feeding to Care and More" you will discover: Choosing a Coop - get the right coop and run, the major expenses in chicken keeping, to ensure your chickens are healthy and protected Choosing a Breed - learn exactly what to look for in a breed as well as the pros and cons of various breeds, including the best egg layers and meat chickens Feeding and Watering - discover the best foods for your chickens and what you should never feed them as well as their water requirements Caring for Chickens - it's a big commitment, so learn everything you need to know to care for your hens from routine jobs to protecting them to seasonal precautions and more Cleaning the Coop - a vital job that has to be done properly so you will learn the best way to clean the coop to kill pests and prevent infection Pests, Disease and Predators - find out the risks to your chickens and exactly what you can do to minimize these dangers Raising Chickens for Meat - not for everyone, but you will find out exactly how to raise a chicken for the table, including killing, plucking and butchering the bird Breeding Chickens - how to successfully breed chickens to add to your flock, to sell or for the table Hatching Eggs - everything you need to know to select eggs to hatch and incubate them successfully Caring for Baby Chicks - learn how to take care of baby chicks, what they need and when to move them outside Holidaying - find out how to go away on holiday and ensure your chickens are well cared for whilst you are away Exhibiting Chickens - discover the best breeds to exhibit and exactly what is required for a show winning chicken Making Money With Chickens - some tips on generating an income from your chickens Keeping chickens is incredibly rewarding and once you have had fresh eggs you won't ever want to return to bland, tasteless supermarket eggs. Although there is an initial outlay, chickens are relatively low maintenance and do not tend to cost much once they are settled. You can be enjoying fresh eggs and even meat from your chickens.Enjoy your adventure into chicken keeping, it is good fun and something anyone can do, even with a small backyard. Discover today how this book will teach you everything you need to know to successfully keep chickens at home and enjoy the benefits of these backyard birds.
For young Kay, growing up in middle class America during World War II is a confusing and sometimes painful experience. Her stepmother, Amazing Grace, is a selfish woman who takes her unhappiness out on those around her. And for a little girl so concerned with pleasing others and doing the honorable thing, life with Amazing Grace is nearly unbearable. But Kay is also a believer. She’s determined to “keep smiling through,” as the song says, knowing that one day she will do something extraordinary. “A bittersweet historical novel.”—Kirkus Reviews
United States. Agricultural Research Service. Animal and Poultry Husbandry Research Branch
Learn why cool people like Jennifer Aniston, Julia Roberts and Tom Brady all keep chickens as pets! How would you like to have an omelet made with fresh eggs every morning? By keeping chickens in your backyard that dream can become reality. Raising backyard chickens is taking the world by storm. And rightfully so! These girls are really amazing. They require only the minimum in terms of food and care, yet they give back so much. Backyard chickens are so intelligent and all-round that it really is just a matter of time before one of them wakes up and decides to take over the world. So join the fun of raising backyard chickens NOW, before it is too late! Jokes aside, backyard farming is truly great. Not only do these free-range chickens produce a steady daily supply of fresh eggs, no, they also love to help you out with your leftovers and they are excellent pest deterrents! One thing that few ever think of is how stress just evaporates in the presence of a healthy chicken flock. Sitting in your backyard and hearing the chickens talk to each other: it is so relaxing after a day at work! Caring for free chickens might just be the best way to recover from a burn-out. They have a soft clucking sound as they go about their business. It is quite soothing to the soul, and if you don't watch out, it can put you right to sleep in that garden swing. With this book, you will learn everything you need to know to become the diy backyard homestead master of free range chicken gardens. Hmm, wait, that wouldn't sound too cool on birthday parties. But imagine this: how would you like to open your wallet to hand out a business card that has 'backyard chicken farmer' written on it? Now that's something! Here Is A Preview Of What You Will Learn: The benefits of keeping chickens in your backyard How to select the right chicken breed How to build a chicken coop (or should you buy one?) What to feed your chickens How to keep your girls safe from predators How to prevent chicken diseases and keep your flock healthy How to incubate chicken eggs Dealing with city laws and hesitating neighbors (tip: give them free eggs!) Sound good? Then let's get started! Your life is about to change... ==> ACT NOW! Scroll up now and click the 'buy' button to get your copy today! PAPERBACK EDITION: Kindle edition included for FREE with purchase of paperback!
How to raise healthy chickens and other poultry in your outdoor space
Author: Victoria Roberts
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Raise Happy Chickens and Other Poultry is a quickly accessible but authoritative guide, suitable for total beginners, that provides all the information you need to start keeping your own chickens. Telling you which breed of bird lays best and providing useful guidance on housing, equipment and the necessities of day-to-day care, it meets all the needs of anyone who dreams of a garden full of happy, clucking birds. It also goes beyond just chickens to other types of poultry, and gives advice and practical guidelines on housing, with full explanation of key areas like welfare, behaviour and diet. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of chicken keeping. FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.