Know Your ChickensKnow Your Chickens

This fascinating range of breeds is sure to make anyone a chicken enthusiast. The book is designed for novices but an established enthusiast will find no shortage of interest.

Author: Jack Byard

Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

ISBN: 9781910456880


Page: 109

View: 599

This title introduces 44 breeds of chicken which can be seen pecking an preening in Britain today. Jack accompanies each with a description of the animal's appearance and explains the different colours and patterns which appear within the breed. Jack has thoroughly researched the history of each animal and its breeding. He also gives details of their personalities and egg-laying and flying abilities. Among others, Jack introduces the lazy Barnvelder, friendly Belgian D'Uccle, the high-flying Ancona and the 'French Poodle of the chicken world' - the Faverolles. This fascinating range of breeds is sure to make anyone a chicken enthusiast. The book is designed for novices but an established enthusiast will find no shortage of interest.

How to Speak ChickenHow to Speak Chicken

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 ...

Author: Melissa Caughey

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 9781612129112


Page: 144

View: 316

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

Gardening with ChickensGardening with Chickens

Buying treats for your chickens is not as economical, and it's not nearly as healthy for them. Knowing how your own plants are being grown, without any chemicals or fertilizers, means that you know your chickens aren't being bombarded ...

Author: Lisa Steele

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 9780760351383


Page: 176

View: 821

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.

Gardening with Free Range Chickens For DummiesGardening with Free Range Chickens For Dummies

3,95%? l: ' \ We always suggest contacting your local feed store when in doubt about anything that comes up with raising your chickens. You can find very good online chicken websites, too, but they may not be local.

Author: Bonnie Jo Manion

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118612873


Page: 288

View: 774

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.

Art of the Chicken CoopArt of the Chicken Coop

KO DUTIE DNKEYS Know Your Chickens Know Your Catte By Jackyard Bylack byard Forty - four breskadikhanForty - four beds cattle onenare , each with arkh dersity many you wil egile , but dobrsandfethettem some e very rae .

Author: Chris Gleason

Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

ISBN: 9781607650584


Page: 250

View: 745

A fresh approach to designing and building chicken coops with seven stylish designs that your flock will adore and your neighbors will envy. Hop on board the backyard chicken raising trend! Use your woodworking skills and the fun designs in this book to build your flock a stylish coop.

The Suburban ChickenThe Suburban Chicken

The Guide to Keeping Happy, Healthy Chickens in Your Backyard Kristina Urquhart. Dogs. and. Chickens: Know. Your. Pooch. The Guardians Dogs have guarded livestock for centuries. In my. Can dogs really be trusted around chickens?

Author: Kristina Urquhart

Publisher: i5 Publishing

ISBN: 9781620081976


Page: 224

View: 909

With more and more city dwellers and suburbanites embracing the notion of getting back to basics and living simpler, more rustic lives, it’s no surprise that the popularity of backyard chicken keeping has skyrocketed in recent years. Whether for enjoyment as pets or for the convenience of farm-fresh eggs right outside your door, chicken keeping can be an easy and fun step on the road to more sustainable, ecologically friendly living. Written by self-taught homesteader Kristina Urquhart, The Suburban Chicken shares the author’s knowledge on general chicken husbandry, profiles of 20 suitable breeds for suburban living, how to provide your birds with optimal accommodations, and the healthcare needs of chickens, among other important topics about which prospective chicken owners should be familiar. INSIDE SUBURBAN CHICKEN: •The benefits and enjoyment of keeping chickens as pets. •Considerations for would-be chicken keepers, including local ordinances, space requirements, initial and ongoing expenses, and preparing the home and family. •Favorite standard-size, bantam, and egg-laying breeds for metropolitan and family living. •Hatching eggs and raising chicks. •Coop styles and descriptions of all equipment that a budding chicken keeper needs, as well as a chapter dedicated to keeping chickens safe from predators. •Preventive care and optimal diets for healthy, hardy birds. •Raising chickens for eggs: the science behind egg production, how to properly handle and store fresh eggs, and the differences between store-bought and homegrown eggs, as well as some exciting recipes for your bounty.

Storey s Guide to Raising Chickens 4th EditionStorey s Guide to Raising Chickens 4th Edition

To offer a timely reward, you have to know your chicken so well you can tell what it's going to do before the bird does it; otherwise your reward will be late, and the bird won't associate it with the desired behavior (or may associate ...

Author: Gail Damerow

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 9781612129310


Page: 424

View: 968

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 illustrations provide more specificity and information about chicken breeds, anatomy, and health.

Backyard Chickens Beyond the BasicsBackyard Chickens Beyond the Basics

Lessons for Expanding Your Flock, Understanding Chicken Behavior, Keeping a Rooster, Adjusting for the Seasons, Staying Healthy, and More! Pam Freeman. 47 You'll know your voice training is successful when your chickens.

Author: Pam Freeman

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 9780760352007


Page: 192

View: 445

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.

Raising Chickens For DummiesRaising Chickens For Dummies

Your chickens also may pick up parasites from the ground, from shared carriers or equipment, from rodents and insects, ... The sections that follow describe all you need to know about internal and external parasites that commonly affect ...

Author: Kimberley Willis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119675952


Page: 432

View: 746

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 guide provides practical how-to advice for keeping chickens in virtually any backyard. Raising Chickens For Dummies (9781119675921) was previously published as Raising Chickens For Dummies (9781118982785). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product.

Chicken Health For DummiesChicken Health For Dummies

You can guess, butyou won't be abletotell forcertain which disease is causing your chickens' woes, ... because a diagnosis allows youto Knowwhether yourbirds are likely to be contagious and spread the infection to otherbirds.

Author: Julie Gauthier

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118460986


Page: 336

View: 191

Everything you need to care for and keep happy, healthychickens With directives on diagnosing and treating sick or ailingchickens, as well as general information on how to keep chickens inpeak condition, Chicken Health For Dummies is your go-toguide on how to best care for and keep chickens. Inside, you'll get everything you need to know about chickenhealth and wellness: an encyclopedia full of common andnot-so-common diseases, injuries, symptoms, and cures that chickenowners may encounter. Chicken Health For Dummies provideschicken owners with one handy, all-encompassing resource. Helps you identify potential hazards and signs of ill health inyour chicken Shows you how to properly examine chickens to identify andisolate potential health issues before they spread to the rest ofthe flock An encyclopedia full of common and uncommon diseases, injuries,symptoms, and cures for chickens Chicken Health For Dummies joins Raising Chickens ForDummies and Building Chickens Coops For Dummies to roundout the For Dummies reference library as a must-have resource forboth rural and urban chicken owners.

The Chicken Whisperer s Guide to Keeping Chickens RevisedThe Chicken Whisperer s Guide to Keeping Chickens Revised

Simply put, you have fewer birds, you know their favorite activities, and you interact with them daily. Commercial operations still use the same principles, but apply them on a significantly larger scale. You can control exactly how ...

Author: Andy Schneider


ISBN: 9781631593123


Page: 184

View: 595

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.

How to Raise ChickensHow to Raise Chickens

Cleaning the chicken house may not be your favorite chore, but it's one of the best ways to spend low-key time getting to know your chickens and letting them get to know you. It's really not unpleasant. If your flock should suffer an ...

Author: Christine Heinrichs

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 9780760364130


Page: 216

View: 209

Whether you want to raise 5 chickens or 50, have a 40-foot city lot or a 40-acre farm, the expert advice in Future Farmers of America (FFA)–licensed How to Raise Chickens makes it easy for young readers and beginners to get started raising a healthy flock. Whichever comes first for you, the chicken or the egg, this book shows what to do next with the help of longtime chicken breeder Christine Heinrichs, who explains all the helpful dos and important don'ts. Easy-to-follow advice helps readers: 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 How to Raise Chickens 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 raising these challenging but rewarding animals. Beautifully designed and authoritatively written, How to Raise Chickens is a trusted source of information to new chicken keepers of all ages, sure to inspire further investigation of the hobby.

Living with ChickensLiving with Chickens

However, it can be richly rewarding to know your birds from the time they break the shell open and crawl out of it soggy and hungry—not to mention cheaper than buying grown chickens. You can buy fertile eggs for hatching from a ...

Author: Jay Rossier

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493032303


Page: 224

View: 305

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.

Your ChickensYour Chickens

This book tells you everything that you need to know about raising chickens, including information on choosing, purchasing, raising, and showing all types.

Author: Gail Damerow

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 9781603427579


Page: 160

View: 174

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.

Birds For DummiesBirds For Dummies

even if your chickens or other poultry are already used to dogs or cats. They don't know this particular animal, and the dog or cat doesn't know your birds. The age and experience of the chickens matters, too.

Author: Kim Thornton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119643227


Page: 416

View: 162

Your one-stop guide to caring for your avian companion Pet birds are intelligent, affectionate, and rewarding companions. No matter what bird you choose, you need to set up a happy home for him with the right stuff. You also need to keep your bird healthy by performing routine care and knowing what a healthy bird looks like and how he behaves. This friendly guide describes the birds that make the best pets, explains how to select the bird that's best for you, offers tips on bonding with your feathered friend, and provides expert advice on feeding and environmental enrichment that will keep these intelligent pets engaged. Benefit from a full-color guide to pet birds Choose the right bird based on your budget and lifestyle Create a bird-friendly environment that minimizes noise and mess Bond with your winged pet If you’re ready for your love of birds to take flight, this book has everything you need.

Dinner at My PlaceDinner at My Place

here's anad on television these Days starring a couple of mangy, beer Drinkin', nacho cheese chuggin' chickens on their way ... we put in our mouths—from fruit and vegetables to meat and eggs. so unless you know your chicken personally, ...

Author: Tyler Florence

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780358350774


Page: 256

View: 740

• A peek into life at home with Tyler. He shares the dishes he likes to prepare for his family and friends when he's off the clock. • The table of contents is organized by occasion, such as his son's first birthday party, a romantic meal for two, Christmas dinner for the whole Florence family, and a simple meal for a rainy Sunday afternoon. • Tyler's menus and recipes feature twists on comfort food classics and showcase his secret family recipes as well as his personal favorites. • Menus and personal photos from Tyler's home-cooked meals and dinner parties. • Beautiful food and lifestyle photos.

If You Lived Here I d Know Your NameIf You Lived Here I d Know Your Name

You need to feed and water your hens, keep their house clean, and make sure they are warm and dry. Every day you check on them, and shovel out the soiled sawdust and sprinkle new shavings on the ground. To get the chickens out of the ...

Author: Heather Lende

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 9781565126565


Page: 296

View: 387

“Part Annie Dillard, part Anne Lamott, essayist and NPR commentator Heather Lende introduces readers to life in the town of Haines, Alaska . . . subtly reminding readers to embrace each day, each opportunity, each life that touches our own and to note the beauty of it all.” —The Los Angeles Times Tiny Haines, Alaska, is ninety miles north of Juneau, accessible mainly by water or air—and only when the weather is good. There's no traffic light and no mail delivery; people can vanish without a trace and funerals are a community affair. Heather Lende posts both the obituaries and the social column for her local newspaper. If anyone knows the going-on in this close-knit town—from births to weddings to funerals—she does. Whether contemplating the mysterious death of eccentric Speedy Joe, who wore nothing but a red union suit and a hat he never took off, not even for a haircut; researching the details of a one-legged lady gold miner's adventurous life; worrying about her son's first goat-hunting expedition; observing the awe-inspiring Chilkat Bald Eagle Festival; or ice skating in the shadow of glacier-studded mountains, Lende's warmhearted style brings us inside her small-town life. We meet her husband, Chip, who owns the local lumber yard; their five children; and a colorful assortment of quirky friends and neighbors, including aging hippies, salty fishermen, native Tlingit Indians, and volunteer undertakers—as well as the moose, eagles, sea lions, and bears with whom they share this wild and perilous land. Like Bailey White's tales of Southern life or Garrison Keillor's reports from the Midwest, NPR commentator Heather Lende's take on her offbeat Alaskan hometown celebrates life in a dangerous and breathtakingly beautiful place.

Keeping Chickens For DummiesKeeping Chickens For Dummies

When domestic dogs get into a chicken pen or find chickens ranging freely, they generally kill all they can catch. ... of freedom and hunting, it wants to find other dogs and form a pack, which can be really dangerous for your chickens.

Author: Pammy Riggs

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119994176


Page: 432

View: 826

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'.

Moving ForewordMoving Foreword

... “Eye of the Chicken” by the Butthole Surfers, and even “Know Your Chicken” by Cibo Matto, we all understand that ... Daughters of the American Chicken Revolution asked me to write this foreword to their The Psychology of Chickens.

Author: Jon Chattman

Publisher: BenBella Books

ISBN: 9781948836197


Page: 240

View: 657

A great foreword is more than just a few pages of self-indulgent frippery that comes before a book. A great foreword adds zest. It sets the stage for the page turner you're about to open, and perhaps even puts you in the locked room where a mystery happens or in the high-button shoes of a year gone by. A great foreword—sometimes—is even better than the book it precedes. So why not skip the boring actual-book part? Moving Foreword is a collection of introductions to imaginary books, written by real celebrities, comedians, musicians, and other writers with something to say. With a real foreword by Rainn Wilson, this book offers a no-holds-barred cacophony of laugh-out-loud funny, poignant, and thought-provoking writing that tackles everything from politics to pop culture, true crime to trout fishing, and Star Wars to skin flicks. Highlights include: • Bustin' Through: Confessions of a Kool-Aid Man Foreword by "Pop Candy" columnist Whitney Matheson • Phil Rosenthal's Who's the Boss?: My Unlikely Rise to Rock Stardom Foreword by "Bruce Springsteen" (Phil Rosenthal) • Keep Your Gaze on Me: A True Story of Social Media, Obsession, and Murder Foreword by Shirley Manson, lead vocalist of Garbage • Sock Puppet Mozart: The Life and Gruesome Death of Randy Masterson Foreword by actor Thomas Lennon • Vance DeGeneris: An Unauthorized Biography Foreword by Vance DeGeneres • Everything You Need to Know About Massachusetts Fish and Wildlife Regulations Foreword by New Kids on the Block member Jonathan Knight • Fly Ball: How the New York Yankees Have Changed Lives Foreword by talk show host Jerry Springer • Terrible Band Names: A Chronology of Rock History Foreword by John Ondrasik, a.k.a. Five for Fighting • God's Wow, You're All F***ing This Up Big Time Foreword by singer-songwriter Mary Lambert . . . any many more!

Know Your FireKnow Your Fire

Poultry breeders got around the ban by castrating male chickens and force feeding until they doubled their weight while , at the same time , they retained the tenderness of a young chicken . Because it has a thick layer of fat beneath ...

Author: George Hirsch

Publisher: Berkley Trade

ISBN: 155788305X


Page: 320

View: 125

PBS television's popular outdoor chef goes indoors--with essential techniques, ingredients, and 175 original recipes.