4-H Guide to Raising Chickens

4-H Guide to Raising Chickens

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by Tara Kindschi
     
 

If you have always dreamed of owning chickens, the 4-H Guide to Raising Chickens has everything you need to raise and exhibit your own flock.

Each aspect of raising chickens is described in a step-by-step format that any person of any skill or age will be able to follow and master. The information in the book includes:

-Selecting a breed and acquiring

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Overview

If you have always dreamed of owning chickens, the 4-H Guide to Raising Chickens has everything you need to raise and exhibit your own flock.

Each aspect of raising chickens is described in a step-by-step format that any person of any skill or age will be able to follow and master. The information in the book includes:

-Selecting a breed and acquiring birds

-Basic chicken management

-Feed and housing requirements

-Show advice and suggestions and much more!

Tara Kindschi has served as Sauk County's poultry superintendent, county-wide 4-H poultry project leader, and show secretary for the Wisconsin International Poultry Club. She is an active member of the Badger Poultry Club and resides in Sauk County, Wisconsin, with her husband, son, and an array of animals.

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From the Publisher
This title has everything one ever wanted to know about chickens but didn’t know enough to ask. Eight chapters divide the text into broad topics such as getting started, choosing a breed, housing equipment, and exhibiting chickens. The double-column text takes nothing for granted as far as basic knowledge is concerned. Even so, it is not insulting to more-knowledgeable readers, and not only explains “how,” but also “why.” Line drawings and charts give additional information, and the excellent color photography is profuse–at least one photo appears on almost every page. Captions are usually informative. The final chapter on resources contains a list of hatcheries by state; a list of chicken-breed clubs and associations; mail-order poultry-supply sources; books, magazines, newspapers; and general and university Web sites. This title is so thorough it should not be limited to juvenile readers. Every county extension office and any library serving a rural community should own it.–Eldon Younce, formerly at Harper Elementary School, KS
School Library Journal
Gr 5 Up—This title has everything one ever wanted to know about chickens but didn't know enough to ask. Eight chapters divide the text into broad topics such as getting started, choosing a breed, housing equipment, and exhibiting chickens. The double-column text takes nothing for granted as far as basic knowledge is concerned. Even so, it is not insulting to more-knowledgeable readers, and not only explains "how," but also "why." Line drawings and charts give additional information, and the excellent color photography is profuse—at least one photo appears on almost every page. Captions are usually informative. The final chapter on resources contains a list of hatcheries by state; a list of chicken-breed clubs and associations; mail-order poultry-supply sources; books, magazines, newspapers; and general and university Web sites. This title is so thorough it should not be limited to juvenile readers. Every county extension office and any library serving a rural community should own it.—Eldon Younce, formerly at Harper Elementary School, KS

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760336281
Publisher:
Voyageur Press
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Series:
4-H Guide Series
Edition description:
First
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

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This title has everything one ever wanted to know about chickens but didn’t know enough to ask. Eight chapters divide the text into broad topics such as getting started, choosing a breed, housing equipment, and exhibiting chickens. The double-column text takes nothing for granted as far as basic knowledge is concerned. Even so, it is not insulting to more-knowledgeable readers, and not only explains “how,” but also “why.” Line drawings and charts give additional information, and the excellent color photography is profuse–at least one photo appears on almost every page. Captions are usually informative. The final chapter on resources contains a list of hatcheries by state; a list of chicken-breed clubs and associations; mail-order poultry-supply sources; books, magazines, newspapers; and general and university Web sites. This title is so thorough it should not be limited to juvenile readers. Every county extension office and any library serving a rural community should own it.–Eldon Younce, formerly at Harper Elementary School, KS

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