Chick Days: An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Raising Chickens from Hatching to Laying [NOOK Book]

Overview

Chickens are the hottest new backyard “pet”! It seems that every Tom, Dick, and Susan wants to raise chickens in his or her backyard, whether that yard is one square foot or one hundred. There’s nothing more local than an egg freshly laid right in your own yard. But what should you expect when you’re adopting a couple of day-old chicks? In Chick Days, Jenna Woginrich, award-winning author of Made from Scratch, the homesteading memoir for the twenty-something generation, offers a highly entertaining and ...
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Chick Days: An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Raising Chickens from Hatching to Laying

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Overview

Chickens are the hottest new backyard “pet”! It seems that every Tom, Dick, and Susan wants to raise chickens in his or her backyard, whether that yard is one square foot or one hundred. There’s nothing more local than an egg freshly laid right in your own yard. But what should you expect when you’re adopting a couple of day-old chicks? In Chick Days, Jenna Woginrich, award-winning author of Made from Scratch, the homesteading memoir for the twenty-something generation, offers a highly entertaining and informative photographic guide for today’s fledgling chick parent. Fun for the complete newbie and for families with young children, Chick Days chronicles the journey of three chickens from newly hatched fluffy butterballs to grown hens laying eggs. Day by day and week by week, readers watch the three starring chickens grow and change, learning about chicken behavior, feeding requirements, housing, hygiene, and health-care essentials, and fun facts on all things poultry. As Jenna herself says, “Chickens are more than 12-piece buckets, country diner kitsch, and egg whites. They’re your backyard ambassadors to healthier eating and basic husbandry. Keeping chickens is a crash course in local eating. When you start collecting eggs you’ll be eating so local you’ll know the amount of cracked corn in the feeder at ground zero of your breakfast . . . ”
Jenna’s witty commentary is accompanied by the photography of Mars Vilaubi, who raised the three chickens himself, along with his wife and son. Their accompanying “chick diary” notes particular things this family learned and did along the way to make chicken raising fun. Presenting just the essential information in a highly visual and inviting format, Chick Days makes every stage of chicken life fun, entertaining, and, most of all, doable. It’s sure to give any chicken lover or wannabe owner the confidence and enthusiasm to join the flock!
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Editorial Reviews

Editor in Chief of Mother Earth News Cheryl Long
"The perfect book for anyone wanting to get started with chickens."
author of Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens Gail Damerow
"A day-by-day guide designed to reassure the newbie chicken keeper that raising chicks is fun and easy."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781603427432
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 1/19/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 241,055
  • File size: 13 MB
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Meet the Author

Photographer Mars Vilaubi chronicled the adventures of his three backyard hens from their first days out of the egg through their first days laying eggs in Chick Days. He lives in western Massachusetts.

Jenna Woginrich is a homesteader and the author of Barnheart, Chick Days, and Made from Scratch. She blogs at Cold Antler Farm, as well as Mother Earth News and The Huffington Post. A Pennsylvania native, she has made her home in the mountains of Tennessee, in northern Idaho, in rural Vermont, and most recently in upstate New York, where she lives with a flock of Scottish Blackface sheep, a border collie in training, chickens and geese, a hive of bees, a horse, and several amiable rabbits.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2012

    Great book for anyone thinking about raising chickens!

    I'd like to start by saying I really like how the book was formatted. Interdispursed in each chapter are great side comments like her own chick diaries during the stage being talked about, or definitions of common lingo, or even short stories of her experiances. All while walking you thru all the basics up to getting your first eggs. Detailed enough to help you feel confident, while still directing you where to go to get more info if needed. For instance, she talks about the basics of what is needed in a coop, but lists other resources to go to to help you figure out whats best for your situation. It helps make the book a quick and enjoyable read as well as being informative.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2013

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    All you would ever need to know

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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