Your Chickens: A Kid's Guide to Raising and Showing
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Your Chickens: A Kid's Guide to Raising and Showing

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by Gail Damerow
     
 

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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.

Overview

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.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 5 Up-Two definitive guides, written with inexperienced youth in mind. However, the information is so complete that even an expert farmer might find these titles useful as a refresher course. Each book covers breeds, housing, economics, and maintenance and management. All scientific terms are defined in the glossary in addition to the text. The pages are divided into areas of text and definitions or other boxed information. Illustrations consist of black-and-white photos and pen-and-ink drawings. A list of helpful sources is included in each book. Definite purchases for areas in which there are active 4-Hers and FFA members.-Eldon Younce, Harper Elementary School, KS

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780882668239
Publisher:
Storey Books
Publication date:
01/09/1993
Series:
Storey's Your Ser.
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range:
7 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Gail Damerow, author of The Chicken Health Handbook, 2nd Edition, has written extensively on raising chickens and other livestock, growing fruits and vegetables, and related rural know-how in more than a dozen country skills how-to books, including the best-selling Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens, The Chicken Encyclopedia, and Hatching and Brooding Your Own Chicks. Damerow is a regular contributor to Backyard Poultry and Countryside magazines. She lives in Tennessee with her husband, where they operate a family farm with poultry and dairy goats, a sizable garden, and a small orchard. 


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Your Chickens: A Kid's Guide to Raising and Showing 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
10. Wyandotte 9. Sultan 8. Polish 7. Dutch 6. Plymouth Rock 5. Faverolle 4. Orpington 3. Sussex 2. Silkie 1. Australorp NOTE: this is my opinion. The silkie is actually not a good layer but is really fuzzy and cute and makes an excellent pet. Check these breeds out before getting chickens. All of these breeds are child friendly and are quiet. Also, the faverolle and the sultan are really rare All of the breeds on this list but the dutch can be bought at Murray McMurray hatchery. Murra
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What did you learn from it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very, very great book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great help!