Your Chickens: A Kid's Guide to Raising and Showing [NOOK Book]

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For ages 9 and up, this is an accessible and encouraging guide to raising your own chickens. Whether you want to show them, raise them for money, or just keep them as pets, you'll learn everything you need to know about choosing the right kind of chickens, housing and feeding them, understanding their behavior, caring for their health, and much more.

Advice for choosing, purchasing, raising, housing, and showing all breeds of ...

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

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Overview

For ages 9 and up, this is an accessible and encouraging guide to raising your own chickens. Whether you want to show them, raise them for money, or just keep them as pets, you'll learn everything you need to know about choosing the right kind of chickens, housing and feeding them, understanding their behavior, caring for their health, and much more.

Advice for choosing, purchasing, raising, housing, and showing all breeds of chickens.

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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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781603427579
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 10/19/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 160
  • Age range: 7 - 17 Years
  • File size: 6 MB

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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Table of Contents

Why Chickens? An Introduction

1 A Breed for Every Need - Choosing Your Chickens

2 How to Think Like a Chicken - Understanding Your Chickens

3 Chickens Come Home to Roost - Housing Your Chickens

4 Feeling a Bit Peckish - Feeding Your Chickens

5 The Egg and You - Egg Management

6 Which Came First? - Breeding and Hatching

7 From Egg to Chick - Caring for Your Chicks

8 The Well Chicken - Keeping Your Chickens Healthy

9 Show and Tell - Showing Off Your Chickens

10 Eggonomics - Costs and Income

Flock Maintenance Summary

Helpful Sources

Glossary

Index

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2014

    Huhcuu

    Great book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2013

    TOP 10 CHICKEN BREEDS

    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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2014

    Good book.

    Great help!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2013

    To below

    What did you learn from it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2009

    A very a great book for learning!

    A very, very great book!

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