Beautiful Chickens

Portraits of champion breeds


Author: Christie Aschwanden

Publisher: Ivy Press

ISBN: 1782408223

Category: Nature

Page: 112

View: 8582

Stylishly lit and shot against a studio background, these portraits showcase 40 of the world’s most distinctive breeds, primped and preened for their moment in the spotlight. Featuring prize-winning cocks and hens, this is the ultimate in poultry portraiture. The book includes descriptions of each breed, covering their origins, physical attributes, and uses. There’s also a history of hens and roosters through the ages, an introduction to the breed basics, and reportage photography from behind the scenes at the shows. Beautiful Chickens is the perfect gift for anyone, whether their fancy is for all things fowl or simply for beautiful photography. It’s the coffee-table book guaranteed to get your guests talking, whether clucking over the remarkable imagery or ruffling feathers with poultry observations.

Free-Range Chicken Gardens

How to Create a Beautiful, Chicken-Friendly Yard


Author: Jessi Bloom

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604693835

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 224

View: 9083

“If your garden fantasies involve chickens, Jessi Bloom is here to make those dreams come true.” —The New York Times Many gardeners fear chickens will peck away at their landscape. But you can keep chickens and have a beautiful garden, too! In this essential handbook, award-winning garden designer Jessi Bloom offers step-by-step instructions for creating a beautiful and functional space while maintaining a happy, healthy flock. Free-Range Chicken Gardens covers everything a gardener needs to know, from the basics of chicken keeping and creating the perfect chicken-friendly garden design to building innovative coops.

Chickens For Kids - Amazing Animal Books For Young Readers


Author: Rachel Smith,John Davidson

Publisher: Mendon Cottage Books

ISBN: 1311129359

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 34

View: 3173

Chickens For Kids - Amazing Animal Books For Young Readers Table of Contents Introduction What are chickens? What do chickens look like? How do chickens act? What do chickens eat? Chickens and humans Bantam chickens Araucanas Pekin chickens Icelandic chickens Naked neck chickens Cornish chickens Turkeys Peafowls Conclusion Author Bio Introduction There are more chickens in the world than any other kind of bird. They are the staple of many farms, kept by farmers and country families alike. They are known as the “bird that gives birth every day” and have been around since ancient times. Chickens were domesticated since long before we can remember. They are very important in many parts of the world for food and feathers, which help to keep us warm and comfy. As a cheap way to have fresh eggs, chickens have grown more and more popular as pets. They also are not as vicious as geese, a similar animal that lays eggs and that humans use for food. The chicken’s popularity will only grow in places like America and Canada as the allure of fresh eggs and having a unique pet catch people’s fancy. The chicken is already popular in other parts of the world. The chicken comes in an astonishing amount of varieties, from bantams to naked necks to Cornish chickens. It has been a long time staple for the peoples of the world, and it will continue to be so long into the future.

Keep Chickens!

Tending Small Flocks in Cities, Suburbs, and Other Small Spaces


Author: Barbara Kilarski

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603422013

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 160

View: 4082

No matter how small your lot is, you can keep chickens and enjoy fresh eggs every morning. Barbara Kilarski shares her passion for poultry as she fills this guide with tips and techniques for successfully raising chickens in small spaces. Spotlighting the self-sufficient pleasures of tending your own flock, Kilarski offers detailed information on everything from choosing breeds that thrive in tight quarters and building coops to providing medical care for sick animals. You’ll have fun as you keep happy and productive chickens.

Raising Chickens For Dummies


Author: Kimberly Willis,Rob Ludlow

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118982789

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 432

View: 8970

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 guideprovides practical how-to advice for keeping chickens in virtually any backyard.

The Chicken Chronicles

A Memoir


Author: Alice Walker

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0297865129

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 2656

A memoir about keeping chickens from the author of THE COLOR PURPLE When Alice Walker grew up in the deep south of America, her family always kept chickens - for meat and for eggs - and her job was to chase down the Sunday dinner! In later life, when she settled in Mexico and was growing her own food, she realised how much she missed keeping them and decided to get a brood of her own. So into her life came Gertrude Stein, Babe, Babe 2, Hortensia, Splendor, Glorious, Rufus and Agnes of God, not to mention a few others. She discovered a deep contentment in keeping chickens, looking after them and watching them develop. This also made her think about her own life and brought back severed memories of her childhood. This book isn't a 'how to' on keeping chickens, it is a warm memoir chronicling her journey and the way in which keeping chickens led her to a fuller understanding of herself.

Chicken Mission: Danger in the Deep Dark Woods


Author: Jennifer Gray

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571298281

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 7986

Hilarious, hen-sational new adventure series by the author of bestselling ATTICUS CLAW Young chicken Amy Cluckbucket dreams of escaping from Perrin's farm to a life of chicken adventure. One day Amy receives a summons to the Kung Foo School for Poultry in Tibet where she learns she is to become part of an elite chicken squad whose mission is to defeat their evil predators. It sounds like a dream come true for Amy but she's disappointed to find that fellow squad members, Ruth and Boo, don't seem to want to make friends. Ruth is too busy inventing things and Boo has problems of her own. The chickens travel to Chicken HQ to meet their mentor, Professor Rooster. When their first mission flops it is Amy who persuades the others that they should stick together to restore Professor Rooster's faith in them. Through a series of egg-citing adventures and hilarious mishaps the three young chickens learn the value of friendship and teamwork. But will they be ready for their biggest mission so far - to save the chicks of St Eggbert's Primary School from the jaws of their mortal enemy, Thadeus E Fox?

Chicken Mission: The Curse of Fogsham Farm


Author: Jennifer Gray

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571298303

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

View: 6547

'Chickens: we've got a vampire problem.' In the lonely village of Fogsham, vampire mink Stella von Fangula, has risen from the grave. Her aim: to suck the blood of chickens in a bid for eternal life. In an attempt to stop Fangula, Professor Rooster orders his elite chicken squad to the scene. What he hasn't bargained on is the devious plotting of his archrival, Thaddeus E Fox and his MOST WANTED gang of criminals. Can Amy, Boo and Ruth find a way to stop Fox and Fangula and their army of zombie chickens before it's too late?

A Kid's Guide to Keeping Chickens

Best Breeds, Creating a Home, Care and Handling, Outdoor Fun, Crafts and Treats


Author: Melissa Caughey

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612124194

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 9056

Chickens make wonderful pets, and Melissa Caughey provides all the information kids need to raise healthy chickens and have lots of fun doing it. Covering everything from feeding, housing, and collecting eggs to quirky behaviors and humane treatment, Caughey’s engaging advice helps children understand the best ways to care for their chickens. Spark enthusiasm with creative activities like chicken forts and a veggie piñata for the flock, and feed more than the imagination with egg-centric dishes like Mexican egg pizza.