A Kid's Guide to Keeping Chickens: Best Breeds, Creating a Home, Care and Handling, Outdoor Fun, Crafts and Treats

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Storey Publishing, Apr 1, 2015 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 144 pages
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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. 

 

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User Review  - billsearth - LibraryThing

This book is well illustrated and well organized. It is also pretty thorough on everything but a detailed coverage of each breed and detailed plans of different chicken coop designs. For those, other ... Read full review

Contents

Preface
1
Why Chickens?
2
Choosing the Best Chickens
12
Finding your Flock
24
From Chick to Chicken
34
Making a Home for Your Hens
42
Feeding Your Flock
54
The Excitement of Eggs
62
Handling Training and Playing with Chickens
84
Chickens in the Garden
104
Chicken Crafts
114
Cooking with Eggs
124
Resources
134
Index
135
Other Storey Titles
138
Copyright

What to do with a Sick Chick
70

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About the author (2015)

Melissa Caughey is the author of How to Speak Chicken and A Kids Guide to Keeping Chickens. She is a backyard chicken keeper, beekeeper, and gardener who writes the award-winning blog Tilly’s Nest. Caughey writes for HGTV, DIY Network, and Grit, Chickens, Community Chickens, and Country Living magazines, and she presents on chicken keeping at events across the country. She lives on Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

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