Free Range Chicken Gardens

Author: Jessi Bloom
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 9781604692372
Release Date: 2012-01-03
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Many gardeners fear chickens will peck away at their landscape, and chicken lovers often shy away from gardening for the same reason. 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 and maintaining a happy, healthy flock. Free-Range Chicken Gardens covers everything a gardener needs to know, from the basics of chicken keeping and getting them acclimated to the garden, to how to create the perfect chicken-friendly garden design and build innovative coops.

Free Range Chicken Gardens

Author: Jessi Bloom
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 9781604693836
Release Date: 2012-03-21
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Many gardeners fear chickens will peck away at their landscape, and chicken lovers often shy away from gardening for the same reason. 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 and maintaining a happy, healthy flock. Free-Range Chicken Gardens covers everything a gardener needs to know, from the basics of chicken keeping and getting them acclimated to the garden, to how to create the perfect chicken-friendly garden design and build innovative coops.

Gardening with Free Range Chickens For Dummies

Author: Bonnie Jo Manion
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118547540
Release Date: 2013-07
Genre: Gardening

Provides guidance and step-by-step instructions for designing and implementing a host of different chicken-friendly garden plans, offers an overview of caring for a flock, and discusses the anatomy of a coop --

A Chicken in Every Yard

Author: Robert Litt
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 9781580085823
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Technology & Engineering

"This nuts-and-bolts guide to selecting and raising backyard chickens offers everything a first-time keeper needs to know, from the experts at the Urban Farm Store in Portland, Oregon"--Provided by publisher.

Gardening with Chickens

Author: Lisa Steele
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
ISBN: 9780760350478
Release Date: 2016-12-01
Genre: Gardening

Welcome to a world where chickens and gardens coexist! Join Lisa Steele, chicken-keeper extraordinaire and founder of Fresh Eggs Daily, on a unique journey through the garden. Start by planning your garden and learning strategies and tips for keeping your plants safe while they grow. Plant with purpose, choosing from a dozen plans for theme gardens such as Orange Egg Yolks or Nesting Box Herbs. Or choose a design that's filled with edibles - sharing the bounty with your family and your feathered friends. Then comes the fun part: enjoy the harvest, even let the chickens graze! Lisa's friendly writing, together with inspirational photos and illustrations, will have you rolling up your sleeves and reaching for your gardening tools. Lisa also covers a range of topics just for chicken-keepers, including: - Chickens and composting - Using chickens to aerate and till - Coop window boxes - Plants to avoid when you have chickens - Lists of the most valuable crops and herbs - Advice on how to harvest and use many of the plants - And much more! Whether you're an experienced chicken keeper, master gardener, or just getting into these two wonderful hobbies, Gardening with Chickens is an indispensable guide for a harmonious homestead.

Reinventing the Chicken Coop

Author: Kevin McElroy
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781603428637
Release Date: 2013-01-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Build a stylishly modern home for your poultry. Backyard chickens meet contemporary design in this inventive compilation from authors Matthew Wolpe and Kevin McElroy. Reinventing the Chicken Coop presents 14 complete building plans for chicken houses that range from the purely functional to outrageously fabulous, with designs that include water-capturing roofs, built-in composting systems, and modernist architectural details.

The Chicken Whisperer s Guide to Keeping Chickens Revised

Author: Andy Schneider
Publisher: Quarry Books
ISBN: 9781631594434
Release Date: 2017-07-15
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Since The Chicken Whisperer's Guide to Keeping Chickens was first published in 2011, many people have discovered the joys and benefits of a backyard flock. Now Andy Schneider is back with The Chicken Whisperer's Guide to Keeping Chickens, Expanded & Revised. Are you looking for a great way to reconnect with the earth, the community, and your food sources? Keeping backyard chickens is a fun, simple way to start making this happen, even with limited space in your backyard. Let the Chicken Whisperer (poultry personality Andy Schneider) teach you everything he knows…and everything you need to know…about raising a backyard flock! Ditch the super-technical manuals and enjoy Andy's unique, common-sense perspective in The Chicken Whisperer's Guide to Keeping Chickens, Expanded & Revised. This fun, comprehensive guide is a perfect fit for your busy lifestyle. Inside, you'll learn: The Benefits of a Backyard Chicken Flock, So You're Eggspecting: The Art of Incubation, The Art of Brooding, Home Sweet Home: Coops & Runs, Nutrition, Health, and Wellness … and much more!

Keeping Chickens in Your Garden

Author: Fred Hams
Publisher: Southwater
ISBN: 1780193092
Release Date: 2014-05-09
Genre: Nature

An expert manual on keeping poultry in the garden complements instructions for building a coop with essential guidelines on everything from rearing and breeding to housing and maintaining poultry health. Original.

The Suburban Chicken

Author: Kristina Mercedes Urquhart
Publisher: i5 Publishing
ISBN: 9781620082225
Release Date: 2015-11-17
Genre: Technology & Engineering

With more and more city dwellers and suburbanites embracing the notion of getting back to basics and living simpler, more rustic lives, it’s no surprise that the popularity of backyard chicken keeping has skyrocketed in recent years. Whether for enjoyment as pets or for the convenience of farm-fresh eggs right outside your door, chicken keeping can be an easy and fun step on the road to more sustainable, ecologically friendly living. Written by Kristina Mercedes Urquhart, The Suburban Chicken shares the author’s knowledge on general chicken husbandry, profiles of 20 suitable breeds for suburban living, how to provide your birds with optimal accommodations, and the healthcare needs of chickens, among other important topics about which prospective chicken owners should be familiar. INSIDE SUBURBAN CHICKEN: •The benefits and enjoyment of keeping chickens as pets. •Considerations for would-be chicken keepers, including local ordinances, space requirements, initial and ongoing expenses, and preparing the home and family. •Favorite standard-size, bantam, and egg-laying breeds for metropolitan and family living. •Hatching eggs and raising chicks. •Coop styles and descriptions of all equipment that a budding chicken keeper needs, as well as a chapter dedicated to keeping chickens safe from predators. •Preventive care and optimal diets for healthy, hardy birds. •Raising chickens for eggs: the science behind egg production, how to properly handle and store fresh eggs, and the differences between store-bought and homegrown eggs, as well as some exciting recipes for your bounty.

Art of the Chicken Coop

Author: Chris Gleason
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: 1565235428
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Provides step-by-step instructions for building artistic yet practical small scale housing for chickens.

Once Upon a Flock

Author: Lauren Scheuer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451698756
Release Date: 2013-03-19
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

When longtime illustrator and lover of power tools Lauren Scheuer was looking for a project, she got the idea to raise backyard chickens. Her husband and teenage daughter looked on incredulously as coop sketches and chicken-raising books filled their New England home. But when the chicks arrived, the whole family fell in love with the bundles of fluff and the wild adventures began. Once Upon a Flock: Life with My Soulful Chickens stars Scheuer’s backyard chickens—with their big personalities, friendships, rivalries, and secrets—and the flock’s guardian, Marky the terrier. The flock includes Hatsy, the little dynamo; Lil’White, the deranged and twisted Buff Orpington; Pigeon, the fixer-upper chicken; and Lucy, the special-needs hen who bonds with Lauren and becomes a fast friend. This charming story of Lauren’s life with her quirky flock is filled with moments of humor and heartbreak: When Lucy is afflicted with a neurological disease, Lauren builds Lucy a special-needs coop. When Lucy’s nesting instinct leads Lauren to act as a chicken midwife of sorts, Lauren hatches a chick in her home. And when Lucy’s best friend Hatsy falls ill, Lauren finds an unlikely friend for Lucy in a chicken named Pigeon, who requires an emergency bath and blow-dry. Enthusiastically immersing herself in the world of her flock, Lauren discovers that love, loss, passion, and resilience are not only parts of the human experience, but of the chicken experience as well. Throughout it all, Lauren documents the laughter and drama of her flock’s adventures with her own whimsical photos and illustrations. At once humorous, poignant, and informative, Once Upon a Flock is a feathered tale like no other.

Chicken Coops

Author: Judy Pangman
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781603421829
Release Date: 2011-02-28
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Just like houses, chicken coops come in all shapes and sizes. Judy Pangman presents how-to drawings and conceptual plans for 45 coops — from the strictly practical to flights of fancy — guaranteed to meet the needs of every bird owner, however big or small your flock may be. Color photographs and innovative suggestions fill this encouraging guide, while lively anecdotes profile an array of coop builders and their various construction methods. Start building the coop of your chickens’ dreams!

The Chicken Chick s Guide to Backyard Chickens

Author: Kathy Shea Mormino
Publisher: Voyageur Press
ISBN: 9780760359792
Release Date: 2017-10-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Internationally known as The Chicken Chick, Kathy Shea Mormino brings an informative style and fresh perspective on raising backyard chickens to millions of fans around the world. An attorney by profession, Kathy is the founder and one-woman creative force behind her wildly popular and award-winning Facebook page and blog, The-Chicken-Chick.com. Now her practical, down-to-earth approach to chicken-keeping is available in book form. Sharing her years of hard-earned experience and collaborations with poultry veterinarians, nutritionists, and professors, she provides simple steps to care for these uncommon pets with confidence. Kathy’s personality permeates the book as she guides newbie, veteran, and would-be backyard chickeneers alike through all aspects of small-flock care—from getting into the hobby to housing, feeding, egg production, health, and much more. The result is accurate information presented in the fun and abundantly illustrated format that Mormino has delivered on her blog for years.

Fresh Eggs Daily

Author: Lisa Steele
Publisher: St Lynns Press
ISBN: 0985562250
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Offers information on how to successfully care for and raise healthy chickens.

A Kid s Guide to Keeping Chickens

Author: Melissa Caughey
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781612124186
Release Date: 2015-03-10
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

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.