This title introduces 44 breeds of chicken which can be seen pecking an preening in Britain today. Jack accompanies each with a description of the animal's appearance and explains the different colours and patterns which appear within the breed. Jack has thoroughly researched the history of each animal and its breeding. He also gives details of their personalities and egg-laying and flying abilities. Among others, Jack introduces the lazy Barnvelder, friendly Belgian D'Uccle, the high-flying Ancona and the 'French Poodle of the chicken world' - the Faverolles. This fascinating range of breeds is sure to make anyone a chicken enthusiast. The book is designed for novices but an established enthusiast will find no shortage of interest.
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.
A Kid's Guide to Everything You Need to Know about Breeds, Coops, Behavior, Eggs, and More!
Author: Mindie Dittemore
Pubpsher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
The best homesteading tips to raise happy, healthy chickens! Whether you have chickens already or are just thinking of starting your own flock, this book is packed full of valuable information that will help you raise and maintain a happy, healthy flock. Not only will you learn the basics like how to pick the right breeds, how to house, feed, and care for your birds, but you will also find craft, gardening, and DIY projects that will make taking care of your flock fun and entertaining! You will find tons of information on: Top breed picks for kids What should be in a coop and how to clean the coop Pros and cons of free range v. chicken coops When to expect your first egg How to train your chickens to be more friendly (and even do tricks!) Easy egg recipes and creative chicken crafts!
Release on 2013-07 | by Bonnie Jo Manion,Robert T. Ludlow
Author: Bonnie Jo Manion,Robert T. Ludlow
Pubpsher: John Wiley & Sons
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 --
"Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management" was and is hugely popular. First published in 1861, nearly two million copies were sold by 1868. "Know Your Onions or Mrs Beeton's Hinterland" contains recipes and household hints from books and magazines published from about 1820 to the 1860s; books and magazines that may have influenced Mrs Beeton. Some of the recipes and household hints are from Samuel Beeton's "Englishwoman's Domestic Magazine" and may well have been contributed by Mrs Beeton herself. "Know Your Onions or Mrs Beeton's Hinterland" is a treasure trove jam-packed with old recipes and household hints, mostly from the early to mid nineteenth century. In this book you will come across such delights as: how to cook and prepare a boar's head (not for the squeamish!); how to pacify a cross baby; how to restore rancid butter by using animal charcoal; a cure for baldness; and much, much more. If you enjoy cookery books, then you will love this book.
Cooking Basics and Beyond--Hundreds of Tips, Techniques, Recipes, Food Facts, and Folklore
Author: Bunny Crumpacker
If you can slice an onion, you can cook almost anything. That's the first premise of this book. There are dozens more, all underlining the happy thought that cooking is easier than they tell you it is. The recipes and tips here--and there are many--are simple: it's flavor that counts, not a list of ingredients longer than a kitchen cabinet can bear. The methods are uncomplicated (mix vegetables and olive oil right in the roasting pan; why bother with a bowl?). Kitchen mythology, we learn, is one thing, and food history another. Mythology: the need for expensive slot-top box holders for knives. History: Did you ever wonder who Granny Smith was? How to Slice an Onion demystifies the culinary arts, making cooking simple for the beginner and opening new possibilities for the experienced cook. It's a kitchen companion, a friend at hand when you stand at the stove, a fascinating and amusing look at the history of the food we eat, and a charming guide to the fundamentals and finer details of good home cooking. For the beginner, the accomplished chef, and even for those who just like to read about food, this book is a good friend to have in the kitchen.
It's finally summer and Amber Brown is going to London to visit her aunt Pam and then to Paris to visit with her father. She is one excited kid before she goes. And one itchy kid when she arrives. Mosquito bites, she thinks. Chicken pox, she finds out. Is her vacation completely ruined? And now that she can't go to Paris, how will she be able to convince her dad to move back home?
For generations, people in the countryside have kept chickens, mainly for the eggs. Now, more and more people, in town as well as countryside, are enjoying the pleasure of keeping hens in the garden and reaping the reward of those fresh eggs every day. Virginia Shirt has lived with chickens for over 15 years so her knowledge of these fascinating birds is conditioned by practical experience. Her book is a revelation to every aspiring enthusiast. Concentrating initially on the very first steps, the book goes on to deal with feeding and rearing chickens and comprehensively covers matters relating to health and disease.
Only Jody Knows is based on a true story about a girl who disappeared after a series of events in her life in 1900. It is told by a young boy who lived through her disappearance and participated in events to find her. Travel with him as you start at the Sheridan Wyoming County Fair in the late 1930s and flashback thirty years earlier when he lived the adventure. A gold locket, burning torches, bloodhounds, and much, much more are part of this story about Jody. Read it, and enjoy it.