Chick Days: Raising Chickens from Hatchlings to Laying Hens
The author of Made from Scratch, Jenna Woginrich, brings to you an absolutely delightful beginner's guide, Chick Days: Raising Chickens from Hatchlings to Laying Hens. This is a cute guide on chicken growth, from chick to adult. There are eight very colorful and detailed chapters packed full of information and resources for those that want to join in an adventure and start their own flock.
The author writes about her personal experience in chapter one and explains why you would benefit from having chickens. The second chapter discusses various breeds of chickens, including her top ten list of breeds to own. She discusses game birds in this chapter as well. Chapter 3 discusses coop planning, including whether to build or buy, predator proofing, and location. The author goes into detail on shelter and its importance as well as space requirements. The next chapter is about preparing your home for chicks. This involves preparing the brooder, making sure the temperatures are adequate, ventilation is proper, and there are no drafts. The next few chapters detail the life of the chicken, from day one to hen, covering growth, behavior, feathering, egg information, nutrition, and much more! If you are wanting to see how fast chicks grow, Woginrich illustrates this very well.
This book is recommended for the backyard flock owner, enthusiast, or simply those that want an enjoyable read!
128 Pages, Full-Color Photography, Published in 2010 by Storey Publishing