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A Kid's Guide to Keeping Chickens

By: Melissa Caughey

Price: $24.95

Publisher: USA, Storey Publishing, 2015


Melissa Caughey shares her advice in an engaging way so that kids understand what it means to keep chickens and what kind of housing, food, equipment, and care the chickens will need to thrive. She also includes ideas for lots of creative activities sure to spark enthusiasm and imagination, such as speaking chicken, creating a veggie pinata for the flock, and making a chicken fort in the backyard. She even offers ten egg-centric recipes that kids will love to make and ea... View more info

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Building Chicken Coops For Dummies

By: Todd Brock and David Zook and Robert T. Ludlow

Price: $28.95

Publisher: UK, John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2010


As the popularity of urban homesteading and sustainable living increases, it s no wonder you re in need of trusted, practical guidance on how to properly house the chickens you re planning (or have already begun) to keep. Building Chicken Coops For Dummies gives you the information you need to build the most cost-efficient, safe, and easy-on-the-eye enclosures for your backyard flock. This practical guide gives you easy-to-follow and customizable plans for building the b... View more info

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Conures: A Guide to Caring for your Conure (Parakeet)

By: Nikki Moustaki

Price: $16.95

Publisher: USA, Bowtie Press, 2006


The adorable conure, named for its conically shaped tail, is one of the world’s favorite parrots and the subject of this Complete Care Made Easy pet guide that presents new and experienced bird keepers with insight into every aspect of selecting, caring for, and maintaining well-behaved happy pet birds. Bird specialist and trainer Nikki Moustaki has written an ideal introductory pet guide about the boisterous conure, with chapters on the characteristics of the con... View more info

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Helm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names

By: James A. Jobling

Price: $99.95

Publisher: UK, Christopher Helm, 2009


Many scientific bird names describe a bird's habits, habitat, distribution or plumage, while other birds are named after their discoverers or in honour of prominent ornithologists. This extraordinary work of reference lists the genus and species name for almost every species of bird in the world as well as information about its meaning and derivation. In the case of eponyms brief biographical details are provided for each of the personalities commemorated in the scientif... View more info

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How to Look After Your Budgie: A Practical Guide to Caring for Your Pet, in Step-by-step Photographs

By: David Alderton

Price: $13.95

Publisher: UK, Armadillo Books, 2014


This title is filled with useful information and advice, from how to choose a budgie, to feeding and healthcare. It offers practical instruction on how to handle your pet, train it to perch on your finger and teach it to talk, shown in over 60 easy-to-follow photographs. Ideal for 5- to 9-year-olds, this book will enable children to bond with their budgie and get the most out of being a responsible and caring pet owner. It is written by an internationally renowned author... View more info

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Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens 3rd Edition

By: Gail Damerow

Price: $29.95

Publisher: USA, Storey Publishing, 2010

Edition: 3rd Edition


From hatching chicks to putting eggs on the table, this comprehensive guide has all the information you need to successfully keep chickens. Gail Damerow shows you how to choose the right breeds for your needs, build efficient chicken coops, provide necessary medical attention for your animals, and much more. Whether you're raising broilers for meat or preparing your chickens to win a blue ribbon at the next county fair, Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens will help you ac... View more info

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Storey's Guide to Raising Ducks 2nd Edition

By: Dave Holderread

Price: $29.95

Publisher: USA, Storey Publishing, 2011

Edition: 2nd Edition


Covering everything from breeding to butchering, Dave Holderread provides all the information you need to know to successfully raise your own ducks. With in-depth information on feeding, housing, behaviour, and health care, this comprehensive guide also provides proven strategies for creating a profitable business plan and marketing your products. Whether you're about to acquire your first ducks or are interested in experimenting with rare breeds, Storey's Guide to Raisi... View more info

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Storey's Guide to Raising Poultry 4th Edition

By: Glenn Drowns

Price: $29.95

Publisher: USA, Storey Publishing, 2012

Edition: 4th Edition


Whether you're running a farm or interested in keeping a few backyard birds, Storey's Guide to Raising Poultry covers everything you need to know to successfully raise your own chickens, turkeys, waterfowl, and more. Stressing humane practices throughout, Glenn Davis provides expert advice on breed selection, housing, feeding, behaviour, breeding, health care, and processing your own meat and eggs. With tips on raising specialty species like doves, ostriches, and peafowl... View more info

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Storey's Guide to Raising Turkeys 3rd Edition

By: Don Schrider

Price: $29.95

Publisher: USA, Storey Publishing, 2013

Edition: 3rd Edition


Turkeys are an excellent source of succulent meat, rich eggs, and nutrient-dense manure, and raising them is a rewarding and profitable activity for many farmers. Storey's Guide to Raising Turkeys provides expert information on breed selection, facilities management, health care, and slaughtering. With helpful tips on acquiring organic certification, processing both meat and eggs, and marketing your products, you'll have all the information you need to successfully raise... View more info

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Storey's Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds

By: Carol Ekarius

Price: $39.95

Publisher: USA, Storey Publishing, 2007


More than 128 birds strut their stuff across the pages of this definitive primer for intrepid poultry farmers and feather fanciers alike. From the Manx Rumpy to the Redcap and the Ancona duck to his Aylesbury cousin, each breed is profiled with a brief history, detailed descriptions of identifying characteristics, and colourful photography. Comprehensive and fun, Storey's Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds celebrates the personalities and charming good looks of North Am... View more info

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The Backyard Chicken Bible: The Complete Guide to Raising Chickens

By: Eric Lofgren

Price: $29.95

Publisher: USA, Betterway Books, 2014


Your Backyard is the New Farm! Whether you want two chickens or two hundred, this manual will guide you along your journey to successfully raising chickens. Growing a backyard chicken flock is an investment, and one of the most important factors in cultivating a happy, healthy poultry society is taking the time to learn everything you can about your birds. The Backyard Chicken Bible is filled with real-life solutions and expert advice on what to do in almost any scenario... View more info