Animal Husbandry

Chick Days: An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Raising Chickens by Jenna Woginrich

By Jenna Woginrich

Chickens are the most well liked new yard “pet”! it sounds as if each Tom, Dick, and Susan desires to elevate chickens in his or her yard, even if that backyard is one sq. foot or 100. There’s not anything extra neighborhood than an egg freshly laid correct on your personal backyard. yet what in the event you count on whilst you’re adopting a few day-old chicks? In Chick Days, Jenna Woginrich, award-winning writer of Made from Scratch, the homesteading memoir for the twenty-something new release, bargains a hugely unique and informative photographic consultant for today’s fledgling chick guardian. enjoyable for the full beginner and for households with younger children, Chick Days chronicles the adventure of 3 chickens from newly hatched fluffy butterballs to grown hens laying eggs. daily and week via week, readers watch the 3 starring chickens develop and alter, studying approximately poultry habit, feeding necessities, housing, hygiene, and health-care necessities, and enjoyable evidence on all issues fowl. As Jenna herself says, “Chickens are greater than 12-piece buckets, state diner kitsch, and egg whites. They’re your yard ambassadors to more healthy consuming and uncomplicated husbandry. maintaining chickens is a crash path in neighborhood consuming. if you begin accumulating eggs you’ll be consuming so neighborhood you’ll be aware of the volume of cracked corn within the feeder at floor 0 of your breakfast . . . ”
Jenna’s witty observation is observed by means of the images of Mars Vilaubi, who raised the 3 chickens himself, together with his spouse and son. Their accompanying “chick diary” notes specific issues this kin realized and did alongside the best way to make chook elevating enjoyable. featuring simply the fundamental info in a hugely visible and alluring layout, Chick Days makes each degree of poultry lifestyles enjoyable, wonderful, and, such a lot of all, attainable. It’s absolute to provide any poultry lover or wannabe proprietor the arrogance and exuberance to affix the flock!

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Now, I hadn’t been around Silkie chicks since Idaho, and instantly those feelings of getting my first-ever laying hens flushed into me 46 Poultry Prep The first day with your chicks will be a hectic blessing but certainly not an unmanageable one. There will be a flurry of activity as you welcome the kids into their new home, but they’ll be a calm pile of fluff before you know it. If you did your homework — and your preparations — you’re golden. like an injection of warm nostalgia. I missed Diana and felt like I was once again in her basement during a March snowstorm getting my first order of birds.

I t was Chicken Day. I was up at six o’clock and anxiously awaiting a phone call from my chicken mentor, Diana, who runs a small organic farm about 30 minutes away from my home. The call soon came: 105 chicks had been delivered to my rural post office, waiting for pickup and their new homes. Making my way through snowy roads, I pulled into the unplowed post office parking lot, retrieved the crate of chickens, and loaded them into my station wagon. They were so loud! You just can’t know! Reaching Diana’s house, I pulled around back as instructed and honked.

CHICK WATER FOUNTS CHICK FEEDERS Chick founts are small and inexpensive and worth the investment. ” If one of those gallon containers spilled, your birds could die from the dampness or possibly even drown. You can get small plastic two-part founts or buy the ones designed to attach to mason jars (which I prefer). They’re made of sturdier metal and can utilize old pint or quart jars you have stored. Just make sure to sanitize the jars first by boiling them before filling them with your chicks’ water.

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