Chickens are the hottest new backyard pet it seems that every Tom, Dick and Susan wants to raise chickens in his/her backyard, whether that yard is 1 sq. ft. or 100 sq. ft. There's nothing more local than an egg freshly laid right in your own yard. But what should you expect when you're adopting a couple of day-old chicks. In "Chick Days," Jenna Woginrich, award-winning author of "Made from Scratch" the homesteading memoir for the twenty-something generation, offers a highly entertaining and informative photographic guide for today’s fledgling chick parent. Fun for the complete newbie and for families with young children, "Chick Days" chronicles the journey of three chickens from newly hatched fluffy butterballs to grown hens laying eggs. Day by day and week by week, readers watch the three starring chickens grow and change, learning about chicken behavior, feeding requirements, housing, hygiene and health-care essentials and fun facts on all things poultry. As Jenna herself says, Chickens are more than 12-piece buckets, country diner kitsch and egg whites. They are your backyard ambassadors to healthier eating and basic husbandry. Keeping chickens is a crash course in local eating. When you start collecting eggs you'll be eating so local you'll know the amount of cracked corn in the feeder at ground zero of your breakfast, Jenna’s witty commentary is accompanied by the photography of Mars Vilaubi. "Chick Days" makes every stage of chicken life fun and doable.
- Technology and industrial arts
- 128 pages