Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.
Chick Days: An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Raising Chickens from Hatching to Laying Paperback – January 11, 2011
|New from||Used from|
See the Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Discover books for all types of engineers, auto enthusiasts, and much more. Learn more
More About the Author
Top Customer Reviews
The two chicken books that I like are City Chicks (even for those of us who live in the country), and Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens. Both of these have chapters on raising chicks that I found much more informative than Chick Days.
But six months ago, we moved and I got my first 5 chickens. Having poured over this book already, I had zero questions for the feed store employees (though I will say they told us what size fount and feeder five chickens would need when they outgrew their chick fount and feeder). Later, they told us to go ahead and keep giving them the chick feed until we ran out (the 25 pound bag lasted almost 12 weeks) rather than switching to grow mash in week 5 as the book suggested.
When a book costs as much as a 50 pound bag of feed, I didn't want to buy more chicken raising books unless I needed them. So, can you make it to six months on just this book, as the title suggests? The short answer is yes, you absolutely can. In full disclosure, I should say I had bought Making It: Radical Home Ec for a Post-Consumer World at about the same time and they have a chapter on building chicken coops with some tidbits about chickens in general. I'm sure I absorbed some information from that.
This book is deceptively light. It isn't very thick and graphics eat up a lot of space. You've read the whole thing before you know it. And yet, if there is information that other books have that Jenna didn't include, I can only say I must not have needed it (the three pieces of information that I've since seen in other books are: you can freeze excess eggs, laying hens will crouch when you approach them as though you are an amorous rooster, and how to trim flight feathers).Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The BEST AND ONLY book you need as a beginner chicken keeper! VERY well written and extremely informative; cute too!Published 2 months ago by Kelly S.
Easy to read & very informative if considering to raise chickens.Published 2 months ago by Elizabeth Waldron
This was the first chicken book I purchased before buying my first little flock. The book walked me through everything I needed to know to get started and raise my brood into... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Dominique
I bought this book as a gift. But I read it first to make sure it was an appropriate reading level. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Melodye Traupel
If you want a pet, then read this book. She has a lot of information for those interested in making a chicken a pet not a meal.Published 6 months ago by Angloeire
I loaned this book to someone and never got it back, so I bought another. It's a great reference for raising day old chicks, but you will need a more comprehensive guide to taking... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Andrea Barnes