Best Bird Care Books
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1. F is for FART: A rhyming ABC children's book about farting animals
Author: by J. Heitsch
Published at: Independently published (June 5, 2019)
Serious poultry farmers and backyard bird raisers have relied on this best-selling reference for more than 20 years. The fourth edition of Gail Damerow’s comprehensive handbook is now completely revised and redesigned, making it more accessible and informative than ever. You’ll get the most up-to-date details on shelter, food, health care, eggs, chicks, and meat, and recent research into chicken behavior and communication makes the sections on flock management truly authoritative.
New color photos and illustrations provide more specificity and information about chicken breeds, anatomy, and health.
3. The Chicken Chick's Guide to Backyard Chickens: Simple Steps for Healthy, Happy Hens
Author: by Kathy Shea Mormino
Published at: Voyageur Press; Illustrated edition (October 1, 2017)
The Chicken Chick’s Guide to Backyard Chickens covers all aspects of keeping pet chickens in a beautifully illustrated, no-nonsense format. Kathy addresses everything needed to keep chickens simply, including coops, chick care, breed selection, chicken health, and beyond! Internationally known as The Chicken Chick, Kathy Shea Mormino brings an informative style and fresh perspective on raising backyard chickens to millions of fans around the world.
An attorney by profession, Kathy is the founder and one-woman creative force behind her wildly popular and award-winning Facebook page and blog, The-Chicken-Chick.Com. Now her practical, down-to-earth approach to chicken-keeping is available in book form. Sharing her years of hard-earned experience and collaborations with poultry veterinarians, nutritionists, and professors, she provides simple steps to care for these uncommon pets with confidence.
Kathy’s personality permeates the book as she guides newbie, veteran, and would-be backyard chickeneers alike through all aspects of small-flock carefrom getting into the hobby to housing, feeding, egg production, health, and much more. The result is accurate information presented in the fun and abundantly illustrated format that Mormino has delivered on her blog for years.
4. How to Speak Chicken: Why Your Chickens Do What They Do & Say What They Say
Author: by Melissa Caughey
Published at: Storey Publishing, LLC (November 28, 2017)
Best-selling author Melissa Caughey knows that backyard chickens are like any favorite pet fun to spend time with and fascinating to observe. Her hours among the flock have resulted in this quirky, irresistible guide packed with firsthand insights into how chickens communicate and interact, use their senses to understand the world around them, and establish pecking order and roles within the flock.
Combining her up-close observations with scientific findings and interviews with other chicken enthusiasts, Caughey answers unexpected questions such as Do chickens have names for each other? How do their eyes work? And How do chickens learn? Foreword INDIES Silver Award Winner
5. Smithsonian Handbooks: Birds of Florida (Smithsonian Handbooks) (DK Smithsonian Handbook)
Author: by DK
Published at: DK; Annotated edition (February 1, 2002)
The most comprehensive series of field guides to North American birds ever. This impressive collection highlights birds from all regions of the United States including localized areas such as the Mid-Atlantic, the Pacific Northwest and New England. Whether birding in the foothills of New England, the prairies of the Midwest, or the beaches of Florida, Smithsonian Handbooks are the most comprehensive field guides to North American birds on the market.
Looking for the Great Blue Heron or the Piping Plover while visiting the Great Lakes? Desperate to find the rare Long Billed Curlew or the Marbled Godwit during a hike in the Cascade Mountains? There’s no need to look any further!
Created in association with the Smithsonian Institution, these amazing guides are an absolute staple for any birder or amateur ornithologist. Each local species receives its own profile, along with descriptions of habitats and annotated photographs that highlight specific characteristics and other points of interest.
6. Penguin the Magpie: The Odd Little Bird Who Saved a Family
Author: by Cameron Bloom
Published at: Atria Books; Illustrated edition (April 4, 2017)
THE INSPIRATION FOR THE NETFLIX FILM PENGUIN BLOOM A triumph that will make your heart soar (Sy Montgomery, author of The Soul of an Octopus), this true story follows a family’s journey of recovery, hope, and courage as they nurse an injured magpie back to healthfrom the New York Times bestselling author of The Blue Day Book.
When Sam Bloom suffers a near fatal fall during a vacation, she is left paralyzed and deeply depressed. One of their three sons, reeling from the tragic accident, discovers an injured magpie chick abandoned after she had fallen from her nest.
The boys name the bird Penguin, for her black-and-white plumage. As they nurse Penguin back to health, the incredible joy, playfulness, and strength she exudes fortify the family and especially lift Sam’s spirits. A unique and remarkable insight into a family dealing with tragedy and finding their way through it with love, courage, and hope (Naomi Watts), Penguin the Magpie reminds us all that, no matter how lost, fragile, or damaged we feel, accepting the love of others and loving them in return will help to make us whole.
7. Backyard Chickens: A Practical Handbook to Raising Chickens
Author: by Claire Woods
Published at: Independently published (August 31, 2018)
The Backyard Chicken Handbook is an authoritative guide, from a fourth-generation chicken keeper, bringing simple yet practical knowledge which covers all aspects of raising healthy and happy chickens. This handbook covers: selecting the perfect chicken breed, feeding your hens, healthy egg laying, chicken behavior (including bullying) and how-to treat common chicken health issues.
The handbook is suited to both first time keepers and veterans by providing varying degrees of detail to keep both readers engaged. Full color photos and illustrations throughout provide specific examples of chicken anatomy, health and behavior.
8. Flight of the Diamond Smugglers: A Tale of Pigeons, Obsession, and Greed Along Coastal South Africa
Author: by Matthew Gavin Frank
Published at: Liveright (February 23, 2021)
Unforgettable….An outstanding adventure in its lyrical, utterly compelling, and heartbreaking investigations of the world of diamond smuggling. Aimee NezhukumatathilFor nearly eighty years, a huge portion of coastal South Africa was closed off to the public. With many of its pits now deemed overmined and abandoned, American journalist Matthew Gavin Frank sets out across the infamous Diamond Coast to investigate an illicit trade that supplies a global market.
Immediately, he became intrigued by the ingenious methods used in facilitating smuggling? Particularly, the illegal act of sneaking carrier pigeons onto mine property, affixing diamonds to their feet, and sending them into the air. Entering Die Sperrgebiet (The Forbidden Zone) is like entering an eerie ghost town, but Frank is surprised by the number of people willingeven eagerto talk with him.
Soon he meets Msizi, a young diamond digger, and his pigeon, Bartholomew, who helps him steal diamonds. It’s a deadly game: pigeons are shot on sight by mine security, and Msizi knows of smugglers who have disappeared because of their crimes.
9. Fresh Eggs Daily: Raising Happy, Healthy Chickens…Naturally
Author: by Lisa Steele
Published at: St. Lynn's Press; General edition (October 15, 2013)
More than ever, Americans care about the quality and safety of the food they eat. They’re bringing back an American tradition: raising their own backyard chickens for eggs and companionship. And they care about the quality of life of their chickens.
Fresh Eggs Daily is an authoritative, accessible guide to coops, nesting boxes, runs, feed, and natural health care with time-tested remedies. The author promotes the benefits of keeping chickens happy and well-occupied, and in optimal health, free of chemicals and antibiotics.
She emphasizes the therapeutic value of herbs and natural supplements to maintaining a healthy environment for your chickens. Includes many “recipes” and 8 easy DIY projects for the coop and run. Full color photos throughout. The USDA’s new study of urban chicken raising sees a 400% increase in backyard chickens over the next 5 years, driven by younger adults.
10. The Homesteader's Natural Chicken Keeping Handbook: Raising a Healthy Flock from Start to Finish
Author: by Amy K. Fewell
Published at: Lyons Press; Illustrated edition (May 1, 2019)
The Homesteader’s Natural Chicken Keeping Handbook is the modern homesteader’s guide to raising, feeding, breeding, selling, and enjoying the noblest animal on the farmthe chicken. From the rooster’s crow in the morning, to the warm egg in the nesting box, chickens are the gateway livestock for almost every homesteader and backyard farm enthusiast.
In this book, you’ll learn everything you need to know about raising chickens naturally. Fewell guides you in:understanding why chickens do what they docreating your very own poultry or egg businesspreventing and treating ailments with herbal remediessetting up your property, coop, and brooderhatching chickspurchasing chickens properlycooking delicious recipes with your farm fresh eggs and poultry.
This is heritage chicken keeping skills 101, with a modern twist. Not only will you gain knowledge about naturally keeping chickens through every stage of their lives, but you’ll fully embrace the joy and ease of raising all-natural chickens on your homestead.
11. Hatching & Brooding Your Own Chicks: Chickens, Turkeys, Ducks, Geese, Guinea Fowl
Author: by Gail Damerow
Published at: Storey Publishing, LLC (January 15, 2013)
Gail Damerow shows you how to incubate, hatch, and brood baby chickens, ducklings, goslings, turkey poults, and guinea keets. With advice on everything from selecting a breed and choosing the best incubator to feeding and caring for newborn chicks in a brooder, this comprehensive guide also covers issues like embryo development, panting chicks, and a variety of common birth defects.
Whether you want to hatch three eggs or one hundred, you’ll find all the information you need to make your poultry-raising operation a success.
12. Chicken Thoughts: Comics About Birds
Author: by Sarah Wymer
Published at: Chicken Thoughts (November 1, 2020)
Relatable if you’ve ever had a bird, funny and charming even if you haven’t, Chicken Thoughts: Comics About Birds hilariously captures the antics of our feathered family members. This delightful collection also includes a handful of never-before-seen comic strips! Readers of all ages have enjoyed Chicken Thoughts comics since they first flew onto the Internet in 2018.
See the world through a parrot’s eyes as Chicken the cockatiel & friends do bird things and think bird thoughts!
13. Mind of the Raven: Investigations and Adventures with Wolf-Birds
Author: by Bernd Heinrich
Heinrich involves us in his quest to get inside the mind of the raven. But as animals can only be spied on by getting quite close, Heinrich adopts ravens, thereby becoming a “raven father,” as well as observing them in their natural habitat.
He studies their daily routines, and in the process, paints a vivid picture of the ravens’ world. At the heart of this book are Heinrich’s love and respect for these complex and engaging creatures, and through his keen observation and analysis, we become their intimates too.
Heinrich’s passion for ravens has led him around the world in his research. Mind of the Raven follows an exotic journeyfrom New England to Germany, and from Montana to Baffin Island in the high Arcticoffering dazzling accounts of how science works in the field, filtered through the eyes of a passionate observer of nature.
Each new discovery and insight into raven behavior is thrilling to read, at once lyrical and scientific.
14. Free-Range Chicken Gardens: How to Create a Beautiful, Chicken-Friendly Yard
Author: by Jessi Bloom
Published at: Timber Press; 13559th edition (January 3, 2012)
If your garden fantasies involve chickens, Jessi Bloom is here to make those dreams come true. The New York Times Many gardeners fear chickens will peck away at their landscape. But you can keep chickens and have a beautiful garden, too!
In this essential handbook, award-winning garden designer Jessi Bloom offers step-by-step instructions for creating a beautiful and functional space while maintaining a happy, healthy flock. Free-Range Chicken Gardens covers everything a gardener needs to know, from the basics of chicken keeping and creating the perfect chicken-friendly garden design to building innovative coops.
15. Peacocks Only: A Survival Guide for Peacocks
Author: by Douglas Buffington
Published at: Independently published (December 2, 2020)
This book is dedicated to lifting the standard of care given to Peafowl. It is filled with information regarding the feeding, medication and parasites of these birds. There are also recommendations on incubating, hatching, feeding and rearing of the chicks.
No one should be without this book. It is packed with valuable information much of which cannot be found on the internet.
16. Duck Eggs Daily: Raising Happy, Healthy Ducks…Naturally
Author: by Lisa Steele
Published at: St. Lynn's Press; 1st edition (October 15, 2015)
Author Lisa Steele is one of the most trusted voices in small-flock poultry keeping. Her first book, Fresh Eggs Daily, was all about healthy, natural care for chickens. Now comes Duck Eggs Daily, an equally valuable guide to raising ducks for eggs and companionship.
This is also a book for chicken keepers who want to add ducks to their flock. While ducks can live happily with chickens, ducks are different in many important ways. Steele provides an information-packed, beautifully photographed how-to for raising and living with happy, healthy ducks.
She examines every aspect of her ducks’ lives, including duck houses and pools, health care, duck behavior and blending ducks into a chicken flock. She provides a breed chart and a selection of favorite recipes using duck eggs. What’s behind the fast-growing interest in raising ducks?
An increasing awareness of the superior nutrition and taste of duck eggs (compared to chicken eggs) and a desire for a personal connection with the foods we feed our families. Foodies and chefs are embracing the appeal of duck eggs.