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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Chickens--Again?

Two days ago I posted about chicks and ducks and geese. I was walking through the lobby yesterday and saw a sign for a free UNH Cooperative Extension program, "Managing a Family Chicken Flock: Basic Needs and Common Problems." It will be held Wednesday, April 28, in Brentwood for more information call Deb at 679-5616 or email deb.stevens@unh.edu. There must be something in the air that have everyone thinking about domestic fowl!

Here are some fun picture books about chicks that you and your little ones may enjoy:

Bunting, Eve. Hurry! Hurry! [JP BUN]All the animals of the barnyard community hurry to greet their newest member, who is just pecking his way out of an egg.

Friend, Katherine. The Perfect Nest. [JP FRI]With hopes of making a delicious omelet, Jack the cat builds a nest to catch a chicken, but ends up attracting more than the bird.

Golson, Terry. Tillie Lays an Egg. [JP GOL]In search of the perfect place to lay her egg, Tillie the chicken leaves the barnyard and explores the farmhouse.

Helakoski, Leslie. Big Chickens Fly the Coop. [JP HEL]Four chickens leave the coop in search of the farmhouse and are surprised by the things they discover.

Himmelman, John. Chickens to the Rescue. [JP HIM]Six days a week the chickens help the Greenstalk family and their animals recover from mishaps that occur on the farm, but they need one day to rest.

There are plenty more, so visit us soon!

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