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Barnyard Kids~ A Family Guide for Raising Animals
Are you and your family raising farm animals? I raise chickens! For those who are thinking of taking that leap – and for those with kids, the new Barnyard Kids - A Family Guide for Raising Animals, by Dina Rudick will make the perfect gift this holiday season!
Parents and young kids now have a go-to resource to get started on raising chickens, pigs, sheep, goats, cows, horses, and rabbits. Written so parents and kids can read the book together, it’s filled with essential information, from choosing the right ones animals, to the work, time, and space that’s needed. Each chapter on each animal has four sections. “What Makes Them Tick” discusses food and water needs, hygiene, instincts and the animals’ social needs. “What Makes Them Sick” includes signs and causes of illness, medical supplies and vaccination info. “Where Do They Live” covers housing the animals. “What Can They Give” covers just that – from the various by products each animal gives – from food to milk to the usefulness of excrement.
Kids have helped take care of animals for generations, learning responsibility and self-reliance in the process. Barnyard Kids gives kids and parents the tools to dream about and plan for raising farm animals, empowering anyone who reads it to imagine a life with farm animals and make it real.
I love the full color photographs in this book, as well as the useful information and facts on raising animals that I did not know.
I was interested in raising pigs, but after reading this book, I am actually re-thinking it. I think pigs are adorable, but they require a lot of care! (Plus they are smelly and they get huge.)
I think I will just stick with raising chickens for now. I am so glad that I have this book, however. I have learned many things that I didn't know about raising chickens and I am surprised mine are still alive!
I am going to be sharing this book with my son, Braxton. I know he will love it as much as I do. Together we can learn many things about raising farm animals. We have five and a half acres, so we can definitely expand our animal family in the future!
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Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.