RESOURCES

COMPOSTING REFERENCE CHART

Don’t let composting freak you out. Mother Nature knows what she’s doing… you’re just here to lend a helping hand.

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CHICKEN BREED REFERENCE CHART

There are so many different breeds of chicken out there, so I wanted to create a chart of those we are able to acquire here in the United States. Some are readily available, and some come only through specialty breeders. But – you can get them. I’ll update this data as I continue research and have discussions directly with breeders.

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CHICKEN-KEEPING REFERENCE DICTIONARY

When I began considering whether or not I wanted to raise chickens, I dove head first into the Google search bar, asking questions nonstop. I went to the local bookstore and read books on breed selection, coop construction, overall care of poultry, potential medical problems (and solutions)… the list could go on forever.
I quickly learned that there are so many new terms I had never heard before, and had no idea what they meant. So, to save you the extra “Googling,” I built this Chicken-Keeping Dictionary as a reference. I found it very helpful during the learning curve. Everything is in alphabetical order, and you can search it easily.

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LIVESTOCK / CHICKEN PERMITS IN THE CITY OF PORTLAND, OREGON

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BOOKS

I have read so many books while learning more about my interests, and while everyone has different preferences, I tend to like simple and straight-forward information – that makes sense! I work about 10 blocks away from a bookstore that takes up an entire downtown city block… and 6 floors of vertical space. Trust me – I think I’ve browsed through hundreds of gardening, composting, and chicken-keeping books. Here are some of my favorites:
Complete Compost Gardening Guide Book              My Pet Chicken Book              City Chicks Book