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Keep Chickens!: Tending Small Flocks in Cities, Suburbs, and other Small Spaces

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Publisher Comments:

Chickens are hot! Kilarski, a woman with a passion for poultry, offers a handbook that is as practical and encouraging as it is witty and entertaining. This book provides the detailed information every aspiring chicken keeper needs to know. 16-page color insert.

Synopsis:

If you find yourself reading up on fancy breeds of chickens, if you've taken to sketching coop designs on cocktail napkins, then you're ready to join the nationwide chicken boomlet! And you need Keep Chickens!

Synopsis:

Do you want to keep chickens but don't have much land? In this comprehensive and entertaining handbook, Barbara Kilarski shows you how you can successfully keep chickens in small urban and suburban spaces. She tells you which breeds are happiest in small spaces, shows you how to feed and care for your birds, lists the equipment you'll need, discusses

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 142) and index.

About the Author

A paralegal who is passionate about poultry, Barbara Kilarski has published articles in a variety of print and web venues, mainly in the Pacific Northwest. She lives with The Girls--Lucy (a New Hampshire Red), Whoopee (an AustraLorp), and ZsaZsa (a Barred Plymouth Rock) in Portland, Oregon.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

1 From City Chick to Urban Chickens

2 Why Keep Chickens?

Chicken Care Is Easy

Fresh Eggs

Pest Control

Top-Notch Fertilizer

Chickens in the Garden

Art, Pets & Entertainment

Pondering Urban Flocks

3 Chicken Basics

Chicken History

Definitions

Chicken FAQs

4 Chickens and the Law

Courtesy First: Talk to Your Neighbors

Chicken Codes

5 Building a Coop

What's in a Coop?

How Big?

To Roof or Not to Roof?

Building in Cold or Hot Climates

The Right Coop in the Right Place

Breaking Ground

Building a Coop for the Girls

Rats!

6 How to Pick a Chick

Research

Classifying Chickens

Three Makes Company

Climatic Considerations

Good Breeds for a Backyard Flock

Where to Get Chicks

How to Pick Chicks

7 Chicken Care

The Care of Little 'Uns

Sick Chicks

Feeders and Waterers

Eggs, Eggs, Eggs!

Coop Care

Extreme Weather Care

Health & Fitness

Molting

8 Eggcellent Eats

Epilogue: A Day in the Life of an Urban Chicken Keeper

Photo Gallery: A Chicken Extravaganza

Appendix: Summary of Selected City Municipal Codes

Recommended Reading

Chicks & Chicken Supplies

Chicken Information & Organizations

Index

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Chloe, July 1, 2009 (view all comments by Chloe)
She lives in SE Portland, how great is that? An informative book on everything from baby chicks, and where to get them, to building a coop and getting eggs from brooding hens. And there are pictures of chickens. A wonderful guide to start an urban flock with.
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jane-of-the-herbs, April 26, 2009 (view all comments by jane-of-the-herbs)
This book convinced us that we wanted chickens. The author wrote the friendliest chicken raising book we have ever read.
If you want a backyard flock this book is for you!
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edonnery, July 24, 2006 (view all comments by edonnery)
I loved this book! It really explained the joys of keeping chickens in a fun, and easy-to-read way. I bought chickens after reading this book and I have no regrets! A great book and a fun and informative read.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781580174916
Subtitle:
Tending Small Flocks in Cities, Suburbs, and Other Small Spaces
Author:
Kilarski, Barbara
Publisher:
Storey Publishing, LLC
Location:
North Adams, Mass.
Subject:
Chickens
Subject:
Agriculture & Animal Husbandry
Subject:
HOUSE & HOME / Sustainable Living
Subject:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / Sustainable Agriculture
Copyright:
Edition Description:
paperback
Series Volume:
108-174
Publication Date:
20030630
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
6 x 9
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.44 in 0.63 lb

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"Synopsis" by , If you find yourself reading up on fancy breeds of chickens, if you've taken to sketching coop designs on cocktail napkins, then you're ready to join the nationwide chicken boomlet! And you need Keep Chickens!

"Synopsis" by , Do you want to keep chickens but don't have much land? In this comprehensive and entertaining handbook, Barbara Kilarski shows you how you can successfully keep chickens in small urban and suburban spaces. She tells you which breeds are happiest in small spaces, shows you how to feed and care for your birds, lists the equipment you'll need, discusses
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