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Hen and the Art of Chicken Maintenance: Reflections on Raising Chickens

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Watch out, poultry best-seller list: This hilarious account of a rookie poultry-owner's experience raising birds in his backyard is the first "chicken memoir" of its kind. Owning chickens is fast becoming the latest in metropolitan chic-and if you can't own them, you'll still want to read about them. Move over, Julia Roberts and Brad Pitt (both rumored to raise chickens), Martin Gurdon is the new celebrity chicken owner.

Hen and the Art of Chicken Maintenance follows the Gurdon family through the ups and downs of this wonderful hobby. In addition to providing eggs, the hens offer distractions from everyday life-BB has terrific telephone etiquette; the spirited but weak Yvette requires Gurdon to act as a personal trainer; and Wimpy is soon renamed Psycho as she's allowed to brood three of her eggs. The book chronicles the daily life of a chicken, including dust baths, brutal pecking order rituals, gender bending encounters, and, for its owner, the possibility of huge vet bills.

The relationship between bird and human is by turns heartwarming and bewildering, but always entertaining. Add "informative" to the list, and you could be describing this very book. In fact, you might even learn a thing or two about raising chickens in Hen and the Art of Chicken Maintenance.

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James Herriot meets Bill Bryson in this hilarious account of one mans relationship Z99 his chickens

About the Author

Martin Gurdon has been making his living as a journalist for years, with a particular interest in classic cars. His humorous stories as a chicken keeper have incited much attention from BBC television and radio programs. Originally from London, he now lives in Kent, England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781592287703
Author:
Gurdon, Martin
Publisher:
Lyons Press
Subject:
Birds
Subject:
Topic - Animals
Subject:
Chickens
Subject:
Breeding
Subject:
Chickens -- Breeding.
Subject:
Pets-Birds by Breed
Subject:
General Pets
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20051131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
bandw illustrations
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8 x 6 in

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