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Cluck: From Jungle Fowl to City Chicks

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Synopsis:

From barnyard to backyard, lowly hens have flown the country coop and joined the city chicken movement. A new generation of small-acreage farmers raising heritage breeds has inspired urbanites and suburbanites across America to install some poultry out back for eggs, meat, fertilizer, and cockeyed companionship. Whether the breed is Jersey Giant, Wyandotte, Buff Orpington, or Silver Frizzle Polish—chickens are now chic.

    This is not a how-to book on raising chickens but rather a wry, fascinating, sometimes startling appreciation of them, conveyed in compelling accounts by Susan Troller and striking prints and paintings by S.V. Medaris. A bonus: chicken stories from three of Wisconsin’s most celebrated writers—Jane Hamilton (The Book of Ruth, A Map of the World), Michael Perry (Coop, Population 485), and Ben Logan (The Land Remembers)—round out the collection.

About the Author

Susan Troller took an interest in chickens when she met Consuela, miraculous survivor of a mass gassing of laying hens at a factory farm. Susan lives on a farm near New Glarus, Wisconsin, with her chickens, dogs, cats, horses, and husband. She retired from a long career as a reporter on local food movements and K–12 education for the Capital Times newspaper to open her own specialty store for chicken aficionados in Paoli, Wisconsin. S.V. Medaris is a keen observer of her art subjects—the livestock and pets on her farm in the Driftless Area of southwest Wisconsin where she lives with her husband. Her art is included in collections in Holland, Japan, Spain, United Arab Emirates, USA, and in juried and invitational exhibitions in California, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, New York, Texas, and Wisconsin.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Why . . . Chickens?

The Joy of Chix

Wicked Roosters This Way Come

Tastes Like Chicken

In the Matter of Cats and Chickens, Jane Hamilton

Plucky

Creative Coops and Poultry Palaces

Which Came First?

Which Came First? Ben Logan

The Name Game

Chick Chat

Scrambled Eggs for Easter, Ben Logan

What a Turkey

How to Hypnotize a Chicken, Michael Perry

Rooster Redux

Birds of a Feather

The Zen of Hens

About the Author; About the Artist

Product Details

ISBN:
9780981516134
Author:
Troller, Susan
Publisher:
Itchy Cat Press
Author:
Logan, Ben
Author:
Medaris, S. V.
Author:
Perry, Michael
Author:
Hamilton, Jane
Subject:
Agriculture & Animal Husbandry
Edition Description:
1
Publication Date:
20120931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
10.3 x 8.5 x 1 in

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Business » General
Pets » General
Science and Mathematics » Agriculture » Animal Husbandry
Science and Mathematics » Agriculture » Poultry
Science and Mathematics » Agriculture » Profiles and Biographies
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From barnyard to backyard, lowly hens have flown the country coop and joined the city chicken movement. A new generation of small-acreage farmers raising heritage breeds has inspired urbanites and suburbanites across America to install some poultry out back for eggs, meat, fertilizer, and cockeyed companionship. Whether the breed is Jersey Giant, Wyandotte, Buff Orpington, or Silver Frizzle Polish—chickens are now chic.

    This is not a how-to book on raising chickens but rather a wry, fascinating, sometimes startling appreciation of them, conveyed in compelling accounts by Susan Troller and striking prints and paintings by S.V. Medaris. A bonus: chicken stories from three of Wisconsin’s most celebrated writers—Jane Hamilton (The Book of Ruth, A Map of the World), Michael Perry (Coop, Population 485), and Ben Logan (The Land Remembers)—round out the collection.

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