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The Joy of Keeping Chickens: The Ultimate Guide to Raising Poultry for Fun or Profit

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Finally backyard farmers who want to keep a few hens for eggs have a bible that's attractive enough to leave out on the coffee table, and inexpensive enough to purchase on a whim. This comprehensive guide, written in charming prose from the perspective of an organic farmer, will appeal to readers who are interested in raising chickens, or simply want the best knowledge about how to cook them. With this in mind, farmer and animal expert Jennifer Megyesi discusses all the basic details of raising the birds—general biology, health, food, choosing breeds, and so on—and she cuts through the smoke to identify what terms like "organic," "free-range," and so on really mean for poultry farmers and consumers.

No chicken book would be complete without information on how to show chickens for prizes, and this is no different, but The Joy of Keeping Chickens also stresses the importance of self-sustainability and organic living, and the satisfaction of keeping heirloom breeds. Readers will appreciate the comprehensive nature of this readable, informative guide, and Megyesi's enthusiasm about keeping chickens. Coupled with Geoff Hansen's gorgeous full-color photographs, this text makes for an instant classic in the category.

Synopsis:

Farmer and animal expert Megyesi discusses all the basic details of raising chickens--biology, health, food, and choosing breeds--and identifies what terms like organic and free-range really mean for poultry farmers and consumers. 100 color photographs.

Synopsis:

The most comprehensive full-color chicken book available.

About the Author

Jennifer Megyesi and her husband own and run the Fat Rooster Farm in Vermont. She holds a master's degree in wildlife biology and has worked for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Her farm is currently breeding Cuckoo Marans chickens, famed for laying chocolate-colored eggs. She lives on the farm with her husband and son in Royalton, Vermont.Geoff Hansen is a photographer and editor at the Valley News in Lebanon, New Hampshire. He has published in Newsweek, USA Today, and The New York Times. He lives in Tunbridge, Vermont, with his wife, daughter, and two beagles.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781602393134
Author:
Megyesi, Jennifer
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Photographer:
Hansen, Geoffrey
Photographer:
Hansen, Geoff
Author:
Hansen, Geoffrey
Author:
Hansen, Geoff
Subject:
Animals
Subject:
Agriculture & Animal Husbandry
Subject:
Chickens
Subject:
Poultry farms
Subject:
Birds & Birdwatching
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
The Joy of Series
Publication Date:
20090231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
100 color photographs
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Product details 256 pages Skyhorse Publishing - English 9781602393134 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Farmer and animal expert Megyesi discusses all the basic details of raising chickens--biology, health, food, and choosing breeds--and identifies what terms like organic and free-range really mean for poultry farmers and consumers. 100 color photographs.
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