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A Chicken in Every Yard: The Urban Farm Store's Guide to Chicken Keeping

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LuvThatChicken, March 27, 2011 (view all comments by LuvThatChicken)
As a customer of Robert and Hannah's store, I'd been anxiously awaiting their manual on caring for small backyard flocks. This book is much more than a manual. It's beautiful, for starters, featuring gorgeous illustrations by local artists and photographs from customers. The writing is personal and unpretentious. The authors draw from their own experiences raising chickens, but more importantly, they showcase the wide-ranging experiences of the community of chicken keepers that has formed around their unique store.

I was in the Urban Farm Store last year on the first day of near-freezing temperatures. The phone rang at least twelve times in the short time I was there, and each time, Robert listened patiently, then gave clear advice on how to prepare chickens for the cold. This book reminds me of that day. The authors have heard it all, yet manage to never come off as know-it-alls. I highly recommend it.
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Reminds me of a "chicken for every pot". Don't know where that originated, maybe WWll era, but it's the first thing that came to mind. Looking forward to reading and gifting the book.
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Robert Litt and Hannah Litt
Ten Speed Press
Litt, Hannah
Litt, Robert
Agriculture & Animal Husbandry
Do-It-Yourself - General
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9.29 x 6.76 x .95 in 1.56 lb

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"Review" by , "Backyard chickening may be the best next step beyond backyard gardening. Leveraging their own experience with their Oregon customers’ shared wisdom, Robert and Hannah bring to every aspiring next stepper a mentoring book that can nudge anyone into micro-eggery." Joel Salatin, founder of Polyface Farm, author of You Can Farm, and contributor to Food, Inc. A Participant Guide
"Review" by , "This is the guide to raising chickens that I desperately needed when I first started urban farming. Robert and Hannah have seen it all when it comes to raising cluckers."
"Synopsis" by , This colorful, nuts-and-bolts guide to selecting and raising backyard chickens offers everything a first-time keeper needs to know, from the experts at the Urban Farm Store in Portland, Oregon.

Portland's Urban Farm Store stocks everything today's modern locavore needs to live a sustainable life, from custom chicken feed to beekeeping equipment to cheese-making supplies. Owners Robert and Hannah Litt have spent hours each day researching and answering customers' questions about their chickens. They have gathered all their best advice in this resource on breeds, feed, and care, including plans for a coop that can be built in a single weekend, and answers to common questions such as "How do I raise chicks?"; "Which breeds are the best layers?" and "Should I bring a $5 chicken to the vet?" From behavior to broods to litter, the Litts share their hard-earned wisdom along with a few of their favorite egg recipes — proving that raising a healthy backyard flock is all it's cracked up to be.

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