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


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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.

About the Author

ROBERT AND HANNAH LITT have been keeping chickens for seven years. As Robert, a landscape architect, and Hannah, a nurse-midwife, became increasingly interested in urban foodgrowing, Robert returned to school to obtain an MS in sustainable agriculture. In early 2009, they opened an urban farm supply store. They’ve been featured on KATU News, Oregon Public Broadcasting, and Planet Green’s Renovation Nation.

Table of Contents

Why keep chickens? — Planning : are we ready for this? — Breeds : pickin' chickens — Chicks : parenting your peeps — Coops and runs : building your poultry palace — Adult chickens : getting in touch with your inner farmer — Health managemen : should I bring a $5 chicken to the vet? — Eggs : how to make them and eat them.

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The Urban Farm Store's Guide to Chicken Keeping
Ten Speed Press
Litt, Robert
Litt, Hannah
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Engineering » Construction » Do It Yourself
Pets » Birds » Birds by Breed
Science and Mathematics » Agriculture » Animal Husbandry
Science and Mathematics » Agriculture » General

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