Synopses & Reviews
Keeping Chickens, 2nd Edition is the perfect introduction to small flock poultry keeping. Not only are chickens useful (as both a food source and as consumers of weeds in the yard), but they are interesting and colorful creatures that make good pets and can enliven any garden. The book covers everything potential chicken farmers need to know about housing, feeding and welfare, plus it includes a section full of great egg recipes. Lively, authoritative text and a gorgeous gallery of chicken images make this book appealing to both casual and avid chicken enthusiasts.
Keeping chickens is a popular and growing pastime, so find out all you need to know in this must-have book.
* Covers everything from egg-laying to ease of keeping for over 70 different breeds
* Discover how to set up and maintain a healthy hen house to keep your chickens warm, dry and safe from predators
* Practical advice on hygiene, disease and healthcare ensures that your flock is always in pristine show condition
* Learn about broody birds and egg incubation, and rear a new generation of chicks to brighten up your garden
Whether you plan to keep chickens for eggs or meat, this practical guide covers all the issues you need to consider first. Devon Life