Synopses & Reviews
When fresh eggs are needed for the kitchen, what could be better than going out to the back yard and collecting them, courtesy of home-bred chickens? Food simply doesn't come any fresher, and the good news is that keeping two or three chickens is quite easy. They don't require farmland or much special equipment, and today's modern chicken houses are designed so that anyone with even a little backyard space can keep chickens. The authors of this enlightening new book offer essential advice, provide the basic, easy-to-follow chicken-raising facts, and present their information in clear jargon-free text. Keeping Pet Chickens is arranged as a series of clearly-captioned pictorial spreads, each of which focuses on a particular topic of importance to chicken owners. Topics covered include pure breeds and hybrid chicken varieties, maintaining daily routines, catching and handling hens, keeping chickens in good health, and much more. Sidebars on every two-page spread present additional information and fascinating facts about chickens and chicken raising. Approximately 100 color photos.
KEEPING PET CHICKENS
When you’re looking for fresh eggs, what could be better than going out to your backyard and collecting them, courtesy of your own home-bred chickens? Food doesn’t come any fresher, and the good news is that keeping two or three chickens is easy. They don’t require farmland or much special equipment, and today’s modern chicken houses are designed so that anyone with even a little backyard or terrace space can keep poultry. But you will need some essential “must-know” information, which you can find in this easy-to-understand book. The authors provide all the advice you’ll require, and the instructive captioned illustrations will show you exactly how to master every aspect of keeping and raising healthy and productive poultry.
About the Author
Johannes Paul and William Windham are co-founders of Omlet, a U.K.-based company that designs and produces small, efficient chicken houses for chicken keepers. Joe Stahlkuppe is an expert and writer on animal care, and is the author of several of Barron's Pet Owner's Manual titles.