Raising Chickens

The Essential Guide

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(4 customer reviews)

Tempted by fresh eggs or just looking for an unusual and endearing pet? Chickens are as fascinating pets to keep. Full of personality, they take to the garden on force keeping the bugs at bay. Filled with sensible advice, including how and where to buy your chickens and keeping your hen house clean throughout the year, this guide will give you the confidence to care for your chickens and avoid common problems. Whether you have a large flock or just a trio of garden hens, this book covers all areas of nutrition, health, and housing, to ensure your chickens have the best quality of life.


Chapter Headings

Why Keep Chickens?

Choosing a Breed

Feeding and Nutrition

Preparing For Your Chickens

Purchasing Your Chickens

Health

Keeping Chickens Happy

Hatching and Brooding

Eggs and More Eggs

Animal Welfare: Five Freedoms

Glossary

Help List

Book List

References

Author Bio 

Taliah Drayak has over 10 years of experience in writing and editing for national magazines and newspapers. She writes about a wide range of subjects, including poultry, gardening, and education.

Living on a croft in Orkney, Taliah cares for an ever-growing menagerie of poultry, goats and children.

  • Introduction
  • Why Keep Chickens?
  • Choosing a Breed
  • Feeding and Nutrition
  • Preparing for Your Chickens
  • Purchasing Your Chickens
  • Health
  • Keeping Chickens Happy
  • Hatching and Brooding
  • Eggs and More Eggs
  • Animal Welfare: Five Freedoms
  • Glossary
  • Help List

Customer Reviews...

Dance (via Amazon) -
I am moving out in the summer and plan to have my own chickens - this book is an excellent guide that was easy to follow. I also passed this book onto my boyfriend's parents (who are farmers) and they found it incredibly interesting; they learnt a thing or two themselves! This book also offers great tips on how to use your new supply of eggs; even as beauty products!

2013-07-24



TD (via Amazon) -
I've read more than my share of books about raising chickens, and this one stands out as one of my favorites. In part, this is because the author has a very approachable writing style; I actually enjoyed reading the book as well as finding it useful. But I was also pleasantly surprised by the author's depth of knowledge in a book pitched at those new to keeping chickens. Moreover, the information was well organized and well presented - if I wanted to jump to a particular topic, finding it was very intuitive. If you are looking for a practical, easy to follow, easy to read book about raising chickens I would definitely recommend this book.

2013-07-24



Tasha (via Amazon) -
We have been considering keeping chickens for a while now but didn't know how to go about it. This book helped answer all our questions, and gave us guidance on how to keep healthy chickens that produce lots of eggs!

2013-07-24



Quilladoodledoo (via Amazon) -
Easy to read, easy to find information - and even as a chicken-keeper of some years standing I picked up some useful tips. Nice style of writing, encouraging for anyone who needs a comprehensive overview about hens.

2013-07-24



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