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Homemade Living: Keeping Chickens with Ashley English [NOOK Book]

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Have you heard the news: chickens have left the farm and made themselves at home in neighborhoods everywhere! For anyone ready to put their eggs in this basket, here is the perfect beginner’s guide to raising chickens, with information on choosing a breed, acquiring the chicks, and housing, feeding, and caring for them. Plus, it provides the lowdown on eggs, including “egg”celent recipes, and profiles of people who have taken on the chicken-rearing challenge. Includes two projects with exploded woodworking ...
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Homemade Living: Keeping Chickens with Ashley English

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Overview

Have you heard the news: chickens have left the farm and made themselves at home in neighborhoods everywhere! For anyone ready to put their eggs in this basket, here is the perfect beginner’s guide to raising chickens, with information on choosing a breed, acquiring the chicks, and housing, feeding, and caring for them. Plus, it provides the lowdown on eggs, including “egg”celent recipes, and profiles of people who have taken on the chicken-rearing challenge. Includes two projects with exploded woodworking illustrations and photos: a simple nesting box and a wildly creative mobile chicken tractor.
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Writing for the beginner, English takes proper care to explain what is involved in the raising of chickens for egg production. She also makes sure readers define their own goals and abilities before embarking on chicken husbandry. Scattered throughout her guide are several portraits that share poignant personal experiences. While the useful information here is also covered in Jennifer Megyesi's The Joy of Keeping Chickens, English does include more advice on diseases and ailments and a detailed look at shelter options, including coop designs and checklists of materials and supplies needed; however, she does not provide as many specifics about raising chickens for meat production. VERDICT An excellent, straightforward how-to book for those who wish to have a solid understanding of what it takes to raise chickens successfully for egg production. With degrees in both holistic nutrition and sociology, English is a member of Slow Food USA and writes a regular column for the blog Design*Sponge (www.designspongeonline.com). [See also English's Canning & Preserving with Ashley English, reviewed on p. 97.—Ed.]—Kyrille Goldbeck, Virginia Polytechnic Inst. Lib., Blacksburg
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781454706151
  • Publisher: Lark Books NC
  • Publication date: 12/6/2011
  • Series: Homemade Living
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: NOOK PagePerfect
  • Pages: 136
  • Sales rank: 952,159
  • File size: 13 MB
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