Homemade Living: Keeping Chickens with Ashley English

Homemade Living: Keeping Chickens with Ashley English

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by Ashley English
     
 

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,… See more details below

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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 illustrations and photos: a simple nesting box and a wildly creative mobile chicken tractor.

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Library Journal
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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781454706151
Publisher:
Lark Books NC
Publication date:
12/06/2011
Series:
Homemade Living
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
136
Sales rank:
1,061,622
File size:
13 MB
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