Keeping Chickens: The Essential Guide to Enjoying and Getting the Best from Chickens

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This is a solid, practical, everything-you-need-to-know guide to keeping chickens for people who are as interested in them as pets as they are in eggs and other poultry produce. It reveals how, as well as being useful, chickens are interesting and colourful characters that can enliven any garden. They become very tame and make good companions. It includes chapters on using feathers and eggs in art and craft projects, as well as delicious egg recipes. It fuses contemporary design, imaginative and appealing images ...

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Overview

This is a solid, practical, everything-you-need-to-know guide to keeping chickens for people who are as interested in them as pets as they are in eggs and other poultry produce. It reveals how, as well as being useful, chickens are interesting and colourful characters that can enliven any garden. They become very tame and make good companions. It includes chapters on using feathers and eggs in art and craft projects, as well as delicious egg recipes. It fuses contemporary design, imaginative and appealing images and lively, authoritative text to ensure the widest possible interest.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781435123816
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 7/1/2010
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 8.74 (w) x 8.62 (h) x 0.46 (d)

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Jeremy Hobson is a countryside consultant with a lifetime's background in rural and farming matters of all sorts. This is his third book for David & Charles. He lives in Northern France.
 
Celia Lewis is an artist/craftsperson with a special interest in hens and other domestic birds. She lives in Surrey.

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  • Posted May 28, 2010

    Basically the same as the 1st edition, with a different cover & a little rearranging of the contents. If you own the 1st edition, there's no need to buy the 2nd edition - they're basically the same.

    This is an excellent book for anyone wishing to have a small, backyard flock of chickens. It provides all the basic knowledge needed, a few recipes & describes the various breeds. It's been well-researched to enable anyone to provide the best for their chickens, enjoy them & get the best from them. There's very practical advice about hygiene, various diseases or illnesses they can get & how to care for them, keeping them clean, how to care for them during winter weather & how to protect yourself from salmonella - the authors do a very good job of covering all the bases! Having grown up on a chicken farm, I'm impressed with the book - there's very little difference between the 1st edition & this 2nd edition. I was a little disappointed, because I thought there would be additional knowledge that perhaps wasn't provided in the 1st edition. It's an excellent book, well-researched & knowledgeable, good reading! If you're interested in raising a few chickens, I highly recommend you read this book before you start!

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  • Posted May 21, 2010

    Good coffee table book

    I bought this to use a reference for my new backyard chickens. I returned it and bout Homemade Living: Keeping Chickens. This book has beautiful pictures of chickens which is why it would make a good coffee table book. But as a reference for a beginning urban chicken keeper, it didn't have enough basic information. I wanted something more hands on; building a coop, care and feeding, health issues, etc.

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