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Keeping Chickens
     

Keeping Chickens

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by Jeremy Hobson, Lewis Celia
 

Keeping chickens is a popular and growing pastime, so find out all you need to know in this must-have book.

  • Covers everything from egg-laying to ease of keeping for over 70 different breeds
  • Discover how to set up and maintain a healthy hen house to keep your chickens warm, dry and safe from predators
  • Practical advice on hygiene, disease and

Overview

Keeping chickens is a popular and growing pastime, so find out all you need to know in this must-have book.

  • Covers everything from egg-laying to ease of keeping for over 70 different breeds
  • Discover how to set up and maintain a healthy hen house to keep your chickens warm, dry and safe from predators
  • Practical advice on hygiene, disease and healthcare ensures that your flock is always in pristine show condition
  • Learn about broody birds and egg incubation, and rear a new generation of chicks to brighten up your garden
"Whether you plan to keep chickens for eggs or meat, this practical guide covers all the issues you need to consider first." Devon Life

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"...well written, informative and concise...makes keeping chickens seem relatively simple" --Transistion Voice

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780715336250
Publisher:
F+W Media
Publication date:
03/29/2010
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

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Meet the Author


Jeremy Hobson is a countryside consultant with a lifetime of experience in rural and farming matters. 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, UK.

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Keeping Chickens 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
DianaNY More than 1 year ago
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!