Pros: Has EVERYTHING!
Pros: Has almost everything a beginner could want
Cons: Doesnt give much help on a couple topics...
Pros: Does a good job of providing descriptions for breeds, simple design makes it easy to red, beautiful graphics
Cons: Does a good job of getting you started, but not for those who wish to get more serious in showing or overall raising chickens.
“Covers everything for coops to chicks to breeds to egg recipes to flock management. Easy to read with beautiful graphics and an attractive hard cover design allows doesn't allow it to look out of place of your living room coffee table or book shelf. Doesn't do a good job covering showing and all that, so I don't recommend it as a guide for 4-H'ers or people who wish to show chickens or for...” --PluckyClucker99
As the popularity of urban homesteading and sustainable living increases, it’s no wonder you’re in need of trusted, practical guidance on how to properly house the chickens you’re planning (or have already begun) to keep. Building Chicken Coops For Dummies gives you the information you need to build the most cost-efficient, safe, and easy-on-the-eye enclosures for your...
“Like I said above under pros, this book has a lot of helpful ideas and pictures. I knew just what to do when I raised my chicks while referring to this book.It doesn't talk much about illnesses, pecking order, and injures like I'd have wanted, but otherwise, it's a great book!” --ALJhappychicken
“ I got this book when it was on sale for Kindle. It's a quick read of mostly anecdotal stories of the author and her hens, with a few informational tidbits throughout. There was one story about having to take the chickens to her sister's house while they went on vacation, she had a terrible time catching one of the hens and almost had to leave her behind. I think...” --popsicle
“If you are looking for a chicken health handbook, look no further! This book covers basic info on chicken keeping and chicken behavior. It helps you keep up regular biosecurity in the coop and helps you with most chicken diseases and problems. Highly recommend it!! ” --Mountain Peeps
“ This book was a great read, and, instead of giving a long, complicated description of why I liked it, here are some bullet points. 1) It was easy to read, the words flowed smoothly together. 2) The pictures were great, and often showed the chick maturing into an adult. (Or an adult of the same breed) 3) Gave informative information on the history of the chicken. (Did you know...” --Eggnog101
“ One of my favorites. It has a lot of new and different info that other books don't have. I like the chapter on how to sell for profit. It's very detailed and gives great ideas on how to market and where to sell. ” --stefan333
This is a book about chickens, how to keep them, raise them, breed them and love them! It is also a recipe book. Includes over 75 pages of tantalising chicken and egg recipes including soups, basic egg recipes, omelettes, souffles, other main egg dishes, mayonnaise, cakes and desserts.
“ This is a great book if you just want to sit down and have a laugh, while still learning about chickens. The personal experiences in the book keep it interesting. The stories of the contributors are easy to relate to, making it a very easy book to read. You will love the excellent photography!! However if you are new to chicken keeping, you will need another, more...” --Nutcase