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Raising Chickens for Dummies

When someone tells me they are thinking about getting chickens, this is the book I recommend.

MyLittleRedCoop

Pros: Covers just about every aspect of selecting and raising chickens through their various stages of life.

Cons: Being so indepth, it covers a LOT of details. It's hard to find the need-to-know bullet-points unless you mark and highlight pages.

I have referred to this book over and over again, for so many different things.  It covers so many different and in-depth topics, as well as the kind of details that can only come from having experience with owning chickens.  When building our coop, it provided guidelines for the basic housing needs of chickens.  When the chicks came, it provided guidelines for their...
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A Chicken in Every Yard: The Urban Farm Store's Guide to Chicken Keeping

A Chicken in Every Yard: The Urban Farm Store's Guide to Chicken Keeping

“I got this book at the brick-and-mortar mom-and-pop bookstore, so I paid a bit more than Amazon.   The book is a high-quality hardback that is a joy to look at.  It's quick and easy to read, though I haven't read it from cover-to-cover, rather in sections as I needed.   There are certainly a lot of similar chicken books available now. This book is redundant to several other...” --popsicle

100% Positive Reviews
Building Chicken Coops For Dummies

Building Chicken Coops For Dummies

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...

Chick Days: An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Raising Chickens from Hatching to Laying

Chick Days: An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Raising Chickens from Hatching to Laying

“This is a great book to have on hand as a reference guide, especially for children and 1st time chick raisers. Though a quick and easy 'read', its really the ready- reference aspect that makes this book an asset to a young library. Daily then weekly development and chick needs are broken into easy to find chapters, making it fun for kids to follow along and look ahead with their own chick's...” --RyanFunFarm

83% Positive Reviews
Chicken and Egg pb: A Memoir of Suburban Homesteading with 125 Recipes

Chicken and Egg pb: A Memoir of Suburban Homesteading with 125 Recipes

“ 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

100% Positive Reviews
Chicken Health For Dummies

Chicken Health For Dummies

Everything you need to care for and keep happy, healthy chickensWith directives on diagnosing and treating sick or ailing chickens, as well as general information on how to keep chickens in peak condition, Chicken Health For Dummies is your go-to guide on how to best care for and keep chickens.Inside, you'll get everything you need to know about chicken health and wellness: an encyclopedia...

Chickens (Flexi cover series)

Chickens (Flexi cover series)

“ 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

100% Positive Reviews
Chickens: Tending a Small-Scale Flock (Hobby Farm)

Chickens: Tending a Small-Scale Flock (Hobby Farm)

“ 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

100% Positive Reviews
Chook Book

Chook Book

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.

Chook Wisdom: An Earth Garden Publication

Chook Wisdom: An Earth Garden Publication

“ 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

100% Positive Reviews
Choosing & Raising Chickens

Choosing & Raising Chickens

“ I have read this book and it is great!!! I would recommend it to anyone!! ” --4H gal

100% Positive Reviews