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How To Raise Chickens: Everything You Need To Know

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    Voyageur Press
    How To Raise Chickens: Everything You Need To Know
    Christine Heinrichs
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    Whichever comes first for you, the chicken or the egg, this book shows you what to do next. In this hands-on, easy-to-use guidebook, longtime chicken breeder and poultry expert Christine Heinrichs tells you everything you need to know to raise chickens in your backyard—from laying out the yard and designing a coop to choosing breeds, caring for chicks, egging, sexing, and butchering. Whether you’re interested in rare breeds or the garden variety; whether you want to show your chickens or serve them, this brightly illustrated, clearly written guide will prove an indispensable resource.
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Recent User Reviews

  1. 4H gal
    "Its a good book"
    I like this book I am reading it right now its pretty good! [​IMG]
  2. stefan333
    "Good Beginners Book"
    Pros - Good Pictures
    Cons - Basic
    This is a good book for beginners, but doesn't go into much detail.
  3. From the North
    "Don't buy this book"
    Pros - Lovely pictures, Good info in there somewhere
    Cons - Poorly organized.
    I received this book as a Christmas gift and I have been very disappointed with it. The section on breeds focuses mainly on the history of each breed while, in most cases, leaving out info such as bird size, temperament, broodiness, hardiness, suitability as a meat bird or layer or dual purpose. For a newbie trying to pick I breed I was frustrated with this chapter!

    Throughout the book I found the topics/information was very disorganized, and poorly written. It doesn't flow in any kind of logical manner, in my opinion.

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