Keep Chickens! Tending Small Flocks in Cities, Suburbs, and Other Small Spaces

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    Keep Chickens! Tending Small Flocks in Cities, Suburbs, and Other Small Spaces
    Barbara Kilarski
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    Chickens are hot! There's a chicken-farming boomlet on the rise, with upscale urban and suburban homeowners from every part of the country ordering fancy breeds of chickens, hiring architects to build elegant chicken coops in their backyards, and signing up for classes on how to raise a happy, healthy flock in a small space.Now Barbara Kilarski, a woman with a passion for poultry, offers a handbook that is as practical and encouraging as it is witty and entertaining. THE TOWN & COUNTRY CHICKEN provides the detailed information every aspiring chickenkeeper needs to know.Like home-grown vegetables, home-raised chickens put us in touch with our rural past, give us a sense of self-sufficiency, and provide food - eggs! - for the table that is a lot tastier than anything we could find at the supermarket. And chickens are fun! Like dogs, they bond with their owners, and like kids, they do the darnedest things.Kilarski regales the reader with tales spotlighting the joys of raising chickens, while at the same time explaining the nitty-gritty details of how to be a successful chicken keeper. Any way you look at it, chickens are a star of the domestic household. They are easy and inexpensive to raise, they don't need much living space, and they provide eggs for free. No dog or cat on the planet can make the same claim.
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Recent User Reviews

  1. Anansi
    "A great start!!"
    Just what I needed when a chicken wandered into our garage last October, soaking wet from the rain. Perfect for beginners and those curious about flocks in small areas.
  2. Mountain Peeps
    Pros - Covers everything you need to know about keeping chickens in small places!
    Cons - It only talks about raising chickens in the city so if you are wanting to raise chickens in the country, this book won't do much for you:(
    This is a wonderful book for anyone who is looking to raise just a few hens in their backyard. It has helped me soooo much! I highly recommend this book to urban chicken keepers![​IMG]
  3. Sunny Side Up
    "Great book for the beginning chickeneer!"
    Pros - Covers all the essential information you need to get started keeping chickens.
    Cons - Better for the chicken hobbyist than the rural homesteader.
    This is the book I always recommend to anyone getting started with chickens. It covers all the essential information you need to get started without being overwhelming. There may be other books you'll want to read later, those getting more in-depth about all the many different breeds, poultry diseases, large-flock management, processing and culling, etc. But for those whose interest in chickens is just beginning to pip, and for those newly-hatched and needing the most basic information on chicken care, this is a great book to begin with.

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