Living with Chickens: Everything You Need to Know to Raise Your Own Backyard Flock

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    Living with Chickens: Everything You Need to Know to Raise Your Own Backyard Flock
    Jay Rossier
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    Chickens-why not? Tens of thousands of people in all areas of the country enjoy raising these birds, whether for food or companionship. You can, too, with this indispensable guide. Then again, you may want to read Living With Chickens just for the sheer joy of it.Straightforward prose and dozens of clear, detailed illustrations gives any future chicken farmer the tools he needs to get started, from step-by-step instructions on building the coop to a brief background on chicken biology ("gizzard talk"); from hints on getting high-quality eggs from the hens, to methods for butchering. Vermonter Jay Rossier draws on his own experiences and those of his fellow poultrymen in discussing how to keep marauders from the chicken coop, the benefits of homemade grain versus commercial, and how to live (and sleep) with a rooster in your midst. Personal anecdotes, interesting facts, and lush, full-color photographs of the birds and their landscape round out this comprehensive book.
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  1. Nutcase
    "A Great Book!"
    Pros - Personal experience, common sense
    Cons - A lot of reading involved
    This book covers just about everything you need to know about keeping chickens. Advice for every chicken keeper, whether you keep them for eggs or meat. Lovely full-colour photographs. The personal stories of the author make the book both interesting and humorous. Keep in mind there's a lot of reading to get through!

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