Books on chicken care

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Chixlittel, Feb 18, 2015.

  1. Chixlittel

    Chixlittel Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 20, 2014
    Does anyone have any suggestions on good books for chicken care? I have one on chicken health, but I would like to find one that talks about actually taking care of chickens. I have no idea on how to check their crop, or check there vent for a stuck egg? Just a good general book on taking care of and raising chickens. There is so much I don't understand. Sometimes going online can be a pain. I have 11 chickens, and I only get about 6 eggs a day, so who is laying, who is pooping, who is getting enough oyster shell. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you.
  2. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Flock Master

    Nov 7, 2012
    There are so many books out there. I'd suggest that you take a trip to your local library. See what's available. Read a lot for free.
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Ditto on the library.....there's ALOT of chicken books out there, many IMO are worthless...but most have decent basic info.

    Gail Damerow's Chicken Health book is one I deemed worthy of purchase, but even that has some stuff that's not quite.......

    Harvey Ussery 's Small Scale Poultry Flock is good too.

    Reading online can be a pain, lots of differing opinions and've just got to use common sense and glean the best does take time tho.
    Experience is a dear teacher, but the best in the long run.
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2015

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