chicken books

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Chickemee, Jan 3, 2008.

  1. Chickemee

    Chickemee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone know of any good chicken raising books?
     
  2. Chickemee

    Chickemee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anyone?
     
  3. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    mcmurray has a bunch.
     
  4. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    General Chicken raising books, lots of info
    "Storeys Guide to Raising Chickens" Damerow
    "Your Chickens" Damerow
    "How to Raise Chickens" FFA series Christine Heinrichs
    Fun backyard chicken raising books
    "Keep Chickens"
    "Living with Chickens" Rossier
    Breeds
    "Field Guide to Chickens"
    I would buy them at a bookstore or farm supply store because if you order them throug a farm catalog you have to pay shipping. Every bookstore i go to has many different titles to choose from under the "Pet" section.
     
  5. playswithfowl

    playswithfowl One Earth!

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    The Complete Encyclopedia of Chickens
    by: Esther Verhoef Aad Rijs

    Has everything you need to know on how to take care of chickens. Also has tons and tons of chicken breeds and pictures.
     
  6. BJ

    BJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Go to the local library and do a search under the topic "chickens". That is the best way to preview the several books that are out there on raising chickens, backyard flocks, country living, etc. etc. If you find one you really like, you can do a search by ISBN # (found on the back of the book) via internet and you can find a source for purchasing it. You can also visit Tractor Supply or your local farm store and see what they have available there. I have found that what book might be good for someone else might not be your favorite. I think you just need to take a look at what's out there. Chicken care is basically the same, in general...its just a matter of how "involved" you want to get.
    Good luck!!!!!
     
  7. ole-crone

    ole-crone Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'd buy them online from amazon because they have a great discount and offer free shipping. Also, sometimes they have used copies available.

    There are a couple of fun books missing from those suggested.

    Hen and the Art of Chicken Maintenance
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    Travels with My Chicken
    both by Martin Gurdon

    Parts of both books had me in stitches.
     
  8. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    Quote:That is a great book I bought it used off Amazon.com great site.

    Plus I buy from Half.com
     
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  9. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    Storey's guide to Raising Chickens by Gail Damerow was the one everybody recommended to me. It's excellent.
     
  10. hooligan

    hooligan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 20, 2007
    Arkansas
    I second these:

    Fun backyard chicken raising books
    "Keep Chickens"
    "Living with Chickens" Rossier
    Breeds
    "Field Guide to Chickens"

    I have them all and I loved them...but you gotta think about how many chickens you plan to have or have, and what you are going to "use" them for.

    I also liked:

    Storey's Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds
     

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