Favorite/most recommended books on chickens?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Roux, Jan 17, 2008.

  1. Roux

    Roux Songster

    What would you guys & gals say are the "must have" reference books for chicken husbandry?

    I'm starting a wish list & would be very interested in any suggestions you could offer.

    Thanks MUCHOS! [​IMG]
  2. SloCrevs

    SloCrevs Songster

    Oct 21, 2007
    Central Coast, CA
    I know because it has "kid" in the title you might be alittle wary, but this one is my chicken bible(next to the standard) A Kid's Guide to Raising and Showing Chickens. Honestly, it's the only book I ever needed.
  3. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Songster

    Aug 26, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    Storey's Guide to Raising Chicken's by Gail Damerow.

    Also the Chicken Health Handbook by Gail Damerow.
  4. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Songster

    Sep 25, 2007
    Henderson, NC
    I would recommend "Storey's Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds".

    Not only does it cover chickens, but also ducks, geese, turkeys, emus, guinea fowl, ostriches, partridges, peafowl, pheasants, quail, and swans.

    It covers breed by breed in detail.
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2008
  5. Windy Ridge

    Windy Ridge Songster

    Oct 3, 2007
    I second LoneCowboy's suggestions.

    Although not about chickens, exactly, the book Enslaved by Ducks is hilarious, and definitely gives you a view on the bird addiction. I read it three times in a row it was so fun!

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