I am looking to get my husband some books about chickens for Christmas and looking for some recommendations on some of the must have books. So if you have some ideas please let me know. And Thank You in advance!
In order of my favorite chicken books:
Gail Damerow's 'Chicken Health Handbook' You can get the first edition really cheap on Amazon and you can pre-order the second edition but I doubt it will be out by Christmas. It is an absolute must have for every chicken keeper.
For those living in urban areas,
Patricia Foreman's 'City Chicks: Keeping Micro-flocks of Chickens as Garden Helpers, Compost Makers, Bio-reyclers, and Local Food Producers'
For those that want to keep chickens in unison with flower and vegetable gardens,
Jessi Bloom's 'Free Range Chicken Gardens'
Alanna Moore's 'Backyard Poultry Naturally'
Kelly Klober's 'Talking Chicken: Practical Advice on Heirloom Chickens & Eggs'
For pure eye candy and a great coffee table book,
Stephen Green-Armytage's 'Extraordinary Chickens'
I only have 1 book (BYC seems to cover most my "needs" chicken-wise). The book I have is this one:
Since we don't have a vet that will look at chickens around here, I wanted something in my hand to look at as the need arises. It's easy to read and understand and covers a lot of topics relating to our bird's health/first aid.
That's thoughtful of you to find books for your husband's Christmas gift!
Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. I would recommend The Mini Encyclopedia of Chicken Breeds and Care by Francis Bassom (http://www.amazon.com/Mini-Encyclopedia-Chicken-Breeds-Care/dp/1554074738). Despite the word "mini" in the title, it's the most comprehensive book on chicken breeds that I've read. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.