Have yuo read this book?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by JudyMcKinn, Jul 16, 2007.

  1. JudyMcKinn

    JudyMcKinn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    No, but I read another book by that guy. It was okay. "Hen and the art of Chicken Maintenance" was the one I read.

    "Still Life with Chickens" is a good book. I enjoyed it a lot. By Catherine Goldhammer.
     
  3. JudyMcKinn

    JudyMcKinn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, I have Catherine's book. Was wondering if the books by this guy are as clever and entertaining. Apparently not, huh?
     
  4. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

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    I read "Hen and the Art of Chickening" by Gurdon. I thought it was clever. IMO
     
  5. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

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    I just got the book: "Choosing and Keeping Chickens" by Chris Graham, I really enjoyed it. Anyone else read it?

    It's got a lot of great pictures of different breeds with good written info also.
     
  6. JudyMcKinn

    JudyMcKinn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I haven't heard of it. Is it "information" or is it sort of a story?
     
  7. Chirpy

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    It's very good information. It starts with general information, then what breeds (eggs, meat, etc.) would be best for whoever is reading, housing, predator proofing, etc.

    He talks about caring for your chickens, raising them from egg or chick, showing chickens. He then goes into pages and pages of info on many, many different breeds with great pictures of them.

    He ends talking about going commercial, rescuing battery hens and then health issues.

    The author, Chris Graham has been the editor of Practical Poultry magazine since its launch in 2004! (I took that sentence off the back of the book.) He knows what he's talking about and does a great job sharing.
     

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