Looking for a good chicken keeping book

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Julieschicks, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. Julieschicks

    Julieschicks Songster

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    I bought the book Fresh Eggs Daily and while I like her approach to incorporating herbs and such into chicken keeping, it’s not a very in depth book in terms of general chicken keeping. I’d like something that has a good overview of all aspects that I can reference when needed. At most, we’ll end up with maybe 15 chickens and no roosters, so what book would you suggest as a good guide to read through and keep on hand for reference??
     
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    FeatherMtnFarms Songster

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    I know people like the "For Dummies" Books and I'm pretty sure they have one on chicken keeping. I don't personally have a copy but I know they are good books from others I know who have used them.:thumbsup
     
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  5. Julieschicks

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    Oh, I think my neighbor has that one! I’ll ask her how she likes it! Thanks!
     
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    Oh! Yes, Storey's is a good one too! x2 on that - good one @ChickenGirl555 :thumbsup
     
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    Folly's place Free Ranging

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    I agree about Gail D.s book, it's good. The 'Dummies" books have been good too, but I don't have that one.
    Then, for inspiration, there's 'Extraordinary Chickens' and the pictures in 'Storeys Guide to Poultry breeds' (something like that anyway).
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    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    I don't think any one(or two) book is going to have it all, so don't expect to find that.
    There is 'misinformation' in all of them and different management techniques abound.
    Damerow, Ussery are worth owning IMO...maybe the dummies book too.
    I'd suggest getting a bunch from the library to review before buying anything.
     
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  9. Soon2BChixMom

    Soon2BChixMom Herding ducks and Wrangling chickens

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    I think Storey's guides are great. Fresh Eggs Daily author has misinformation even a beginner can spot.
     
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    Like what? Not that I’ll be incorporating everything she wrote about, but I guess I’m too much of a novice since nothing stood out as obviously wrong to me. :confused:
     

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