New at raising chicken so I am looking into a book and would like your feed back!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by WestVermont, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. WestVermont

    WestVermont Out Of The Brooder

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    I was told
    The Small-Scale Poultry Flock: An All-Natural Approach to Raising Chickens and Other Fowl for Home and Market Growers--With information on building ... feed, and working with poultry in the garden

    is a good book but wanted to know what you all thought about it!
    Also what book would you suggest and what good about it?
     
  2. Angiebubs

    Angiebubs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a few books I bought when I first started out and I have to say that by and far "Storeys Guide to raising Chickens" was the best read. I havent read the one you mentioned above.
     
  3. kacklinkelly

    kacklinkelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I started in October 2012 with our 3 little chicks and haven't read any book. Before getting them, I did the majority of research for several months, on line specifically on this website and mypetchicken.com. I did pick up a couple of magazines with regard to coop ideas and backyard homesteading (small scale). Enjoy your research [​IMG]
     
  4. WestVermont

    WestVermont Out Of The Brooder

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    I think I have that on but have not spent to much time with it.... I will have to pick it back up and read it at nights... I was told the one above is very good and very detailed with a top notch section on processing. Just was wondering if others shared that view. thanks for your view and reminder as I will take more time to check out the same one.
     
  5. TheWeaver

    TheWeaver Out Of The Brooder

    I totally second Storey's Guide. Storey also has an illustrated guide to chicken breeds with beautiful full color pictures and descriptions. Both of them are very helpful, easy to read books, even for the beginner :)
     

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