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Read any good books lately?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by desertgirl, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. desertgirl

    desertgirl Roo Magnet

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    Hello-
    Newbie here. I''m starting to do my research,plan my coop etc. This site has been invaluable but I'm kind of a book learner. Can anyone suggest a good book (or two) that would help me get started and serve as the basis for my chicken library?

    Thanks in advance-

    Jamie;)
     
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  2. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    My 2 favorite books in my "chicken library" are by Gail Damerow...Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens & also by her...The Chicken Health Handbook.


    Hope this helps!


    Dawn
     
  3. Karlachix

    Karlachix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A lot of people have "Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens."

    One book that I like that covers chickens and other animals is "Barnyard in your Backyard."
     
  4. desertgirl

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    Just found Storey's book on Amazon for about $12.00-thanks!!!!!!![​IMG]
     
  5. digitS'

    digitS' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Keeping Chickens by Hobson and Lewis is fun, informative, and I like the photo's.

    Keep Chickens! Tending Small Flocks . . . by Barbara Kilarski is just about right for a small flock keeper and I appreciate that the author puts so much of her own experiences into the book.

    Principles of Poultry Science by S. P. Rose is a good Chicken 101 Introduction to . . . textbook but it is a fairly small paperback and affordable.

    Steve
     

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