Living with Chickens: Everything You Need to Know to Raise Your Own Backyard Flock

Category: Book
Introduction By: Hansen, Geoff
By (author): Rossier, Jay
Photographs By: Steele, Lisa
Series: Living With
Subject:  HOUSE & HOME / Sustainable Living
  NATURE / General
  PETS / Birds
  PETS / General
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Lyons Press
Published: October 2017
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 0.00in x 0.00in
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$ 18.95
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*Tens of thousands of people in all areas of the country enjoy raising chickens, whether for food or companionship. Whether you live in the country or the city, you can, too, with this indispensable guide. Straightforward prose and dozens of clear, detailed illustrations gives any future chicken farmer the tools he needs to get started, from step-by-step instructions on building the coop to a brief background on chicken biology ("gizzard talk"); from hints on getting high-quality eggs from the hens, to methods for butchering. Full-color photographs of the birds and their landscape round out this comprehensive book. This second edition is completely revised and updated.
From The Publisher*A revised and updated bestseller ·Revised in coordination with the American Poultry Association ·Covers all the essentials of raising and keeping chickens. ·More than 75 color photographs and illustrations. People across the country are raising chickens, whether for food or companionship. You can, too, with this indispensable guide. Straightforward advice and dozens of clear, detailed illustrations gives any future chicken farmer the tools he needs to get started, from step-by-step instructions on building the coop to a brief background on chicken biology; from hints on getting high-quality eggs from the hens, to methods for butchering. Full-color photographs of the birds and their landscape round out this comprehensive book. This bestselling book has been completely revised and updated. Jay Rossier was coauthor of A New Lease on Farmland, published by the E. F. Schumacher Society, and wrote occasional book reviews for Northern Woodlands magazine.
Review Quote*"In this charming book, the authors provide a nice overview of the basics of poultry keeping for those new to the hobby. Beautiful color photographs throughout demonstrate the appeal of chickens, adding to the value of this nice primer on backyard chicken keeping." --Booklist "LIVING WITH CHICKENS will help birds and their owners live in harmony and health. Rossier's easy-going style will be welcomed by both new and experienced poultry owners." --Stephen Green-Armytage, EXTRAORDINARY CHICKENS
Biographical NoteJay Rossier was coauthor of A New Lease On Farmland, published by the E. F. Schumacher Society, and wrotes occasional book reviews for Northern Woodlands magazine. Geoff Hansen is a photographer and editor at New Hampshire's Valley News and author of My Life As a Dog: The Many Moods of Lucy. His work has appeared in Newsweek, USA Today, The New York Times, and the Boston Globe. He lives in Tunbridge, Vermont, with his wife and daughter. The American Poultry Association, founded in 1873 to help hold up the value of standard-bred poultry and pure breeding, supports sanctioned meets at country-wide poultry shows, and publishes a quarterly newsletter and annual yearbook.