Keeping Pet Chickens: Bring Your Backyard to Life and Enjoy the Bounty of Fresh Eggs from Your Own Small Flock of Happy HensWhen you need fresh eggs, nothing is healthier or more convenient than collecting them, courtesy of your own happy home-bred hens. Keeping two or three chickens is easier than you think. They don’t require much special equipment, and today’s compact chicken houses are designed to fit even the smallest spaces―from small backyards to apartment terraces.If you’re ready to make chickens a part of your household, this new, updated edition of Keeping Pet Chickens will give you the essential information you need for success. Instructive captioned illustrations and down-to-earth language show prospective chicken ...
* Winner of the Best Single Subject Book in Canada (English) at the 2016 Gourmand Cookbook Awards! *Today’s renaissance of the backyard flock is driven by a growing desire for healthy organic ingredients, food security and animal welfareand while hunger might be the best sauce,” a dash of self-sufficiency is remarkably satisfying too. As communities across the country amend urban bylaws to allow backyard flocks, more and more of us are enjoying the pleasures and rewards of keeping hens in the garden.In addition to tending her family’s flock as a child, Signe Langford has kept chickens in her urban yard for almost a decade. Her book is stuffed full of practical advice on keeping the garden both gorgeous and productive and hens happy and healthy. In addition to answering questions about coop construction, year-round egg production and whether or not a rooster is really needed, she covers the best breeds for backyards. Langford includes dozens of simple and elegant recipes from her own kitchen, as well as contributions from celebrated chefs.With beautiful photographs, illustrations and garden plans, this book is sure to become a favorite of avid and aspiring backyard farmers alike.
Keeping chickens is a popular and growing pastime, so find out all you need to know in this must-have book. * Covers everything from egg-laying to ease of keeping for over 70 different breeds * Discover how to set up and maintain a healthy hen house to keep your chickens warm, dry and safe from predators * Practical advice on hygiene, disease and healthcare ensures that your flock is always in pristine show condition * Learn about broody birds and egg incubation, and rear a new generation of chicks to brighten up your garden "Whether you plan to keep chickens for eggs or meat, this practical guide covers all the issues you need to consider first." Devon Life