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 ...
A flock of chickens isn't just for the official farmer anymore. As it turns out, there is a resurgence of America's love affair with their feathered friends. And why not? What's not to love about chickens? Chickens, with their silly antics and funny ways are entertaining. Even though they aren't cuddly pets, they have lots of personality.In this guide, you will learn everything you need to know to successfully select and keep chickens. With just a small investment of reading time, you will learn how you can comply with city ordinances to keep chickens, and also stay friendly with your neighbors. You'll learn the best places for getting chicks or chickens, and how to select the breed of chicken that is best for your specific purposes, whether it be for meat, eggs, or both. Creating a safe and practical habitat, as well as caring for and protecting your chickens, will be a priority for any flock owner. This guide will show you how to do that, too.After reading this guide, you'll be confident and ready to join the many others who have found the joy of keeping chickens. So go find your flock!
The sixteen-month Keeping Chickens 2014 Calendar features ways to reconnect with the earth, the community, and your food sources. Keeping backyard chickens is a fun, simple way to start making this happen, even with limited space in your backyard. Let the Chicken Whisperer, poultry personality Andy Schneider, and Dr. Brigid McCrea, Ph.D., teach you everything they know, and everything you need to know about raising a backyard flock! Ditch the super-technical manuals and enjoy Andy’s unique, commonsense perspective—a perfect fit for your busy lifestyle.