This practical book takes you through the process of acquiring your first chickens and caring for them correctly.
For the family and would-be smallholder, chickens are the obvious first step when venturing into keeping livestock. Chickens also make ideal family pets, requiring less attention than a dog yet still being entertaining, productive and educational.
This practical book is ideal for the complete beginner. Even someone who has never kept animals before should be able to follow the clear, detailed guidance that is given at every stage. It includes:
Choosing the right chickens and housing for your garden size
Exploring useful equipment, such as poultry feeders and drinkers
Routine care for your chickens, including what to feed them on
Outfoxing the fox - and other predators
What to do with all those eggs!
Dealing with parasites and ailments
Broody hens and hatching eggs
With true-life portraits of chicken keepers, little known facts, and helpful and informative personal anecdotes, A Family Guide To Keeping Chickens, 2nd Edition is an easy and enjoyable read for anyone interested in keeping chickens.
I've read eight chicken books now; this is the best. - The Sunday Times
This book is an essential guide for all those chicken lovers out there . . . [it] takes you through the process of acquiring and caring for your first flock. With an activity section for children, this is the perfect read for families. - Cotswold Life