Chickens for the Backyard Homesteader: The Essential Guide to Choosing and Keeping Happy, Healthy Hens (Gardening) (Paperback)

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Get started raising chickens Here are tips, strategies, and advice that will give anyone with a backyard the confidence to look after their hens and avoid common problems. There are many reasons to homestead in your backyard. Perhaps you love the independence of growing your own food, the touch of country living right at your backdoor, or maybe you're just crazy about chickens. Author Suzie Baldwin is eager to help you get started creating the perfect chicken coop and raising a happy, healthy flock. Imagine greeting your chickens, having them respond to you everyday, and having fresh eggs from your backyard each morning. Chickens make a surprisingly good addition to most homes. You will find yourself rushing to see your chickens when you get home and are welcomed by warm clucks as you are received by your flock. You will make friends and network with other local homesteaders. Your children can learn responsibility by taking care of the chickens and even business skills by selling eggs. You will have the satisfaction of seeing a carton of eggs at the grocery store and thinking, I don't need that, I have fresh eggs at home already. Suzie gives you everything you need to know: *Checking local ordinances *Preparing your space *Getting your coop and equipment *Selecting and acquiring your chickens *How to deal with eggs *Daily care *Keeping your flock healthy *And much more. Suzie says, In my experience, if you choose to keep chickens, your life will change for the better.

About the Author

Suzie Baldwin grew up on a farm in Devon, UK, and has kept chickens for more than 20 years. Baldwin's special interest is in promoting the positive welfare of chickens, particularly now that they are increasingly part of the suburban and semi-urban landscape. She runs regular beginner courses on keeping chickens.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781580117135
ISBN-10: 1580117139
Publisher: Creative Homeowner
Publication Date: February 22nd, 2013
Pages: 144
Language: English
Series: Gardening