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The Backyard Chicken Fight Paperback – April 1, 2011

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As individuals battle for the right to raise chickens, Gretchen's book brings us together through shared experiences. Our struggles emerge as one, a national chicken revolution, shedding light on the absurditiy of having to fight to legalize the simple backyard hen. --Barbara Palermo, Founder of Chickens in the Yard

This book will convince you to join that sassy group of independent folks who are proud to raise chickens and usually see life as sunny side up. --Elaine Ambrose, author of Menopause Sucks

This book will convince you to join that sassy group of independent folks who are proud to raise chickens and usually see life as sunny side up. --Elaine Ambrose, author of Menopause Sucks

About the Author

Gretchen Anderson is an award-winning humor columnist, author and former television news anchor/reporter. Her news stories have been carried on NBC, ABC, and CNN around the globe. Gretchen has been published in various magazines and newspapers, and in 2010 she collaborated on a book of poetry. Her five children and one great husband keep her going six different directions.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Mill Park Publishing; First edition (April 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0972822550
  • ISBN-13: 978-0972822558
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.2 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,269,407 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Maria Held on April 12, 2012
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I caught myself laughing out loud numerous times while reading Gretchen's humorous book. It is well researched about the various struggles of people around the country trying to keep chicken's in their backyards legally.
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I enjoyed this interesting and informative book about raising your own chickens and the struggle of some folks striving to preserve their right to maintain them in their backyards. The book is entertaining, humorous, charming, and at the same time serious and well-researched. I recommend this book both as a getting-started guide for raising your own fowl, and as a thoughtful chronicling of this grassroots movement.
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Excellent book that convinced me I have to raise chickens. It is so much fun to read yet educational. Gretchen Anderson put in the time and did her research well. Packed with all the information you need to get started and be successful in just the right size. I have not found a need for any other reference, although it started an interest enough I have found myself surfing the internet, beginning with sites listed in this book. The chapter written by Gretchen's daughter Maggie on 4-H poultry programs was enlightening and well written too. Good for any parent with a child who might be interested in getting involved in 4-H. I love the way chickens can be viewed as pets as well; the anecdotes are comical and great fun. I actually had a hard time putting the book down. I highly recommend this book. Thanks to Gretchen for a fantastic read and excellent resource.
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I've read a lot of books about chickens and found this one to be ideal for anyone interested in keeping chickens. It is entertaining and informative in an easy to understand format. It gives all the right information for getting started and caring for your flock no matter how big or small. I've been keeping chickens for 15 years (along with llamas and alpacas)and can't imagine life without "my girls".
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I loved this book! I found myself learning and laughing at the same time. As a chicken owner I'm always looking for new tips and the benefit of other people's experiences. Gretchen's book gave me all of this through charming anecdotes and factual information. It's short enough to read in a single sitting but packed full of helpful hints. If you are a chicken owner, or thinking about getting some, this is a great resource and I highly recommend it.
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The Backyard Chicken Fight is a great book that has a lot of info about how to raise chickens. The book also discusses the problems that occure from raising chickens in an urban environment. The book is a great read and very entertaining, I reccomend everyone who is interested in chicken keeping, read this book!
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This little book includes basics of how to start your chicks, graduating to pullets and hens in your outdoor coop. Included are some good ideas for chicken coops and keeping your ladies safe, as well as humorous anecdotes about pet chickens, and some chicken factoids. For example, did you know that you can usually tell the color of the eggs to be laid by the color of mom's earlobes? Did you know that freshly laid eggs are good for up to two weeks unrefrigerated without any deterioration? A current status of chicken ordinances throughout the country is cited. Terrific photos and concentrated information make this a great read for anyone considering chickens in their own back yard.
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This charming, well written little handbook is definately a must read for chicken lovers both new to the coop scene and seasoned poultry owners. Lots of money saving tips on raising chickens. We throughly enjoyed this informative and delightful book. It is nice to know there are so many other people out there who love their "girls" as much as we do. Not just as egg producers but as comic relief in our lives.
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