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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: #248,940 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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I actually had a hard time putting the book down.
IdahoDon
The Backyard Chicken Fight is a great book that has a lot of info about how to raise chickens.
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It is entertaining and informative in an easy to understand format.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kindle Customer on October 30, 2011
Format: Paperback
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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By IdahoDon on February 18, 2012
Format: Paperback
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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Elizabeth Casey on September 26, 2014
Format: Paperback
I loved this book! I just started keeping chickens this past year and took Mrs. Anderson's class for winter chicken care. She is very informative and very knowledgeable about backyard chicken care. This book provides wonderful information for the backyard chicken keeper, as well as helping one navigate the ins and outs of rules regarding keeping chickens. The Backyard Chicken Fight is a well rounded book that is essential to anyone interested in keeping chickens. Mrs. Anderson was a journalist and news anchor in her earlier career and has a very good grasp on how to communicate information in a concise and pertinate way. Buying her book would save you the time and effort to go through numberous texts to find the same information.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By N. Royer on April 13, 2011
Format: Paperback
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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sew Be It on October 27, 2012
Format: Paperback
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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kathy H on April 14, 2012
Format: Paperback
This is a great little book. It relates some short vignettes on different backyard chicken farmers (although I am not sure if farmer is the correct word here), a bit on some of the controversies surrounding chickens in the urban setting, and many successes with chickens. It also gives the reader a nice introduction on beginning chicken raising. Well written and a joy to read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on October 27, 2012
Format: Paperback
This is a great book to get if you are thinking about keeping backyard chickens. There is a lot of practical and useful tips and tricks for keeping chickens along with some great stories about chicken keeping folks. This book is also a great companion to any of the chicken keeping classes that Gretchen teaches.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Susan on February 25, 2012
Format: Paperback
This is a great book to inspire you and get you started with your own backyard chickens! It has lots of helpful information about raising chickens along with an overview of the current state of backyard chicken rules and regulations around the country. It's a nice addition to my backyard chicken library.
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