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Although it is not exactly hot news, raising chickens outside customary farm situations is increasing in favor. It costs little to raise chickens, they provide a ready and steady supply of fresh eggs, and, as one learns in this delightful guide, they can even be pets�with individual personalities. The format here is the draw�and readers will indeed be drawn into the lives of three hens named Amelia, Tilda, and Honey, collectively referred to as �the girls.� From newly hatched chicks to grand dame layers, the author and the wonderful photographer chart the growth of any and all baby chicks into fully mature adults, with �the girls� as examples. Along the way, there are important discussions about heat lamps, health and cleanliness, �brooding,� breed types, housing, and much more essential information. An inviting guide, done with great spirit as well as authority. --Brad Hooper
If you want a pet, then read this book. She has a lot of information for those interested in making a chicken a pet not a meal.Published 2 months ago by Angloeire
I loaned this book to someone and never got it back, so I bought another. It's a great reference for raising day old chicks, but you will need a more comprehensive guide to taking... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Andrea Barnes
Wonderful book. Brilliant images, engaging writing, and good info. We send one along with all our customers who rent baby chicks from us (theeasychicken.com)Published 3 months ago by M. Jansen
Great first book to read on keeping chickens. The book is very informative, yet fun to read, and due to its size is fast to readPublished 7 months ago by Lena
Growing up I was always going to my grandparents house. One of my favorite things to while there was to go check for eggs and collect them for my grandma! Read morePublished 8 months ago by Whitney Wallace