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Homemade Living: Keeping Chickens with Ashley English: All You Need to Know to Care for a Happy, Healthy Flock 1st Edition
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Ashley has been featured in major publications, including Food & Wine, Delish, Edible Magazines, and Anthology. She has been a repeat guest on Martha Stewart Radio on SiriusFM. She blogs at www.smallmeasure.com. Ashley lives in Candler, NC with her husband, their young son, and a menagerie of animals.
People everywhere are embracing local, seasonal foods with an interest in knowing how and where it's produced, to become engaged in their community, with a desire for self-sustainability, and to enjoy fresh flavors. In this beautifully photographed series, Ashley English shows how you can participate in the homemade living movement, walking alongside you each step of the way with practical, need-to-know information; personal reflections of her own experiences; profiles of people living this lifestyle; and unique recipes you'll want in your repertoire. Filled with just the right mix of knowledgeable guidance and friendly encouragement, these books provide you with the essential basics to start enriching your own homemade life.
Top Customer Reviews
The book is very well written with lots of colorful pictures to make things clearer. There is so much useful information in this book and thankfully it is all presented in a very orginized manor that flows and is easy to follow. We read the book cover to cover and are now using it as a reference guide when we need to doulbe check something.
This is money well spent! If you are going to keep a small flock of backyard chickens, you should buy this book.
This book covers all details of keeping chickens under these main subject chapters: What to Consider, Selecting a Breed, Obtaining Chickens, Housing, Feeding, Hatching Eggs, Raising Chicks, Health & Wellness, Eggs and Recipes.
I honestly can not say enough about this book and how well written it is. If you are considering chickens then you must read this book!
The book offers a well written,concise account with pictures that deeply enhance the subject. Chapters inclue What to Consider, Selecting a Breed, Obtaining Chickens, Housing, Feeding, Hatching Eggs, Raising Chicks, Health and Wellness, Eggs, and my favorite........Recipes! Ashley has done her research and is obviously passionate about chickens.
And there's more! Ashley is authoring the Homemade Living series which includes Canning and Preserving. I own that one too! These books are great resources for those just getting started or like me, returning to their roots. I'll be recommending these books to clients, students and blog readers who are interested in learning about and living a fantastic farm-based lifestyle! Way to go Ashley, you've done a terrific job! Robyn Johnston [...]
We get many emails each week from visitors asking for advice on keeping a healthy flock of backyard chickens.
We recommend this book to all of our customers as it covers everything from basics to in-depth advice on every aspect of keeping chickens.
The book is beautifully designed and written by Ashley English, a well known blogger and homesteader.
We keep a copy handy for our own use whenever a tricky chicken scenario presents itself.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My granddaughter wanted to keep chickens. We live on a resort island and had no idea how to do this. This book was more than helpful. Read morePublished 18 days ago by barbara
Bought this for a friend and she loves it. Found it in the store for almost twice the price too. This was a great buy!Published 2 months ago by daniokc
This is such an interesting book. I saw it at a friends house and just had to order one. It is simply written but contains lots of interesting information. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Marie M.
Book is very informative and was $4 less expensive on Amazon than in the shop where I first found it! It pays to shop!Published 7 months ago by Marbo
I've seen better information from the U.C. Davis Ag Extension office. Too many of the modern books out there on chicken raising seem to be for yuppies, not for country farmers. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Lynne
As with the rest of this series of books, this is a great book if you're a complete beginner [at chicken keeping, in this instance]. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Nettie