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Chickens In Your Backyard: A Beginner's Guide Paperback – Bargain Price, September 15, 1976
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A BEGINNER'S GUIDE
Rick and Gail Luttmann
Your backyard can be the source of the best eggs and meat you've ever tasted. The answer is chickens-- endearing birds that require but a modest outlay of time, space and food.
As they learned to raise chickens, Gail and Rick Luttmann came to realize the need for a comprehensive but clear and nontechnical guide. Their book covers all the basics in a light and entertaining sytle, from housing and feeding through incubating, bringing up chicks, butchering, and raising chickens for show.
Througout the book, the Luttmanns express their wonder at the personalities of chickens-- the role of brash protector played by roosters, and the instinctive motherliness of the hens. Given some freedom and attention, these birds can become much more than the egg-and-meat machines of commercial hatcheries and broiler factories. Chickens provide backyard farmers with enjoyable pastime, as well as a supply of good food.
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Top Customer Reviews
The answer is yes, and thank goodness for this book and for those who reviewed it before me. I now have enough information to know how to talk to poultry folk in their lingo, what questions to ask, how to build a proper coop, which breeds are better for eggs and which for fryers, what to do about vermin and predators... In short, everything I needed to convince me that I can do it. And that I want to do it.
No wonder this book is a classic.
Got my biddy box ready... Goin' to the feed store.
We just got started raising Chickens on 5/1/2002 and were complete beginners with no prior knowledge of what we were doing. I purchased a few books and borrowed a few from the library. I am glad I borrowed this one instead of buying it. Unlike the others I have read, there is almost no detail included in this text. While the reading is somewhat entertaining, I found very little useful information in it. Most of this book contains very general information at best. A much better reference for beginners is "Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens." It is significantly more complete and yet still an easy read. I would not recommend buying this book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was one of my most referenced books when I started raising chickens. There are tons of helpful facts and suggestions for a variety of set-ups. Read morePublished 1 month ago by N. Wimmer
I'm getting ready to get some chickens, and this book is helping me.Published 5 months ago by sunny
Bought this book and as a new chiken owner it was a great primer for a novice. Addressed everything a chicken owner needs to know. Plus gives you a lesson in GOOD animal husbandryPublished 5 months ago by Beverly Longenbaugh
Good read if you have or are getting chickens. Even tells you how to breed and butcher them very good book to have if you have chickens.Published 10 months ago by Cox