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The Contented Chook : Practical Tips and Inspirational Ideas for Keeping Your Hens Happy - Gardening Australia

The Contented Chook

Practical Tips and Inspirational Ideas for Keeping Your Hens Happy

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Published: 1st June 2012
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A book of everyday inspiration, The Contented Chook is a sumptuous and quirky appreciation of the practical requirements (as well as those special luxuries) that your hens deserve to be genuinely happy. Featuring over 200 photographs and more than 60 inventive examples of Aussie chookhouses, the book also includes all the basics of caring for your chickens: there is a breed-by-breed guide to selecting the right chook for you, and vital information on raising them, feeding them, and keeping them healthy and safe.

With yummy essential egg recipes from Matthew Evans, and Josh Byrne's guide to making a basic hen house, this is the ideal book for anyone who has chooks, is planning to get chooks, or simply dreams of owning chooks! ABC Gardening Australia magazine is the topselling gardening title in Australia. A must-have magazine for gardeners, it was launched more than two decades ago in conjunction with the popular ABC TV show Gardening Australia. Gardening of course is much more than growing plants, and this broader picture is reflected in every issue of the magazine.

Gardening includes all those elements that make the backyard a vital part of the home, which is where the chooks come in. With more and more people returning to the basics of growing vegetables, fruit and herbs, the chook shed and a backyard flock are as much a garden essential as a good compost heap.Inspired by one of ABC Gardening Australia magazine's most popular reader competitions, to find Australia's best 'poultry palace', The Contented Chook is full of ideas to create a show-stopping, heart-warming home for your chooks.

Everything you need to know about creating a safe, healthy home for your chickens

  • Expert advice on feeding and caring for your flock
  • Real stories and photographs from chook owners around Australia
  • How to build the perfect chook pen

About the Author

ABC Gardening Australia magazine, born from the TV show, is the bible for novice gardeners and green thumbs, and is Australia's leading gardening title. Each month our nation-wide team of experts provide all the help you need to create a thriving garden and beautiful outdoor space.

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4.0

Fun book!

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    Comments about The Contented Chook:

    I already had the book, and bought it for a friend who recently got chickens.

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    5.0

    A great buy

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    from Maleny

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      Comments about The Contented Chook:

      I would definitely recommend this book for anyone who thinks they would like to keep a few chooks in the backyard, or have a few, but not getting results. It is easy to read with lots of helpful hints and full colour pics for great ideas. Makes for a perfect gift or a coffee table read

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      4.0

      Such A Feel Good Read

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      from Qld semi rural, coastal.

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        Comments about The Contented Chook:

        Good to dip into for information. Interesting even for non owners who have an interest in chooks or who just love to visit mine.

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        5.0

        I would buy this product again.

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        from Jimboomba

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          I was very impressed with the service from start to finish. Thank you.

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          4.0

          Great book, easy ro read and follow and

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          from Coolum Beach

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            Comments about The Contented Chook:

            Purchased the book for a gift for a friend who was pestering husband about building a chook house. The book gave him ideas, got him motivated and negated a lot of his issues he was previously putting forward to his wife as to why he should not build one. No more excuses for him !!!

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            Inspiritional

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              Comments about The Contented Chook:

              Has all the basic facts about chooks and some inspiring chicken coops. Can't wait to build my own now.

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              ISBN: 9780733330537
              ISBN-10: 0733330533
              Audience: General
              Format: Paperback
              Language: English
              Number Of Pages: 272
              Published: 1st June 2012
              Publisher: ABC Books
              Country of Publication: AU
              Dimensions (cm): 22.0 x 18.3  x 1.9
              Weight (kg): 0.74