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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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Inspired by one of 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.

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 chooks deserve to be genuinely happy. Featuring over 200 photographs and more than 60 inventive examples of chook houses, the book also includes all the basics of chook care: there is a breed-by-breed guide to selecting the right chook for you, 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 plans for a basic hen house, this is the must-have book for anyone who has chooks, is planning to get chooks, or simply dreams of owning chooks!

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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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The Contented Chook
 
4.3

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  • Easy to understand (5)
  • Well written (3)

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    4.0

    Fun book!

    By Begonia

    from Watson, ACT

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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

      By Old Hen

      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

        By Mother hen

        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.

          By Gregelsie

          from Jimboomba

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            Comments about The Contented Chook:

            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

            By Miss Trish

            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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              4.0

              Inspiritional

              By Lindy

              from Newcastle

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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
                Dimensions (cm): 22.0 x 18.3  x 1.9
                Weight (kg): 0.74