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Keeping Chickens : All You Need to Know to Care for a Happy, Healthy Flock - Ashley English

Keeping Chickens

All You Need to Know to Care for a Happy, Healthy Flock


Published: 6th April 2010
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Includes 9 egg recipes + plans for mobile chicken housing.

Have you heard the news: chickens have left the farm and made themselves at home in neighbourhoods everywhere!

For anyone ready to put their eggs in this basket, here is the perfect beginner’s guide to raising chickens. This friendly introduction to keeping chickens will appeal to all who are interested in simple living and self sufficiency.

There is information on choosing a breed, acquiring the chicks, and housing, feeding and caring for them. Plus, it provides the low-down on eggs, including recipes and profiles of people who have taken on the chicken-rearing challenge.

It includes two projects with exploded woodworking illustrations and photos: a simple nesting box and a wildly creative mobile chicken tractor.

About the Author

Ashley English is a lifelong cook, baker and gardener with a wide breadth of knowledge on issues of sustainability and foodways. Ashley is a member of Slow Food USA and has worked over the years with a number of non-profit organisations committed to social and agricultural issues.

"Urban chicken keepers are flocking to this comprehensive (and pretty!) guide by Ashley English, a popular blogger and proponent of sustainable living. Chapters in Keeping Chickens with Ashley English cover everything from selecting the perfect breed for your space and geography to cooking with eggs...It even includes plans to build a mobile coop." - "Better Homes & Gardens"

"An excellent, straightforward how-to book for those who wish to have a solid understanding of what it takes to raise chickens successfully for egg production." - "Library Journal"

"Addresses all the really important things you need to know to get started with poultry...If you are just starting out and you want to select the right breed, Keeping Chickens provides plenty of information to help you make the right choice. There's a plan for a chicken tractor, plans for nesting boxes, and photos of Ashley's coop along with some others. Feed is explained, broodiness in chickens, and poultry health." - "Homestead Revival"

"Ashley English is the how-to voice of a new DIY movement." - Erik Knutzen and Kelly Coyne, founders of Homegrown Evolution and authors of The Urban Homestead

"An approach to urban homesteading that inspires both action and admiration." - Grace Bonney, founder of Design*Sponge

"The Homemade Living series is beautiful, in both aesthetics and intention. A friendly introduction to simpler living that people in barns and brownstones alike can appreciate." - Jenna Woginrich, author of Made from Scratch and blogger for "Mother Earth News" and "The Huffington Post"

"Beautifully designed and laid out with lush, full-colour photographs and illustrations. Ashley knows her stuff and you will too after reading her books." - "Mother Nature Network"

"What I love most about this series is how Ashley presents all of these could-be-complicated subjects in a way that's achievable and encouraging. It all feels totally doable...not to mention fun and fresh in the way she shares it.

What to consider
Selecting a breed
Obtaining chickens
Hatching eggs
Raising chickens
Health and wellness

ISBN: 9781600594908
ISBN-10: 1600594905
Series: Homemade Living
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 135
Published: 6th April 2010
Publisher: Lark Books,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 20.3  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.553