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Hen Keeping: Inspiration and Practical Advice for Would-be Smallholders

Handbook / Manual

Series: National Trust Country Living Series

By: Jane Eastoe

96 pages, 20 colour photographs

National Trust

Hardback | May 2007 | #178623 | ISBN-13: 9781843403586
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NHBS Price: £7.99 $10/€9 approx

About this book

Chickens are back in style with a vengeance: poultry breeders are struggling to cope with the increase in demand and gardens resound to the contented cluck of chickens. This trend can be in part explained by the huge demand for organic and locally produced food; after all, what could be more natural than keeping your own chickens and collecting their eggs? This beautiful and practical guide advises on all aspects of chicken keeping, from advice on the full range of breeds available, choosing and buying the right chickens for you, to feeding and naming them and finally housing and caring for them. Illustrated throughout with stunning photography, you will find all you need to start and maintain your own chicken run.

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Jane Eastoe is a former magazine editor who has recently moved to the Kent countryside with her family and is now the proud owner of two chickens called Wilma and Dora.

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