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Keeping Chickens: The Essential Guide to Enjoying and Getting the Best from Chickens

Handbook / ManualOut of Print

By: Jeremy Hobson and Celia Lewis

David & Charles

Paperback | Apr 2007 | #165406 | ISBN-13: 9780715325674
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This is a solid, practical, everything-you-need-to-know guide to keeping chickens for people who are as interested in them as pets as they are in eggs and other poultry produce. It reveals how, as well as being useful, chickens are interesting and colourful characters that can enliven any garden. They become very tame and make good companions. It includes chapters on using feathers and eggs in art and craft projects, as well as delicious egg recipes. It fuses contemporary design, imaginative and appealing images and lively, authoritative text to ensure the widest possible interest.


* Introduction; 1 Understanding chickens; 2 What to consider; 3 Choosing the breed; 4 Where and when to get chickens; 5 Cockerels; 6 Housing and cleaning; 7 Feeding; 8 Eggs; 9 Chickens, pets and children; 10 The art and craft of chickens, feathers and eggs; 11 Egg recipes; 12 The garden; 13 Health and gare; 14 Breeding; 15 Finding out more; * Index.

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Jeremy Hobson is a countryside consultant with a lifetime's background in rural and farming matters of all sorts. This is his third book for David & Charles. He lives in Northern France. Celia Lewis is an artist/craftsperson with a special interest in hens and other domestic birds. She lives in Surrey.

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