Chickens for the Backyard Homesteader

Chickens for the Backyard Homesteader : The Essential Guide to Choosing and Keeping Happy, Healthy Hens

By (author) Suzie Baldwin , Illustrated by Becca Thorne , By (photographer) Cristian Barnett


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Chickens are back! More-relaxed suburban and urban ordinances on raising and housing chickens, plus the desire for homeowners to become more self-sufficient as "backyard homesteaders," has led to renewed interest across the countryin keeping chickens."Chickens for the Backyard Homesteader" is packed with tips, strategies, and advice that gives readers the confidence to look after their hens and avoid common problems."

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  • Paperback | 142 pages
  • 208.28 x 236.22 x 15.24mm | 408.23g
  • 22 Feb 2013
  • Creative Homeowner
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ
  • English
  • Reprint
  • black & white illustrations, colour illustrations
  • 1580117139
  • 9781580117135
  • 503,247

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Author Information

Suzie Baldwin grew up on a farm in Devon, UK, and has kept chickens for more than 20 years. Baldwin's special interest is in promoting the positive welfare of chickens, particularly now that they are increasingly part of the suburban and semi-urban landscape. She runs regular beginner courses on keeping chickens.

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- Getting Started: the best chickens to choose andhow to house them and acclimate them - Daily Care: how often to feed your hens, plus what to do witht he chickens when you go away - Behavior: what's normal for chickens, and how to deal with any problems - Eggs: how many you can expect from your hensand for how long - Health: how to treatyour chickenswhen they showsigns of distress"

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