The Urban Hen: A Practical Guide to Keeping Poultry in a Town or City

The Urban Hen: A Practical Guide to Keeping Poultry in a Town or City


By (author) Paul Peacock

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  • Publisher: Spring Hill
  • Format: Paperback | 172 pages
  • Dimensions: 170mm x 206mm x 14mm | 322g
  • Publication date: 15 November 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 190586227X
  • ISBN 13: 9781905862276
  • Sales rank: 254,060

Product description

Paul Peacock shows you how to: find the best poultry for the small garden and house them properly, feed your birds, tune in to their daily needs and enjoy your own eggs; avoid annoying the neighbours by showing that it is possible to keep poultry without attracting unwelcome pests; recognise healthy happy birds and learn their daily routine; recognise poorly hens; treat them or get help; and, incubate and care for fertilised eggs and raise chicks.

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Author information

PAUL PEACOCK has himself kept chickenss - sometimes in small, urban spaces - and has written numerous books and articles on the subject. Paul owns the successful City Cottage online magazine, is a published expert on gardening and smallholding and advises a major city council on public beekeeping. Paul also writes for the Daily Mirror as Mr Digwell.

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'The perfect companion for the city poultry keeper.' Country Smallholding 'We thoroughly recommend this book to anyone thinking about keeping chickens. It highlights the difficulties and the advantages in very clear terms. And if you decide to keep chickens then this book has everything you need to feed and care for them.' 'Shows gardeners everything they need to know about the joys and responsibilities of keeping chickens.' Garden Retail

Table of contents

1. New to Chickens; 2. Anatomy of the Chicken; 3. Breeds; 4. Feeding Your Chickens; 5. Poultry Care; 6. Chicken Diseases; 7. Chicks - Making Your Own; 8. The Egg; 9. Getting Help;