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    DescriptionThousands of backyard poultry keepers are signing up all over the country, experiencing afresh the joys of their first hen, their first egg, their happy chuckle in the morning garden. Keeping poultry in the city brings with it not only joys but responsibilities. "The Urban Hen" is the perfect companion for the city poultry keeper and shows you how to maintain a happy, healthy garden or backyard flock in towns and cities everywhere. In this book you'll discover how to: find the best poultry for the small garden - and how to 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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    The Urban Hen
    A Practical Guide to Keeping Poultry in a Town or City
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Paul Peacock
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 172
    Width: 170 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    ISBN 13: 9781905862276
    ISBN 10: 190586227X

    BIC E4L: COU
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.8
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24280
    Libri: I-DH
    BISAC V2.8: HOM016000
    BIC subject category V2: TVHP, TVM
    DC22: 636.50091732
    Thema V1.0: TVM, TVHP
    Constable and Robinson
    Imprint name
    Spring Hill
    Publication date
    15 November 2009
    Author Information
    Paul Peacock is Editor of Home Farmer Magazine and has written extensively for the gardening press. Educated at Leeds and Manchester universities, he is author of many books on gardening and self-sufficiency and advises on gardening and cookery on internet channels. www.paulpeacock.net www.homefarmer.co.uk www.allotmenttv.co.uk
    Review quote
    'The "Urban Hen" takes you step by step through everything you will ever need to know about keeping hens. We thoroughly recommend this book to any one 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.' www.gardenaction.co.uk. 'Will show gardeners everything they need to know about joys and responsibilities of keeping chickens.' Garden Retail. The perfect companion for the city poultry keeper.' Country Smallholding. 'Julie Deborah Walton had to write to congratulate you on your URBAN HEN book, ive got more or less every chicken book on the planet, but yours tops the lot! Its humorous, very intersting and informative. The straight talking no nonsense approach to the book i love, would definitely recommend to a friend!!!! I hope you will autograph it for me one day??.'
    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;