Keeping chickens : getting the best from your chickens / Jeremy Hobson and Celia Lewis.
Whether you keep chickens for eggs or meat, this practical guide covers all the issues you need to consider first. Covers everything from egg-laying to ease of keeping for over 70 different breeds. Discover how to set up and maintain a healthy hen house to keep your chickens warm, dry and safe from predators. Practical advice on hygiene, disease and healthcare ensures that your flock is always in pristine show condition. Learn about broody birds and egg incubation, and rear a new generation of chicks to brighten up your garden.
Contents: Understanding Chickens -- What to consider -- Choosing the breed -- Breeds -- Where & when to get your chickens -- Housing & cleaning -- Feeding chickens -- Breeding chickens -- All about eggs -- Health & Care -- Showing.
Revised edition - 2010 paperback.
Pages: 175; Illustrated (Colour)
Poultry Book, Chicken, Hen, Chook, Fowl, Bantam Healthcare.
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