Keep chickens! : tending small flocks in cities, suburbs, and other small spaces / Barbara Kilarski.
If you find yourself reading up on fancy breeds of chickens, if you've taken to sketching coop designs on cocktail napkins, then you're ready to join the nation-wide chicken boomlet. And you need Keep Chickens!.
Barbara Kilarski, a woman who is passionate about the little flock, provides the detailed information every aspiring chickenkeeper needs to know. She identifies which breeds are happiest in small spaces; gives you simple instructions on feeding and caring for chickens; lists the equipment you'll need; discusses coop design, from the simple to the stylish; teaches you how to gather eggs; explains how chickens can help fertilize your garden while eliminating weeds and garden pests; and gives you the low-down on how to start a mini-chicken ranch that complies with city ordinances.
Everything you need to know about raising healthy chickens in a small space is in this book. So if you've got a yen for your own flock of hens, check out Keep Chickens!
Contents: From City chick to Urban Cickens -- Chicken Basics -- Chickens and the law -- Building a Coop -- How to Pick a Chick -- Chicken Care -- Eggcellent Eats.
Pages: 150; Illustrated (colour)
Poultry Book, Chicken, Hen, Chook, Fowl, Bantam, chicken coop, healthcare.
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