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Millions of people enjoy raising these birds, whether for food or companionship - this indispensible guide will show them exactly how to do this in a relaxed way to ensure the best results. 'Chickens have a charm that affects even those with no bird experience, ' promises author and longtime chicken aficionado Jay Rossier. The lush, full-colour photographs accompanying his text attest to that, as do 'folksy' anecdotes from real-life chicken farmers. Straightforward text and plenty of clear, detailed illustrations offer advice on everything from choosing the best birds for your needs to suggestions for building a well-ventilated, windowed coop. The book also contains Rossier's field-tested tips on: hatching eggs; raising contented chicks; keeping your birds healthy; homemade versus commercial grain; involving your whole family in this pastime; With a comprehensive resource section, this is the only poultry book you will ever need
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Chickens - why not? Tens of thousands of people in all areas of the country enjoy raising these birds, whether for food or companionship. Of course, you may want to read Living With Chickens just for the sheer joy of it. Straightforward prose and illustrations give any future chicken farmer the tools he or she needs to get started. Jay Rossier draws on his own experiences and those of his fellow poultrymen in discussing everything from feeding and housing the birds to keeping marauders from invading the coop. Personal anecdotes, interesting facts, and lush, full-color photographs round out this indispensable guide.
Jay Rossier is a writer and contributor to various magazines. He lives in Vermont, USA.
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Book Description David & Charles, 2005. Paperback. Condition: New. brand new, prompt despatch Orders despatched on the same or next working day. Seller Inventory # mon0000012196
Book Description David & Charles Publishers, 2005. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0715321986