Living with Chickens: Everything You Need to Know to Raise Your Own Backyard Flock

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Straightforward prose and dozens of detailed illustrations offer advice on everything from choosing the best birds for your needs to suggestions for building a windowed coop.

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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. You can, too, with this indispensable guide. In fact, you may want to read Living with Chickens just for the sheer joy of it.Straightforward prose and dozens of clear, detailed illustrations offer advice on everything from choosing the best backyard birds for your needs to suggestions for building a well-ventilated, windowed coop. Throughout the book, Rossier emphasizes that you should be relaxed - there is lots of room for flexibility in this chicken raising business. One of his friends used an old, abandoned car as a chicken house, which worked just fine, and another feeds his birds table scraps. Living with Chickens reveals how easy it is to become a competent "poultryman" at any level. (6 1/4 x 9 1/4, 224 pages, color photos, b&w photos, illustrations)Jay Rossier is an occasional contributor to Northern Woodlands magazine. In addition to being a husband and a parent, he reads, writes, and looks after various fowls in Vershire, Vermont.The American Poultry Association, was founded in 1873 to help uphold the value of standard-bred poultry and pure breeding The APA supports sanctioned meets at countrywide poultry shows, and publishes a quarterly newsletter and an annual yearbook.

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Jay Rossier is a writer and contributor to various magazines. He lives in Vermont, USA.

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