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A Family Guide To Keeping Chickens: How to choose and care for your first chickens

A Family Guide To Keeping Chickens: How to choose and care for your first chickens (Paperback)

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Chickens are an ideal family pet, requiring less attention than a dog yet being entertaining, productive and educational. For the family and would-be smallholder, chickens are the obvious first step when venturing into keeping livestock. This practical, full colour book, is ideal for the complete beginner. Even someone who has never kept animals before should be able to follow the clear, detailed guidance that is given at every stage. It includes: Planning for your first chickens.Understanding chicken behaviour.Choosing housing for different sized gardens.Choosing the right chickens for the job.Exploring useful equipment such as poultry feeder and drinkers. What to feed your chickens on.Buying your chickens and introducing them to their new home.Routine care for your chickens.Outfoxing The Fox - and other predators.Eggs - and What to do With Them.Dealing with parasites and ailments.Keeping a cockerel.Broody hens and hatching eggs.When Chickens Die.Chickens and the Changing Seasons.With true-life portraits of chicken keepers, little known facts, and personal anecdotes this accessible book is an easy and enjoyable read, suitable for both adults and children.

Natural World & The EnvironmentThe natural world, country life & petsBirds, including cage birds, as petsNatural World & The EnvironmentThe natural world, country life & petsFarm & working animals Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group Publication Date: 16/01/2014 ISBN-13: 9781908974150  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Anne Perdeaux is an expert on chickens. She is a regular contributor to the popular Your Chickens magazine, providing articles, quizzes and monthly material for the children's pages. Country Smallholding magazine frequently publishes her poultry articles, and for both these magazines she is on a panel of experts answering readers' queries.

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