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Author Lucas, Lissa.

Title My pet chicken handbook : sensible advice and savvy answers for raising backyard chickens / Lissa Lucas & Traci Torres, the experts at My pet chicken.

Publication Info. Emmaus, Pennsylvania : Rodale, [2013]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Montrose Library Non-Fiction    636.51 LUC    Available
Description 246 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes index.
Contents Pt. 1. Planning for chickens like an expert -- A brief history of chickens -- The backyard chicken boom -- Choosing backyard breeds -- Truth in (chicken) advertising -- Pt. 2. Practical housing arrangements -- Flock-management styles -- The brooder and the coop -- Predators and pests -- Pt. 3. Starting and caring for your flock -- Establishing your flock -- Nursery to coop -- Care of adult chickens -- Pt. 4. Determining when there is a problem -- Recognizing signs of illness -- Behavior and misbehavior -- Pt. 5. Reward time! -- Enjoying your home-produced eggs -- Recipes for egg lovers -- Treats for your chickens.
Summary "My Pet Chicken Handbook helps you make 'expert' choices from the beginning, including whether chickens are right for you and, if they are, how you can avoid the most common 'oh-no' experiences. You'll find detailed care instructions for chickens of all ages, from baby chicks to mature adults, to help ensure a friendly flock and a relaxing hobby. Becoming a responsible chicken parent is a breeze when you discover how to choose the best breed for your needs, understand what type of coop is right for your situation, plan a daily routine, learn about biosecurity practices, and recognize signs of distress"--Back cover.
Subject Chickens.
Added Author Torres, Traci.
ISBN 9781623360016 (pbk.)
1623360013 (pbk.)

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