The Right Way to Keep Chickens


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This is an especially useful book for people keeping chickens in towns, and takes novices through every step of chicken keeping, including choosing the best place in the garden for your chicken house. There's a lot of help with feeding and rearing chicks, and with what to do if things go wrong, and your chooks fall ill. The book is very clearly written, so easy to understand in emergencies. If you can bear to eat your chickens, there is also advice on how to store and cook them. Total novices do need to research a little more before building a chicken house, because there is not really enough detail in this book. Michael Roberts' Poultry House Construction, also featured on this page, is probably the best guide to chicken house construction. However, as a general guide, Virginia Shirt's book can't be faulted.