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Murray McMurray Hatchery's Chickens in Five Minutes a Day
Chickens in Five Minutes a Day by McMurray Hatchery

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From-zero-to-go guide to raising a flock of chickens in your backyard.  Written by the experts from Murray McMurray Hatchery.

Chicken Coops
Just like houses, chicken coops come in all sizes and styles to meet the needs of every chicken family. Here are how-to drawings and conceptual plans for 45 coops - from strictly practical to flights of fancy - guaranteed to meet the needs of every chicken owner.
health for dummies
Chicken Health For Dummies
Diagnose and treat ailing chickens. Keep your chicks is peak condition!
Folks, This Ain't Normal
Folks, This Ain't Normal

A Guide To Raising Chickens

Gail Damerow, the operator of a small-scale farm, shares her secrets learned from 25 years of raising chickens.


Our Number One Best Selling Book.  

Every chicken owner should have a copy.

Keep Chickens!
chick days book
Chick Days
Chick Days book about raising chickens, an absolute beginner's guide

Keeping Chickens
Covering everything from choosing the right breed to feeding and housing, Keeping Chickens also features fun sections on egg recipes, feather-and-egg craft projects and even a look at how chickens interact with children and other pets.
Vintage Chicken Photos
Vintage Chicken Photographs

City Chicks
CITY CHICKS will tell you everything you need to know about keeping urban chickens. The author has kept chickens and written about sustainable agriculture for two decades.
Keeping Chickens
Keeping Chickens: Self-Sufficiency
chicken handbook
Chicken Health Handbook
This new second edition emphasizes natural and preventive approaches and covers issues specific to raising chickens in the city.
Free-Range Chicken Gardens
Many gardeners fear chickens will peck away at their landscape, and chicken lovers often shy away from gardening for the same reason. But you can keep chickens and have a beautiful garden, too! Fresh eggs aren't the only benefit chickens can actually help your garden grow and thrive, even as your garden does the same for your chickens.

Chickens In Your Backyard
A Beginners Guide—comprehensive, clear, non-technical, entertaining coverage of the basics of housing, feeding, incubating and raising chickens written with an appreciation for the fun as well as the food aspects.
Backyard Chicken Fight
The Backyard Chicken Fight
How Keeping Chickens in Your Yard I Ruffling Feathers Across the Nation and A Beginner's Guide to Hen Keeping is the book you need if you want to raise chickens.

Living With Chickens
This has everything you need to know to raise your own backyard flock. 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.
The Chicken Encyclopedia by Gail Damerow
The Chicken Encyclopedia
The A-Z Chicken Companion - From addled to wind egg, crossed beak to zygote, if it concerns chickens, it's covered in this comprehensive encyclopedia.  Now you can find the answers to all your chicken questions quickly, easily - and accompanied by illustrations.

Barnyard In Your Backyard
The perfect book for anyone who has ever dreamed of having that little place in the country, Barnyard in Your Backyard offers tried-and-true, expert advice on raising healthy, happy, productive farm animals: chickens, geese, ducks, rabbits, goats, sheep, and dairy cows.

Caponizing is the removal of the male testes to promote rapid growth and tender meat. This book covers everything, including the history of caponizing.

Poultry For Anyone
This book describes 44 breeds,giving the colors of plumage available, the history of utility and special requirements in terms of husbandry, and its character - some emerging as being decided eccentric.
Storys Illustrated Guide To Poultry Breeds 7B17
Storey's Illustrated Guide To Poultry Breeds
Presented here, breed by breed, are more that 120 barnyard fowl---from chickens and turkeys to emus and pheasants. For each animal, readers will find stunning color photography, a brief history, and a detailed description.

Hen and the Art of Chicken Maintenance
This hilarious account of a rookie poultry-owner’s experience raising birds in his backyard is the first “chicken memoir” of its kind.

British Large Fowl
British Large fowl This book documents the 22 breeds that have been developed in Britain together with their history and most of their color variations. 82 color photographs in all.

Choosing and Raising Chickens
This is a practical and comprehensive everything-you-need-to-know guide to chicken breeds for anyone who keeps chickens, is considering keeping chickens or aspires to keep chickens. Comprehensive content features over 70 breeds which reveals how, as well as being useful, chickens are interesting and colorful characters.

Extra-Extraordinary Chickens
The striking images in Extraordinary Chickens showed that "the world of chickens is a world of wonders" (New York Times Book Review). Now, in a follow-up to the extraordinarily successful first book from Stephen Green-Armytage, the photographer presents 61 breeds and 5 species, including 14 breeds not prevoiusly included in the first book, a new series of chicken couples, and virtually all new images.
Hobby Farms Chickens 7B19
Hobby Farms Chickens

Chickens helps hobby farmers become more knowledgeable about their poultry and better appreciate the bountiful gifts they bestow. This essential guide directs both new and experienced chicken owners through the nuances of tending a small-scale flock--for pleasure and profit. 

Best Hens For You
Charlotte Popescu explores which breeds will be most suitable for a family garden. There are many varieties to look at but you have to decide on the size, shape and colour as well as how many to start with and whether you want hens mainly for egg production or more as pets.

Dubbing Poultry
This book covers how to dub your poultry in a safe and efficient manner.

Hens in the Garden Eggs in the Kitchen
This book is about keeping hens for pleasure in your garden, about their suitability as pets and the joy of having fresh free-range eggs.

The Joy of Keeping Chickens
This comprehensive guide, written in charming prose from the perspective of an organic farmer, will appeal to readers who are interested in raising chickens, or simply want the best knowledge about how to cook them.