This book is intended for small scale raising of chickens often referred to as "Hobby Farming". Raising chickens can be very entertaining. They also make a good environmentally friendly way of disposing of organic waste; there is very little that a chicken won't eat. Chickens are flock birds and you'll probably get more than one.
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Table of contents
- Building a shelter (chicken/hen house)
- Building a pen
- Choosing a breed
- Finding a hatchery
- Local regulations
Taking care of your chickens
- Chicks (specific to chicks)
- Keeping your chickens happy
- Dealing with death (unfortunately, it happens)
- Urban chickens A great poultry web site
- Chicken House Plans Build your own easy to build backyard chicken coop