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Homemade Living: Keeping Chickens with Ashley English: All You Need to Know to Care for a Happy, Healthy Flock Hardcover – Apr 6 2010
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About the Author
Ashley English has earned degrees in both holistic nutrition and sociology. She is a member of Slow Food USA. She has a popular clip on YouTube (http://tiny.cc/FvOH1) and is a regular contributor to the popular blog Design*Sponge (with 70,000 regular readers).
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The book is very well written with lots of colorful pictures to make things clearer. There is so much useful information in this book and thankfully it is all presented in a very orginized manor that flows and is easy to follow. We read the book cover to cover and are now using it as a reference guide when we need to doulbe check something.
This is money well spent! If you are going to keep a small flock of backyard chickens, you should buy this book.
This book covers all details of keeping chickens under these main subject chapters: What to Consider, Selecting a Breed, Obtaining Chickens, Housing, Feeding, Hatching Eggs, Raising Chicks, Health & Wellness, Eggs and Recipes.
I honestly can not say enough about this book and how well written it is. If you are considering chickens then you must read this book!
The book offers a well written,concise account with pictures that deeply enhance the subject. Chapters inclue What to Consider, Selecting a Breed, Obtaining Chickens, Housing, Feeding, Hatching Eggs, Raising Chicks, Health and Wellness, Eggs, and my favorite........Recipes! Ashley has done her research and is obviously passionate about chickens.
And there's more! Ashley is authoring the Homemade Living series which includes Canning and Preserving. I own that one too! These books are great resources for those just getting started or like me, returning to their roots. I'll be recommending these books to clients, students and blog readers who are interested in learning about and living a fantastic farm-based lifestyle! Way to go Ashley, you've done a terrific job! Robyn Johnston [...]
We get many emails each week from visitors asking for advice on keeping a healthy flock of backyard chickens.
We recommend this book to all of our customers as it covers everything from basics to in-depth advice on every aspect of keeping chickens.
The book is beautifully designed and written by Ashley English, a well known blogger and homesteader.
We keep a copy handy for our own use whenever a tricky chicken scenario presents itself.
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