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The backyard field guide to chickens : chicken breeds for your home flock

Heinrichs, Christine2016
Every common breed of chicken, organized into one information-packed guide. Fueled by the local and organic food movements, as well as a sea change in local ordinances, backyard chicken keeping is booming. Anyone who's decided to join the new wave of chicken keepers knows that the poultry breeds available are dizzying in their variety. Calm your anxiety with this book--a guide for backyard chicken keepers in search of chickens that best fit their needs.Each breed of chicken listed in the field guide is thoroughly described and is illustrated by color photos. The book tells you all about the bird, detailing each breed's particular usefulness, adaptation to climate, coloration, number of eggs typically laid, foraging ability, temperament, and unique qualities. There are fun facts about varieties of chickens, as well as information about color and comb varieties, rare breeds, classification, and hybrids.
Minneapolis, MN Voyageur Press, 2016.©2016
208 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
ch. 1 The Road to Domesticitych. 2 The Benefits of Keeping Chickensch. 3 Anatomy of a Chickench. 4 Preparing for Backyard Chickensch. 5 Feeding and Carech. 6 Breed ProfilesGamesOriental GamesAmerican BreedsAsiatic BreedsEnglish BreedsCrested BreedsMediterranean BreedsContinental BreedsOther Standard and Non-Standard Breeds.
9780760349533 (paperback)
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