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Chickens As Pets

Chickens As Pets [Kindle Edition]

Andrew S. Hinkinson
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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Product Description

The chickens really are up to something this time, Mrs Tweedy. They're leaving the farms behind and taking up residence in gardens and backyards all over the world, winning the affection of adults and children alike.

CHICKENS AS PETS is the ideal introduction to keeping chickens chickens as pets in towns and cities. Everything the prospective urban chicken-keeper needs to know is covered, from what to look for when buying your first hens through to how you can deal with parasites, hatch chicks, clean coops, guard against predators, prevent diseases and more.

The book includes lots of photographs and the author shares many of his own experiences to help illustrate and advise.

CHICKENS AS PETS has free-to-access communities on Twitter, Google+ and Facebook. You can ask questions, get answers, share knowledge, post pictures and socialise with other chicken fans from all over the world.

CHICKENS AS PETS is more than one book by one author. It's a flock of people sharing their enthusiasm and experiences online. Join us today!

About the Author

Andrew S. Hinkinson was born in Lancashire, England. He spent 13 years studying and working as a copywriter and editor in London before relocating to a small market town in the Yorkshire Dales where he grows his own fruit and vegetables and keeps a variety of large and bantam chickens. He has a Bachelor's degree in English and Theatre Arts from Goldsmiths College, University of London plus an MA in Creative Writing from Manchester Metropolitan University.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3433 KB
  • Print Length: 167 pages
  • Publisher: The Copy Devil; 2 edition (7 Dec 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007C5ERZA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #116,798 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Andrew Hinkinson was born in Lancashire, England. His mother had a home birth, which is how the family's toy poodle was able to bite the doctor when he turned up after all the messy stuff was over and done with. On his first school day, left-handed Andrew produced a fairy story for his teacher but she had to use a mirror to read the backwards writing. Andrew writes fiction and non-fiction now he's all grown up and also works as an editor and copywriter.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars very helpfull 9 May 2012
By mandi
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
i brought this book on kindle because it was a really good price. myself amd my husband talked about keeping chicken and didn't really know much about what to do. This book is written in a light hearted way, easy to read plenty of info with out confusing you. Explans everything about getting the right coop, keeping foxes out,birds of prey and dealing with some of the problems a chicken can get i.e egg bound. we are now the proud owners of 3 ladies and everyday they have done something to make us laugh. if you are thinking about getting chickens as pets this ia a good book to read.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A really helpful book 17 April 2012
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Although I've been keeping chickens for several years, I nonetheless found some very useful tips in this book. It is written in a style that makes it easy to read and there is no jargon that only experts would understand - unlike some of the chicken care books I've read.

I can thoroughly recommend this book, whether you are just starting out as a chicken-keeper or have experience in looking after them.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book is brilliant ! 18 April 2013
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Chickens as pets is a brilliant book, it is written in a very friendly style and is full of lots of information. We operate a collection point for Fresh start for hens and rehome ex commercial hens and this is the only book I'm recommending to rehomers.
I have kept chickens for 13 years now and we never stop learning and sharing experiences. I personally have read the whole book cover to cover and it's the best I've read.
The chicken keeping community within the UK is very strong and a great place to be.
If you are new to keeping chickens or you have kept them for years this is the book for you, it's great.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Chicken-keepers manual. 3 July 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
A brilliant book full of advice for both the novice and established chicken keeper.A broad swathe of subjects are covered from hatching to health,feeding to foxes.A must buy for anyone who wants to keep chickens as pets.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book 28 Jun 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I nearly didn't buy this book as I already keep a few hens but after downloading the sample I realised this was no ordinary reference book, this is a personal account of one man who loves chickens and wants to share not only all the things he has learnt but also stories and experiences with his own ladies. I actually read the whole book in a day, This is also a book I will be able to refer back to as it has lots if very useful information on things that can go wrong with your girls but I don't want to dwell on that. I only wish this book had been around when I had my first chickens then I wouldn't have had to learn by experience this person has done that for me :-)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Eggcellent! 15 April 2013
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A brilliant tool foranyone wanting to keep chickens- gives you everything you need to know the best of and the potential workload to be expected
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5.0 out of 5 stars Chicken's forever !! 13 May 2012
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I got my chuck's 6 weeks ago and was told by my daughter to download this book as I would find everything I would need to know about chickens. She was right, great book, excellent information, well written and very easy to understand. I only wished I did this years ago. I have a couple of horses and a large gang of dog's so I am used to mucking and just spending time just watching my pal's do what they do. It's a great life. Get some chicks and enjoy.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A good source of info 11 May 2012
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A well presented book with loads of valuble info. Good for beginers starting off with a couple of hens and no idea how to go about keeping chickens. Certainly a good book to have if new to keeping chickens or a old hand at it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great
a very informative book well worth the money, great for the first time chicken keeper
in your back garden . wouldn't be without this book in my library.
Published 17 days ago by sue cooper
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very good introduction to chicken keeping. If you are looking for a good basic understanding of poultry keeping and are new to this, then this book will give you the knowledge.
Published 5 months ago by Mark Stevens
5.0 out of 5 stars funny and informative.
Getting my chickens next week, just need to Finnish sorting out my coop. This book gave me easy to understand information in an easy to read way. Read more
Published 7 months ago by JANEM
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best Chicken books out.
This book was recommended to me and is full of useful information on keeping chickens as pets. Would definitely say buy it to anyone who is keen to start owning them. Read more
Published 8 months ago by S Hart
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous, practical and helpful!
Absolutely brilliant! Great for anyone who keeps chickens or is considering keeping chickens! Informative regarding laws, and gives well-deserved glory to multiple hard-working... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Miss M. L. Haste
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent guide
Very glad I bought this informative and entertaining book. It's full of helpful tips and provides a great overall view.
Published 11 months ago by Bid
5.0 out of 5 stars A real chicken lover's book!
Can't fault this book for the information it provides, but it's the friendly writing style that made it a joy to read. The author's love for chickens shines through. Read more
Published 11 months ago by BetsyG
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent choice for old hands and newbies alike
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