Chicken Manual: The Complete Step-by-step Guide to Keeping Chickens Hardcover – 4 Feb 2010
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About the Author
Laurence Beeken has kept poultry for 20 years both as a back-garden hobby and for exhibition, showing at National level. He has contributed to Kitchen Garden magazine, providing articles and pictures covering all aspects of poultry-keeping, from egg to plate.
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Top Customer Reviews
Each chapter is expressed clearly with highly effective photos. Laurence has provided many of his own photographs for this book and for me, this really gave the book a personal touch. This is definitely a reference book you should have to hand on your bookshelf.
I thought the `Health Problems' section of the book was particularly good, so many books these days don't go into sufficient detail and so many simple health problems could be rectified without a costly trip to the vet with this information at hand.
Definately a must buy, well worth the money.
However, when the Haynes Manual arrived, I was really impressed! It's a great book! I have read it from cover to cover and it's very easy reading and in lay terms (pardon the pun!) I have referred to it constantly since it arrived. When we had a soft shelled egg land in the run, I looked it up and realised it's normal for newly laying pullets to produce these to start with... when Nellie started sneezing, I looked it up and realised this too is normal. I am sure if I hadn't had this book to refer to, I would have had them all up the vets by now! :-) My 4 girls are happy and healthy and if we ever have any problems I know I can look them up in this easy to use manual. I would even advise that it's a great book to buy BEFORE you order your chickens (learn from my experience!)
For those of you who want to know a bit more about the manual, the contents of the book are as follows:
1) Introduction - Why keep chickens?Read more ›
Great pictures and a great book for information for any one starting out in poultry.
Gives you details of everything you need to know even plans to build you own coop.
The lot is covered from breeding to health care to what your eggs should be like.
All the basics are there on care and feeding even what you need in your first aid kit.
I will be recommending this book to all the people who buy chickens from me as a great start up book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent book covering all areas of keeping chickens. Whilst we have had our chucks for a few years now this book is really useful as it is well laid out meaning different... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ms. Z. Stoffer
An excellent book for the beginner and the more experienced. It has helped us a lot as we are just starting with 6 hens in our allotment for our Grandson. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Hill Top PA
Nicely presented and well illustrated book with lots of good information - recommendedPublished 4 months ago by Molly