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Keeping Pet Chickens: Bring your garden to life and enjoy the bounty of fresh eggs from your own small flock of happy hens

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Product Dimensions15.3 x 1.1 x 21.6 cm
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Date First Available9 Feb. 2007
  
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The last few years have witnessed an amazing boom in the popularity of chickens as pets. People in their thousands have woken up to the fact that you don t need farmland or lots of special equipment to keep them; today s exciting new generation of chicken houses mean that anyone with a bit of space - a garden, terrace, or simple backyard can keep chickens. And the added bonus is that they make great pets. Low-maintenance and easy-going, provided they are regularly fed and watered chickens virtually look after themselves. No need to take them for a walk, and they come with a lifetime s supply of free eggs. When this brilliant illustrated guide to chicken keeping was first published, it quickly established itself as a best seller.

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Written by Johannes Paul and William Windham, this book is one of Interpet's top sellers, thanks to the growth in interest in keeping pet chickens. With over 100 photographs, this 64-page hardback has all the information needed to keep healthy chickens. From housing to feeding, the different varieties, buying tips, healthcare and chicken behaviour, it is perfect for newcomers as well as those with more experience. Filled with practical advice and handy hints, it also looks at weekly care and maintenance and how to handle chickens - and what to do if you want to breed rhem as well. --Pet Product Marketing

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Its contents includes: basic anatomy, breeds, housing and runs, food, garden preparation, the 1st day home, eggs, daily routines, seasonal tips, cleaning, chicken handling, chicken behaviour, health and breeding.

As you can see it covers everything a beginner would need to know, i am extremely pleased with it! I looked at a number of similar books before making the purchase and this book was by far the easiest to read, contained plenty of information but in such a way that it didnt confuse or scare you and covered the widest range of subjects. I would highly recommend it for beginners!
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By A Customer on 24 Nov. 2005
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I got this book prior to getting chickens and found it really useful. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in keeping chickens in their back garden. It goes through anatomy and breeds of chickens, How to prepare your garden, Information on chicken housing and buying chickens and then goes on to tell you how to look after your new pets. I've had my chickens a few weeks and still find this book useful.
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By A Customer on 3 May 2005
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After wading through many highly technical books on keeping vast numbers of chickens I was delighted to find this excellent publication which keeps it simple but still has all the essential information plus good clear pictures. I highly reccomend this to anyone who only wants to keep 3 or 4 chickens.
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This is a brilliant little book if you are starting out. It gives accurate information and covers all aspects of keeping chickens in your garden. It gives information on all the different types of hen house and even shows the wonderful Eglu. The book is good for those who want a few chickens for fresh eggs every morning - this is the book to buy.
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I bought this book after doing some research of my own on the internet. The book is excellent for beginners as it gives clear, concise information with lots of basic advise to get you going. I don't feel that I need to buy any other book as this covers it all. The chapters are well planned and logical, loads of great photos and pictures. If you are looking for a book to advise you on the basics of starting with pet chickens you won't go wrong with this book, its excellent!
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This is a really great book for anyone considering to keep chickens in their garden. It explains the anatomy of the chicken and egg in good detail and goes so far as to telling you what a chickens daily routine is!

With great pictures and helpful hints, this book is a must buy for any potential poultry proprietor!
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One of the authors of this book is the designer of the Eglu by Omlet and it rather shows. There is a lot of (honest) noise made about how much work is involved with wooden coops, compared to the magical simplicity apparently of an Eglu. They don't point out that it's generally better for hens to have a flat wooden floor under them, rather than just the slats. They don't point out that Eglu's are vastly more expensive than the wooden ones (although they do re-sell well). That aside it is a light-hearted and basic look at keeping chickens and if you don't want something too in depth, fair enough. I prefer the Haynes manual guide, which is great for beginners not wanting too much info as well as experienced chicken keepers who have gone beyond this book. You'd be as well just to buy the Haynes one and just have one book instead of finding this one not detailed enough and having to buy another :-)
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I was a little disappointed in this book - it certainly has all the very basic information about chickens and keeping them, but I felt it was TOO brief. If you have never kept animals or livestock of any kind whatsoever, then it's a good book. If you already have some yard/farm/animal common sense, then you may find it a bit simplistic - but a useful starting point. I read it through in just over an hour.
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