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'Lawson family all chicken mad'
on 25 April 2009
Just recently purchased and read this book. I nearly split my sides with laughing so much. Not laughed out loud reading since the Tom Sharp series of books. A very good light read at bedtime after a hectic day if you are feeling stressed and want to wind down.
A year ago we aquired 7 Pekin Bantam hens of various flavours, who live free range in our back garden and who put themselves to bed each night in a lovely coup. We, as a family are now totally converted hen keepers and wished we had had them years ago. Martin Gurdon's book really struck a cord with us all. We can see ourselves doing daft things with our hens just as he does. Like spending large sums of money at the vet should we need to on a favourite hen which only cost us £15. There isn't a lot of information in terms of practical hen keeping, go and consult a manual on hen keeping if you want that. This book is full of very funny stories around being a hen owner.
I can highly recommend this book simply as a very funny book. I can also highly recommend keeping a few hens too. I often come home from work in the afternoon to find our favourite lavender Pekin sitting on my daughter's knee watching the Disney channel with her. The eggs they produce are pretty fantastic as well.
In a world where there isn't much to laugh about at the moment, we could all do with reading Martin Gurdons's book.