Households everywhere whether rural, suburban, or urban keep chickens, and the numbers continue to rise. This fully redesigned edition of the best-selling classic includes full-colour photographs and illustrations plus a larger trim size to ensure the next generation of farmers finds it just as appealing as ever.
Gail Damerow has written extensively on raising chickens and other livestock, growing fruits and vegetables, and related rural know-how in more than a dozen books, including What's Killing My Chickens? and the best-selling Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens, The Chicken Encyclopedia, The Chicken Health Handbook, and Hatching & Brooding Your Own Chicks. Damerow is a contributor to Chickens and Hobby Farms magazines and a regular blogger for Cackle Hatchery. She lives in Tennessee with her husband, where they operate a family farm with poultry and dairy goats, a sizable garden, and a small orchard. Visit her online at gaildamerow.com.
"Not only is Damerow a knowledgeable farmer, she's a great writer,
too! Every chicken keeper of every experience level should have
this book on the bookshelf." -- Roger Sipe, editor of Hobby
Farms and Chickens magazines
"Redesigned but still exhaustively thorough! Every possible topic is covered in an easily understood and complete manner." -- Paul Kroll, American Poultry Association - American Bantam Association general licensed judge
"Gail Damerow has inspired and educated generations of homesteaders. Here she offers well-researched information for both the novice and experienced poultry keeper." -- Patara Marlow of Appalachia's Homestead