Hen Keeping: Raising Chickens at Home (A Self-Sufficiency Guide)

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By Mike Hatcher

Self-sufficiency and organic living have never been more prevalent than in recent years.  Keeping hens is becoming increasingly popular and is one way of ensuring you have fresh produce at your fingertips.

This authoritative book provides an introduction to some of the key aspects of keeping your own chickens and benefiting from the produce.  You don't need a large garden to keep poultry, and an average family only needs a couple of hens to keep them well stocked in fresh eggs all year round.  The set-up costs are minimal and you don't need a whole host of expensive gadgets or equipment to get started or care for your chickens.

Packed with useful information on poultry keeping (housing, food and water, daily care routines, disease prevention and cure, encouraging egg production, and breeding) there is also comprehensive information on breeds and a list of useful contacts.