The Backyard Field Guide To Chickens: Chicken Breeds For Your Home Flock

Paperback | May 15, 2016

byChristine Heinrichs

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Every common breed of chicken, organized into one information-packed guide.

Fueled by the local and organic food movements, as well as a sea change in local ordinances, backyard chicken keeping is booming. Anyone who's decided to join the new wave of chicken keepers knows that the poultry breeds available are dizzying in their variety. Calm your anxiety with this book--a guide for backyard chicken keepers in search of chickens that best fit their needs.

Each breed of chicken listed in the field guide is thoroughly described and is illustrated by color photos. The book tells you all about the bird, detailing each breed's particular usefulness, adaptation to climate, coloration, number of eggs typically laid, foraging ability, temperament, and unique qualities. There are fun facts about varieties of chickens, as well as information about color and comb varieties, rare breeds, classification, and hybrids.

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Every common breed of chicken, organized into one information-packed guide.Fueled by the local and organic food movements, as well as a sea change in local ordinances, backyard chicken keeping is booming. Anyone who's decided to join the new wave of chicken keepers knows that the poultry breeds available are dizzying in their variety. ...

Christine Heinrichs is the author of How to Raise Chickens and How to Raise Poultry (both Voyageur Press, 2013) and has won many awards over the course of her 30-year writing career. She holds a degree in journalism from the University of Oregon and is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, the Society of Environmental Jo...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9.25 × 6.25 × 0.75 inPublished:May 15, 2016Publisher:Voyageur PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0760349533

ISBN - 13:9780760349533

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