Written with a unique problem-solving, and hand-holding, approach, My Pet Chicken Handbook is a complete chicken husbandry guide. The backyard chicken is the new "it" pet—and with good reason: they’re personable, beautiful and mostly low maintenance. But they’re not without their quirks and sometimes puzzling behavior.
This informative guide helps potential chicken owners decide whether chicken keeping is right for them, how to make the best choices for their situations, how to start planning for the new pets, and—most importantly—how to head off potential trouble before the chicks arrive. The authors cover a wealth of topics including choosing coops, planning a daily routine, learning about sanitation practices, and discovering signs of distress. For added motivation, they’ve even included 50 delicious egg recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner from homemade egg noodles and sesame mayonnaise to a vegetable frittata and caramel custard.
About the Author
Lissa Lucas is a marketing communication specialist and head writer for MyPetChicken.com, as well as a devoted chicken keeper. She lives in Cairo, West Virginia.
Traci Torres launched MyPetChicken.com in 2005, and the web site continues to be the go-to resource for backyard and urban chicken information and advice. The site recorded 30 million page views in 2012 and now carries more than 500 chicken-related products. She lives in Monroe, Connecticut.
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