This from-zero-to-go guide to raising a flock of chickens in your backyard gives readers the easiest route to amazing fresh eggs and tried-and-true short cuts so tending them is a snap. Having chickens has never been so easy and fun.
Murray McMurray Hatchery has been sending out hardy, healthy and terrific birds for home flocks since 1917. It ships more than two million chickens and other fowl each year and is one of, if not the most popular hatchery in America that caters to household flocks. With this comes knowledge on how to raise fun and productive chickens the easy way, from simple feeding to the best coops to easy watering, hygiene, and pest control. Anyone interested in starting a flock from four to twelve birds or more can pick up this book and have chickens in the spring with ease.
Raising chickens is one of the most fun and rewarding home farm activities you can share with your family. The great flavor of the eggs, as reflected by the bright orange color of the yokes, is unrivalled by those found in supermarkets. Chickens are also great pets, fun to watch and have around. Now it’s easier than ever with the smart techniques and approaches prescribed by one of America’s best hatcheries.
Note: This book only covers chickens for eggs, not for meat.