The Joy of Keeping Chickens: The Ultimate Guide to Raising Poultry for Fun or Profit (The Joy of Series)
|Rating||:||4.57 (537 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||256 Pages|
She lives on the farm with her husband and son in Royalton, Vermont.Geoff Hansen is a photographer and editor at the Valley News in Lebanon, New Hampshire. He has published in Newsweek, USA Today, and The New York Times. She holds a master's degree in wildlife biology and
Her farm is currently breeding Cuckoo Marans chickens, famed for laying chocolate-colored eggs. She holds a master's degree in wildlife biology and has worked for the U.S. About the AuthorJennifer Megyesi and her husband own and run the Fat Rooster Farm in Vermont. She lives on the farm with her husband and son in Royalton, Vermont.Geoff Hansen is a photographer and editor at the Valley News in Lebanon, New Hampshire. . Fish and Wildlife Service. He lives in Tunbridge, Vermont, with his wife, daughter, and two beagles. He has published in Newsweek, USA Today, and Th
"Gorgeous book, lots of information" according to Shana. What a gorgeous book! Obviously, the author loves chickens and knows a lot about them. This book has a ton of full color photo's on thick semi-glossy paperstock. It will survive repeated reading and referencing. Of all the numerous chicken books I have this one is one of my very favorites.This book covers the basics of chicken keeping, getting started, housing, feeding, keeping chickens for eggs, keeping chickens for meat, using the eggs, showing chickens and it touches very briefly . R. Goe said Inspiring. I am still in the "information gathering" stage of keeping chickens, but this book stood out from others on the same subject for me. The author marshals a great deal of information and makes it understandable. The book is very well written and well-structured. I learned a LOT. And you have to love the story of how she acquired her first chicken by rescuing a beak-clipped battery hen that escaped from a truck that was transporting it (and a bunch of other hens dying from heat exposure. Kramer said nice book. Nice images, simple and clear style, good info. As a book on keeping (underscore 'keeping') chickens, I'd expect a bit more info on chicken biology, and somewhat less info on cooking recipes for chicken meat and eggs (this isn't " the joy of cooking chicken", after all!).
Coupled with Geoff Hansen's gorgeous full-color photographs, this text makes for an instant classic in the category.. Finally backyard farmers who want to keep a few hens for eggs have a bible that's attractive enough to leave out on the coffee table, and inexpensive enough to purchase on a whim. Readers will appreciate the comprehensive nature of this readable, informative guide, and Megyesi's enthusiasm about keeping chickens. This comprehensive guide, written in charming prose from the perspective of an organic farmer, will appeal to readers who are interested in raising chickens, or simply want the best knowledge about how to cook them. With this in mind, farmer and animal expert Jennifer Megyesi discusses all the basic details of raising the birds—general biology, health, food, choosing breeds, and so on—and she cuts through the smoke to identify what terms like "organic," "free-range," and so on really mean for poultry farmers and consumers.No chicken book would be complete without information on how to show chickens for prizes, and this is no different, but The Joy of Keeping Chickens also stresses the importance of self-sustainability and organic living, and the satisfaction of keeping heirloom breeds