Living with Chickens by Jay Rossier and Geoff Hansen, paperback signed by the authors.
Chickens have long been a symbol of a good life in the country, and the idea of raising poultry is as popular as ever in today’s busy world — whether for fun or for profit. Vermonter Jay Rossier gives any future chicken farmer the tools he needs to get started, from step-by-step instructions on building the coop to a brief background on chicken biology (‘gizzard talk’); from hints on getting high-quality eggs from the hens, to methods for butchering. He draws on his own experiences and those of his fellow poultrymen in discussing how to keep marauders from the chicken coop, the benefits of homemade grain versus commercial, and how to live (and sleep) with a rooster in your midst. Personal anecdotes, interesting facts, and lush images of the birds and their landscape round out this comprehensive book.
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Lyons Press; 1st edition (March 1, 2004)