Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens: Care / Feeding / Facilities by Gail Damerow
Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens: Care / Feeding / Facilities by Gail Damerow is one of the best books on keeping chickens. She knows the subject thoroughly and describes everything well. This book covers chicks, feeding, feeders, housing, eggs, chicken health and even how to raise a bird for show.
There are many other books about raising chickens (Living with Chickens by Jay Rossier, American Poultry Association, and Geoff Hansen comes to mind) and I suggest you get two books so you can read two different approaches. As with most everything, there are many ways to get the job done and many different approaches and solutions to problems.
However, Gail Damerow's book is the best in my opinion. She has written a number of farm books and they are all excellent.
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Posted by Mary Ellen at January 13, 2009 6:45 AM