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The Illustrated Guide to Chickens: How to Choose Them: How to Keep Them

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Chickens are fun, useful, and easy to keep. If you have ever considered raising your own backyard flock, The Illustrated Guide to Chickens is the book for you! It offers practical advice and contains all the information you need to choose from one of the 100 most familiar breeds of chicken in North America and Europe to raise. Each breed s profile is written in engaging te ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published December 1st 2010 by Metro Books (first published April 5th 2010)
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Spencer
Feb 12, 2013 Spencer rated it really liked it
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Really great. Surprisingly more informative than I expected.

By the way, how do I get HRH, The Prince of Wales to write the forward for my book?
Melanie
Mar 10, 2012 Melanie rated it it was amazing
Published by Skyhorse Publishing, the latest book from Celia Lewis advises on how to raise chickens for eggs. You learn how to to select the chickens best suited to your needs as she illustrates and describes over 100 breeds of chickens.
She includes detailed information on the parts of a chicken, combs, types of feathers, parts of a wing, and other characteristics of the chicken.
Whether you want to purchase new stock of chickens or hatch your own, Ms.Lewis provides ample information for the be
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C Pure
Dec 25, 2014 C Pure rated it really liked it
I'm currently learning about chickens for my job and this book was pretty informational. I like how they had a breakdown of each specific variety of chicken and how their eggs come out, what they are good for (meat or egg layers) etc. Not to mention some great illustrations hence the name "The Illustrated Guide.."
Monica Willyard
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This book is very informative and easy to read. It assumes you have Little or no experience raising poultry, and it explains all of the terms need to know.
Melissa
Feb 05, 2013 Melissa rated it really liked it
What a beautifully illustrated book with so much information about chickens! The watercolor illustrations are fabulous, really capturing the beauty of the different chicken breeds. Not only is this a great coffee table book, it is useful as well, especially if you are a raising a flock or thinking about doing so.
Denise
Jul 05, 2015 Denise rated it it was amazing
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This covers SO many different breed profiles. I have to remember this for the future.
Jean
May 05, 2013 Jean rated it really liked it
Everything you want to know about choosing a chicken breed. Great illustrations and good information on buying or hatching.
Michael Laflamme
Aug 23, 2013 Michael Laflamme rated it liked it
Good reference book.
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