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Locally Laid: How We Built a Plucky, Industry-changing Egg Farm - from Scratch
4.07
it was ok
Unfortunately, the author's voice comes out on the whiny side so I haven't finished it. Actually purchased this book because I thought it would be a h ...more
Sep 23, 2016
Jun 27, 2016
 
City Chickens
4.04
it was amazing
The author states that chickens are the most abused animal in the U.S. My husband, who has taught agricultural ethics and the use and abuse of farm an ...more
Feb 23, 2013
Feb 23, 2013
 
Why Did the Chicken Cross the World?: The Epic Saga of the Bird that Powers Civilization
3.64
liked it
While I really liked this book I was almost undone by minutiae. As a backyard chicken owner (4 3-year old hens, and 2 1-month olds) I'm always interes ...more
Nov 02, 2015
Dec 29, 2014
 
Birdology: Adventures with a Pack of Hens, a Peck of Pigeons, Cantankerous Crows, Fierce Falcons, Hip Hop Parrots, Baby Hummingbirds, and One Murderously Big Living Dinosaur
4.11
liked it
Non-fiction
This could have been a GREAT book but is marred with a few misstatements about chickens. Other than that Montgomery writes about bird inte
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Aug 06, 2010
Aug 06, 2010
 
The Most Perfect Thing: Inside (and Outside) a Bird's Egg
3.86
really liked it
I love a good science book written for non-scientists. All aspects of the egg are touched upon: collecting through history, the development of scienti ...more
Apr 17, 2017
Apr 27, 2016
 
Chicken Tractor: The Permaculture Guide to Happy Hens and Healthy Soil
3.76
liked it
Found this one hiding away on a bookshelf so returned it to the library today terribly overlate!!!!!

Excellent, exhaustive, practical guide to keeping
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not set
Oct 09, 2008
 
Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer
3.92
liked it
**spoiler alert** A most enjoyable read for elementary ages and a good intro to keeping chickens...a little didactic on that point, but a fun read non ...more
Nov 11, 2015
Apr 18, 2015
 
Keeping Pet Chickens
3.78
it was amazing
Nice pictures, but Keeping Chickens by Hobson and Lewis is better.
Sep 24, 2008
Sep 24, 2008
 
Keeping Chickens: The Essential Guide to Enjoying and Getting the Best from Chickens
3.76
really liked it
Lots of pictures, lots of practical information.
not set
Sep 24, 2008
 
Chicken Coops: 45 Building Ideas for Housing Your Flock
3.50
really liked it
Lots of pictures and plenty of plans to choose from.
Sep 24, 2008
Sep 24, 2008
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