Book-Chicken & Egg: Raising Chickens to Get the Eggs You Want

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By Andy Cawthray & James Hermes. Lumina Media Publishing (a Chickens® Book): May 26, 2015 - Paperback (176 Pages)

If you long to add some feathered friends to your nest and want to look no farther than your backyard for farm-fresh eggs, Chickens & Egg is the chicken-keeping guide for you. This informative volume focuses on chicken husbandry from the vantage point of egg production, providing expert instruction in how to optimize laying, choose chicken breeds based on egg color, and even affect the flavor of your eggs while caring for happy, healthy hens. Chicken & Egg features beautifully illustrated profiles - including appearance, egg characteristics, laying traits, broodiness, and more - of fifteen top egg-laying breeds. Also included is a handy troubleshooting guide to help you overcome common problems experienced by chicken-keepers.

In Chicken & Egg, you'll learn:

  • How today's chicken breeds originated and became domesticated
  • The science behind egg production, incubation, and hatching
  • The differences between good-quality and poor-quality eggs
  • How and where to purchase your chickens
  • The basics of chicken-keeping, such as how much space you need, how to choose an appropriate henhouse, how to keep your chickens safe from predators, and what to feed your flock