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

This lovely looking book was advertised in another garden newsletter. Still just a pipedream for me (keeping chooks) but it looked so good I wanted to share:

The Illustrated Guide to Chickens covers the 100 most familiar breeds of chickens in Europe and North America. The breed profiles are written in engaging text that covers the history of each breed, its main characteristics, and information about looking after them. Each breed has been illustrated with delightful paintings by the author. Introductory sections contain practical advice about poultry-rearing and husbandry, and outline the differences between breeds, including the pros and cons between pure breeds, hybrids, bantams, game fowl, etc., and layers or table. The foreword has been written by HRH the Prince of Wales.

About the Author

Celia Lewis is an accomplished artist and is passionate about chickens. She is the co-author of a bestselling book on rearing chickens.

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It does look intriguing!

Wish-list book of chook :)

hi new to the blf and the net but chooks really bring back memories of my childhood the book looks good  might hunt it down for xmass, iam in redcliffe

It was easy to find for sale on the net Mark.

Memories for me too, but I can't have them at present while I have the dogs liking to eat fresh chicken so much!

Hope you have better luck ;)

Looks good, I can also recommend 'Keeping Chickens an Australian Guide' by Penguin Books.

 

Keeping Chickens: An Australian Guide 

Probably a more practical book on the workings of keeping chickens Paul, aimed at Australians too.

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