Chicken keeping is easier than you might think!
Whether for love or money, in a backyard or a homestead, here is illustrated, practical advice any chicken keeper can use. Carissa Bonham boils down chicken-keeping into 101 easy-to-understand tips, tricks, and chicken hacks. Advice ranges from learning how to grow your flock despite having a broody hen to directions for making a nesting box herb blend that will keep pests at bay and keep the coop smelling fresh. Other tips will touch on: Stretching your feed budget with fermentation Making a predator-proof coop Using your chickens to get your garden ready in the spring Creating easy chicken chores for kids And much more! Having raised a variety of chickens both inside her home and with the help of broody chicken moms, author Carissa Bonham is ready to share her chicken-keeping advice with others looking to add the joy of poultry to their lives. Her approach to chicken keeping focuses on keeping hens happy using natural methods so you can spend less time doing the dirty work and more time enjoying your flock.
Carissa Bonham is the owner and editor of the popular green lifestyle website Creative Green Living . She is active in several online chicken-keeping communities and her Instagram-famous chickens (follow them @CreativeGreenChickens) grace the pages of this book. She lives near Portland, Oregon, with a house full of boys and a yard full of chickens.
"Carissa Bonham presents practical advice for both novices and experienced poultry keepers. This book is concisely written, well organized, full of beautiful photos, and accessible for readers of all ages. " --Laura Childs, author of The Joy of Keeping Farm Animals "Carissa's excellent tips for keeping a backyard flock in a casual, upbeat, and user-friendly way is sure to instill confidence in any chicken keeper, no matter their experience. She makes it clear that the rewards of chicken keeping are well worth the effort. Be prepared to fall (even more!) in love with your ladies and their delicious eggs!" --Diana Ambauen-Meade, president & founder, Scratch and Peck Feeds "Very well written and practical. I love the easy tips that anyone can quickly implement for a happy, healthy chicken flock. And the cute pictures are adorable and heartwarming." --Michele Marine of SimplifyLiveLove.com
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