Book: The Beginners Guide to Raising Chickens
Author: Anne Kuo
This is my 32nd read for the year
A how to book for those who are raising their first flock of chickens. It reviews everything from types of chickens to setting up a brooder and a coop, to helping when a chicken gets sick. Has information on how to keep your coop and chickens happy and healthy along with tips and tricks for people who don't know anything about chickens.
This is a great book. We have just brought home our first 6 chicks and knew absolutely nothing about raising chickens. We talked to everyone we know who has them, did a lot of internet research, but nothing helps like a how to guide that I can grab off my shelf as we go through the process. I read this one over the course of two days and it is well written and easy to understand. And it is highly entertaining. The author is a backyard chicken-keeper, so if you want a small flock (and she means around 30 chickens or less) this is the book for you.
I learned a ton, and now I feel prepared to take care of our new chicks. And I am grateful I have this to reference to when problems or questions arise.