Breeds for Your Home Flock
by Christine Heinrichs
in The Book Stall
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by the local and organic food movements, as well as a sea change in
local ordinances, backyard chicken keeping is booming. Anyone who's
decided to join the new wave of chicken keepers knows that the poultry
breeds available are dizzying in their variety.
Calm your anxiety with this book--a guide for backyard chicken keepers
in search of chickens that best fit their needs.
chicken listed in the field guide is thoroughly described and is
illustrated by color photos. The book tells you all about the bird,
detailing each breed's particular usefulness, adaptation to climate,
coloration, number of eggs typically laid, foraging ability,
temperament, and unique qualities.
There are fun facts about varieties
of chickens, as well as information about color and comb varieties,
rare breeds, classification, and hybrids.