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Post by Akuma 20th November 2009, 2:21 pm

DS wants to get us a book on keeping chooks, he's super excited about getting some chooks in the new year and he's as keen as I am to learn, bless his cotton's!!

Do you have books on keeping cooks and if so which would you recommend? Also, any books I should steer clear of?

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Post by The Original Pod 20th November 2009, 4:15 pm

Keeping Pet Chickens by Johannes Paul and William Windham, the designers of the Eglu, is good for basics. There's a book called Keeping a Few Hens in Your Garden by Francine Raymond which is often recommended for beginners but I don't really think it's much cop - nice enough in a Country Living type of way but not all that useful.
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Post by Compostwoman 20th November 2009, 4:23 pm

Katie Thear ...her books are pretty good on most stuff...the Smallholding one is a bit out of date IMO, but the Chickens and the Dairying ones are used a lot here....

There is a load of useful info on the Omlet Forum, without actually buying a book, although the Omlet book is very good.
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Post by Akuma 20th November 2009, 5:07 pm

Thank you both Very Happy I'll scour Amazon, hmmmm maybe a christmas prezzie if anyone runs out of ideas for me Laughing

I wonder if there's any decent one's for DS....*toddles off to Amazon*

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Post by Wilhelm Von Rhomboid 20th November 2009, 6:31 pm

I second Katie Thear. She is very wise regarding all things fowl.

TBH I can't think of anything in basic chicken-keeping that you would need a book for though. Between info on websites and advice from members on good green forums (hem hem) you should have all the info you need.

If it were me I would spend the money on a copy of John Seymour's Complete Self-Sufficiency or Carla Emery's Encyclopaedia of Country Living, either of which will tell you all you need to know about keeping chooks and a very great deal more besides.

I can never recommend Carla Emery enough. If I found myself with a large smallholding and room for only one book, it would be that one and I would be pretty confident.

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Post by Akuma 20th November 2009, 6:54 pm

Funnily enough Billy - I've just pulled Complete self sufficiency off the bookshelf! I'll have a good read of that, and I shall also look into Carla Emery's book too, thanks for the heads up on that one!

The chicken book was as much for DS as for me plus I do tend to like to over read and my thing for books Rolling Eyes

I will of course be using one particular excellent green forum full of wonderfully clever people biglove

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