Are you thinking of joining all the backyard chicken-keepers raising their own healthy eggs, or know someone else who is? Then Chickens from Scratch would be the perfect gift!
The author (Janet Garmen) has a degree in animal science, is a retired feed store owner, and raised her family on their own family farm, so she writes from years of experience with chickens. She’s taught classes to help countless customers successfully get started with them, and has distilled her knowledge into one compact, fact-filled book.
It’s not an encyclopedia on chickens, but contains all the information to do exactly what the subtitle, Raising Your Own Chickens From Hatch To Egg Laying And Beyond, suggests. From caring for new chicks, to managing layers, and dealing with spent hens, it covers what new chicken-keepers need to know for success.
It covers how many chickens to start with, what breed, roosters, housing, illness, feeding, and the details that only an experienced chicken-keeper knows to cover. At 68 pages, it’s an easy read and it includes photographs on many of the subjects.
I was impressed at how much information is packed into this book, and think that it would make an excellent starter book for new chicken-keepers. I also thought that readers here might enjoy a giveaway to get their own copy, so I contacted Janet. She agreed to provide a book for the giveaway!
Use the form below to enter, and if you don’t win, be sure to consider picking up one for yourself or your chicken-keeping friend (you can buy it from Janet’s website here for $12.00 for the softcover version). It’ll be a welcome addition to any homesteader or chicken lovers library and a really thoughtful gift.
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