Success with Chickens

Success with Chickens

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The what, where and why of trouble-free chicken keeping.


Chicken-keeping is an increasingly popular hobby as an increasing number of people discover the benefits of raising chickens and supplying their own eggs. Written by an expert chicken keeper of many years standing, the subjects covered include choice of breed, housing, feeding, breeding, showing and indeed all the many topics the new chicken keeper will want to understand. This practical guide incorporates much of the author's forty years of experience as a chicken keeper, as well as taking advantage of the knowledge and experience of other enthusiasts. Also included, either because of their relevance, or simply their ability to raise a wry smile, are several snippets taken from poultry books written during the first half of the twentieth century.

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Sub Heading The What, Where and Why of Trouble Free Chicken Keeping
ISBN 9781846890932
Author J C Jeremy Hobson
Binding Paperback with flaps
Extent 220mm x 215mm, 176 pages
Illustrations Colour throughout
Ebook Yes via your usual supplier

'When I first heard about this book, I wondered whether there was a need for another book about chickens, but when I heard that Jeremy Hobson was the author, I was keen to obtain a copy. Jeremy Hobson is highly regarded and his name peppers my book shelf as the author of a number of excellent books on poultry and smallholding (he has almost 30 titles published now) so I was keen to get stuck into his latest offering... Jeremy offers practical advice to chicken keepers and Success with Chickens is both an enjoyable read and useful reference book for newcomers to the hobby. The more experienced poultry keeper will also learn something new though and I certainly gleaned some interesting facts that I hadn't read elsewhere... If you're looking for a good all round book on chicken keeping, Success with Chickens should definitely be on your short list!'.


'An invaluable source of information to anyone keeping chickens – as well as plenty of handy tips for the more experienced poultry keeper.' The Poulty Club of Great Britain


'Comprehensive and beautifully illustrated practical guide...this is a book that will keep those new to chickens on the straight and narrow.' Countryside

'Success with Chickens is sure to inspire and entertain anyone with the slightest interest in poultry. It encourages the beginner with the first steps....and offers sound advice to those who are already well into poultry. A well-produced book, excellent colour illustrations, a useful glossary and index make for easy reference. Novel panels in the margins add to the information in the many different sections...Attractively priced at £14.99 it represents a good buy - another winner for Jeremy Hobson.' Feathered World

'A comprehensive and practical guide by an author who has more than 40 years' experience in poultry keeping.' Country Smallholding

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