By Robert Litt
Bought a bit house and a hankering for clean eggs?
Robert and Hannah Litt have allotted recommendation to hundreds of thousands of city and suburban chicken-keepers from in the back of their perch at Portland's city Farm shop, and now they're able to assist you pass neighborhood and sustainable together with your personal yard birds. during this convenient advisor to breeds, feed, coops, and care, the Litts take you lower than their skilled wings and proportion the secrets and techniques to:
Picking the breeds which are correct for you
Building a robust coop in a single weekend for $100
Raising satisfied and hearty chicks • Feeding your flock for optimum healthiness and egg nutrition
Preventing and treating universal bird diseases
Planning forward for family members, local, and criminal considerations
Whipping up tasty egg recipes from flan to frittata
With every little thing that first-timers might want to get started--along with professional assistance for extra pro keepers--this colourful, nuts-and-bolts handbook proves that holding chickens is all it's cracked as much as be.
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