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Hen-keeping book

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:18 pm
by dianefairhall
Could anyone recommend a bog-standard informative book with all the basics of feeding, etc in it. I have one but it's more of a coffee-table book with lots of lovely pics of hens I haven't got and short on the things I actually want to know.

Re: Hen-keeping book

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:08 am
by chrismahon
Storey's Guid to Raising Chickenswritten by Gail Damerow ISBN 978-1-60342-469-1. This covers everything in great detail and is the only book you should ever need.

Re: Hen-keeping book

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:40 pm
by dianefairhall
Thanks, Chris. There are several used on Amazon and eBay so I'll look for a good deal. I can't believe I just said that - Brexit must be getting to me!

Re: Hen-keeping book

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:44 pm
by bigyetiman
We have that book and it is excellent. contains all you need, you will find it useful

Re: Hen-keeping book

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:56 pm
by dianefairhall
bigyetiman wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:44 pm
We have that book and it is excellent. contains all you need, you will find it useful
Thank you.

Re: Hen-keeping book

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:37 pm
by Marigold
Or just look at past threads on here?

Re: Hen-keeping book

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:43 am
by dianefairhall
Marigold wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:37 pm
Or just look at past threads on here?
Yes, indeed, Marigold, but I don't want to be bothering people if I can just look in a book.

Re: Hen-keeping book

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:37 am
by Marigold
We like to be bothered!

Re: Hen-keeping book

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:31 pm
by bigyetiman
Bother away we like to feel useful :lol: :lol:

Re: Hen-keeping book

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:29 pm
by Marigold
At lest all our cumulative experience is hard-won through making lots of mistakes and suffering various disasters. Chicken keeping books always seem to make it look so simple, clean and tidy! (Like the advertisements for Omlet coops, set out on an immaculate lawn with a couple of hens plonked down there for the first time, when 24 hours later the grass would have been scratched up and disappeared.)