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A chicken in every yard : the Urban Farm Store's guide to chicken keeping by Robert Litt, 2011

Reviewed by: Brian Thompson
Review date: 2013-01-01

book Robert and Hannah Litt own the Urban Farm Store in Portland and wrote "A Chicken in Every Yard" from experience keeping their own chickens, and helping their chicken-keeping customers. While they don't disapprove of raising chickens for food, theirs are clearly pets and the book encourages this attitude with chapters like "Parenting Your Peeps." There is a lot of detail about different types and breeds, including recommendation lists such as "best for children." All stages of raising and caring are covered in depth, but the garden is only briefly mentioned. If your focus is solely on chickens, this book is an excellent choice.

Excerpted from the Winter 2013 Arboretum Bulletin.

Keywords: Chickens, Reviews

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