|Pages/Publication Date:||208 / 2006|
Inexpensive and easy to maintain—and able to supply you with fresh eggs—chickens truly make great pets. Knowing that the prospective chicken owner has much to consider, however, the author of Wisdom for Hen Keepers here provides an overview of 50 of the most popular breeds, recounting their histories as well as assessing their appearance, temperament, and egg quality. Chris Graham also offers tips on housing your chickens, keeping them healthy, and protecting them against common pests, as well as guidelines on how to train and even exhibit them. Color photographs of these often extravagant birds appear throughout, and the book also includes a glossary.