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Hen and the art of chicken maintenance : reflections on keeping chickens

Author: Martin Gurdon
Publisher: Guilford, Ct. : Lyons Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Owning chickens is fast becoming the latest in metropolitan chic. If you can't own them, you'll still want to read about them-witness the recent success of books such as Extraordinary Chickens and Living With Chickens. Another book is soon to hit the poultry bestseller list: This hilarious account of a rookie poultry-owner's experience raising birds in his backyard. Move over Julia Roberts and Brad Pitt (both  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Gurdon
ISBN: 1592287700 9781592287703
OCLC Number: 64395158
Description: 152 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: The Hows and Whys --
Preparation --
First Flock --
Hens at Home --
The Bird that Turned --
Lost and Found --
In Sickness and in Health --
Confused of Kent --
The Boys --
The Birds --
Eggs and a Potted History --
Mrs. Brown --
Organizations --
Hatcheries.
Other Titles: Hen and the art of chicken maintenance ; reflections on raising chickens
Responsibility: Martin Gurdon.

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James Herriot meets Bill Bryson in this hilarious account of one mans relationship Z99 his chickens  Read more...

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"A lovingly told romp through the adventures of an amateur chicken keeper and his flock." -The Guardian" A real hoot . . . a book on keeping chickens in the town and the country, but also a humorous Read more...

 
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