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Anyone, at any age, can enjoy the benefits and pleasures of keeping a backyard chicken flock. Whether you have yet to take the plunge and buy your very first chickens or are a seasoned chicken owner, the newest Guide to Backyard Chickens is an enjoyable read for everyone! This guide from Grit is 100 pages of articles written by chicken experts. It provides tips for keeping a healthy, productive flock, plus recipes for eggs and chicken meat, building and winterizing chicken coops, and information on owning guinea fowl, ducks, and geese.

Learn about chicken ailments and natural remedies to treat them, ways to cut costs when feeding your flock, and tips and tricks to managing and understanding your roosters. Read about the history of geese as guard animals and the similarities between having a flock of chickens and a flock of quails. Discover different ways to build your chicken coop and keep it winter prepped and your chickens cool in the summer, along with new research comparing heritage and commercial chicken breeds. The topics listed barely scratch the surface of all the information included in this edition.

Also included are delicious recipes that you can enjoy (and know that most of the ingredients came from your backyard), like Chicken Sausage with Preserved Lemon and Smoked Paprika, 'Best Ever' Honey Barbecue Drumsticks, Chicken and Buttermilk Biscuits, Chicken Bacon Bread Bowl, and much more. Learn the easiest ways to preserve your eggs and the best meals to utilize them, like whole-wheat blueberry waffles.

Over 20 articles penned by the top experts in the poultry industry fill this glossy paged resource. Whether you are just starting your chicken-raising adventure or are a seasoned chicken farmer, you will find something in this guide worth crowing about, whether it be learning how to turn compost into chicken food or instructions on building movable dropping boards. Every reader can find something to benefit from here.

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