July 20, 2013

Review: The Joy of Keeping Chickens: The Ultimate Guide to Raising Poultry for Fun or Profit by Jennifer Megyesi, Geoff Hansen (Photographer)

Finally backyard farmers who want to keep a few hens for eggs have a bible that's attractive enough to leave out on the coffee table, and inexpensive enough to purchase on a whim. This comprehensive guide, written in charming prose from the perspective of an organic farmer, will appeal to readers who are interested in raising chickens, or simply want the best knowledge about how to cook them. With this in mind, farmer and animal expert Jennifer Megyesi discusses all the basic details of raising the birds—general biology, health, food, choosing breeds, and so on—and she cuts through the smoke to identify what terms like "organic," "free-range," and so on really mean for poultry farmers and consumers.
No chicken book would be complete without information on how to show chickens for prizes, and this is no different, but The Joy of Keeping Chickens also stresses the importance of self-sustainability and organic living, and the satisfaction of keeping heirloom breeds. Readers will appreciate the comprehensive nature of this readable, informative guide, and Megyesi's enthusiasm about keeping chickens. Coupled with Geoff Hansen's gorgeous full-color photographs, this text makes for an instant classic in the category.
This book is AMAZING! It is one of the most informative books that I have read to date. The subject of chickens as actually a fascinating subject. This book goes over everything you will ever need to know about raising chickens. The pictures are actual snapshots and very crisp. They are very detailed. The writing is superb on the subject. The author did an awesome job of informing the reader of everything about chickens. All my questions about the subject is answered. The book is suitable for information for raising chickens for profit and also for fun. This book would be great for anyone who wants to know about chickens. It would make a great gift for a teen wanting to raise a chicken for the 4H or the county fair. This book gives you all the information you will need. i highly recommend this book to anyone who wants a good read about chickens or just a book apart from your normal reading. Check the book out HERE!
Publisher-Skyhorse Publishing
Reviewer Rating: 5 STARS!!!
Reviewed by~Lora
Thank you to the publisher for the donation of this book to the Read for your Future book program in exchange for a honest review!
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1 comment:

  1. I really want chickens when we finally build. I mainly want them for eggs but seeing as I've never raised them I need all the information I can get. I'll have to keep my out for this book in the future once I'm closer to owning them. Great review.


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