Your Chickens - - Feature | Books - by Celia Lewis The Il­lus­trated Guide to Chick­ens

ini­tially ap­peared to be merely an at­trac­tive cof­fee-ta­ble book, but it pro­vides so much more than de­light­ful paint­ings of 100 dif­fer­ent breeds. Each one is de­scribed briefly, yet vividly, end­ing with a sum­mary of key at­tributes. Es­pe­cially handy are the ref­er­ence ta­bles, giv­ing an overview of all the breeds. With clear draw­ings of feather-pat­terns, combs and anatomy, plus a ba­sic guide to chicken-keep­ing, this book man­ages to be both beau­ti­ful and prac­ti­cal.

Run­ners-up are both by Katie Thear: Start­ing with Chick­ens and In­cu­ba­tion: A Guide to Hatch­ing and Rear­ing. These slim vol­umes con­tain a life­time of in­for­ma­tion and ad­vice.

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