Backyard Chickens: The Ultimate Beginners Guide to Choosing a Breed, Chicken Coop, and Raising Backyard Chickens

  • by Emily Walsh
  • Narrated by Angel Clark
  • 1 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Have you ever thought about having your own fresh eggs or chicken meat right in your backyard but don't know where to start? Then this book is perfect for you. Nothing tastes better than fresh organic eggs. Not only do they taste great but they are more nutritious. You will know exactly what is going into your family's food.

This guide will cover:
Why you should consider raising chickens
Is raising chickens compatible with your lifestyle?
Required investment
Building a coop
Breeds to consider
Living conditions of your chickens
Feeding your chickens
Health concerns
Hatching chicks
How to take care of a chick
Pecking order
Dealing with predators


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Customer Reviews

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For someone who has done no prior research...

Positives: Quick and pleasurable listen. Basic information you will need if your just considering backyard chickens. Low cost buy. Useful tips.
Cons: I found the information a little too basic. True it does say for beginners and that I am but I have done a little research, read several articles and asked a few friends about their experiences so there wasn't much in this that was new info to me. If you are just starting to consider chickens then I'm sure it will be a good introduction for you and get you started on deeper research but honestly most of this information can be found for free in magazine or online articles. *wouldn't use a credit on it.
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- Steph


If you're at all interested in raising chickens, this is a must-have. It would have helped tremendously a decade ago when I helped a friend with his hobby farm. Save yourself some woe!

Plus, the narration of Angel Clark is a huge bonus!
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- Amy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-16-2015
  • Publisher: Emily Walsh