Moppet, a Mille Fleur Pekin hen
Poultry Keeping Books
 

 

This range of books has been carefully selected by Eden Livestock to offer a cross-section of information regarding all aspects of poultry keeping, for all levels of interest and experience. The range will be expanded from time to time as more books are researched. Postage prices vary.

 

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Living With Chickens

£12.99
Paperback 224 pages

Living With Chickens -
by Jay Rossier

"Chickens have a charm that affects even those with no bird experience," promises author and longtime chicken aficionado Jay Rossier.

The lush, full-colour photographs accompanying his text attest to that, as do 'folksy' anecdotes from real-life chicken farmers. Straightforward text and plenty of clear, detailed illustrations offer advice on everything from choosing the best birds for your needs to suggestions for building a well-ventilated, windowed coop.

The book also contains Rossier's field-tested tips on: hatching eggs; raising contented chicks; keeping your birds healthy; homemade versus commercial grain; involving your whole family in this pastime.

Keeping Chickens -
by Jeremy Hobson and Celia Lewis

This is a solid, practical, everything-you-need-to-know guide to keeping chickens, for people who are as interested in them as pets as they are in eggs and other poultry produce.

With a bright accessible layout, clear text and vibrant photography it is suited to older children as well as adults. The chapters on using feathers and eggs in art and craft projects, as well as delicious egg recipes add to the fun!

It fuses contemporary design, imaginative and appealing images and lively, authoritative text to ensure the widest possible interest.

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Keeping Chickens

£12.99
Paperback 160 pages

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Starting with Chickens

Price: £6.95
Paperback 96 pages

CURRENTLY THE BEST SELLING BOOK ON CHICKENS IN THE UK!

Starting with Chickens -
by Katie Thear

Comprehensive help for all those wishing to keep chickens on a small scale. It covers everything from choosing a house to selecting, buying and caring for hens. Over 90 breeds are illustrated, many in colour.

Feeding, breeding, eggs and seasonal care are discussed, as well as dealing with problems should they occur. Written in a clear and concise way - an ideal introduction.

Starting with Bantams -
by David Scrivener

This excellent book is written by an experienced bantam and large fowl poultry breeder and show judge. Covering soft feather bantams, hard-feather bantams, true bantams and rare breed bantams, it is an ideal introduction to a keeping bantams.

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Starting with Bantams

Price £7.95
Paperback 96 pages

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Starting with Ducks

Price: £7.95
Paperback 96 pages

Starting with Ducks - by Katie Thear

Covers domestic and ornamental breeds of duck for the beginner. Full of practical tips, it provides information on how to set up a small unit, managing ponds and streams. Covers all aspects of keeping, breeding and rearing ducks.

Starting with Geese - by Katie Thear

Available now, a new guide to keeping domestic breeds of geese and ornamental geese on a small or commercial scale. Housing, pasture and water access, feeding, care and management, breeding, selling and showing. All the domestic breeds and a selection of ornamentals shown in full colour.

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Starting with Geese

£7.95
Paperback 96 pages

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Starting with Turkeys

£7.95
Paperback 96 pages

Starting with Turkeys - by Katie Thear

The ideal introduction to keeping turkeys!

A well illustrated and readable book covering all aspects of keeping, breeding, raising and showing turkeys on a small scale.

It describes the traditional breeds and how to cater for the free-range and organic Christmas markets. Includes full colour photographs

Keeping Quail - by Katie Thear

This new edition, with its colour photographs, provides an up-to-date and practical coverage of the selection, housing, feeding, breeding and breed development of Coturnix and aviary breeds of quail. Large and small breeders will find it invaluable.

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Keeping Quail

£7.95
Paperback 96 pages

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Incubation: A Guide to Hatching
and Rearing

£6.95
Paperback 96 pages

Incubation: A Guide to Hatching and Rearing - by Katie Thear

Covers the use of small to medium sized incubators and brooders, as well as larger systems for more exotic species. Presented in a clear and concise way, with an emphasis on practical techniques and DIY tips. Species covered: chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, guinea fowl, quail, pheasants, partridges, peafowl, ostriches, emus, rheas and parrots. Relevant to poultry keepers, waterfowl and game breeders, and anyone with an interest in domestic and exotic species of birds.

Build Your Own Poultry House and Run - by Broad Leys Publishing

New expanded edition includes house or chicken coop for 6-8 hens, complete with perches, nestbox, pop-hole, door and run. Also includes an easy to make Bantam House for 3-4 birds.

An easy to build house for 6-8 hens, which can also be scaled for a smaller or larger house. It can be simplified for use as a duck or goose house. Arranged on an A2 sized sheet, there is a detailed cutting list as well as timber, fixture, tools and fittings requirements. Ideal plan for DIY chicken coop.

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Build Your Own Poultry House and Run

£3.00
A2 sized paper plan with card outer

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