The Small-Scale Poultry Flock, Revised Edition: An All-Natural Approach to Raising and Breeding Chickens and Other Fowl for Home and Market Growers

Chelsea Green. Nov. 2022. 432p. ISBN 9781645021018. pap. $39.95. ANIMAL HUSBANDRY
This expanded and revised edition of the book Ussery first published in 2011 has a wealth of knowledge and just enough whimsy to appeal to both serious rural poultry farmers and novice homesteaders. From chickens to geese to guinea fowls with cameos by earthworms, garden beetles, and even cicadas, the author has put together the perfect primer for raising, breeding, and feeding poultry. It’s packaged in elegant binding with full-color photographs that would look just as much at home on a high-end coffee table as on a library shelf. It includes updated tips and information about flock management, composting, breeding, health, and protecting flocks from common predators. Ideal for readers if they’ve yearned for a flock of their own but don’t know where to start. It also helps those who’ve never heard of vermiculture, are looking to build the perfect portable poultry shelter, or maybe considering electric fencing. There’s even information about how certain roosters “forgot how to dance.”
VERDICT Recommended for readers interested in homesteading, organic living, and sustainable and eco-friendly poultry farming.
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