Dalia Monterroso, founder of the popular website Welcome to Chickenlandia, brings a fresh, inclusive voice to the community of backyard chicken keeping with this entry-level guide designed to empower anyone who's always wanted to keep chickens but may have thought it required special knowledge and a large investment in equipment. Monterroso's enthusiasm is contagious as she conveys the basics of chicken keeping, with an emphasis on low-cost, natural practices, and shares her belief that humans have an innate ability to care for chickens.
Asserting that the backyard chicken community welcomes everyone, she addresses a broad audience, including those in urban and suburban locations. Readers will learn how to plan their flock, how to raise baby chicks, what to look for in a chicken coop, how to keep chickens healthy naturally, and more. Drawing from her own experience as the child of Guatemalan immigrants, Monterroso celebrates how chicken-keeping has been practiced around the world and offers an opportunity to connect with previous generations and transcend cultural, racial, economic, and political divides.
My wife and her girl friend are happy chicken gals, they chat on the phone, have to laugh, and I feed into it! I had serious health issues laying me flat for 12 weeks, in the V A Hospital, then no good afterwords, lost use of my lower legs. So between her driving down 70 miles to be with me, and during traumatizing periods, stayed at the Fisher house. During this in and out, her Buddy Barbara, learned the life sustaining skills of keeping rabbits chickens, and a dog, healthy during the ice and snow. That spring, Barbara bought a good solid made coop and started her own flock! Now that’s a conversation whenever they chat! We have had bantams throughout 42 years, and although my contributions today are nil. I still jump ‘no pun’; to fix, upgrade or create whatever her little heart desires. They both are tickled with your book. Even brings things up the ‘old dog’ wasn’t aware of. Keep doing what you’re doing, Happy people have chickens!
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