Proven Techniques for Keeping Healthy Chickens
The Backyard Guide to Raising Chicks, Handling Broody Hens, Building Coops, and More
Beginning and intermediate chicken keepers don’t need to spend hours poring through extensive manuals and thick books—Carissa Bonham boils down chicken-keeping basics into 101 easy-to-understand and easy-to-apply tips, tricks, and chicken hacks.
Advice ranges from learning how to grow your flock despite having a broody hen to directions for making a nesting box herb blend that will keep pests at bay and keep the coop smelling fresh. Other tips will touch on:
- Stretching your feed budget with fermentation
- Making a predator-proof coop
- Using your chickens to get your garden ready in the spring
- Creating easy chicken chores for kids
- And much more!
Having raised a variety of chickens both inside her home and with the help of broody chicken moms, author Carissa Bonham is ready to share her chicken-keeping advice with others looking to add the joy of poultry to their lives. Her approach to chicken keeping focuses on keeping hens happy using natural methods so you can spend less time doing the dirty work and more time enjoying your flock.