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

Narrated by: Angel Clark
Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
4 out of 5 stars (74 ratings)

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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
©2015 Emily Walsh (P)2015 Emily Walsh

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Wonderful!

Great info.! Perfect for beginners. Covers everything needed, to have chickens- from practical coop building, to chicken personalities and breed info. Nice reader, as well!

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Love it

I love this book it help me alot because I am new at raising chickens and just started building my chicken coop and their yard for them it helped me I want chickens to pick out next time cuz I already picked out my once and also help me to understand more about them. what they need and how they are. if you are new to chickens I would recommend you to read this book it really helped me thank you

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I learned a lot of useful information listening to this book. Except for a semi-robotic narration, I found it very helpful.

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What da!?

This woman does not provide essentials for raising chickens. She instructs you to decorate the inside of your chicken coop to make it more aesthetic.

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this was very helpful. I recommend listening to it

very knowledgeable and to the point. I recommend you listening to this book. it's worth it.

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great guide

I feel ready to start this new endeavor. excited to start raising companion chickens in the spring.

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very light on logistics; kind of dumb

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def no

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

some basic info

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Light on details, long on fluff. Narration is among worst I've heard, utterly robotic.

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not a bad very basic book to break you into Back yard chickens but very basic

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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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Insightful!

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!