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Learn why cool people like Jennifer Aniston, Julia Roberts, and Tom Brady all keep chickens as pets!

How would you like to have an omelette made with fresh eggs every morning?

By keeping chickens in your backyard that dream can become reality. Raising backyard chickens is taking the world by storm. And rightfully so!

These girls are really amazing. They require only the minimum in terms of food and care, yet they give back so much. Backyard chickens are so intelligent and it really is just a matter of time before one of them wakes up and decides to take over the world. So join the fun of raising backyard chickens now, before it is too late!

Jokes aside, backyard farming is truly great. Not only do these free range chickens produce a steady, daily supply of fresh eggs, no, they also love to help you out with your leftovers and they are excellent pest deterrents!

One thing that few ever think of is how stress just evaporates in the presence of a healthy chicken flock. Sitting in your backyard and hearing the chickens talk to each other - it is so relaxing after a day at work! Caring for free chickens might just be the best way to recover from a burn-out. They have a soft clucking sound as they go about their business. It is quite soothing to the soul, and if you don't watch out, it can put you right to sleep in that garden swing.

With this audiobook, you will learn everything you need to know to become the DIY backyard homestead master of free range chicken gardens. Hmm, wait, that wouldn't sound too cool at birthday parties. But imagine this: how would you like to open your wallet to hand out a business card that has "backyard chicken farmer" written on it? Now that's something!

Here is a preview of what you will learn:

  • The benefits of keeping chickens in your backyard
  • How to select the right chicken breed
  • How to build a chicken coop (or should you buy one?)
  • What to feed your chickens
  • How to keep your girls safe from predators
  • How to prevent chicken diseases and keep your flock healthy
  • How to incubate chicken eggs
  • Dealing with city laws and hesitating neighbors (tip: give them free eggs!)

Sound good? Then let's get started! Your life is about to change.

©2017 Rhea Margrave (P)2017 Rhea Margrave

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Excellent beginner guide for raising chickens...

Excellent guide for those that want to start raising backyard chickens. There is some basic information here, but also a ton of info that was new to me. Great tips on how to select the right chicken breed, and if you should buy or build your own coop. I really like the flow of this book. It’s not just a technical overview of what you need to know to raise chickens. Quite the contrary: it’s almost like having a conversation, including a few tongue in cheek jokes. I mean, have you ever heard of a ‘henopause’? I laughed a couple of times. Highly recommend!

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Liked this one the best, ready to raise my flock.

At the start of this year, I began battling a particularly crafty and smart weasel. I lost almost my entire flock…So next year I am starting over. To make sure I’m starting off on the right foot with my new flock, I have checked out a number of books on backyard chickens. This one has to be my favorite so far. Can definitely tell that Rhea Margrave has personal experience with raising chickens. I especially appreciate the extensive chapter on protecting my chicks against different predators.

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Full of practical tips on raising chickens.

I found this book a great little resource for those wanting to have some chicks in their family. Backyard Chickens will help guide them through to the first few hurdles and then some. Lots of practical tips, such as sharing some of your fresh eggs with your neighbors to keep them happy. Hadn’t thought of that myself, but it makes a lot of sense! Truly a gem of an audiobook, well worth the listen.

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Backyard Chickens: Join the Fun of Raising Chickens, Coop Building and Delicious Fresh Eggs is a wonderful introduction to backyard chickens, learned a lot.

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Perfect beginner guide.

Great book, covers all the basics of raising chickens at home. I thought keeping backyard chickens would be really complicated and expensive. But Rhea convinced me otherwise. I can already see myself walking into my backyard and just have a little chat with the ‘ladies’, haha. I am really excited to get started! Narrator also has a clear and warm voice. Easy to follow along. Good job!

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Great for beginners.

It's an excellent, informative book for beginners. All my questions so far, were answered here.

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Yummy, fresh eggs!

I LOVE eggs, not gonna lie. An omelet, scrambled, sunny side up. Add some cheese, and yummy you can wake me up for that in the middle of the night! And after listening to Backyard Chickens I can’t wait to raise my own chickens. I can already see myself walking into my backyard in the morning, open the coop and get me some of those fresh eggs. Perfect way to start the day!

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Wonderful introduction to raising chickens!

I found the majority of the book very interesting and useful. Especially the ideas on how to keep your chickens healthy. I like how Rhea Margrave mixes in personal stories, can definitely tell she has a lot of experience in keeping chickens herself. Wonderful introduction to raising chickens!

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Great beginner guide for backyard chickens.

Since my brother started keeping backyard chickens a few years ago, I’ve developed an interest in it myself as well. I’ve seen his chicks and they’re a happy bunch, very talkative too! This audiobook has helped me greatly in learning what it really means to have chickens of your own. I’ll probably want them mostly for the fresh eggs, looking forward to that actually. This is a great guide if you want to learn the basic of backyard chickens keeping.

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Learned how to protect my chickens .

I already have a few chickens walking around, yet I learned some stuff from this audiobook that I did not know. I especially appreciate the suggestions on how to keep your chickens safe. I live in a rural area, and a McChicken is a favorite on the menu of many local predators. Definitely will be applying the tips and tricks to protect my chicks.

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  • 10-20-17

This is a COMPLETE guide

This is a COMPLETE guide. Totally comprehensive AUDIObook, and it is also interesting to listening.Packed with practical information and a great resource for keeping chickens. A need if you a new to raising chickens for eggs or meat. I have kept chickens for years and still got some helpful knowledge to make my life even easier and my chickens happier.