A Chicken in Every Yard

A Chicken in Every Yard

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Got a little space and a hankering for fresh eggs? Robert and Hannah Litt have dispensed advice to hundreds of urban and suburban chicken-keepers from behind their perch at Portlanda€™s Urban Farm Store, and now theya€™re ready to help you go local and sustainable with your own backyard birds. In this handy guide to breeds, feed, coops, and care, the Litts take you under their experienced wings and share the secrets to: Picking the breeds that are right for you a€c Building a sturdy coop in one weekend for $100 a€c Raising happy and hearty chicks a€c Feeding your flock for optimal health and egg nutrition a€c Preventing and treating common chicken diseases a€c Planning ahead for family, neighborhood, and legal considerations a€c Whipping up tasty egg recipes from flan to frittata With everything that first-timers will need to get starteda€”along with expert tips for more seasoned keepersa€”this colorful, nuts-and-bolts manual proves that keeping chickens is all ita€™s cracked up to be. From the Hardcover edition.Hard-boiled eggs are ideal packed away for snacks on the go, or incorporated into other recipes such as deviled eggs or egg ... This is a great way to catch up ifyour chickens have been laying faster than you can eat. and you have a carton of eggs that are now a couple of weeks old. ... Poached eggs are the basis for any number of fancy egg dishes, but our favorite is Eggs Benedicta€”more on that later!

Title:A Chicken in Every Yard
Author:Robert Litt, Hannah Litt
Publisher:Ten Speed Press - 2011-03-22


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