When Julia Hollander agreed to buy her small daughter a rabbit, she had no idea that she would end up with two hens as well. Finding herself at the wrong end of a very steep learning curve, she then had to master the many skills of hen husbandry in short order, from what to feed them to how best to fox-proof a small urban garden. Chicken Coops for the Soul is a record of the five years of trial and error that ensued, in which Julia charts the joys, challenges and inevitable moments of disappointment of allowing your life to become dominated by poultry. Fascinating and entertaining by turns, this is a book that will prove invaluable to the aspiring keeper and remind chicken aficionados why they became hooked in the first place.They painted the window-boxes and shutters in bright blue. ... and they were laid aside for decorating Evenings mother got out her dye pots and the fascinating work of making dozens and dozens of fancy Easter eggs kept the family busy.
|Title||:||Chicken Coops for the Soul|
|Publisher||:||Guardian Books - 2012-06-05|