Last week, I read a terrific book, Chickens: Tending a Small-Scale Flock for Pleasure and Profit, by Sue Weaver. This book is part of the series entitled "Hobby Farms." It was very informative! I really enjoyed learning all the essentials of keeping chickens. The book covers:
-How to pick chickens
-Where to keep them
-What to feed them
-How to let/encourage hens to brood
-How to identify what animal has been in your chicken house (I'll give you a clue, you can tell by what parts of the chicken are left behind)
The book had many helpful graphs and charts to indicate which chickens: lay, (and how often), which are great fryers, which can fly, which need outdoor ranging (or hate outdoor ranging), and much more.
I was fascinated, and am more interested in raising chickens than ever! (This is what I would call a long-term goal.) I also plan to read the other books from the Hobby Farms series!