The Beginner’s Guide to Raising Chickens: How to Raise a Happy Backyard Flock


The Beginner’s Guide to Raising Chickens makes it easy to start keeping these surprisingly smart birds right in your own backyard. From constructing coops to rearing chicks, you’ll learn everything you need to know to make sure your chickens stay happy and healthy all year round.
Which breed of chicken is right for you? What’s the best bedding material? What sort of feed should you use? Expert chicken keeper Anne Kuo answers these questions―and many others―in this fun and friendly reference book that will get you excited to raise your new feathered friends.

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This book on raising chickens guides you through:

Getting from the chicken to the egg―Find out how to raise chicks, keep your birds safe from predators, introduce new birds to the flock, and more.
Creating a custom coop―Build the perfect home for raising chickens with detailed backyard coop construction guides.
Expert care advice―Learn how to identify different behaviors in your chicken, help solve egg shortages, and navigate a range of potential surprises with confidence.

Get your first flock started successfully with The Beginner’s Guide to Raising Chickens.

About the Author

ANNE KUO is a backyard chicken keeper, avid gardener, urban homesteader, crafter, and proponent of living sustainably. She is the voice behind the popular Instagram account @RealHensOfOC and the Real Hens of Orange County blog.