What better book to promote over the Easter week than Chicken & Egg, an egg-centric guide to raising poultry? I SO want to keep chickens, everyone who does so seems to get such a lot of joy from them. If you don’t know your Araucana from your Rhode Island Red, this comprehensive and entirely welcoming book takes you through all you need to know about raising chickens and other poultry purely for their eggs. The authors talk you sensibly through the different breeds and their temperaments, basic management skills needed and a complete guide on how to care for them. Personally, I fancy a few Legbars, as they have blue or green eggs, or maybe a couple of extra-large-egg laying Minorcas.
A very nicely written book and an excellent gift for any would-be chicken keeper.