There is also a kind of sequel to this book called I believe Traveling with a Man and his chicken.
Plenty of fun stories, a few poignant moments and basically an appreciation for some backyard chicken raising Not a how to guide, rather just some so called slices of life type stories A nice little diversionary read that I enjoyed.
Recommended for someone who likes to read about chickens s ranking definitions 1 star I hated it2 star I don t like it3 star It s OK4 star I liked it My opinion only, 4 stars as it really is for the established chicken fanperhaps not so much for the chicken indifferent I very much liked it 5 star I loved itJTG I thought this book was wonderful.
An easy read perfect for curling up at night and reading a chapter or two I didn t want it to end For those who have chickens, you will find yourself laughing out loud at the stories who hasn t encountered an oops rooster as the author stumbles through the life lessons that chickens undoubtably provide For those who don t have chickens, its still an entertaining read full of humor the names the author gives his chickens Egghead, Bald Bird, etc had me laughing all the timeHowever, this book is not too great on the facts I found several discrepancies that the auther had not researched and were based in theory than anything, but who cares The book was great fun and I suggest it to all Actually a fabulous book to read aloud to someone as well Thoroughly entertaining This book is hysterical probably even so if you re a current or previous chicken owner.
Okay I was a little surprised that this book was written by someone in England I think It was a very funny book I was looking for information on raising chickens and it gave me an insight to the fowl personality After reading this book I decided not to raise any chickens It was funny though And realize this book is not an American s perspective I did not know that before reading the book If you are undecided as to if you want to keep chickens as a hobby then you need to read this book before making your final decision.
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