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Hen and the Art of Chicken Maintenance: Reflections on Raising Chickens
Hen and the Art of Chicken Maintenance: Reflections on Raising Chickens by Martin Gurdon 1592287700 9781592287703
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Hen and the Art of Chicken Maintenance: Reflections on Raising Chickens by Martin Gurdon

In this warmly funny paean to pet chickens, Gurdon chronicles life with a garden flock of chickens . . . Gurdons tales of hens will be popular among readers who love true animal stories in the James Herriot vein.--Booklist Watch out poultry best-seller list: This hilarious account of a rookie poultry-owners experience raising birds in his backyard is the first chicken memoir of its kind. Owning chickens is fast becoming the latest in metropolitan chic--and if you cant own them, youll still want to read about them. Move over Julia Roberts and Brad Pitt (both rumored to raise chickens), Martin Gurdon is the new celebrity chicken owner. Bound to be a classic, Hen and the Art of Chicken Maintenance follows the Gurdon family through the ups and downs of this wonderful hobby. In addition to providing eggs, the hens offer distractions from everyday life--BB has terrific telephone etiquette; the spirited but weak Yvette requires Gurdon to act as a personal trainer; and Wimpy is soon renamed Psycho as shes allowed to brood three of her eggs. The book chronicles the daily life of a chicken, including dust baths, brutal pecking order rituals, gender bending encounters, and, for its owner, the possibility of huge vet bills. The relationship between bird and human is by turns heartwarming and bewildering, but always entertaining. Add informative to the list, and you could be describing this very book. In fact, you might even learn a thing or two about raising chickens in Hen and the Art of Chicken Maintenance.

Author: Martin Gurdon

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 160

Publisher: Lyons Press

Publication Date: 2005-11-01

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