The Illustrated Guide to Chickens : How to Choose Them - How to Keep Them, Hardback Book

The Illustrated Guide to Chickens : How to Choose Them - How to Keep Them Hardback

Illustrated by Celia Lewis

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The Illustrated Guide to Chickens covers the 100 most familiar breeds of chickens in Europe and North America.

The breed profiles are written in engaging text that covers the history of each breed, its main characteristics, and information about looking after them.

Each breed has been illustrated with delightful paintings by the author. Introductory sections contain practical advice about poultry-rearing and husbandry, and outline the differences between breeds, including the pros and cons between pure breeds, hybrids, bantams, game fowl, etc., and layers or table.

The foreword has been written by HRH the Prince of Wales.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 192 pages, 200+ full colour artworks
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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  • Category: Farm & working animals
  • ISBN: 9781408122297

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Even if you have no plans to keep chickens, the lovely watercolor illustrations on every page will bring delighted enjoyment of this little book. If you do plan to keep a backyard flock, then you will find good information here, including temperament and nature so that you can decide which variety is right for you. The book is small; about 61/2 inches by 8 inches and has a sturdy soft cover so it's easy to pick up and lose yourself in the interesting world of domestic chickens.