My Pet Chicken Handbook by Lissa Lucas & Traci Torres

updated May 2, 2019
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The angle: Everything you need to know about raising backyard chickens

Recipes for right now: Though this book mostly focuses on raising chickens, there are a few egg-tastic recipes! Red Pickled Eggs, Huevos Rancheros, Crustless Leek and Goat Cheese Quiche, Egg Foo Yung, Crème Brulée

Who would enjoy this book? Anyone toying with the idea of keeping chickens in their back yard.

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Quick Facts

Who wrote it: Lissa Lucas & Traci Torres

Who published it: Rodale

Other highlights: This guide lays it all out for you — choosing breeds, raising chicks, building and maintaining a coop, dealing with predators….the whole gamut of chicken-raising! I love Lissa and Traci’s supportive, encouraging style throughout the book — they give all the dry facts, but manage to keep it upbeat and interesting. I found the whole book very accessible, engaging, and a very nice leap from the other textbook-esque chicken manuals out there.

Find the book at your local library, independent bookstore, or Amazon: My Pet Chicken Handbook by Lissa Lucas & Traci Torres

Visit the author’s website: My Pet Chicken

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