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In backyards across Australia, something small, clucking and feathered is making a resurgence: the humble chook.
As families in urban and regional areas strive for greater self-sufficiency, the popularity of chickens is soaring.
But in inexperienced hands, chooks can quickly destroy much-loved gardens, fall victim to predators, or succumb to disease.
Now, thanks to the Organic Gardener Essential Guide: Backyard Chickens, keeping chickens happy and healthy is about to become a whole lot easier.
Editor Simon Webster says it’s a fantastic guidebook for the price of a magazine.
“A lot of new chook owners make mistakes and end up with wrecked gardens or sick chooks,” Simon says.
“This Essential Guide has all the info you need to keep your chooks – and your garden – in great shape, with some of Australia’s best poultry and garden writers sharing their wisdom.”
Backyard Chickens tells beginners and more experienced chicken owners all they need to know about their feathered friends, including topics such as:
· Best breeds for your climate
· Grow your own chicken feed
· Build your own DIY chicken tractor (portable chookhouse)
· Breeding and raising chicks
· Pros and cons of roosters
· Turkeys, ducks and guinea fowl
· Health, housing and more
Writers include poultry experts Paul Healy, Megg Miller and Alanna Moore, plus Organic Gardener favourites Peter Cundall, Josh Byrne and Penny Woodward.
Backyard Poultry, the seventh Organic Gardener Essential Guide, provides all the in-depth information, inspiring photography and stunning design that are hallmarks of the series.
The 124-page, book-quality magazine follows on from the previous Essential Guides, Getting Started, Fruit, Vegies A-Z, Herbs & Spices, How to… and Inspirational Gardens.
Organic Gardener magazine has been Australia’s most trusted source of information for organic gardening and living since its launch in 1999.
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