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Proven Techniques for Keeping Healthy Chickens

The Backyard Guide to Raising Chicks, Handling Broody Hens, Building Coops, and More

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Whether for love or money, in a backyard or a homestead, here is illustrated, practical advice any chicken keeper can use. Carissa Bonham boils down chicken-keeping into 101 easy-to-understand tips, tricks, and chicken hacks.

Advice ranges from learning how to grow your flock despite having a broody hen to directions for making a nesting box herb blend that will keep pests at bay and keep the coop smelling fresh. Other tips will touch on:

  • Stretching your feed budget with fermentation
  • Making a predator-proof coop
  • Using your chickens to get your garden ready in the spring
  • Creating easy chicken chores for kids
  • And much more!

Having raised a variety of chickens both inside her home and with the help of broody chicken moms, author Carissa Bonham is ready to share her chicken-keeping advice with others looking to add the joy of poultry to their lives. Her approach to chicken keeping focuses on keeping hens happy using natural methods so you can spend less time doing the dirty work and more time enjoying your flock.

Carissa Bonham is best known as the personality behind the popular green lifestyle website Creative Green Living, which helps families make healthier choices that are both beautiful and delicious. She is the author of Beautiful Smoothie Bowls and Proven Techniques for Keeping Healthy Chickens. The mother of two boys, Carissa advocates for a natural and instinct-driven approach to mothering that includes lots of logic, kindness, and a dash of creativity. She resides near Portland, Oregon.

 

"Carissa Bonham presents practical advice for both novices and experienced poultry keepers. This book is concisely written, well organized, full of beautiful photos, and accessible for readers of all ages. " —Laura Childs, author of The Joy of Keeping Farm Animals

"Carissa's excellent tips for keeping a backyard flock in a casual, upbeat, and user-friendly way is sure to instill confidence in any chicken keeper, no matter their experience. She makes it clear that the rewards of chicken keeping are well worth the effort. Be prepared to fall (even more!) in love with your ladies and their delicious eggs!" —Diana Ambauen-Meade, president & founder, Scratch and Peck Feeds

"Very well written and practical. I love the easy tips that anyone can quickly implement for a happy, healthy chicken flock. And the cute pictures are adorable and heartwarming." —Michele Marine of SimplifyLiveLove.com

"Carissa Bonham presents practical advice for both novices and experienced poultry keepers. This book is concisely written, well organized, full of beautiful photos, and accessible for readers of all ages. " —Laura Childs, author of The Joy of Keeping Farm Animals

"Carissa's excellent tips for keeping a backyard flock in a casual, upbeat, and user-friendly way is sure to instill confidence in any chicken keeper, no matter their experience. She makes it clear that the rewards of chicken keeping are well worth the effort. Be prepared to fall (even more!) in love with your ladies and their delicious eggs!" —Diana Ambauen-Meade, president & founder, Scratch and Peck Feeds

"Very well written and practical. I love the easy tips that anyone can quickly implement for a happy, healthy chicken flock. And the cute pictures are adorable and heartwarming." —Michele Marine of SimplifyLiveLove.com

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