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Keep Chickens! by Barbara Kilarski

Keep Chickens! By Barbara Kilarski

Best audience for Keep Chickens!: Folks either new to keeping chickens in the city or those who are entertaining the thought, kids and adults who want to keep chickens as pets and egg-producers

Candace said: As one new to keeping chickens (but with a little bit of duck-tending experience), I loved Barbara’s approach to tending the flock. She’s strictly an urban farmer, and her approach is particularly suitable to those folks who straddle the line between happy pet owner and content farmer. She offers a lot of sound advice on how to best navigate city ordinances with regard to urban hens plus resources that can help you research your town’s laws. I loved her practical, family-oriented approach. This was an easy and fun read that offers up a wonderful view into the world of chic chicks and their urban digs.

Sue said: This a lovely little book for beginning chicken tenders. I have to admit by the time I was given this book, I already had a small library of chicken books. I viewed the book with a weathered eye. This book has all the basics for new chicken owners.

I enjoyed the antique chicken-related ads that are strewn through the books as illistrations.  The photos are not spectacular but also not abundant. The writing style is fresh and friendly. My complaint is that some of the suggestions for problem solving are for problems that in all my years of  chicken herding, I have never encountered.

The bottom line: We give Keep Chickens! by Barbara Kilarski 2 thumbs up.

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Sue & Candace

Sue Sierralupé
Sue Sierralupé is a Certified Master Herbalist, Master Gardener and Sustainable Landscape Specialist. She is the clinic manager and lead herbalist at Occupy Medical clinic. Sue is author of The Pocket Herbal: Medicinal Plants that Changed the World and co-author of The Practical Herbalist Herbal Folios series. Follow her blog at Herbalism Manifesto for commentary on herbs, parenting, nutrition and a whole lot more.
Candace Hunter
Candace Hunter is a self-taught herbalist who never, ever practices on guinea pigs in part because her family and friends are generally up to the job. She is co-author of The Practical Herbalist's Herbal Folio series and author of Herbalism for the Zombie Apocalypse. She edits The Practical Herbalist website and Practical Herbalist Press publications. She has also recently entered into the field of podcasting with reckless abandon. Listen to her on Real Herbalism Radio today, or see her work at The Practical Herbalist,, and

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