The Urban Hen: A practical guide to keeping poultry in a town or city by Paul Peacock

The Urban Hen: A practical guide to keeping poultry in a town or city by Paul Peacock

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"The Urban Hen" is the perfect companion for the city poultry keeper and shows you how to maintain a happy, healthy garden or backyard flock in towns and cities.

Paul Peacock shows you how to: find the best poultry for the small garden and house them properly, feed your birds, tune in to their daily needs and enjoy your own eggs; avoid annoying the neighbours by showing that it is possible to keep poultry without attracting unwelcome pests.

The book shows you how to: recognise healthy happy birds and learn their daily routine; recognise poorly hens; treat them or get help; and, incubate and care for fertilised eggs and raise chicks.

About the author

Paul Peacock is Editor of Home Farmer Magazine and has written extensively for the gardening press. Educated at Leeds and Manchester universities, he is author of many books on gardening and self-sufficiency and advises on gardening and cookery.

Book details

172 pages
Spring Hill
Publication date
June 2009


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