June Book Of The Month: Chicken Keeping Pure & Simple

Our June Book Of The Month is Chicken Keeping Pure & Simple by Nikki Husted. In this 176 page book, Nikki shares her experiences with chicken keeping to help current keepers and soon-to-be poultry parents learn about many aspects of caring for chickens. The entire Husted family shares in the chicken-keeping tasks, and this book showcases many beautiful photos of Nikki’s coop, flock and the landscape around her coop that her chickens get to enjoy.

Getting Started With Chickens

The first chapter of Chicken Keeping Pure & Simple discusses everything you need to know before you actually get the chicks. Learn about how to research your city or county regulations regarding chicken ownership, how to select chicken breeds and other things to all consider.



Next, Chapter 2 discusses the coop, its costs and features to consider when buying or building your chicken coop. Chapter 3 is all about bringing home the chicks: how to brood them, or incubate fertilized hatching eggs using an incubator.

Chapter 4 focuses on bonding with your flock, and specifically on how to help children learn to help in flock care, safe handling and bonding.  Chapter 5 talks about how to best feed your chicks, and, later, the adult chickens. Then there are ways to use up the eggs your flock will eventually produce for you!

After that, Chapter 6 is all about chicken coop maintenance and cleaning. It also discusses how to deal with winter and summer and points to consider when experiencing temperature extremes. You’ll learn how to handle parasites among your chickens, what to do with all of the chicken waste and also how to keep the flies under control.

Chapter 7 is all about the health and well-being of your chickens. Learn proper sanitation recommendations, setting up a quarantine and/or hospital area, what to have on hand in your chicken first-aid kit, and how to treat common injuries.

We highly recommend Chicken Keeping Pure & Simple for those new to chickens and those who may have some chicken-keeping experience already. Don’t forget to order your copy this month and enjoy 20% off the retail price by using code BOTM23 at checkout. If you order during the month of June, you’ll also receive a free vinyl sticker with your order.

Nikki Husted Meet & Greet - Meyer Hatchery

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