Meyer Hatchery’s

Book Of The Month

The Meyer Hatchery Customer Service Team has over 200 years of combined total poultry-keeping experience, but we still love to learn! Join us as we curate our favorite books on poultry care, homesteading, home processing, and many other topics. Each month we will announce our latest pick. Make sure to use coupon code BOTM23 at checkout to receive the Book of the Month at a 20% discount.

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2023 Books Of The Month

Seasonal Planner - Meyer Hatchery blog

January 2023

The Backyard Homestead Seasonal Planner

by Ann Larken Hansen

Read it on Kindle

We chose this book for January because it’s great for helping us keep on track with the tasks that need to be done on our homesteads each season. If you’re a gardener, keep livestock, have an orchard, or are a beekeeper, you’ll find this planner to be an invaluable tool to make notes, time out planting and harvesting windows, and manage a wide range of tasks on a diverse homestead or small farm.

Listen to our interview with Ann Larken Hansen, author of the Backyard Homestead Seasonal Planner, on The Coop With Meyer Hatchery podcast.

Feb Book Of the Month - Meyer Hatchery

February 2023

First Time Chicken Keeping


We told you it is a great book!

Since we have so many great chicken-keeping books, for the remainder of February, you can use the coupon code BOTM23 to take 20% off of Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens also! Kindle readers can buy the e-book here for a great price.

Duck Eggs Daily March 2023 - Meyer Hatchery blog

March 2023

Duck Eggs Daily

by Lisa Steele

Read it on Kindle

Raising your own ducks is such a rewarding and fun experience! Duck Eggs Daily by Lisa Steele gives you the knowledge you need to raise a happy, healthy flock. Learn all the aspects of ducks’ daily needs, including feed, health, housing, pools, and even tips on raising ducks and chickens together. Lisa also shares some great recipes for using duck eggs! Read more about why we like Duck Eggs Daily.

Listen to our interview with Lisa Steele, author of Duck Eggs Daily over on the Coop With Meyer Hatchery podcast.

Homegrown Pantry book - Meyer Hatchery blog

April 2023

Homegrown Pantry

by Barbara Pleasant

Read it on Kindle

This book is a comprehensive resource for learning how to grow a wide variety of different food crops to fill your pantry and freezer. It covers the entire range of food preservation methods, too; canning, freezing, dehydrating, and even fermenting, pickling, and wine-making. This book is particularly useful for determining how many plants or row feet per family member you may want to plant to provide your family with food for most of the year.

Listen to our interview with Barbara Pleasant over on The Coop With Meyer Hatchery podcast.

BOTM - Storey's Guide to Raising Turkeys

May 2023

Storey’s Guide To Raising Turkeys

by Don Schrider

Read it on Kindle

Storey’s Guide to Raising Turkeys by Don Schrider covers all aspects of raising turkeys including types of turkeys, feeding, breeding, housing, incubation, and pasture-raising. It is a valuable resource for those interested in raising turkeys. When you purchase the book during the month of May, you’ll also receive a free seed packet with your order!

Chicken Keeping Pure + Simple - Nikki Husted - Meyer Hatchery - Book of the month

June 2023

Chicken Keeping Pure & Simple 

By Nikki Husted 

Read it on Kindle 

Discover the joy of chicken keeping with our June Book of the Month, Chicken Keeping Pure & Simple by Nikki Husted. This comprehensive guide covers everything from researching local regulations to selecting the right breeds and creating a nurturing environment for your flock. Learn about coop design, brooding techniques, feeding, egg utilization, coop maintenance, and more. Get your copy this month with a 20% discount using code BOTM23 at checkout. Don’t miss out on this essential resource for both new and experienced chicken keepers. Order in June and receive a free vinyl sticker!

Meet the Author at her book signing at Meyer Hatchery June 26th 

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July 2023

To Be Announced!

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August 2023

To be announced!

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September 2023

To be announced!