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|Short Description||By Patricia Foreman. For a myriad of reasons, many people are turning to raising their own poultry. More cities and suburbs are changing codes so residents are able to raise these beautiful and interesting birds.Not just for meat or eggs, you also have less food scraps going out to your trash and more compost for you garden. Letting the hens get in and around your garden also helps get rid of many of the bugs that damage your plants. Patricia tells you how to take care of your flock: where to buy them, how to handle them (or maybe become a chicken whisperer), improve your garden soil, build a hen house, keep them safe, clean and healthy, provide a continous supply of fresh eggs, raise baby chicks, why you want to avoid getting roosters and recycling food wastes. Hens love having treats and raising a small patch millet for them or giving them some scraps from the kitchen or weeds from the garden is a big party event. You will love watching and raising these facinating creatures. Softcover 458pp|