There are many benefits to keeping chickens. They produce fresh eggs and meat for your family; they provide natural fertilizer for plants in the garden; they’re a great teaching tool about where food comes from – and who doesn’t like fresh eggs? Today we are talking about five of our favorite books on backyard chicken farming. These books are a great resource to help you get started with everything from how to care for your new feathered friends to what breeds are best suited for different climates. So go ahead, take some time out of your day to enjoy these beautiful birds and all their yummy rewards!
(Hint: this is not a sponsored post, just books I’ve personally found helpful)
Why Read Backyard Chicken Books?
The internet is an endless source of information. Even here, I try to provide relevant and reliable information to help you on your chicken-keeping journey. So why would I suggest offline sources of information for you? I am a self-taught backyard flock-keeping enthusiast, and while some of my knowledge has come directly from my own experiences, much has been sourced from books that I consider to be the most reliable and complete sources of information related to chicken keeping. These books are highly researched by experts and well-known authorities in the chicken-keeping field.
Should You Buy or Borrow These Chicken Keeping Books?
I am a huge fan of my local library, but they don’t always have books I am looking for available, and some books I just want to keep for my own reference because you never know when a situation you’re unsure of how to deal with will pop up! If you want to start building your chicken keeping book library slowly, or only want to keep one or two books I highly recommend purchasing Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens and The Chicken Health Handbook. These books are an amazing resource to have available & I consider these them ESSENTIAL for chicken keepers!
5 Best Backyard Chicken Books That You MUST Read
So, what books have you found helpful? Let me know in the comments! I’d love to hear about your experience with these chicken keeping books. What other topics or resources do you find useful for raising healthy and happy chickens?