The New Rules of the Roost: Organic Care and Feeding for the Family Flock

Timber Press
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“The Litts listen daily to concerns and questions posed by customers seeking the best organic methods for keeping backyard chickens safe and healthy. Now they’ve compiled their proven solutions into this often-entertaining book.” —Gail Damerow, author of The Guide to Raising Chickens

New from Robert and Hannah Litt—the authors of the bestselling A Chicken in Every Yard—comes a hardworking guide to backyard chicken keeping that goes beyond the basics. The New Rules of the Roost addresses the real problems that crop up when keeping chickens long term. The Litts cover a wide range of topics including organic health remedies and disease prevention, pest management, organic nutrition, the best breeds for specific needs, and the simplest options for daily maintenance and feeding. You'll also learn tips and tricks for introducing new birds into your flock, managing aggressive behavior, caring for mature chickens, and much more.
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About the author

Robert and Hannah Litt are the owners of the Urban Farm Store, authors of A Chicken in Every Yard, and experts on keeping backyard chickens. They have been featured on Planet Green’s Renovation Nation, National Public Radio, and Oregon Public Broadcasting.

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Publisher
Timber Press
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Published on
Jul 10, 2018
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Pages
208
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ISBN
9781604698664
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Language
English
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Genres
Gardening / Urban
House & Home / Sustainable Living
Pets / Birds
Technology & Engineering / Agriculture / Animal Husbandry
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This content is DRM protected.
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