Almost no area in the current self-sufficiency movement surpasses raising chickens for it's universal appeal. Raising chickens in neighborhoods and suburbs is at an all-time high. Many families are choosing to add this feature to their lifestyle for the cost-savings and fresh eggs while learning a fun hobby. Others see it as an important part of building a self-sufficient lifestyle. This book provides the detailed how-to and ideas for anyone to join the chicken-raising community.
Established in 1999, Back YardChickens has become the No. 1 destination for peeps looking for information on raising chickens in any urban, suburban, or rural backyard. The site boasts a very active community forum, and section on raising chickens and over 450 coop designs posted on-line.