We just started raising chickens again, and I want to learn more about it, especially when it comes to impact on the property. The Chicken Whisperer’s Guide to Zero-Waste Chicken Keeping looked like a good place to start for that.
From the beginning, there are ideas on how you can keep chickens without creating waste. Most can be done with little or no trouble and will be beneficial in other areas of your property. The book covers from hatching to egg production to end of egg production, and what to expect at each stage. The basic equipment that you’ll need to raise chickens from eggs to adults is listed, so you can know what to have on hand before you need it.
The book is very thorough, but easy to understand. The tips can be scaled for the size of operation that you want to do, but they are geared for smaller operations. It will give you a good start on raising chickens, or help you get better at it if you already have them. Even though this isn’t the first time that I’ve raised chickens, there is information that I didn’t know. I feel more confident in taking better care of our chickens and doing so in a way that reduces waste both before and after taking care of them.
I received a complimentary copy from the publisher through NetGalley. All opinions are my own.