Saturday, January 22, 2011

It's Here! It's Here!

Well, it finally arrived last Friday. 'The Joy of Keeping Chickens' by Jennifer Megyesi. I can't say enough about this book. Outside of the beautiful photos of chickens (I never thought of chickens as beautiful creatures but they are stunning in this book), it is full of useful information that the small scale chicken enthusiast needs to know. For example, did you know that chickens are omnivores? They eat just about anything. Sour milk, excess veggies, bugs and mice (if they can catch one). Amazing! Plus their droppings are nitrogen rich so they fertilize your land and compost pile making it black gold for your garden. So many benefits beyond eggs and meat.
On the coup front, it's looking good for the Eglu. Turns out I know somebody who knows somebody.

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