Backyard Chickens

Which came first, the chicken or the egg?”

We may not have the answer to this one, but we can tell you just about everything else you need to know about looking after poultry in the latest Organic Gardener Essential Guide.

Expert writers, including Paul Healy, Megg Miller, Alanna Moore and Josh Byrne, come together in the seventh in the Essential Guide series to give comprehensive advice on choosing a breed, housing, feeding and incorporating chickens into an organic backyard.

There are stories on chicken health, growing your own feed, breeding and raising chicks, plus tips on keeping other poultry including ducks, geese and turkeys. 

A 124-page book-quality magazine, the Organic Gardener Essential Guide: Backyard Chickens is on sale in ABC Shops, ABC Centres and newsagents on May 1, or pre-order you copy now.

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First published: March 2013

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