Celebrate the end of summer in more ways than by shopping for school! September is "National Chicken Month"! Have you noticed an increase in the number of people in town who are raising chickens in their back yard? At the Library we've noticed it through the number of book requests we've received for books on chicken care.
If you've been tossing around the idea I invite you to look for one of these before you invest your money and time:
The Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals. [636 BAC]
Barnyard in Your Backyard: A Beginner's Guide to Raising Chickens, Ducks, Geese, Rabbits, Goats, Sheep, and Cows. [636 BAR]
Damerow, Gail. Hatching & brooding your own chicks : chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, guinea fowl. [636.5 DAM]
Damerow, Gail. Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens: Care, Feeding, Facilities. [636.5 DAM]
Markham, Brett L. Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on a 1/4 Acre. [ebook]
Pangman, Judy. Chicken Coop : 45 Building Plans for Housing Your Flock. [636.5 PAN]
Enjoy "National Chicken Month" and maybe next year at this time, you'll be bringing us a dozen eggs!