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Hey y'all! I know there are lots of books recommended in this forum, but I was wondering if anyone knows of a book which prioritizes letting chickens be "chickeny". I am going to be keeping chickens for eggs only, and the eggs will go to our weakest/sickest rescue dogs. It is really important for me that the chickens have a life where they can be healthy and THRIVE while helping our rescue work and farm!

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Joellen Anderson wrote:but I was wondering if anyone knows of a book which prioritizes letting chickens be "chickeny".



Well Joel Salatin is one author who has that as a stated priority, but it is possible that isn't the same degree to which you were thinking. I think most people will be better able to recommend books once you describe which methods you find are most "chickeny" - whether that be more or less free range or any other thing. Thinking about that may help you discover the keywords to search for more book reviews in the forum.
 
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I really liked the following book:
Free-Range Chicken Gardens: How to Create a Beautiful, Chicken-Friendly Yard by Jessie Bloom

It is less about all aspects of looking after chickens though, and more about creating a garden environment for them where they can free range and eat plenty of greens and herbs, might be a bit small scale for you.
 
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Thanks Charli! Small scale is perfect for us, especially to start. I will definitely be checking out this book!
 
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