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Joellen Anderson
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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!

Thank you!
 
Patrick Kniesler
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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.
 
Charli Wilson
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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.
 
Joellen Anderson
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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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