I can still remember that first time my husband looked over at me and said, “we should get some chickens.” I thought he was crazy then, and I still think he’s crazy now. Except, somehow, I’m the one who turned into the crazy chicken lady who knows far too much than she should about raising chickens.
It’s hard to believe that I’ve now written my very own book about chickens.
But it’s not just “another” chicken book.
It’s a book I’ve longed to write for years—a book that’s necessary for every backyard chicken keeper and homesteader alike. Whether you live in a subdivision or on 100-acres . . . chicken keeping is a universal language that reaches the heart of every chicken lover!
This book is where we learn heritage chicken keeping in a modern world. It’s where we get back to our roots with simple chicken keeping skills, natural preventatives and remedies, scientific information, easy to understand DIYs and how-to’s.
It’s a place where we’re rekindling the love of involving our family on the farm, and even some delicious recipes at the farmhouse table.
The Homesteader’s Natural Chicken Keeping Handbook is the modern homesteader’s guide to raising, feeding, breeding, selling, and enjoying the noblest animal on the farm—the chicken. From the rooster’s crow in the morning, to the warm egg in the nesting box, chickens are the gateway livestock for almost every homesteader and backyard farm enthusiast. In this book, you’ll learn everything you need to know about raising chickens naturally.
I’ll guide you in:
• understanding why chickens do what they do
• creating your very own poultry or egg business
• preventing and treating ailments with herbal remedies
• creating your very own herbal preparations and products
(and they’re easy!)
• setting up your property, coop, and brooder
• hatching chicks with incubator or broody hen
• purchasing chickens properly
• cooking delicious recipes with your farm fresh eggs
. . . and so much more!
This is heritage chicken keeping skills 101, with a modern twist. Not only will you gain knowledge about naturally keeping chickens through every stage of their lives, but you’ll fully embrace the joy and ease of raising all-natural chickens on your homestead.
Here’s What People Are Saying
“If you’ve ever wondered what happens when an herbalist meets a flock of chickens, here is your answer. In the world of farmstead flockstering, nobody sets the bar higher than Amy. We could all aspire to this level of care. Read and enjoy.”
—Joel Salatin, Polyface Farms
“When we were contemplating our first flock ten years ago, I remember going to our local library and checking out their (rather dismal) selection of chicken-keeping books. Upon flipping through the pages, I immediately felt disappointment with the information inside— it felt disconnected and far too formal to be applicable to my rag-tag flock of 15 hens. If only I had access to Amy’s book back then! It’s packed-full of the exact sort of actionable, nuts-and-bolts information I needed at the beginning of my poultry journey. And even as a more experienced chicken-keeper now, I still found a bounty of tips and ideas that I’m excited to put to use around our coop. A must-have for anyone with homestead chickens!”
—Jill Winger, author of The Prairie Homestead Cookbook
“Amy’s Chicken Handbook could TOTALLY serve as your one stop ‘go to’ guide for raising chickens. Not only is this treasure JAM packed with EVERYTHING you need to know for raising your own chickens, it’s well organized enough to quickly find any information you might need in the moment. In addition to the all encompassing educational aspect Amy has added a pinch of intriguing personal story telling that helps relate the material to real life situation and offers a dose of good ol’ fashioned entertainment. “
—Justin Rhodes, Permaculture Chickens and Homesteading YouTuber
So, are you ready to raise chickens the old fashioned way?
I hope you’ll enjoy the heart, soul, and words I poured into The Homesteader’s Chicken Keeping Handbook! It’s just about everything I know when it comes to raising chickens naturally and efficiently. No frills. No hear-say. Just good old-fashioned information, with a modern twist.