Backyard Poultry – Naturally by Alanna Moore is a book that is an ultimate reference for providing a nourishing environment for happy and heathy chickens in your backyard.
It is all you need to raise poultry at home using chemical free methods. The book has breed information, detailed plant profiles, remedies for common poultry health problems, colour photos and much more!
The popularity of poultry has recently increased and makes sense as they are amazing multi-functional livestock.
A few of their benefits are to provide your home with nutritious eggs, compost inputs, pest control, soil maintenance, help for veggie garden bed preparation, loveable pets that provide the family many hours of entertainment and joy and great learning experiences for children.
Comprehensive information about natural poultry care is hard to find. Backyard Poultry - Naturally (now in its third edition) is the one book needed to learn and find the resources needed to manage chickens.
Topics covered include: understanding behaviour, overall management, breed selection, housing options, feeding guidance and breeding techniques. The book contains valuable information on how to maintain good health with natural remedy recipes and how to diagnose and medicate various diseases and issues. It includes preventative and curative herbal medicines and homeopathic remedies for common problems.
There is invaluable information, including a comprehensive list, on chicken friendly plants, sample planting plans for planting around the chicken house areas and incorporating permaculture principles for ease of management.
The author is a permaculture farmer and passionate about preserving heritage chicken breeds.