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Storey's Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds
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A full-color guide to 128 breeds of chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, and other fowl.
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A full-color guide to 128 breeds of chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, and other fowl.

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I still remember our first chickens. It was the early 1980s and we had just moved to a place in the country--40 acres outside Kremmling, Colorado. We immediately began acquiring critters.

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I think everybody should have poultry in their backyards. A few laying hens (which are legal in most towns and cities) provide food and entertainment. They are easy care, don't make noise or smell, and don't attract bugs, but eat them. What more could you want?

About Carol

I've grew up in New Jersey, at the shore, but adopted Colorado as my home. With my husband, Ken Woodard, I've farmed, gardened, and been surrounded by livestock for decades. I specialize in writing about agriculture, animals, and the environment.

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