City Chicks print Edition : Keeping Micro-flocks of Chickens as Garden Helpers, Compost Creators, Bio-recyclers and Local Food Suppliers

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-10-18
  • Publisher: Lightning Source Inc
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Chickens have become the mascot of local food supply movements. All across America, cities are allowing - and even encouraging - residents to keep laying hens within city limits. Increasingly, keeping a few backyard hens is becoming a part of the "Green movement".City Chicks shows how you can:  Have fresh, heart-healthy eggs, daily from your backyard home flock.  Employ your chicken's "skill sets" as garden workers, organic pesticiders, herbiciders, fertilizers, compost creators and top soil enhancers. Take the best care of your flock and become a Chicken Whisperer. City Chicks also explores the civic side of chickens and how they can be employed as clucking city workers helping to divert food and yard waste from landfills. This can save millions of tax payer dollars.  Be a Primary Poultry Health Care Practitioner to save on vet bills. The Poultry's Pharmacy shows you how to make and use effective, inexpensive home treatments. Draft and pass local laws allowing laying hens within your town or city. Avoid roosters and why you don't want them,  Do much, much more with chickens than you ever thought possible, including outrageous chicken tricks.City Chicks is a revolutionary way of keeping and using chickens by thinking "outside the coop" and "inside the city". Over 120 photos, drawings, sketches, and tables give visual clarity. Other books by the author are: Chicken Tractor, Day Range Poultry, Backyard Market Gardening and A Tiny Home to Call Your Own.

Author Biography

Patricia Foreman was born and raised in Indiana. She graduated from Purdue University with degrees in Pharmacy (clinical and hospital) and Agriculture (Animal Science, genetics and nutrition). At Indiana University's Graduate School of Public and Environmental Affairs she earned a Master of Public Affairs (MPA). Her majors were in Health Systems Administration and International Affairs. She completed the Virginia Master Gardener's program in 1999. Pat has kept poultry for over 20 years. Her experience includes having owned and operated a small-scale farm raising free range, organic layers, broilers and turkeys. She keeps a backyard flock of heritage chickens to help with the kitchen garden and egg supply.Her many awards include a Fulbright Scholarship, and appointment as a Presidential Executive Management Intern. She served as a Science Officer for the United Nations in Vienna, Austria, and has worked in over 30 countries conducting workshops and providing consulting services. Agencies funding projects she has worked on include the U.S. Agency for International Development, World Bank, World Health Organization and the Pan American Health Organization. Pat is the co-author of several alternative, sustainable agriculture books including: Chicken Tractor, Day Range Poultry, Backyard Market Gardening and A Tiny Home to Call Your Own. She loves to talk and has been a guest on radio talks shows across America. She is available to facilitate workshops, give presentations, and provide consulting services. Contact her through Good Earth Publications.

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