Kingston Public Library and edible South Shore magazine present
Keeping Chickens in Your Backyard, January 2014
Books in the Old Colony Library Network
Once upon a flock: life with my soulful chickens by Lauren Scheuer, 2013
Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens by Gail Damerow, 2010.
backyardchickens.com Learning center, community blogs, breeds, coop designs.
tillysnest.com Sharing information on backyard chickens.
yardbirdsbackyardchickens.com Chickens in a local urban setting, services, training, classes.
mass.gov/eea/docs/agr/animal-health/poultry/poultry-best-management-practices.pdf Best management practices for backyard poultry keepers.
mass.gov/eea/docs/agr/animal-health/poultry/safe-egg-handling-for-backyard-egg-producers.pdf Safe egg handling practices.
mass.gov/eea/agencies/agr/animal-health/poultry/ Department of Agriculture Poultry Program.
smallfarms.cornell.edu/resources/livestock/ Cornell’s Small Farm resources has great info:
Buying Chickens and Supplies
bridgewaterfarm.com Bridgewater Farm Supply, chicks and more
mypetchicken.com/default.aspx Baby chicks, coops, accessories, information.
morrisonshomeandgarden.com Morrison’s, a local resource for chicks and supplies.
mcmurrayhatchery.com/index.html Chicks, supplies, equipment.
premier1supplies.com Poultry fences, feeders, supplies.
fittsmill.com Local backyard chicken supplies.
critterfence.com/chicken-fence-kits Do-it-yourself chicken fence kits
Town of Barnstable Agricultural Commission. Keeping Backyard Chickens, 2011 http://tinyurl.com/p7ndv36
Orlean, Susan. “The IT Bird: the return of the back-yard chicken”. The New Yorker, September 28, 2009. www.newyorker.com/reporting/2009/09/28/090928fa_fact_orlean
Sullivan, Patricia and Julie Zauzmer. “Backyard hens have residents clucking.” The Washington Post, July 12, 2013. http://tinyurl.com/prldqhf
Long, Cheryl. “Backyard chickens for the best eggs ever.” Mother Earth News, December 2012. http://tinyurl.com/mcmzyct