Kingston Public Library and edible South Shore magazine present
Keeping Chickens in Your Backyard, January 2014

Books in the Old Colony Library Network

Chickens for the backyard homesteader: the essential guide to choosing and keeping happy, healthy hens by Suzie Baldwin, 2013.

Once upon a flock: life with my soulful chickens  by Lauren Scheuer, 2013

The chicken whisperer’s guide to keeping chickens: everything you need to know and didn’t know about backyard and urban chickens by Andy Schneider, 2011.

Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens by Gail Damerow, 2010.

Keeping Pet Chickens: bring your backyard to life and enjoy the bounty of fresh eggs from your own small flock of happy hens by Johannes Paul, 2005

Websites

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

Articles

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

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