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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 3:36 pm 
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Hi all,

Very new to the world of chooks and was hoping somebody could recommend a book to begin with?


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 4:01 pm 
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Hi Pilbarachook and welcome to the forum
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There are a number of different books available , when i started in chooks a few years back i was given this book 'Backyard Poultry - Naturally' by Alanna Moore
Its an Australian based book , i found it very helpful and practical , with different chook and duck breeds mentioned and a good number of colour photos :-D


cheers and welcome :-D


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 8:00 pm 
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Hello Pilbarachook

I am pretty new to the chicken game too. I bought a book called "Chook Book" by Jackie French. It is also an Australian book and mine cost $21.95 from Collins books. I am not sure what experienced people think of the book but it has answered a few of my questions. :read


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 9:42 pm 
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Hi Pilbara, I have vol 1 and 2 of australian edition "How to care for your poultry" by lifestyle block, by far one of the most comprehensive and up to date publications available. I dont need them and would be happy to send them to you if you could cover postage. Pm me if your interested


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 9:47 pm 
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These ones


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2015 7:20 am 
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Pilbarachook I've bought quite a few chook books over time and I haven't found any of them as useful as a good forum. Storey's Guides are good but they are aimed towards those whose aim is maximum eggs for minimum outlay and there are as many different reasons to keep chooks as there are chook keepers. Jackie French's chook book is more about chooks as pets which give you eggs and compost as a side benefit.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 6:42 pm 
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Great, thanks very much for your opinions


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