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"Far more than just another book on chickens, City Chicks opens the door to a whold new world of poultry possibilities. Keeping small flocks is good for gardens, municipalities, education, and the local food movement. City Chicks is a comprehensive information source."

— Richard Freudenberger
BackHome Magazine & Chicken Owner

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    460 pages, index, bibliography, resources,
    over 120 photos, graphics and tables.
    ISBN 978-0-9624648-5-0

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City Chicks: Keeping Micro-flocks of Chickens as Garden Helpers, Compost Makers, Bio-recyclers and Local Food Suppliers, by Patricia Foreman 460 ppb

City Chicks is the primary textbook for the Chickens And You Training Series. City Chicks is the only book that explainesin detail how to put family flocks to work by emply their skill sets. The local foods movement is mushrooming and chickens are the mascot. City Chicks brings fresh, innovative and new information about keeping — and employing — backyard flocks of urban chickens.

City Chicks describes how to develope your very own “Chicken Have More Plan” for increased self-sufficiency. Learn how to create hyper-fertile soils to produce hyper-nutritious food from your gardens. Instead of using oil-based chemicals, chickens can help produce fertilizer and compost; they can turn yard waste into garden soil. Hens can also be used as mobile, clucking, (organic and non-toxic), pesticiders, herbiciders, and insecticiders.

And chickens can be of community and civic service. One standard chicken eats about 8 pounds of food “waste” a month. A few hundred households keeping micro-flocks of laying hens can divert tons of yard and food biomass “waste” from trash collection saving municipalities millions, even billions of tax payer dollars.

This 460 page book has over 120 photos, sketches, and tables bringing visual clarity and simplicity to complex concepts. To see two examples click here:

• Chicken Skill Sets (page 18) and,

• Chickens in Recycling and Food Production Systems (page 19).

City Chicks ushers in a new paradigm of how to use these versatile, clucking, feathered bipeds in a variety of roles that help decrease carbon foot-prints, save tax payer dollars and support local food supply production.

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.

  • Be a ChickeWhisperer.

  • Be a Primary Poultry Health Care Practitioner to save on, and even avoid, 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 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.

Learn how others
  • Have built urban chicken tractors, hen huts, condos and chicken chateaus to blend in with neighborhood landscape and architecture.

  • Join in urban eco-agro-tourism with annual coop and garden home tours.

  • Start or join local poultry clubs and blogs.

  • Keep small flocks to help preserve endangered breeds of chickens.

  • Draft and pass local laws allowing laying hens within their town's limits.

"City Chicks is a revelation! It's time someone connected gardenng to raising and keeping hens. This book is filled with excellent adice so that everyone can confidently practice good earth stewardship, not to mention have a prize garden!". — Michael Metallo, President, National Gardening Association

"In fact, City Chicks might well become 'The' reference bible for the burgeoning local foods movement." —Cathy Taibbi, Examiner.com

"The focus is on how chickens fit in with so many other common needs and concerns of our century. This is a book for our times." J. D. Belanger, Editor Emeritus, Backyard Poultry Magazine

"Another Take on Chick Lit. The chicken is still having her moment as the mascot and darling of the always-cresting locavore food movement. But as hipsters and foodies from New York to San Franciso embrace her charm and services—many people are struggling to learn how, exactly to care for her. Enter City Chicks."— Penelope Green, The New York Times

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Available paperback: Suggested Retail: $22.50, 460 pages, index, bibliography, resources, over 120 photos, graphics and tables,ISBN 970-9624648-5-0

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CHICKEN TRACTOR: The Permaculture Guide to Happy Hens and Healthy Soil. The all new Straw Bale Edition. by Andy Lee and Patricia Foreman, 351ppb.

    Over the past 20 years when the first edition of Chicken Tractor came out a lot has been learned about small and micro-flock managtement and emplolyment.

    The definition of a chicken tractor has evolved from a bottomless, portable pen to the many ways of employing your chickens skill-sets.

    This homestead edition (3rd) expands how to utilize poultry for a variety of different tasks that benefit you, your garden and small pastures.

    This new edition shows, in great detail with photos and descriptions, how to process birds in your backyard. You learn exact, step-by-step explanations of why certain methods are more humane, cleaner and result in better meat. Over 50 processing photos and diagrams—to let you do it right, efficiently and humanely each time, and every time.

    Learn how to raise homestead flocks for eggs, meat and money. Loads of photos and diagrams make important information visual and easy to understand.

    "This incredibly popular hands-on book is a grass-roots best seller.It has helped thousands of folks have better gardens and has rekindled an interest in the backyard flocks and heritage breeds of poultry. It has literally, changed the lives of millions of chickens all over the world by putting in the gardens where they are happier, more productive, healthier and their manure becomes an asset instead of a waste."

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    Available paperback. Suggested Retail: $19.95.
    312 pages, index, bibliography, resources,
    over 100 photos, graphics and tables.
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The Entrepreneur's Guide to Selling What You Grow

    by Andy Lee and Patricia Foreman, 351ppb. The greatest opportunities can sometimes be found in our own backyards. This is true for the small-scale farmer/gardener who dreams of selling the fruits of their labors to an appreciative public. Discover how easy and profitable it is to grow and sell vegetables, fruits, flower, Herbs and small livestock from your backyard market garden. Make Money at Home!

    This inspirational, dirt-under-the-fingernails book with its earthy humor, has helped inspire "the gardener next door" to grow food not only for themselves, but others as well and make money while doing what they love.

    The authors have over 20 years of vegetable growing & small business experience into this handbook for beginning & experienced agricultural entrepreneurs. A complete guide to business management & marketing for the small scale vegetable grower. Contains a wealth of information on budgets, crop planning, direct marketing, farmers' markets, roadside & farm stands, food cooperatives, caterers, mail order, restaurants, pick your own, wholesale distributors, producers' cooperatives, & subscription marketing services such as clientele membership clubs, community supported farms, & home deliveries. Covers innovative & appropriately scaled equipment for the greenhouses & fields, labor requirements & training methods, locating & improving land for growing & retailing sites, & gives a very strong argument for the economic & ecologic benefits of organic & sustainable growing methods.

    Written by "a master farmer who has walked his talk", Backyard Market Gardening is the flagship book that has helped spawn farmers' markets and community farms across America. It has inspired thousands of communities to pursue local food self-sufficiency. "An easy, entertaining read that is very rewarding to the soul, the soil and the flow of capital".

    Twice selected by the Rodale Book Club as the "Editors Choice" for the Book-of-the-Month.|

    Available paperback:Suggested Retail: $19.95, 312 pages, index, bibliography, resources, over 100 photos, graphics and tables,ISBN 978-0-9843382-0-7

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    Market gardening, as described by Andy Lee, is very rewarding to the soul,the soil, the environmet, and the flow of capital." — Jim Hightower

    This is THE book that shows you how to do what you can, with what you have, and where you are."

    — George DeVault, Organic Gardening Magazine

    Andrew Lee has crafted a fantastic guide for those new to organic gardening, and has done so with style, wit and humor. He walks you through soil types, composting, marketing techniques, and tool selection. He also compares and contrasts Community Supported Farms, Farmers' Markets, Subscription Farming, etc. Andrew Lee covers it all. And on top of that he has produced a lively and entertaining read in the process.

    —A Customer, Amazon.com Review



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Every Chicken Owner's Guide to Grazing Gardens and Improving Pastures, including the management of breeder flocks, egg handling, incubating, hatchery management, building shelters, marketing, advertising, soils regeneration, compost creation, processing poultry humanely and efficiently, and much, much more!

    by Andy Lee and Patricia Foreman, 265ppb.

    This is the book that tells you just about everything you need to know to raise poultry on pasture from the egg up through processing. Based on years of hands-on experiences—both success and failures—the authors hold back nothing about the realities, advantages, disadvantages and the rewards of small-scale poultry production systems for income and community food self-sufficiency. Hard to find information on raising turkeys and small-scale breeder flocks and incubation production. Foreword by everybody's favorite contrary farmer, Gene Logsdon.

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    Suggested Retail: $20.00, 308 pages, index, bibliography, resources, over 80 photos, graphics and tables

    ISBN 0-9624648-7-2


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