Chickens have pecked their way into our backyards and they’re here to stay. Useful creatures in myriad ways, chickens do much more than simply lay fresh eggs–and different breeds of chickens are good for different reasons. The Backyard Field Guide to Chickens organizes those many breeds in an easy-to-read handbook. So, when it comes time to choose what kind of chickens you’ll keep, you’ll want to reach for this book.
Each breed of chicken listed in the field guide is accompanied by color photos and a thorough description of the bird, detailing the breed’s particular usefulness, adaptation to climate, coloration, number of eggs typically laid, foraging ability, temperament, and other distinctive qualities. Fun facts will also be included about the varieties of chickens, which range from obscure hybrids to common breeds, such as Iowa Blues and Russian Orloffs. What the cluck are you waiting for? Peck out this book!