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Hen and the Art of Chicken Maintenance, Updated Second Edition

Reflections on a Life of Raising Chickens

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This hilarious chicken memoir follows the author’s family through the ups and downs of raising chickens. The relationship between bird and human is by turns heartwarming and bewildering, but always entertaining.
Owning chickens is fast becoming the latest in metropolitan chic. If you can’t own them, you’ll still want to read about them. Primal urges, the quest for ultimate power, sex, death, gender bending, and huge vet bills—these are the things that chickens are made of. Martin Gurdon’s hilarious Hen and the Art of Chicken Maintenance relives the highs and lows of chicken ownership. This unique chicken memoir follows the Gurdon family through the ups and downs of a wonderful hobby. In addition to providing eggs, the hens offer distractions from everyday life. You’ll meet a cast of unusual characters, from the frightening disciplinary measures of Bossy Chicken, and the maternal instincts of Psycho Chicken, to the bizarre tales of Mike the headless chicken from Colorado, and the physical rehabilitation and sexual transformation of Yvette. The relationship between bird and human is by turns heartwarming and bewildering, but always entertaining. In fact, readers might even learn a thing or two about raising chickens in this lively book.
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Weight 0.814375
Pages 192
Size 6" x 9" x .42"
Author Martin Gurdon
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