I've had a chance to take a sneak peek at this straightforward and practical guide to raising chicks, and keeping small, backyard flocks. The book has personal stories, the history and experiences of a family and hatchery raising chicks since 1917. They've asked me to share my thoughts on this new book... it ships May 14th. My first impression: I like it! All the basics are covered, and for extra reading and interest they include illustrations, examples of coop styles, different breeds, and the points of view of different McMurray employees, in sections they call "Hints From The Hatchery." If you've ever wondered about ordering chicks through the mail, you'll enjoy a little backstory from one of the oldest and most trusted hatcheries around.
I still love finding fresh eggs from our backyard flock!