Friday, October 11, 2013

Chick(en) Lit in the Library

Last weekend's Library Donation Sale was set up in the Art Lobby, and one of our walls was a show of tissue paper collage hens by an elementary art class.  Being a chicken-lover myself, I enjoyed being in 'hen hall' for a couple of days.

Of course, this made me think of our Urban Farm program at school, and the many resources we have in the library to support that learning program.  We have pretty much everything you need to know to start a farmette, including several books (and a video) on raising chickens.  

Titles include:

Foreman, Patricia L. City Chicks: Keeping Microflocks of Laying Hens as Garden Helpers, Compost Makers, Bio-Recyclers and Local Food Suppliers (how's that for an enthusiastic title??)

Kilarski, Barbara. Keep Chickens: Tending Small Flocks in Cities, Suburbs and other Small Spaces.

Weaver, Sue.  Chickens: Tending a Small Scale Flock for Pleasure and Profit.

and a DVD:

Fred's Fine Fowl.  Regarding Chickens (171 mins.)

Do you have chickens, or wish you did?  Recommend any other great resources in the comments!

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