A miscellany of poultry pickings
By (author) David Squire
A delightful gift.
Practical poultry-keeping advice, insterspersed with fascinating facts from historical and literary sources.
Beautiful woodcuts and illustrations throughout.
Few farmyard and back-garden animals display such appealing and amusing characteristics as chickens. Some continually scratch the ground in search of insects, many just bustle and hustle, while others reveal self-importance through a measured walk. They would have been outstanding vaudeville acts, but their egg-laying and meat-producing abilities have been hijacked by Man to produce food for millions of people throughout the world each day. Decorated throughout with historical woodcuts and engravings, and packed with intriguing facts and folklore, this book is not only a charming gift but is also a useful practical guide.
Biographical note (a single note referring to all contributors to a product – see PR.8.17 for a biography which is linked to a single contributor)
David Squire has written more than 60 books on gardening and smallholding.
David studied at the Royal Horticultural Society's Garden at Wisley, Surrey, and has received the American Garden Writers Association 'Quill and Trowel' award.
Key Selling Points
A beautifully illustrated gift book providing interesting facts for anyone interested in the history and folklore of chickens and information for people thinking of keeping chickens.
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