Chicken Nuggets
A miscellany of poultry pickings

By David Squire

Chicken Nuggets
Hardback, 96 pages £5.00
Published: 6th September 2012
ISBN: 9780857840929
Format: 197mm x 122mm

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Kindle, 96 pages
Published: 15th August 2014
ISBN: 9780857842220

Series: Wise Words

AI Sheets: Chicken_Nuggets_AI.pdf

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.


Chapter One: Where did Chickens Originate?
In the beginning
Chickens in Britain
Chickens in Europe
Chickens in North America
Chickens in South America
Chickens in the Antipodes
Chickens in Asia

Chapter Two: Getting to Know Chickens
Identifying chickens
Chicken terminology
Chicken psychology
The pecking order – & you!
Chickens in love
Chicken feathers
Colourful plumage
Range of combs

Chapter Three: Keeping Chickens
Their range & sizes
Ways to keep chickens
Choosing the right site
Housing your chickens
Fixtures & fittings
Feeding chickens
Handling & inspecting chickens
Keeping a cock-bird
Killing chickens
Preparing a chicken for cooking
Raising new chickens
Keeping chickens as pets
Keeping chickens healthy

Chapter Four: Chickens in Superstitions

Chapter Fiver: Slang, Proverbs, Sayings & Phrases
Chicken slang
Proverbs, sayings & phrases

Chapter Six: Breeds & Fame
Famous associations


“This ‘miscellany of poultry pickings’ written by smallholder David Squire mixes practical advice with more playful offerings, such as a glossary of chicken-related slang. Hardback, with illustrations throughout, it would make a lovely gift.” 

- The Edible Garden

Crazy about chickens? Then this is just the book for you. It is absolutely jam-packed with information about all aspects of the birds. Learn about their origins, psychology, language and sex life. Learn about breeds and feather types. Learn about how to keep them, and gen up on chicken superstitions, proverbs and famous chicken keepers. A fascinating chicken compendium.

- Simon McEwan, Editor, Your Chickens magazine

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.

Publication Details:

Binding: Hardback, 96 pages
ISBN: 9780857840929
Format: 197mm x 122mm

Binding: Electronic book text, 96 pages
ISBN: 9780857842220
Format: Kindle

BISAC Code:  TEC003020
Imprint: Green Books

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