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Most commercial meat chicken farms are intensive, highly mechanised operations that occupy relatively small areas compared with other forms of farming.

Commercial broilers are run on litter (e.g. rice hulls, wood shavings) floors in large poultry sheds. THEY ARE NOT KEPT IN CAGES in all of the production systems used in the  industry.  The main production systems are generally referred to as conventional , free-range and organic .  For a simple comparison of these systems, click here .

Chicks are transported from the hatchery to broiler farms, usually in ventilated chick boxes in specially designed, air-conditioned trucks. Although the remains of yolk sac taken into its abdomen at hatching contains nutrients and moisture to sustain the chick for up to 72 hours, it is important that chicks receive warmth, feed and water within a reasonable time of hatching.

Through a series of letters, Sophie Brown, age twelve, tells of her family’s move to her Great Uncle Jim’s farm, where she begins taking care of some unusual chickens with help from neighbors and friends.

In my humble opinion, anyone who can write a book this good about chicken farming is a genius. And that’s exactly what Kelly Jones has done with “Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer”. I thought it was really unique how the story is told through a series of letters and magazine articles. The illustrations are adorable, and they made me grow especially attached to Henrietta the chicken, even though she’s cranky and prone to mood swings. (I never imagined writing such a thing about a chicken!)

Don’t worry! You don’t have to own chickens to fall in love with this story. But you will love it. Reading “Unusual Chickens” will be the part of your day you look forward to. It’s the perfect book to come home to after an especially long or hard day. It probably won’t take you long to read, but it’ll make you smile and think cute thoughts in the time you spend with it. And really, it’s cute thoughts that fuel us. (Not food and water as some people might believe.)

Most commercial meat chicken farms are intensive, highly mechanised operations that occupy relatively small areas compared with other forms of farming.

Commercial broilers are run on litter (e.g. rice hulls, wood shavings) floors in large poultry sheds. THEY ARE NOT KEPT IN CAGES in all of the production systems used in the  industry.  The main production systems are generally referred to as conventional , free-range and organic .  For a simple comparison of these systems, click here .

Chicks are transported from the hatchery to broiler farms, usually in ventilated chick boxes in specially designed, air-conditioned trucks. Although the remains of yolk sac taken into its abdomen at hatching contains nutrients and moisture to sustain the chick for up to 72 hours, it is important that chicks receive warmth, feed and water within a reasonable time of hatching.

Through a series of letters, Sophie Brown, age twelve, tells of her family’s move to her Great Uncle Jim’s farm, where she begins taking care of some unusual chickens with help from neighbors and friends.

Most commercial meat chicken farms are intensive, highly mechanised operations that occupy relatively small areas compared with other forms of farming.

Commercial broilers are run on litter (e.g. rice hulls, wood shavings) floors in large poultry sheds. THEY ARE NOT KEPT IN CAGES in all of the production systems used in the  industry.  The main production systems are generally referred to as conventional , free-range and organic .  For a simple comparison of these systems, click here .

Chicks are transported from the hatchery to broiler farms, usually in ventilated chick boxes in specially designed, air-conditioned trucks. Although the remains of yolk sac taken into its abdomen at hatching contains nutrients and moisture to sustain the chick for up to 72 hours, it is important that chicks receive warmth, feed and water within a reasonable time of hatching.

Most commercial meat chicken farms are intensive, highly mechanised operations that occupy relatively small areas compared with other forms of farming.

Commercial broilers are run on litter (e.g. rice hulls, wood shavings) floors in large poultry sheds. THEY ARE NOT KEPT IN CAGES in all of the production systems used in the  industry.  The main production systems are generally referred to as conventional , free-range and organic .  For a simple comparison of these systems, click here .

Chicks are transported from the hatchery to broiler farms, usually in ventilated chick boxes in specially designed, air-conditioned trucks. Although the remains of yolk sac taken into its abdomen at hatching contains nutrients and moisture to sustain the chick for up to 72 hours, it is important that chicks receive warmth, feed and water within a reasonable time of hatching.

Through a series of letters, Sophie Brown, age twelve, tells of her family’s move to her Great Uncle Jim’s farm, where she begins taking care of some unusual chickens with help from neighbors and friends.

In my humble opinion, anyone who can write a book this good about chicken farming is a genius. And that’s exactly what Kelly Jones has done with “Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer”. I thought it was really unique how the story is told through a series of letters and magazine articles. The illustrations are adorable, and they made me grow especially attached to Henrietta the chicken, even though she’s cranky and prone to mood swings. (I never imagined writing such a thing about a chicken!)

Don’t worry! You don’t have to own chickens to fall in love with this story. But you will love it. Reading “Unusual Chickens” will be the part of your day you look forward to. It’s the perfect book to come home to after an especially long or hard day. It probably won’t take you long to read, but it’ll make you smile and think cute thoughts in the time you spend with it. And really, it’s cute thoughts that fuel us. (Not food and water as some people might believe.)

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