Cover Reveal – Backyard Chickens: How to keep happy hens by Dave Ingham.

As a chook mummy myself with a backyard home to several chickens, I was thrilled to be given the opportunity to help promote this book…

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So, what’s it all about? Let’s take a look at the press release. Though it is pretty self-explanatory and my two girls (aged 12 and 9) have already started reading this book – to our chickens. Both daughters are loving it so far, and have been telling me a lot of important things we should now be doing for our egg laying girlies.

Okay, here wo go, press release time. I do just want to add that I am still reading ‘Backyard Chickens’ right now (when I can get it off my daghters) and so will be leaving a review here on it in another couple of weeks. My kids go back to school next week so I hope to pinch the book back then! 😉


Dave Ingham • 9781743367537 • 224pp Hardback•
Embargo: February 2017 • RRP $35.00

About the book – 

Keeping a few hens was once only for rural dwellers with big yards – or inner-city hippies. Now it’s mainstream and an attractive proposition wherever you live. Fluffy little recycling units that eat weeds, bugs and scraps and turn them into organic eggs – what’s not to love?

From ISA Browns to Australorps, Dave Ingham helps you to navigate through the pecking order using classic anecdotes and tips to tame these fluffy friends. Chickens are great backyard pets for young and old – they’re a natural extension for everyone with a vegie patch, and for those who like eggs but are concerned about the welfare of commercial hens.

This book is the perfect reference, whether you’re already keeping chickens or an absolute beginner thinking about getting a couple of chooks. Dave Ingham offers compulsively readable advice on how to start, housing and feeding, settling chickens in with other pets, troubleshooting, and the (minimal) commitment required to keep your backyard hens healthy and happy.

‘This book is the what for, how to, where and why of chickens
for novices and wranglers alike.’
Costa Georgiadis, ABC Gardening Australia

Dave Ingham runs Rent-a-chook, selling chicken coops offering try-before-you-buy mini henhouses since 2001.

Until next time,



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