The Chicken: a natural history

The Chicken: a natural history


Earlier in the year I was approached by a publishing house to collaborate/contribute to a new book on chickens and after some incredibly tight deadlines, and burning a bit of midnight oil I’m pleased to say its complete… well put it this way, the authors are now complete though we are yet to see the final version in the flesh (or should I say paper). Anyway, due to the clever cross section of poultry people the publishers asked to get involved with the book, it promises to be a slight different read to the usual keeping chickens style book described as

“a timely, encyclopedic, science-based study that offers a true understanding of the species, reclaiming it from its commercial status as a mere egg and meat provider. Topics include anatomy, developmental biology, ancestry, breeding and origins, and there is a comprehensive look at chicken behaviour . The book’s final chapter is devoted to a beautiful visual study of the characteristics of particular breeds, providing quick-reference information on husbandry, particulars and appearance.”

Its available on pre-order from Amazon and is due for release later this year.

My thanks to those who helped me along the way on the sections I wrote, both in terms of images and sense checks – very much appreciated.


3 thoughts on “The Chicken: a natural history

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