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Pure Poultry: Living Well with Heritage Chickens, Turkeys and Ducks

by Victoria Redhed Miller

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Pure Poultry is not simply a "how-to" book about raising poultry, but more of an account of the author's life with her birds and how they fit into her chosen life-style of sustainable living off the land. Mrs. Redhed Miller provides a wealth of insights regarding the raising of heritage breeds of poultry and by the end of the book, the reader should have a fairly clear idea as to whether such a venture would be suitable for his own plot of land. Many of the rewards as well as the challenges of sustainable poultry farming are brought to life through her experiences in a manner that makes for a pleasurable reading experience. The colour photographs provided by Mrs. Redhed Miller's own camera are also of exceptional quality which adds to the book's charm. I have decided to make this book mandatory reading for those in my family who are wanting to introduce chickens to our farm, confident that in the end a realistic decision may result. ( )
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Houdan. Nankin. Indian Runner. Naragansett. These may sound like exotic place names or unusual varieties of produce, but each actually refers to one of the many hundreds of lesser-known poultry breeds that tempt the livestock owner who's prepared to venture into less familiar territory. Providing an alternative to commercial breeds and hybrids, heritage breeds each boast their own unique set of characteristics and personality traits, and are a valuable (and entertaining) addition to a sustainable food system.

Pure Poultry is the first book in nearly a hundred years to focus specifically on heritage breeds of chickens, turkeys, and ducks and their role in a self-reliant lifestyle. This timely, beautifully illustrated resource includes:Detailed guidelines on everything from housing, breeding, and day-to-day care, to processing, cooking, and preservingMuch-needed information on using heritage breeds for egg and meat productionTips, inspiration, recommended reading, and additional resources A unique planning worksheet that simplifies the process of starting out with poultry

Brimming with quiet humor, Pure Poultry is an immensely readable "how-to and why-to" based entirely on personal experience—including plenty of lessons learned the hard way. Pure Poultry shows how heritage-breed poultry can enhance and deepen anyone's quality of life, whether you have a farm, a small backyard, or a neighbor with space to share.

Victoria Redhed Miller is a writer, photographer, and off-grid homesteader who raises heritage poultry in the foothills of Washington's Olympic Mountains. Miller blogs about her experiences at potpiesandeggmoney.blogspot.com and canyoncreekfarms.blogspot.com.


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Shows how heritage-breed poultry can enhance and deepen anyone's quality of life, whether you have a farm, a small backyard, or a neighbor with space to share.

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