Hen and the Art of Chicken Maintenance: Reflections on a Life of Raising Chickens
This is a book about keeping chickens, but it is also feather-clad soap opera of primal urges. Written from firsthand experience, its pages are filled with the quest for absolute power, sex, death, jealousy, gender-bending, and huge vet bills. Beyond all the intrigue and drama, however, there are even some practical lessons to be learned about what not to do when keeping chickens. Martin Gurdon's hilarious "chicken memoir" relives the highs and lows of chicken ownership. The relationship between bird and human is by turns heartwarming and bewildering, but it is always entertaining. Book jacket.