Kingston Public Library and edible South Shore magazine present
Keeping Chickens in Your Backyard, January 2014
Books in the Old Colony Library Network
Chickens for the backyard homesteader: the essential guide to choosing and keeping happy, healthy hens by Suzie Baldwin, 2013.
Once upon a flock: life with my soulful chickens by Lauren Scheuer, 2013
The chicken whisperer’s guide to keeping chickens: everything you need to know and didn’t know about backyard and urban chickens by Andy Schneider, 2011.
Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens by Gail Damerow, 2010.
Keeping Pet Chickens: bring your backyard to life and enjoy the bounty of fresh eggs from your own small flock of happy hens by Johannes Paul, 2005
backyardchickens.com Learning center, community blogs, breeds, coop designs.
tillysnest.com Sharing information on backyard chickens.
yardbirdsbackyardchickens.com Chickens in a local urban setting, services, training, classes.
mass.gov/eea/docs/agr/animal-health/poultry/poultry-best-management-practices.pdf Best management practices for backyard poultry keepers.
mass.gov/eea/docs/agr/animal-health/poultry/safe-egg-handling-for-backyard-egg-producers.pdf Safe egg handling practices.
mass.gov/eea/agencies/agr/animal-health/poultry/ Department of Agriculture Poultry Program.
smallfarms.cornell.edu/resources/livestock/ Cornell’s Small Farm resources has great info:
Buying Chickens and Supplies
bridgewaterfarm.com Bridgewater Farm Supply, chicks and more
mypetchicken.com/default.aspx Baby chicks, coops, accessories, information.
morrisonshomeandgarden.com Morrison’s, a local resource for chicks and supplies.
mcmurrayhatchery.com/index.html Chicks, supplies, equipment.
premier1supplies.com Poultry fences, feeders, supplies.
fittsmill.com Local backyard chicken supplies.
critterfence.com/chicken-fence-kits Do-it-yourself chicken fence kits
Town of Barnstable Agricultural Commission. Keeping Backyard Chickens, 2011 http://tinyurl.com/p7ndv36
Orlean, Susan. “The IT Bird: the return of the back-yard chicken”. The New Yorker, September 28, 2009. www.newyorker.com/reporting/2009/09/28/090928fa_fact_orlean
Sullivan, Patricia and Julie Zauzmer. “Backyard hens have residents clucking.” The Washington Post, July 12, 2013. http://tinyurl.com/prldqhf
Long, Cheryl. “Backyard chickens for the best eggs ever.” Mother Earth News, December 2012. http://tinyurl.com/mcmzyct