Kingston Public Library and edible South Shore & South Coast present

Raising Heritage Chickens and Turkeys, with Dave Pepe

Thursday, February 16th 7 pm Kingston Council on Aging

Books and DVDs in the Old Colony Library Network – and there are MANY more!


Lewis, Celia. The Illustrated Guide to Chickens: How to Choose Them, How to Keep Them, 2011.

Urquhart, Kristina Mercedes. The Suburban Chicken: The Guide to Keeping Healthy, Thriving Chickens in Your Backyard, 2015.

Bloom, Jessi. Free-range Chicken Gardens: How to Create a Beautiful, Chicken-friendly Yard, 2012.                          

Bassom, Frances. Chicken Breeds & Care: A Color Directory of the Most Popular Breeds and Their Care, 2009.

Graham, Chris. The Chicken Keeper’s Problem Solver, 2015.

Hams, Fred. Keeping Chickens in Your Garden: A Practical Guide to Raising Chickens, Ducks, Geese and Turkeys in Your Backyard with Over 400 Photographs, 2014.

Lofgren, Eric. The Backyard Chicken Bible: The Complete Guide to Raising Chickens, 2014.

Mercia, Leonard S. Storey’s Guide to Raising Turkeys, 2001.

Damerow, Gail. Chicken Health Handbook, 1994.

Woginrich, Jenna. Chick Days, 2011.

DVD. The Natural History of the Chicken, 2004.

DVD. My Life as a Turkey, 2011.

Websites – this is just a sampling. You can easily find many more.

The Livestock Conservancy

Northeast Organic Farming Association

Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources

Good Shepherd Poultry Ranch

Beginning Farmers

Healthy Homesteading 


Ussery, Harvey. “Heritage Chicken Breeding: Why Not to Rely on Chicken Hatcheries.” Mother Earth News, April/May 2016

Barth, Brian. “The Case for Heritage Turkeys.” Modern Farmer, November 16, 2016.

Martinko, Katherine. “Why I Want Backyard Chickens.” Treehugger, October 24, 2016

Tonkyn, Laura. “Raising Chickens for Meat: Know Your Breeds and How to Harvest Humanely.” Rapid City Journal, June 18, 2014.

Brino, Anthony. “Why Backyard Chickens are a Good Step to Food Independence.” Bangor Daily News, May 30, 2016.

Sakelaris, Nicholas. “Backyard Chicken Coops Provide More Than Just Eggs.” Star-Telegram, June 22, 2016.

Klober, Kelly. “Heritage Turkey Breeds for Homesteaders.” Mother Earth News, October 2014.

Lynn, Lisa. “How to Raise Turkeys.” The Self Sufficient Home Acre, November 26, 2013