Urban farming is sweeping the globe and now is your turn to get caught up in the wave. Many urban dwellers are looking for ways to live more sustainable and healthy lifestyles and a common way they are doing that is returning to producing their food. Raising chickens in your backyard can seem like a natural first step, but there are considerations that you need to think about. This book will guide you through the process of owning, raising, and caring for chickens both healthily and ethically. The information presented here is humorous but straightforward and will give you the good, the bad, and the ugly about raising chickens. Ready to start? Then let’s get cracking!
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James Harrison is a writer, gardener, and sustainable living advocate, and the author of The Backyard Homesteader Bible – Your Complete Guide to Raising Chickens for Fun, Profit and Food.
With a lifetime’s experience of growing his own food and living hand-in-hand with nature, James has a passion for helping others live a more sustainable and natural lifestyle. This passion fuels his work and is clearly reflected in his warm and informative style.
James’ books are focused on sustainable homesteading techniques that transfer easily to a busy urban lifestyle. Being a firm believer in that every change is important, no matter how small, he is fueled by his desire to help everyone around him live a healthy, fulfilling, and sustainable life.
James grew up learning traditional methods of farming and has used these skills to enhance his own life. He is also heavily involved in community food-growing programs and shares his expertise with his local community. He takes inspiration from his grandparents, who he watched inspire other people throughout his childhood.
James lives in the suburbs of Denver with his family, where he continues to find new and innovative ways to inject city life with the natural lifestyle he grew up with, and carries on his family’s legacy of spreading natural living skills throughout a diverse community.