Hens to Keep, Eggs to Eat

By Charlotte Popescu

Keeping some hens in the garden is now hugely popular. This book covers everything you need to know to get started and will help you understand the best ways to keep your hens happy and healthy. Based on my own personal experiences over many years, the book covers all the best breeds for the garden, housing for hens and how to make your own hen house, the all-important egg laying, keeping cockerels and hatching chicks. Hybrid hens are explained in detail as these are a popular choice for families wanting a good supply of eggs. I also advise on the best bantam breeds for small gardens.


Silver Duckwing Welsummer
Copper Blue Marans
Wheaten Marans
Gold-spangled Appenzeller
Silver Dorking


There are sections on problems such as diseases and predators. You can find out how to fit your gardening in around your hens as well. To finish off I have included some of my favourite egg recipes for when you have a surplus in the spring and summer.

ISBN 9781899470334

RRP £8.99

Your price £7.99