Marblemount, WA (PressExposure) July 28, 2012 -- The book is the first in a series entitled 'Guides For Pet Chicken Enthusiasts' and was written with frustrated first time chicken owners in mind . . . those who've grown disenchanted to discover that their flock doesn't compare with the endearing photos of cuddly chickens featured on magazine covers.
Scott, who has been raising chickens for nearly thirty years and has a track record for taming his own chickens to the point where they follow him everywhere and sometimes hop onto his shoulders for a ride, reveals all his tips and secrets in this little manual. He includes simple to follow steps that any chicken owner can easily emulate. Consistently applying these lessons will, in Scott's words "allow you to really enjoy your chickens, appreciate their separate personalities, and always have a front row seat from which to watch their amusing antics."
The book includes some basic taming techniques normally used by exhibitors that will, with consistent practice reduce stress and flightiness in the flock. Scott stresses the importance of using some of these methods regularly to stay attuned with each individual birds' health condition, a must for early detection of disease or infestation. Scott is an old hand at fitting and showing his chickens in local fairs, and his chickens have won him a number of ribbons and trophies.
If you've ever returned home later than normal, only to discover your free range birds had already gone to roost . . . on a tree branch . . . Scott has a solution for that. He also provides suggestions for those who volunteer to take on the responsibility of 'rescuing' feral chickens to place in appropriate human care, as well.
For anyone who has ever wondered, "how can I get my chickens to calm down, enjoy being held, and stop being so excitable", this comprehensive guide has reliable answers.