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Home to roost : a backyard farmer chases chickens through the ages

by Sheasley, Bob.

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A lighthearted scientific history of the chicken is interspersed with the author's story of tending his backyard poultry farm throughout the course of a year, in an account that features such topics as the role of the chicken in folk medicine and technology, what a chicken's DNA reveals about its re... Full description


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Table of Contents:
  • You come, too
  • Spring: a season to sow
  • Joy in the morning
  • Trumpet to the morn
  • Crossing the road
  • Homegrown
  • Summer: a season to grow
  • The killing fields
  • Desires of the flesh
  • Chicken noodle
  • Fall: a season to collect
  • Joy of eggs
  • One basket
  • Winter: a season to reflect
  • Kinder, gentler
  • In sickness and health
  • Home to roost
  • Golden dreams.