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New library books

The following new books about raising chickens are available at the Monroeville Branch of the Allen County Public Library.

•“Free-Range Chicken Gardens: How to Create a Beautiful, Chicken-Friendly Yard” by Jessi Bloom

This book is about incorporating chickens with gardens and covers topics such as organic pest control, soil aeration and the production of fresh eggs.

•“The Chicken Encyclopedia: An Illustrated Encyclopedia” by Gail Damerow

This book covers a wide range of topics pertaining to chickens; it will answer any questions you might have on the subject.

•“Chicken Health for Dummies” by Julie Gauthier, Rob Ludlow

This book provides helpful information on diagnosing and treating sick chickens, as well as tips on keeping the birds healthy.

•“Eggs & Poultry Made at Home” by Dick Strawbridge, James Strawbridge

This is a guide to raising chickens, ducks, geese and turkeys for eggs and for eating.

•“Projects to Get You Off the Grid: Rain Barrels, Chicken Coops, and Solar Panels” by Noah Weinstein

Designed to make home owners self-sufficient, this book contains 21 projects, including collecting rain water, building a solar panel and constructing backyard chicken coops.

– Allen County Public Library