Christine Heinrichs is the author of How to Raise Chickens and How to Raise Poultry (both Voyageur Press, 2013) and has won many awards over the course of her 30-year writing career. She holds a degree in journalism from the University of Oregon and is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, the Society of Environmental Journalists, the Northern California Science Writers Association, and Ten Spurs, the honorary society of the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference. She is also a member of the American Poultry Association, where she serves on the Heritage Breeds Committee, the American Bantam Association, and the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy. She lives with her husband, chickens, and cat in Cambria, California.
The information she presents is fascinating, and it’s stuff you aren’t likely to encounter in other books about chickens or poultry. And the photos are terrific…While it’s not really a how-to book (and I got the feeling it wasn’t meant to be, despite the title,) it’s amazing how much how-to information is crammed into it. If you don’t kow a thing about raising birds, you’ll at least get a pretty good idea of what’s involved…you get an informative, entertaining, beautiful and fascinating look at the wide world of poultry. This is a book any bird lover could spend many delightful hours with.
--Backyard Poultry Magazine, April/May 2009
This may seem an unlikely title for attention in a science journal, unless you have been paying attention to the global economic crisis. Some areas are considering poultry-powered plants. Turns out chicken poop pollutes more than coal. Who knew? The author of this book, a poultry expert and 30-year journalist, offers detailed guidance with lots of color photos on how to raise birds from water fowl to turkeys and emus. Start checking local zoning for permit rules on raising your own food—and maybe energy? Science Communication
Whether you want eggs, meat, feathers, hide, or simply beauty, this indispensable resource explains all the helpful dos and don’ts. From gourmet foods to goose down, from ostrich leather to peacock feathers, poultry expert Christine Heinrichs covers it all. http://www.enterfarm.com/