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The New Rules of the Roost: Organic Care & Feeding for the Family Flock

By Robert Litt and Hannah Litt

The Litts listen daily to concerns and questions posed by customers seeking the best organic methods for keeping backyard chickens safe and healthy. Now they’ve compiled their proven solutions into this often-entertaining book.

Gail Damerow, author of Guide to Raising Chickens

New from Robert and Hannah Litt—the owners of the Urban Farm Store and the authors of the bestselling A Chicken in Every Yard—comes a hardworking guide to backyard chicken keeping that goes beyond the basics. The New Rules of the Roost addresses the problems that crop up when keeping backyard chickens long term. It covers a wide range of topics including guidance on organic health remedies and disease prevention, pest management, organic nutrition, the best breeds for specific needs, and the simplest and most effective options for daily maintenance and feeding. Readers will also learn how to introduce new chickens to a flock, how to manage aggressive birds, how to deal with mature chickens, and much more.

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"[Starred review] A wealth of advice packed so nicely into one volume.…​perfect for enterprising chickenistas just starting out and for those with established flocks as well."

Library Journal

About the authors

Robert Litt

Robert Litt founded the Urban Farm Store in Portland, Oregon with his wife Hannah. They’ve been featured on Planet Green’s Renovation Nation, National Public Radio, and Oregon Public Broadcasting. He was named one of Food & Wine’s “40 Big Food Thinkers Under 40” in 2010.

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Hannah Litt

Hannah Litt founded the Urban Farm Store in Portland, Oregon with her husband Robert. They’ve been featured on Planet Green’s Renovation Nation, National Public Radio, and Oregon Public Broadcasting.

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