The Home Hen Handbook

 The Home Hen Handbook Keeping backyard chooks is an Australian tradition. The practice is common the world over and has been around for as long as civilized man but it enjoys a special place in Australian life and brings considerable joy and satisfaction to many people, not to mention the supply of wholesome fresh eggs.

However it is not an exercise to be entered into lightly. The birds require regular attention, well maintained facilities, good food and general husbandry. There needs to be a commitment to the animals if you choose to take responsibility for their welfare.