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www.greenlivingpdx.com Local Notes Urban Farm Store Owners Write Chicken Keeping Book Portland’s Urban Farm Store stocks everything today’s modern locavore needs to live a sustainable life, from custom chicken feed to beekeeping equipment to cheese-making supplies. Owners Robert and Hannah Litt have spent hours each day researching and answering custom-ers’ questions about their chickens. They have gathered all their best advice in this resource on breeds, feed, and care, includ-ing plans for a coop that can be built in a single weekend, and answers to common questions such as “How do I raise chicks?”, ”Which breeds are the best layers?” and “Should I bring a $5 chicken to the vet?” From behavior to broods to litter, the Litts share their hard-earned wisdom along with a few of their favorite egg recipes -proving that rais-ing a healthy backyard flock is all it’s cracked up to be. 6 Robert and Hannah Litt have been keeping chickens for seven years. As Robert, a landscape architect, and Hannah, a nurse-midwife, became increasingly interested in urban food-growing, Robert returned to school to obtain an MS in sustainable agricul-ture. In early 2009, they opened an urban farm supply store. They’ve been featured on Oregon Public Broadcasting and Planet Green’s Renovation Nation. A Chicken in Every Yard: The Urban Farm Store’s Guide to Chicken Keeping by Robert and Hannah Litt. -$19.99 hardcover 208 pages full-color photographs and illustrations -6 1/2 x 9 inches ISBN: 978-1-58008-582-3 Publication Date: March 22, 2011 For more information, visit www.urbanfarmstore.com. A Practical Journal for Friends of the Environment c GreenLivingJournal.com d Spring 2011

Urban Farm Store Owners Write Chicken Keeping Book

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