1998, 3rd edition 2014
168 pages, B5 format 244mm by 170mm, with 96 colour photos and illustrations.
(Also published in the USA by Acres USA.)
Backyard Poultry – Naturally is “the bible” for chemical-free raising of your feathered friends. From housing to feeding, from selection to breeding, from pets to production, from the best lookers to the best layers, this book covers everything the backyard farmer needs to know about poultry husbandry – including preventative and curative herbal medicines and homeopathic remedies for common problems.
For designing more sustainable poultry yards, it covers what useful plants can be grown, following sound Permaculture principles. Permaculture farmer author Alanna is passionate about preserving the heritage poultry breeds, many of which are in danger of extinction, so these breeds are featured in the book too.
This 3rd edition of 2014 was completely updated and revised, with extra natural remedies added, along with new breed photographs and now in full colour. The book became a best seller in it’s field in Australia.
“A wonderful resource! Alanna Moore has provided poultry enthusiasts with all the information they need to raise healthy poultry, without using harmful chemicals.” – Meg Miller, Grass Roots magazine
“Backyard Poultry – Naturally is the best all-round poultry book I’ve seen in ages.” – Judith Gray, Earth Garden magazine
“The poultry health section is the best I’ve seen.” – Eve Sinton, Permaculture International Journal
“An interesting and worthwhile book that will no doubt have a lot of appeal for the amateur or part-time farmer” – Kerry Lonergan, ‘Landline’ program, ABC TV.