I’m really enjoying “The Small Scale Poultry Book,” written by Harvey Ussery. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in raising chickens, geese, and ducks. Actually think it’s a great read for people who tend to kitchen gardens too. The marriage between poultry, the soil food web, putting the flock to work, vermiculture, and raising delicious food is fine tuned in this book. Plus so much more.
Harvey feels like an expert to me. He has over 30 years of experience raising poultry and the breath and depth of his knowledge is fantastic. As I read I hold onto little pearl of wisdom he bestows.
Earlier this fall we had the privilege of attending his workshop at The Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello. He’s totally committed to raising vibrant flocks. He gives the reader great ideas on poultry housing with different designs in the back of the book. I really admire his knowledge on intergrating cover crops for the flock and in the garden. Not to mention the ideas for growing your own poultry feed. This is a must read! The photos alone will inspire ideas for your small flock and homestead. Trust me!