The last few years have witnessed an amazing boom in the popularity of chickens as pets. People in their thousands have woken up to the fact that you don t need farmland or lots of special equipment to keep them; today s exciting new generation of chicken houses mean that anyone with a bit of space - a garden, terrace, or simple backyard can keep chickens. And the added bonus is that they make great pets. Low-maintenance and easy-going, provided they are regularly fed and watered chickens virtually look after themselves. No need to take them for a walk, and they come with a lifetime s supply of free eggs. When this brilliant illustrated guide to chicken keeping was first published, it quickly established itself as a best seller.