This book is entertaining, informative, and very relatable. It has been written for backyard chicken-keepers past, present, and future by one who has survived that experience with all limbs still attached.
Each of the 54 high-resolution colour cartoons was drawn by award-winning cartoonist Mark Lynch, and each has an explanation, should you need it, of the finer points of the cartoon.
As Alanna Moore, author of Backyard Poultry – Naturally, put it in her review of the book, “You’re bound to have a cackle over Alan’s cartoons. You might even fall off your perch laughing!”
Warning: Some cartoons may ruffle feathers!
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Strictly for Grammar Nerds
How I came to use the ‘Oxford Comma’. This book went through three major edits. The first was completed by an ex-radio producer, presenter, and announcer. He took my rather serious explanations and turned them into the light-hearted versions that you can...
The Controversial “Chinese Comb” and “Playing Gay Chicken” Cartoons
During the editing process, I was advised that two cartoons might receive a negative reaction and that I should prepare for that. One of them is on page 93 and the other is on page 99 of my book. Here is my explanation of each cartoon. First, the “Chinese Comb...
What I have learnt as a self-publisher?
Having been through the self-publishing process twice now, first with Chook Tails and then with a book about the local history of the community which I live in, I have the following recommendations for chicken lovers who just might want to publish a book about their...
My Wife’s Introduction to Chook Tails
Chicken Nibbles is my second self-published book about chickens. My first, Chook Tails: Free Range Eggs, was self-published in 2007 and promptly fell off the perch. I began drawing cartoons in 2004. I asked my wife, Erica, to write a Foreword for Chook Tails. This is...