chicken boy: my life with hens
'i am a toddler the first time i meet a chicken, and we are equal in size and height. the hen has tiny eyelashes, a strawberry-jam face and a voice of purring clucks. i sense a happy spirit of inquisitiveness and smile in fascination. from that moment on, i will always love the company of chickens. i have found my tribe'
from the local allotments and his nan's back garden, to chatsworth and an unlikely friendship with the late duchess of devonshire, a famous hen-keeper, chicken boy tells the story of the love and satisfaction to be found in caring for living things. illustrated with arthur's watercolours and photographs of his 'girls', and laden with practical hen-keeping tips, gardening advice and introductions to common, rare and pure breeds, chicken boy is a one-of-a-kind memoir of a life in nature.