Cekkebration of Local Authors

Christine Heinrich

In 2007 my book about raising traditional breeds of chickens in small flocks, How to Raise Chickens, was published. How to Raise Poultry, about ducks, geese, swans, turkeys, guineafowl, game birds and ratites, and chickens, was published in 2009.

As a professional journalist, I began writing about the members of the Society for the Preservation of Poultry Antiquities. Their many and varied birds were a source of delight, but not getting the attention they deserved. Their knowledge and devotion to preserving historic breeds inspired me. I accepted the position of publicity director for the Society for the Preservation of Poultry Antiquities in 2000. When MBI Publishing invited me to write a book to share that knowledge with others, I put aside other work and dedicated my time to poultry. Thata book received such a warm reception that I wrote another, How to Raise Poultry, about ducks, geese, swans, turkeys, guinea fowl, game birds and ratites as well as chickens.