This book is really fresh & enjoyable. It has a 'Which Breeds' chapter, which explains how to choose the type of chicken that'll be best suited to you. How to raise, show, handle and incubate chicks. It has over 50 breeds featured, which are broken down into sections. Plus it has the 'Personality' section on each breed; which is one feature most other chicken books do not include. Granted, that this book is British authored and many American founded chicken breeds are not included in the 50 breed 'Personality' section. I loved the fact that it listed which breeds were more suited to beginners and the ones best left to the more experienced handlers. I'd highly recommend this book to anyone interested in chickens.