The Small-Scale Poultry Flock: An All-Natural Approach to Raising Chickens and Other Fowl for Home and Market Growers If you only read one book on raising chickens, this is the one. The author goes into great detail to help you manage your chickens naturally. This means health
Gaia's Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture, 2nd Edition My first recommendation for a primer on Permaculture.
Folks, This Ain't Normal: A Farmer's Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World Why we want our gardens and farms to be natural.
Pastured Poultry Profit$ Want to raise chicken for part-time or full-time income? This is your book. Also full of great tips for the backyard chicken keeper.
Everything I Want To Do Is Illegal: War Stories from the Local Food Front No comment needed here. Title says it all.
Big Berkey BK4X2-CF With 2 9" Ceramic Filters Our choice for clean water for our family. In good times and in bad.
Morakniv Companion Fixed Blade Outdoor Knife with Carbon Steel Blade, 4.1-Inch, Military Green Great for all jobs. Makes harvesting a chicken or a deer an easy job. Cheap enough that I keep several.
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
Free-Range Chicken Gardens: How to Create a Beautiful, Chicken-Friendly Yard Great design ideas for having your chickens and garden co-exist.
Paradise Lot: Two Plant Geeks, One-Tenth of an Acre, and the Making of an Edible Garden Oasis in the City Amazing what can be grown in a small space. Great resource for specific plant recommendations.
Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and Diet Dictocrats Only cookbook I've read cover to cover.
Odd Bits: How to Cook the Rest of the Animal Great info on why it's healthy to eat, and how to prepare, organs and other odd bits usually wasted.