This book is about keeping hens for pleasure in your garden, about their suitability as pets and the joy of having fresh free-range eggs. The author has kept bantams in her garden for many years and this book is based on personal experiences. The book includes chapters on housing, feeding, egg laying, hatching chicks plus information on breeds and common ailments. The second half of the book contains egg recipes with helpful ideas for surplus eggs and left over yolks or whites. Savoury and sweet recipes include tarts, souffles, mousses, cakes, Swiss rolls, Ice creams, roulades and meringues. The book is illustrated with black and white drawings and with an 8 page colour section.