ABC of Poultry Raising

A Complete Guide for the Beginner Or Expert

Author: J. H. Florea

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486232010

Category: Nature

Page: 206

View: 4628

Describes equipment and procedures for rearing, managing, and breeding poultry and considers the preparation of chickens and eggs for use
Posted in Nature

How to Raise Chickens

Everything You Need to Know, Updated & Revised

Author: Christine Heinrichs

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 0760343772

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 208

View: 3979

Whether you want to raise 5 chickens or 50, whether you have a 40-foot city lot or a 40-acre farm, the expert advice in this hands-on guidebook makes it easy for you to get started raising a healthy flock. Whichever comes first for you, the chicken or the egg, this book will show you what to do next with longtime chicken breeder Christine Heinrichs explaining all the helpful DOs and important DON’Ts. This brightly illustrated, full-color guide will prove an indispensable resource for anyone interested in raising their very own flocks. Easy-to-follow advice helps you to: Choose breeds and obtain stock House and feed chickens Manage your flock and keep it healthy Select and cull for breeding programs Incubate eggs and care for chicks Raise chickens in the country, suburbs, or city The book provides information on breed types, obtaining stock, housing, feeding, flock management, breeding programs, incubation and care of chicks, selection and culling, showing, health care, and the legal aspects of raising chickens. Reviewed and approved by Dr. Clint Rusk (Purdue University Associate Professor in the Youth Development and Agriculture Education Department), this book will give you the tools you need to succeed in a challenging but rewarding business.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

The Chicken Whisperer's Guide to Keeping Chickens

Everything You Need to Know . . . and Didn't Know You Needed to Know About Backyard and Urban Chickens

Author: Andy Schneider,Brigid McCrea

Publisher: Quarry

ISBN: 1592537286

Category: Nature

Page: 176

View: 9009

Are you looking for a great way to reconnect with the earth, the community, and your food sources? Keeping backyard chickens is a fun, simple way to start making this happen, even with limited space in your backyard. Let the Chicken Whisperer (poultry personality Andy Schneider) teach you everything he knows…and everything you need to know…about raising a backyard flock! Ditch the super-technical manuals and enjoy Andy's unique, common-sense perspective in The Chicken Whisperer's Guide to Keeping Chickens. This fun, comprehensive guide is a perfect fit for your busy lifestyle. Inside, you’ll learn:—The Benefits of a Backyard Chicken Flock—So You're Eggspecting: The Art of Incubation— The Art of Brooding—Home Sweet Home: Coops & Runs—Nutrition, Health, and Wellness…and much more!
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Modern Livestock & Poultry Production

Author: Frank Flanders,James R. Gillespie

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305483154

Category: Science

Page: 1152

View: 2074

Designed for career and technical high school students who require competency in all phases and types of livestock production, the Ninth Edition of MODERN LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY PRODUCTION has been revised to include the most up-to-date, comprehensive information in the field. With coverage of basic animal science and livestock industry information as well as current issues in animal agriculture, this engaging text covers everything students need to know about livestock and poultry animals for classroom study and beyond. Through updated visual aids, real-world applications, and comprehensive study tools, the Ninth Edition provides students with a solid understand of the anatomy, physiology, nutrition, feeding, and reproduction of multiple livestock and poultry breeds. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Poultry Science, Chicken Culture

A Partial Alphabet

Author: Susan Merrill Squier

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813549248

Category: Science

Page: 256

View: 4055

Poultry Science, Chicken Culture is a collection of engrossing, witty, and thought-provoking essays about the chicken-the familiar domestic bird that has played an intimate part in our cultural, scientific, social, economic, legal, and medical practices and concerns since ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome. Organized as a primer, the book reaches beyond narrow disciplines to discover why individuals are so fascinated with the humble, funny, overlooked, and omnipresent chicken. Spanning fascinating and diverse fields, Susan Merrill Squier assesses the chicken as the focus of film, photography, and visual art in many media; details some of the roles played by chickens and eggs in the development of embryology, biology, and regenerative medicine; traces the iconic figure of the chicken (and the chicken thief) in political discourse during the 2008 presidential election; demonstrates the types of knowledge that have been lost as food production moved from small-scale farming to industrial agriculture; investigates the connection between women and chickens; analyzes the fears and risks behind the panic around avian flu; and scrutinizes the role of chicken farming in international development. A combination of personal passion and surprising scholarly information, Poultry Science, Chicken Culture will change forever the way you think about chickens.
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Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer

Author: Kelly Jones

Publisher: Yearling

ISBN: 0385755554

Category: FICTION

Page: 224

View: 710

"Twelve-year-old Sophie Brown feels like a fish out of water when she and her parents move from Los Angeles to the farm they've inherited from a great uncle. But farm life gets more interesting when a cranky chicken appears and Sophie discovers the hen can move objects with the power of her little chicken brain- jam jars, the latch to her henhouse, the entire henhouse.... And then more of her great uncle's unusual chickens come home to roost. Still, determined, resourceful Sophie learns to care for her flock, earning money for chicken food, collecting eggs. But when a respected local farmer tries to steal them, Sophie must find a way to keep them (and their superpowers) safe."
Posted in FICTION

Farm Sanctuary

Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food

Author: Gene Baur

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 074329159X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 286

View: 4014

A founder of an organization dedicated to promoting the compassionate treatment of animals and combating factory farming addresses key questions about the ethics of breeding animals for food, exposing inhumane practices utilized by typical food-production companies. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
Posted in Business & Economics

The Backyard Chicken Fight

How Keeping Chickens in Your Yard Is Ruffling Feathers Across the Nation and a Beginner's Guide to Hen Keeping

Author: Gretchen Anderson

Publisher: Mill Park Pub

ISBN: 9780972822558

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 96

View: 7207

Journalist and chicken-owner Gretchen Anderson chronicles the stories of people who are fighting City Hall for the right to own chickens. Find out how hen-keeping is ruffling feathers across the country. Also, learn the secrets to raising a healthy flock in your own backyard.
Posted in Business & Economics

Backyard Chickens

How to keep happy hens

Author: Dave Ingham

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1952535956

Category: Nature

Page: 224

View: 5566

Keeping a few hens was once only for rural dwellers with big yards - or inner-city hippies. Now it's mainstream and an attractive proposition wherever you live. Fluffy little recycling units that eat weeds, bugs and scraps and turn them into organic eggs - what's not to love? Chickens are great backyard pets for young and old - they're a natural extension for everyone with a vegie patch, and for those who like eggs but are concerned about the welfare of commercial hens. This book is the perfect reference, whether you're already keeping chickens or an absolute beginner thinking about getting a couple of chooks. Dave Ingham offers compulsively readable advice on how to start, housing and feeding, settling chickens in with other pets, troubleshooting, and the (minimal) commitment required to keep your backyard hens healthy and happy. 'This book is the what for, how to, where and why of chickens for novices and wranglers alike.' - Costa Georgiadis, ABC Gardening Australia
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The ABC of Poultry

A Reference Work for Amateur, Fancier and Professional on Poultry-keeping

Author: E. B. Johnstone

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poultry

Page: 166

View: 4994

Posted in Poultry

Good Practices in Planning and Management of Integrated Commercial Poultry Production in South Asia

Author: R. Prabakaran

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9789251050095

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 97

View: 9600

This publication reviews all aspects of poultry production in South Asia, including layer production for eggs and broilers for meat. Information is given on feeding and nutrition, housing and general husbandry, as well as on flock health. Regional specificity always exists but this type of production also shows the many similarities in other parts of the world with regard to potential and constraints.
Posted in Business & Economics

Guide to Raising Chickens

Author: Gail Damerow

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603424695

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 438

View: 8895

A guide to raising one chicken or one hundred. It features topics from starting a backyard flock to putting eggs on the table.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

The Joy of Keeping Chickens

The Ultimate Guide to Raising Poultry for Fun Or Profit

Author: Jennifer Megyesi

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1602393133

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 4806

The most comprehensive full-color chicken book available.
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Fresh Eggs Daily

Raising Happy, Healthy Chickens...naturally

Author: Lisa Steele

Publisher: St Lynns Press

ISBN: 9780985562250

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 142

View: 7657

Offers information on how to successfully care for and raise healthy chickens.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

The Chicken Book

Author: Page Smith,Charles Daniel

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820322131

Category: Nature

Page: 380

View: 1005

Liberating today's chicken from cartoons, fast food, and other demeaning associations, The Chicken Book at once celebrates and explains this noble fowl. As it traces the rise and fall of Gallus domesticus from the jungles of ancient India to the assembly-line hatcheries sprawled across modern America, this original, frequently astounding book passes along a trove of knowledge and lore about everything from the chicken's biology and behavior to its place in legend and mythology. The book includes lively discussions of the chicken's role in literature and history, the cruel attractions of cockfighting, the medicinal uses of eggs and chicken parts, the details of the egg-laying process, the basics of the backyard coop, recipes, and much more. Entertaining and insightful, The Chicken Book will change the way we regard this too often underappreciated animal.
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Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series

1954: July-December

Author: N.A

Publisher: Copyright Office, Library of Congress

ISBN: N.A

Category: Copyright

Page: 852

View: 7255

Includes Part 1, Number 2: Books and Pamphlets, Including Serials and Contributions to Periodicals (July - December)
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Poultry Genetics, Breeding, and Biotechnology

Author: W. M. Muir,S. E. Aggrey

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9780851998459

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 744

View: 5068

This comprehensive research book represents the first complete integration of current knowledge in this area. It addresses issues associated with poultry breeding particularly by examining quantitative and molecular genetics and the uses of transgenic technology. A special section covers the important area of disease resistance and transmission.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

That's why We Don't Eat Animals

A Book about Vegans, Vegetarians, and All Living Things

Author: N.A

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1556437854

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 5063

An introduction to vegetarianism and veganism features an endearing cast of animals shown in both their natural state and in the terrible conditions of the factory farm, describing the negative effects that eating meat has on the environment.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

One Hen

How One Small Loan Made a Big Difference

Author: Katie Smith Milway

Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd

ISBN: 1771381590

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 9658

Inspired by true events, One Hen tells the story of Kojo, a boy from Ghana who turns a small loan into a thriving farm and a livelihood for many.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction