Storey's Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds

Chickens, Ducks, Geese, Turkeys, Emus, Guinea Fowl, Ostriches, Partridges, Peafowl, Pheasants, Quails, Swans

Author: Carol Ekarius

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612128432

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 288

View: 8532

More than 128 birds strut their stuff across the pages of this definitive primer for intrepid poultry farmers and feather fanciers alike. From the Manx Rumpy to the Redcap and the Ancona duck to his Aylesbury cousin, each breed is profiled with a brief history, detailed descriptions of identifying characteristics, and colorful photography. Comprehensive and fun, Storey’s Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds celebrates the personalities and charming good looks of North America’s quirkiest barnyard birds and waterfowl.
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Moubray's treatise on domestic and ornamental poultry

a practical guide to the history, breeding, rearing, feeding, fattening, and general management of fowls and pigeons

Author: John Lawrence,L. A. Meall,F. R. Horner,Joseph Marlin Kronheim,C. J. Winter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Chickens

Page: 504

View: 9716

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Ornamental and Domestic Poultry

Their History, and Management

Author: Edmund Saul Dixon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poultry

Page: 345

View: 1138

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The Turkey

An American Story

Author: Andrew F. Smith

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252092422

Category: Cooking

Page: 264

View: 1883

Fondly remembered as the centerpiece of family Thanksgiving reunions, the turkey is a cultural symbol as well as a multi-billion dollar industry. As a bird, dinner, commodity, and national icon, the turkey has become as American as the bald eagle (with which it actually competed for supremacy on national insignias). Food historian Andrew F. Smith's sweeping and multifaceted history of Meleagris gallopavo separates fact from fiction, serving as both a solid historical reference and a fascinating general read. With his characteristic wit and insatiable curiosity, Smith presents the turkey in ten courses, beginning with the bird itself (actually several different species of turkey) flying through the wild. The Turkey subsequently includes discussions of practically every aspect of the iconic bird, including the wild turkey in early America, how it came to be called "turkey," domestication, turkey mating habits, expansion into Europe, stuffing, conditions in modern industrial turkey factories, its surprising commercial history of boom and bust, and its eventual ascension to holiday mainstay. The second half of the book collects an amazing array of over one hundred historical and modern turkey recipes from across America and Europe. Historians will enjoy a look back at the varied appetites of their ancestors, and seasoned cooks will have an opportunity to reintroduce a familiar food in forgotten ways.
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The Field Guide to Chickens

Author: Pam Percy

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 9780760324738

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 144

View: 8504

The story of the chicken traces the interactions of cultures around the globe. From Southeast Asia 8,000 years ago, chickens spread to ancient China and Japan, the Middle East, Europe during the rise and fall of the Roman Empire, and, from there, the world. Today, chickens fuel our poultry meat and egg industry. They also inspire the time-honored tradition of poultry exhibition and, increasingly, can be found in the backyards of folks who yearn for a simpler time. The Field Guide to Chickens provides a wealth of information on the sixty-one chicken breeds recognized by the American Poultry Association. From utilitarian egg layers to exotic show birds, from tiny bantams to large fowl, Pam Percy enlightens readers on the wonderful world of poultry. Essential for tyro fowl fans as well as longtime chicken breeders, this handy pocket-sized field guide includes a glossary, resources, and chapters describing the chicken's history, behavior, eggs and chicks, and ""everything but the cluck."" Indispensable and easy-to-use, this guide gives readers an ""egg up"" on the wonderful world of chickens.
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British Poultry Standards

Author: Victoria Roberts

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444309382

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 480

View: 7026

British Poultry Standards 6th edition is the official reference to all the recognised Poultry Standards in Great Britain. It contains complete specifications together with judging points for all standardised breeds and varieties, as compiled by the specialist Breed Clubs and recognised by the Poultry Club of Great Britain. Breeding and exhibiting poultry is a long-held tradition as well as a popular and rewarding hobby. The work of the Breed Clubs and the many dedicated breeders in preserving the pure breeds is vital in maintaining our breeds of poultry not only for the cultural heritage of future generations but also as a gene bank for the commercial world. Under the guardianship of the Poultry Club of Great Britain, this book details the authorised standards of excellence for each breed. New to this edition: • New and improved colour images for many breeds, now with almost 300 colour photographs. • The inclusion of silhouettes to show the perfect shape for each breed. • An additional 14 breeds are covered.
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How the Chicken Crossed the World

The Story of the Bird that Powers Civilisation

Author: Andrew Lawler

Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co

ISBN: 0715650262

Category: Nature

Page: 336

View: 7637

Queen Victoria was obsessed with it. Socrates' last words were about it. Charles Darwin and Louis Pasteur made their scientific breakthroughs using it. Hailed as a messenger of the gods, powerful sex symbol, gambling aid, all-purpose medicine and handy research tool, the humble chicken has been also cast as the epitome of evil, and the star of the world's most famous joke. Beginning with the recent discovery, that the chicken's unlikely ancestor is the T. Rex, How the Chicken Crossed the World tracks the chicken from its original domestication in the jungles of Southeast Asia some 10,000 years ago to today's Western societies, where it became the most engineered of animals, to the uncertain future of what is now humanity's single most important source of protein. In a masterful combination of historical sleuthing and journalistic exploration on four continents, Lawler reframes the way we feel and think about all domesticated animals and even nature itself.
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The Poultry Book

The Breeding and Management of Profitable and Ornamental Poultry

Author: W. B. Tegetmeier

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781537586076

Category:

Page: 390

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Written in 1867, this classic reprinting of W.B. Tegetmeier's famous work "The Poultry Book," contains nearly 400 pages of information on chickens, bantams, ducks, geese, turkeys, peafowl and other types of poultry and long considered one of the most authorative books on the subject of utilitarian and ornamental poultry. Chapters include The Poultry House and Yard, Feeding and Comparitive Value of Food, The Sitting Hen, Structure and Development of the Egg, The Management of Chickens, Cochins, Brahmas, Malays, The Dorking Fowl, The Spanish Fowl, Game Fowl, Hamburghs, Polish Fowl, The Sultan Fowl, French Breeds, The Silk Fowl, The Frizzled Fowl, Rumpless Fowl, Dumpies, Redcaps, Barndoor Fowls, Domestic Fowls of India, Bantams, The Jungle Fowls, The Turkey, The Pea-Hen, The Guinea Fowl, Ducks, Geese and more. Also included is an Appendix with the original standards of perfection for many poultry breed. Lavishly illustrated with thee original rare colored plates and black and white engravings that graced the original edition. Note: This edition is a perfect facsimile of the original edition and is not set in a modern typeface. As a result, some type characters and images might suffer from slight imperfections or minor shadows in the page background.
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The China Fowl

Shanghae, Cochin, and "Brahma."

Author: George Pickering Burnham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Brahma chicken

Page: 168

View: 2701

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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: 5944

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.
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The Poultry Book

Author: Harrison Weir

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poultry

Page: N.A

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The Small-scale Poultry Flock

An All-natural Approach to Raising Chickens and Other Fowl for Home and Market Growers

Author: Harvey Ussery

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603582908

Category: House & Home

Page: 394

View: 6501

The most comprehensive guide to date on raising all-natural poultry for the small-scale farmer, homesteader, and professional grower. The Small-Scale Poultry Flock offers a practical and integrative model for working with chickens and other domestic fowl, based entirely on natural systems. Readers will find information on growing (and sourcing) feed on a small scale, brooding (and breeding) at home, and using poultry as insect and weed managers in the garden and orchard. Ussery's model presents an entirely sustainable system that can be adapted and utilized in a variety of scales, and will prove invaluable for beginner homesteaders, growers looking to incorporate poultry into their farm, or poultry farmers seeking to close their loop. Ussery offers extensive information on: The definition of an integrated poultry flock (imitation of natural systems, integrating patterns, and closing the circle) Everything you need to know about your basic chicken (including distinctive points about anatomy and behavior that are critical to management) Extended information on poultry health and holistic health care, with a focus on prevention Planning your flock (flock size, choosing breeds, fowl useful for egg vs. meat production, sourcing stock) How to breed and brood the flock (including breeding for genetic conservation), including the most complete guide to working with broody hens available anywhere Making and mixing your own feed (with tips on equipment, storage, basic ingredients, technique, grinding and mixing) Providing more of the flock's feed from sources grown or self-foraged on the homestead or farm, including production of live protein feeds using earthworms and soldier grubs Using poultry to increase soil fertility, control crop damaging insects, and to make compost-including systems for pasturing and for tillage of cover crops and weeds Recipes for great egg and poultry dishes (including Ussery's famous chicken stock!) And one of the best step-by-step poultry butchering guides available, complete with extensive illustrative photos. No other book on raising poultry takes an entirely whole-systems approach, or discusses producing homegrown feed and breeding in such detail. This is a truly invaluable guide that will lead farmers and homesteaders into a new world of self-reliance and enjoyment.
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The Suburban Chicken

The Guide to Keeping Healthy, Thriving Chickens in Your Backyard

Author: Kristina Mercedes Urquhart

Publisher: i5 Publishing

ISBN: 1620082225

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 224

View: 6957

With more and more city dwellers and suburbanites embracing the notion of getting back to basics and living simpler, more rustic lives, it’s no surprise that the popularity of backyard chicken keeping has skyrocketed in recent years. Whether for enjoyment as pets or for the convenience of farm-fresh eggs right outside your door, chicken keeping can be an easy and fun step on the road to more sustainable, ecologically friendly living. Written by Kristina Mercedes Urquhart, The Suburban Chicken shares the author’s knowledge on general chicken husbandry, profiles of 20 suitable breeds for suburban living, how to provide your birds with optimal accommodations, and the healthcare needs of chickens, among other important topics about which prospective chicken owners should be familiar. INSIDE SUBURBAN CHICKEN: •The benefits and enjoyment of keeping chickens as pets. •Considerations for would-be chicken keepers, including local ordinances, space requirements, initial and ongoing expenses, and preparing the home and family. •Favorite standard-size, bantam, and egg-laying breeds for metropolitan and family living. •Hatching eggs and raising chicks. •Coop styles and descriptions of all equipment that a budding chicken keeper needs, as well as a chapter dedicated to keeping chickens safe from predators. •Preventive care and optimal diets for healthy, hardy birds. •Raising chickens for eggs: the science behind egg production, how to properly handle and store fresh eggs, and the differences between store-bought and homegrown eggs, as well as some exciting recipes for your bounty.
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A Study of Farm Animals

Author: Charles Sumner Plumb

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Livestock

Page: 551

View: 3960

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