A Practical Work on Breed, Breeding, Rearing, and General Management of All Kinds of Poultry
Author: William M. Lewis
Finally backyard farmers who want to keep a few hens for eggs have a bible that's attractive enough to leave out on the coffee table, and inexpensive enough to purchase on a whim. This comprehensive guide, written in charming prose from the perspective of an organic farmer, will appeal to readers who are interested in raising chickens, or simply want the best knowledge about how to cook them. With this in mind, farmer and animal expert Jennifer Megyesi discusses all the basic details of raising the birds—general biology, health, food, choosing breeds, and so on—and she cuts through the smoke to identify what terms like "organic," "free-range," and so on really mean for poultry farmers and consumers. No chicken book would be complete without information on how to show chickens for prizes, and this is no different, but The Joy of Keeping Chickens also stresses the importance of self-sustainability and organic living, and the satisfaction of keeping heirloom breeds. Readers will appreciate the comprehensive nature of this readable, informative guide, and Megyesi's enthusiasm about keeping chickens. Coupled with Geoff Hansen's gorgeous full-color photographs, this text makes for an instant classic in the category.
The Ultimate Guide to Raising Poultry for Fun or Profit
Author: Jennifer Megyesi
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
DIVWhether you raise your flock for pleasure, profit, or both, the freshly updated second edition of Christine Heinrichs’ How to Raise Poultry will quickly equip you to successfully manage any of 14 different fowl species./div
Everything You Need to Know, Updated & Revised
Author: Christine Heinrichs
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
Category: Technology & Engineering
This publication is part of a series which seeks to raise awareness amongst policymakers and agricultural support services in low and middle income countries about sustainable income generation opportunities for small-scale farmers and local communities. It contains guidance on the keeping of poultry, and topics discussed include: the history of domestic poultry production, its contribution to sustainable rural livelihoods, key components of rural poultry production, diversification and intensification issues, utilisation of poultry products. It includes examples of case studies of poultry production schemes in Bangladesh, South Africa, Guatemala, Cambodia and the Philippines.
Author: Robyn G. Alders,Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Agricultural Support Systems Division
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.
“Raising Chickens Made Easy” is a classic guide to poultry farming aimed at part-time food producers with gardens or small plots of land. This accessible and beginner-friendly guide will of considerable utility to modern readers with an interest in keeping chickens for pleasure of profit. Contents include: “Chapter I - Home-Flock Possibilities”, “Chapter II - Producing Broilers And Fryers”, “Chapter III - Efficient Egg Production”, “Chapter IV - Houses For Small Flocks”, “Chapter V - Controlling Parasites And Diseases”, “Chapter VI - Incubation And Breeding”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new introduction on poultry farming.
Author: Paul W. Chapman
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
Category: Technology & Engineering
Describes equipment and procedures for rearing, managing, and breeding poultry and considers the preparation of chickens and eggs for use
A Complete Guide for the Beginner Or Expert
Author: J. H. Florea
Publisher: Courier Corporation
This special re-print edition of the W. Powell-Owen's book "Poultry Keeping Along Money Making Lines" is a complete guide to raising chickens for eggs, meat or exhibition for profit. Written in 1919, this classic English text on poultry contains the basics of raising poultry, be it for eggs, for meat purposes or for pleasure. Included are all the basic elements of breed selection, coops and other forms of housing, how to hatch eggs, care of young chicks and much more. The text is specifically written from the standpoint of making money from poultry raising. Some of the topics covered include The Home Poultry Industry, Branches of Poultry Husbandry, All About Eggs, Hatching Eggs, Rearing Chicks, Feeding For Eggs, Breeding For Eggs, Poultry Breeds As You Should Know Them, The Would Be Poultry Farmer, Principles of Poultry Housing, Month by Month With Poultry, Raising Meat Chickens, Ducks For Eggs and Meat, Geese, Guinea Fow and Turkeys, Bantams, Poultry Farming As a Profession and much more. In our opinion, this is one of the best classic books on the subject of keeping poultry for profit. 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.
Poultry Farming As a Profession
Author: W. Powell-Owen
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
The Complete Directory for Rearing Fowls, Pigeons, Rabbits, Bees, and Other Small Stock Necessary on a Comfortable Farm, with Remarks on Dogs, Swine, and Cows; Also, Hints on Ox and Colt Breaking and Horsemanship
Author: D. F. Ames
Category: Domestic animals
Being a Practical and Complete Guide to Breeding Poultry, with Chapters on Buildings, Incubators, Their Management, and Care of Young Chicks, Together with a Full Account of the Various Breeds of Fowls, Chickens, Ducks, Turkeys, Geese, Guineas, Etc., with the History and Cure of All Known Diseases
Author: Lewis Wright
Author: Frank Getz Ashbrook
Category: Cookery (Game)
Hobby Farms GOATS: Small-Scale Herding, written by hobby farmer and prolific author and columnist Sue Weaver, is an essential guide to the wonderful world of goats, the fastest growing new area of the US agricultural meat market. This colorful guide discusses goats of all types, including dairy goats, used for milk and cheese; meat goats; fiber goats, prized for their mohair and cashmere; recreational goats, beloved by children for their great personalities and silliness; and brush goats, the lawnmowers of creative hobby farmers and suburbanites. Weaver offers excellent advice on how to purchase a goat: sensible and direct, she advises newcomers that while goats can be profitable, they should not rush in. Before the reader fills his backyard with a herd of goats, the author warns him or her to consider that while goats are “cute, personable, charming, and imminently entertaining…[they] are also destructive…mischievous, sometimes ornery, and often exasperating.” The book lists the various breeds of goats commonly available as meat and dairy producers, carefully spelling out their advantages and drawbacks. In the chapter on selecting a goat, the author instructs the reader to be aware of the overall health and soundness, and to consider such the animals’ horns and teeth. The book also covers general care for a small herd of goats, including outdoor housing and feeding, general health care, and maintenance. For hobby farmers ready to dive into the world of reproducing their goats, there are chapters on breeding, mating, and “Bringing Kids into the World.” All goat keepers will be enlightened by the information in the chapter on behavior and solving everyday problems with their often capricious caprines. Since the focus of the book is for hobby farmers, Goats also addresses how to make money from the small-scale herd, offering advice on managing, selling, and marketing goat-derived products. The book concludes with an extensive glossary of over 150 terms, an appendix of common goat diseases, and a resource section of useful goat-relevant books, websites, and associations. Fully indexed.
Small-scale Herding for Pleasure And Profit
Author: Sue Weaver
Publisher: i5 Publishing
Am 9. Oktober 2012 wird die junge Pakistanerin Malala Yousafzai auf ihrem Schulweg überfallen und niedergeschossen. Die Fünfzehnjährige hatte sich den Taliban widersetzt, die Mädchen verbieten, zur Schule zu gehen. Wie durch ein Wunder kommt Malala mit dem Leben davon. Als im Herbst 2013 ihr Buch "Ich bin Malala" erscheint, ist die Resonanz enorm: Weltweit wird über ihr Schicksal berichtet. Im Juli 2013 hält sie eine beeindruckende Rede vor den Vereinten Nationen. Barack Obama empfängt sie im Weißen Haus, und im Dezember erhält sie den Sacharow-Preis für geistige Freiheit, verliehen vom Europäischen Parlament. Malala Yousafzai lebt heute mit ihrer Familie in England, wo sie wieder zur Schule geht. Malala Yousafzai wird mit dem Friedensnobelpreis 2014 ausgezeichnet. »Dieses Memoir unterstreicht ihre besten Eigenschaften. Ihren Mut und ihre Entschlossenheit kann man nur bewundern. Ihr Hunger nach Bildung und Neugestaltung ist authentisch. Sie wirkt so unschuldig, und da ist diese unverwüstliche Zuversicht. Sie spricht mit einem solchen Gewicht, dass man vergisst, dass Malala erst 16 ist.« The Times »Niemand hat das Recht auf Bildung so knapp, so einprägsam und überzeugend zusammengefasst wie Malala Yousafzai, die tapferste Schülerin der Welt.« Berliner Zeitung »Der mutigste Teenager der Welt« Bild »Bewegend erzählt Malala Yousafzai ihr Schicksal.« Brigitte
Das Mädchen, das die Taliban erschießen wollten, weil es für das Recht auf Bildung kämpft
Author: Malala Yousafzai
Publisher: Droemer eBook
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Written by hobby farmer Cherie Langlois from Washington state, Ducks is a fantastic overview of these entertaining and adaptable waterfowl. The author begins by asking “What do these water-crazy birds have that make them as much an asset to farms as landlubbing poultry?” She provides many answers that defend the virtues and versatility of ducks and argues that the duck is superior to the ubiquitous chicken in many ways. As a zoologist, Langlois has a gift for elucidating the details of the waterfowl’s anatomy, traits and behavior, all revealed in the first chapter “Meet the Duck.” She proceeds by leading readers through the process of choosing the right ducks for their hobby farm, considering the various domestic breeds (from bantams to heavyweights) as well as the sex of the birds and number of birds/breeds ideal for beginning a hobby-farm flock. The book offers advice on housing these very adaptable birds that thrive in various climates and regions throughout the world: space requirements, ventilation, flooring, feeders, and fencing. Naturally, ducks need water to thrive in the form of an existing lake, a manmade pond or simple duck pools, all discussed in the housing chapter. “The Duck Diet” chapter discusses the nutritional needs of the flock and various feeding options farmers and ranchers can consider. Seasoned duck aficionados interested in getting into the business of ducklings will find much information in the breeding chapter, which catalogs methods for hatching, incubators, mama duck and baby care, and more. The health of livestock is always a major consideration for the hobby farmer, and the chapter “Flock Health and Handling” offers a mini course in disease prevention, proper hygiene, recognizing symptoms of illnesses, and dealing with common maladies. The advantages of duck farming—the superior quality of duck eggs, down, and meat--are the focal point of the final chapter “Harvesting the Rewards,” likely the first chapter the dubious duck farmer will read prior to taking the dive into ducks. The book concludes with appendices of endangered duck breeds and duck diseases, resources, a glossary of terms, and a complete index.
Tending a Small-Scale Flock for Pleasure and Profit
Author: Cherie Langlois
Publisher: i5 Publishing
Der Longseller jetzt als Sonderausgabe Erfolgreiche Menschen verfügen über ein starkes Selbstwertgefühl und wissen ganz genau, was sie wollen. Mit dem von David J. Schwartz entwickelten Prinzip des großzügigen Denkens kann jeder sich diese Erfolgshaltung zu eigen machen. Niederlagen in Siege verwandeln, mit Selbstvertrauen die einmal gesteckten Ziele erreichen, das Leben selbst in die Hand nehmen – seit über 50 Jahren beherzigen Menschen die Tips und Hinweise von David J. Schwartz. Legen Sie festgefahrene Denkgewohnheiten ab, Denken Sie groß – und glauben Sie an sich und Ihren Erfolg!
Erfolg durch großzügiges Denken
Author: David Schwartz