A comprehensive guidebook for those interested in raising poultry on pasture, this reference is organized in an easy-to-use format with topics ranging frombrooding to processing, laying hens to broilers and turkeys, shelter designs, and marketing. (Technology-Agriculture)
Ten Years of Success
Author: Jody Padgham
Publisher: Norton Creek Press
Category: Business & Economics
This special re-print edition of the Grant M. Curtis' book "Success With Poultry" is a basic guide to raising poultry of all types successfully, be it for use at home or for profit. Included are not only sections on Chickens, but also Turkeys, Ducks and Geese. Written in 1900, this classic text on poultry sheds light on the information that the start-up poultry fancier needs to learn if they wish to have success. Topics include Successful Poultry Raising, The Leading Standard Breeds of Poultry, Practical Poultry Houses complete with plans, Brooding Houses with plans, The Care of Adult Fowls, Feeding Young Chickens, The Care of Growing Stock, The Best Breeds For Broilers, Feeding and Forcing Broilers, Incubator Cellars, Incubation Pointers, The Care of Brooder Chicks, Pekin Ducks For Profit, Five Thousand Ducks on Two Acres, Care and Management of Turkeys, Capons and Caponizing, Diseases of Poultry and much more. Lavishly illustrated and quite literally filled with hundreds of practical pointers on raising poultry. 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.
Successful and Profitable Raising
Author: Grant Curtis
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
An Authoritative Guide to Success in Poultry Keeping by Intensive Methods--practical Details of Management for Those who are Keeping Fowls in Limited Space, Whether to Supply Eggs and Poultry for the Family Table Or as a Source of Income
Communication in Poultry Grower Relations shows a process used to continuously improve the working relationship between integrators and their growers. A special feature is the "how to" format in which this book details the relationship process so a company and its growers can implement the procedures discussed. The book also provides a comprehensive discussion on the dynamics associated with corporate culture changes. The reader will learn how to manage the resistance associated with each of the five phases of change to successfully implement the improvements in the company-grower working relationship.
A Blueprint to Success
Author: Larry Cole, PhD
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Author: Southern Pacific Railroad Company
Commercial Chicken Meat and Egg Production is the 5th edition of a highly successful book first authored by Dr. Mack O. North in 1972, updated in 1978 and 1984. The 4th edition was co-authored with Donald D. Bell in 1990. The book has achieved international success as a reference for students and commercial poultry and egg producers in every major poultry producing country in the world. The 5th edition is essential reading for students preparing to enter the poultry industry, for owners and managers of existing poultry companies and for scientists who need a major source of scientifically based material on poultry management. In earlier editions, the authors emphasized the chicken and its management. The 5th edition, with the emphasis shifted to the commercial business of managing poultry, contains over 75% new material. The contributions of 14 new authors make this new edition the most comprehensive such book available. Since extensive references are made to the international aspects of poultry management, all data are presented in both the Imperial and Metric form. Over 300 tables and 250 photos and figures support 62 chapters of text. New areas include processing of poultry and eggs with thorough discussions of food safety and further processing. The business of maintaining poultry is discussed in chapters on economics, model production firms, the use of computers, and record keeping. Updated topics include: breeders and hatchery operations; broiler and layer flock management; replacement programs and management of replacements; nutrition; and flock health. New chapters address flock behavior, ventilation, waste management, egg quality and egg breakage. Other new features include a list of more than 400 references and a Master List of the tables, figures, manufacturers of equipment and supplies, research institutions, books and periodicals, breeders, and trade associations. Commercial growers will find the tables of data of particular interest; scientists will be able to utilize the extensive references and to relate their areas of interest to the commercial industry's applications; and students will find that the division of the book into 11 distinct sections, with multiple chapters in each, will make the text especially useful.
Author: Donald D. Bell,William D. Weaver
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Author: P. E. Lake,J. M. Stewart
Category: Artificial insemination
Based On Working Data Drawn From Researches And The Experiences Of Established Poultry Raisers, The Present Aptly Illustrated Book Is A Complete And Comprehensive Work That Presents The Available Information On All Such Factors That Determine Success In The Various Branches Of The Poultry Work: Culling, Breeding, Renewing The Flock, Brooding And Housing, Feeding And Nutrition, Diseases And Their Control, Cleaning And Maintenance Of Poultry House, Grading And Packaging Of Eggs And Dressed Poultry, And Even Marketing. Besides Discussing The Principles And Processes Involved In All These Areas, The Emphasis Has Been On The Factors Affecting The Quality Of Eggs And Chicken Meat. Incorporating Carefully Chosen Illustrations, Bibliographic References And An Exhaustive Index For Easy Reference Hunting, The Book Should Be Highly Useful For Students, Researchers As Well As Commercial And Other Producers. Chapter 1: Keeping Good Stock; Securing Results From Present-Day Flocks, Eliminating Mongrel Stock, Selecting Purebred Stock, Choosing A Profitable Breed Or Variety, Participating In Poultry Shows, Supplementary Activities, Chapter 2: Culling To Maintain Efficient Production; Preparing To Cull, Culling The Growing Stock, Culling The Laying Stock, Judging For Egg Production, Adopting And Carrying Out A Culling Program, Calculating Average Production Per Bird, Supplementary Activities, Chapter 3: Breeding For More Efficient Production; Laying Out A General Breeding Program, Breeding For Better Viability, Breeding For More Efficient Meat Production, Breeding For More Efficient Egg Production, Breeding For Better Eggs, Breeding According To Progeny Test, Establishing A Breeding Program For A Commercial Hatchery, Supplementary Activities, Chapter 4: Renewing The Flock; Determining The Best Time To Renew The Flock, Selecting And Holding Hatching Eggs, Purchasing Hatching Eggs, Hatching Chicks Under Hens, Hatching Chicks In Incubators, Keeping Incubation Records And Determining Costs, Securing Chicks From A Hatchery, Judging Baby Chicks, Shipping Baby Chicks, Purchasing Started Chicks, Purchasing Ready-To-Lay Pullets, Purchasing Caponized Chicks, Caponizing, Supplementary Activities, Chapter 5: Brooding And Housing The Growing Stock; Brooding Chicks With Hens, Brooding Chicks Artificially, Building Colony Brooder Houses, Providing Good Brooder-House Equipment, Rearing Chickens On Clean Range, Keeping Records And Comparing Fuel Costs In Brooding, Raising Broilers Commercially, Raising Chickens In Batteries, Supplementary Activities, Chapter 6: Housing The Laying Flock; Selecting A Good Location, Selecting A Type Of House, Providing Satisfactory Housing Conditions, Building The Laying House, Managing The Laying House, Giving The Layers Access To Range, Keeping Layers In Cages, Supplementary Activities, Chapter 7: Providing Chickens With Good Nutrition; Choosing Nutrients On The Basis Of Their Purposes, Providing Nutrients Necessary For Good Growth, Providing Nutrients Necessary For High Egg Production, Securing Nutrients From Various Sources, Buying Feed On Basis Of Quality, Guarding Against Unsatisfactory Diets, Supplementary Activities, Chapter 8: Feeding For Efficient Meat And Egg Production; Preparing Wall-Balance Formulas, Choosing Methods Of Feeding, Feeing Growing Chicks, Determining Pounds Of Feed Per Pound Gain In Growth, Developing The Pullets, Feeding The Laying Stock, Determining Pounds Of Feed Per Dozen Eggs Produced, Supplementary Activities, Chapter 9: Controlling Losses From Mortality And Other Causes; Estimating The Cost Of Mortality, Controlling Lice, Controlling Mites, Controlling Ticks And Fleas, Controlling Worms, Controlling Diseases Caused By Protozoa, Controlling Diseases Caused By Bacteria, Controlling Virus Diseases, Controlling Other Diseases, Keeping Losses From Mortality At A Minimum, Cleaning A Poultry House, Handling Disease Outbreaks, Controlling Losses From Various Troubles, Supplementary Activities, Chapter 10: Marketing Eggs; Candling Eggs To Determine Quality, Producing Good Eggs, Judging Eggs, Grading Eggs, Packaging Egs, Marketing Shell Eggs, Determining The Cost Of Marketing Shell Eggs, Marketing Frozen And Drid Eggs, Preserving Eggs At Home, Supplementary Activities, Chapter 11: Marketing Chickens; Classifying And Grading Live Poultry, Judging Live Market Poultry, Choosing A Method Of Marketing Live Poultry, Shippng Live Poultry, Killing, Plucking, And Drawing Chickens, Preparing Chicken Meat For Selling In Different Forms, Classifying And Grading Dressed Poultry, Judging Dressed Poultry, Packing Dressed Poultry, Marketing And Storing Dressed Poultry, Determining Cost Of Marketing Live And Dressed Poultry, Supplementary Activities, Chapter 12: Making A Success Of The Chicken Business; Qualifying As A Successful Poultryman, Comparing Cost Factors In A Poultry Enterprise, Producing Broilers Economically, Raising Pullets Economically, Producing Eggs Economically, Supplementary Activities.
Author: Morley Allan Jull
Publisher: Daya Books
Author: Herbert Roderick Bird,Alfred R. Lee
Category: Technology & Engineering
Author: Grant Brereton
Publisher: Gold Cockerel Books
Open-Front Chicken Coops Are Healthier, Summer and Winter To stay healthy, your chickens need plenty of ventilation–probably more than they’re getting today. This was discovered over 100 years ago, but has been largely forgotten. Today’s small-flock chicken coops tends to be dank, dark, and smelly. Chickens, like miners’ canaries, are easily harmed by poor air quality. Wet litter breeds disease. Darkness forces chickens, like parrots, to be artificially inactive. “Dank, dark, and smelly” is a deadly combination! Closed chicken houses are so harmful that knocking out a wall can cause an immediate improvement, even in winter (there’s an interesting case study of this in Chapter 2). Chickens, after all, have a thick coat of feathers to keep them warm, but are vulnerable to poor air quality and pathogens in the litter; and their unwillingness to eat in the dark means they can starve in the midst of plenty. An open-front coop during a Canadian winter. Note the snow on the ground. And in summer! Poor air circulation and a thick coat of feathers is hard on the chickens. It can easily kill them. Chickens are far more vulnerable to heat than cold. Fresh-Air Poultry Houses was written by Dr. Prince T. Woods, a noted poultry health expert. Dr. Woods describes not only his own poultry houses, but those of many of his clients, giving the book a breadth of experience that makes it a unique resource. This 1924 book is old-fashioned and a little eccentric, but in a good way. The Fresh-Air Revolution The principles Woods describes in his book achieved total victory at the time. Open-front poultry houses were not only the dominant type, they were the only type for many years (until the industry moved to the use of gigantic fans at the ends of poultry houses to provide even more ventilation than open-front housing!). The principles of open-front housing were taken to extremes in some parts of the country, with surprisingly good results. In California, chicken houses were so open that they didn’t have walls at all! Just a roof. This method was used as far north as Oregon in the Fifties, and worked at least as well as conventional houses. The improved air quality made up for the increased wind chill. While the large producers have consistently embraced the benefits of fresh air, small-flock owners gradually reverted to the kind of under-ventilated chicken coops that was common in the Nineteenth century. The need to keep baby chicks warm trains all of us to be obsess over providing warmth and exclude drafts, and it’s hard to do the opposite when the chicks are older. Even during the heyday of open-front housing, there was a saying that “the best chicks come out of the sorriest houses,” meaning that even experienced farmers couldn’t resist shutting up their houses too tightly, and that only a drafty, dilapidated house could prevent this from doing harm. Things are even worse now, since most people have never even heard of the benefits of fresh air for poultry. We’re proud to be able to bring the Fresh-Air Revolution into the Twenty-First Century.
The Classic Guide to Open-Front Chicken Coops for Healthier Poultry
Author: Prince T Woods, M.D.
Publisher: Norton Creek Press
Category: Technology & Engineering
Author: Joel Salatin
Publisher: Polyface Incorporated
Category: Business & Economics
Describes how to raise baby chicks using brooder-house techniques that, though now largely forgotten, were once used on millions of American farms.
Author: Robert Plamondon
Publisher: Norton Creek Press
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