Pure Poultry

Living Well with Heritage Chickens, Turkeys and Ducks

Author: Victoria Redhed Miller

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1550925466

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 240

View: 1192

Hatching a sustainable life with heritage poultry
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Pure Breed Poultry Raising

Author: Rick Kemp

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780864170583

Category: Chickens

Page: 80

View: 6403

Discusses the physical characteristics, behavior, diseases, breeds, and raising chickens and includes information on egg production and history of pure breed poultry.
Posted in Chickens

Quick Chick

Author: Julia Hoban

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780140388923


Page: 48

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Guide to Raising Ducks

Author: Dave Holderread

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603426922

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 356

View: 7453

Presents information on twenty-three domestic North American breeds, covering such topics as duck attributes, anatomy, behavior, colors, incubation, rearing ducklings, diet, butching, health, and guidelines for showing.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

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: 7273

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.
Posted in Nature

Craft Distilling

Making Liquor Legally at Home

Author: Victoria Redhed Miller

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1550926047

Category: House & Home

Page: 224

View: 6462

Posted in House & Home

British Poultry Standards

Author: Victoria Roberts

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444309382

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 480

View: 1058

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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Guide to Raising Chickens

Author: Gail Damerow

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603424695

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 438

View: 2665

A guide to raising one chicken or one hundred. It features topics from starting a backyard flock to putting eggs on the table.
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Once Upon a Flock

Life with My Soulful Chickens

Author: Lauren Scheuer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451698755

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 4074

When longtime illustrator and lover of power tools Lauren Scheuer was looking for a project, she got the idea to raise backyard chickens. Her husband and teenage daughter looked on incredulously as coop sketches and chicken-raising books filled their New England home. But when the chicks arrived, the whole family fell in love with the bundles of fluff and the wild adventures began. Once Upon a Flock: Life with My Soulful Chickens stars Scheuer’s backyard chickens—with their big personalities, friendships, rivalries, and secrets—and the flock’s guardian, Marky the terrier. The flock includes Hatsy, the little dynamo; Lil’White, the deranged and twisted Buff Orpington; Pigeon, the fixer-upper chicken; and Lucy, the special-needs hen who bonds with Lauren and becomes a fast friend. This charming story of Lauren’s life with her quirky flock is filled with moments of humor and heartbreak: When Lucy is afflicted with a neurological disease, Lauren builds Lucy a special-needs coop. When Lucy’s nesting instinct leads Lauren to act as a chicken midwife of sorts, Lauren hatches a chick in her home. And when Lucy’s best friend Hatsy falls ill, Lauren finds an unlikely friend for Lucy in a chicken named Pigeon, who requires an emergency bath and blow-dry. Enthusiastically immersing herself in the world of her flock, Lauren discovers that love, loss, passion, and resilience are not only parts of the human experience, but of the chicken experience as well. Throughout it all, Lauren documents the laughter and drama of her flock’s adventures with her own whimsical photos and illustrations. At once humorous, poignant, and informative, Once Upon a Flock is a feathered tale like no other.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Poultry Breeds and Management

An Introductory Guide

Author: David Scrivener

Publisher: Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781861269942

Category: Nature

Page: 176

View: 8044

Considering popular breeds of chicken, bantams and turkeys, this book discusses poultry clubs and shows. It provides advice on how to exhibit pure-bred chickens at officially organized shows.
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Nutrition and Feeding of Organic Poultry

Author: Robert Blair

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1845934067

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 314

View: 3444

This book presents advice and guidelines on how appropriate diets can be formulated and how feeding programmes can be integrated into an organic poultry production system. The topics include the aims and principles of organic poultry production, elements of poultry nutrition, approved ingredients for organic diets, diets for organic poultry production, choosing the right poultry breed and strain, integrating feeding programmes into organic production systems and conclusions and recommendations for the future of organic poultry egg and meat production and feeding. This book will be of interest to nutritionists and organic producers in formulating diets and feeding programmes for organic poultry production, and for regulatory authorities in several countries addressing nutritional issues relevant to future revisions of the regulations from an animal nutrition perspective.
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Handbook of Fermented Meat and Poultry

Author: Fidel Toldr?

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118522672

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 528

View: 8444

Fermented meat products have been consumed for centuries in many different parts of the world and constitute one of the most important groups of food. Bacterial cultures are used in their manufacture to preserve the meat and confer particular textures and sensory attributes. Examples of fermented meats include salami, chorizo, pepperoni and saucisson. This fully revised and expanded reference book on meat fermentation presents all the principle fermented meat products and the processing technologies currently used in their manufacture. The 54 chapters of this substantial book are grouped into the following sections: Meat fermentation worldwide: overview, production and principles Raw materials Microbiology and starter cultures for meat fermentation Sensory attributes Product categories: general considerations Semidry-fermented sausages Dry-fermented sausages Other fermented meats and poultry Ripened meat products Biological and chemical safety of fermented meat products Processing sanitation and quality assurance There are five new chapters in the second edition that address the following topics: Smoking and new smoke flavourings; Probiotics; Methodologies for the study of the microbial ecology in fermented sausages; Low sodium in meat products; and Asian sausages. Handbook of Fermented Meat and Poultry, Second Edition provides readers with a full overview of meat fermentation, the role of microorganisms naturally present and/or added as starter cultures, safety aspects and an account of the main chemical, biochemical, physical and microbiological changes that occur in processing and how they affect final quality. Finally, readers will find the main types of worldwide fermented meat products, typically produced in different areas, with the description of their main characteristics.
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The Poultry Tribune

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Poultry

Page: N.A

View: 1265

Posted in Poultry

Old Poultry Breeds

Author: Fred Hams

Publisher: Shire Publications

ISBN: 9780747803966

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 40

View: 7002

Originating from jungle fowl, domesticated poultry was kept as far back as 2000 BC, and cockfighting was described by the historian Manu as early as 1000 BC. In more recent times many landowners in Britain bred splendid pure game fowl, but in commercial farming terms the pure breeds of poultry were of little interest compared to the hybrid bird. In the 1950s and 1960s many of the old breeds of poultry dwindled alomost to the point of extinction, but a resurgence of interest came just in time to save them. This book illustrates many of these, describing the historical background and the breeds imported from Asia, America, and Europe. Bantams and large fowl are covered, and there is a chapter on turkeys.
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Exhibition Poultry Keeping

Author: David Scrivener

Publisher: Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781861267399

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 144

View: 680

Exhibiting pure-bred chickens at officially organized shows is a hobby pursued by thousands of enthusiasts throughout the world. Exhibition Poultry Keeping provides a detailed, informative, and wide-ranging guide to the techniques needed to keep pure-bred poultry successfully. It considers housing, equipment, nutrition, the management of broody hens, incubation, and chick-rearing; discusses poultry genetics and breeding systems; and examines show-bird training and preparation as well as show-judging.
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The Urban Hen

A practical guide to keeping poultry in a town or city

Author: Paul Peacock

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848034636

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 160

View: 2622

"The Urban Hen" is the perfect companion for the city poultry keeper and shows you how to maintain a happy, healthy garden or backyard flock in towns and cities. Paul Peacock shows you how to: find the best poultry for the small garden and house them properly, feed your birds, tune in to their daily needs and enjoy your own eggs; avoid annoying the neighbours by showing that it is possible to keep poultry without attracting unwelcome pests; recognise healthy happy birds and learn their daily routine; recognise poorly hens; treat them or get help; and, incubate and care for fertilised eggs and raise chicks.
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