Pam Percy provides a colorful, egg-straordinarily entertaining account of chicken history; breeds; the world of chicken collectibles; and the chicken’s role in art, pop culture, myth, legend, religion, and folklore. The lighthearted yet informative text is complemented by delightful illustrations and photographs. Whether you’ve been a longtime fan of chickens or have recently become fascinated by these captivating creatures, you’ll find something to crow about in The Complete Chicken. Which came first the chicken or the egg? That's just about the only question about chickens that isn't answered in The Complete Chicken... In this book, you'll also find a wide selection of words and phrases inspired by chicks, technical poultry terms, instructions on how to say "cock-a-doodle-doo" in different languages, as well as other trivia. This comprehensive look at chickens makes it easy to see how these birds have captured our imagination.
An Entertaining History of Chickens
Author: Pam Percy
Publisher: Crestline Books
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Breeding, Rearing, Feeding and Management of Fowls, Ducks, Geese, Turkeys, Guinea Fowl and Bantams
Author: William Powell-Owen
Introduces the best methods for preparing chicken, turkey, duck, goose, quail, squab, and pheasant, accompanied by tips on cooking equipment, techniques, and ingredients
Author: Judith DuFour Love,Cook's Illustrated Magazine
Publisher: Clarkson Potter Publishers
Overview: There are more poultry breeds than most individuals realize and for anyone considering or preparing to get involved in the raising and breeding of poultry, it is vital to understand as much as possible about as many of them as possible. With more than 500 breeds recognized by the American Poultry Association, there are different feed necessities, housing requirements, incubation times, egg information, and costs of raising just about any of these various breeds. This book provides the details that every potential poultry breed needs to start creating detailed plans for purchasing, raising, and breeding their new small farm animals. You will learn about each of the more than 500 different breeds of poultry, from chickens to turkeys and ducks. Each breed will be laid out with complete details about everything you need to know to raise them effectively. From how to breed that particular breed to how to raise the chicks, you will be able to breed and gather eggs from chickens and breed for meat the ducks and turkeys you select. You will learn exactly which breeds are best for egg production by volume and quality and which ones are best for meat by taste and quality. You will learn the dietary needs of each breed and what they require from you to stay alive in all four seasons as well. Poultry and small farming experts were interviewed for this book to provide detailed insight into how poultry is selected and raised and throughout the book you will find small bits of information about how each breed is different from the rest, what suggestions are offered for raising that particular breed and which breeds to completely steer clear of. You will learn which poultry breeds have been used for hundreds of years on small farms everywhere and which ones are rarely used and for what reasons. Whether you are starting a farm and need a half dozen good poultry breeds for your coups or are just adding a small area on your property to raise some chickens, this guide will provide everything you need to understand and select the proper breed for your needs.
Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply
Author: Melissa Nelson
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
Category: Business & Economics
Your Backyard is the New Farm! Whether you want two chickens or two hundred, this manual will guide you along your journey to successfully raising chickens.
The Complete Guide to Raising Chickens
Author: Eric Lofgren
Publisher: Betterway Books
Category: House & Home
This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work.This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
Author: Charles Embree Thorne
Publisher: Palala 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
Author: Advantage Publishers Group,Thunder Bay Press
Publisher: Thunder Bay Press (CA)
This special re-print edition of "Standard Perfection Poultry" written by C.C. Shoemaker is a comprehensive guide to raising your own meat and eggs, and a directory of the best standard breeds of chickens, turkeys, ducks, and geese. This old gem of a book covers topics including: Advice to Poultry Raisers, Brood Coops, Breeds and Breeding, Construction of Houses, Diseases and How to Prevent and Cure Them, Dressing and Shipping, Duck Hatching and Raising, Marketing Eggs and Poultry and more. Also contains illustrations and diagrams. Note: This edition is a perfect facsimile of the original book and is not set in a modern typeface. As a result, some characters and images might suffer from slight imperfections, blurring, or minor shadows in the page background. This book appears exactly as it did when it was first printed.
A Complete Description of Chicken Breeds, Turkeys, Ducks and Geese
Author: C. Shoemaker
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Expert Glenn Drowns offers all the information and guidance you need to successfully exhibit your poultry at fairs and expositions. Learn how to select the best breeds and birds for exhibition and how to raise them with the proper diet, health care, and handling so that they are at their best by showtime. Drowns includes a useful countdown to help you plan tasks, from pest prevention to cage training, as well as dozens of tips on what judges are looking for.
A Complete Guide to Exhibiting Your Birds. A Storey BASICS® Title
Author: Glenn Drowns
Publisher: Storey Publishing
Category: Technology & Engineering
A delightfully illustrated guide the 100 most familiar breeds of chickens in Europe and North America.
How to Choose Them - How to Keep Them
Author: Celia Lewis
Publisher: A&C Black
by Laurence Beeken This Haynes Manual will provide a complete and easy-to-understand reference for the growing band of people wishing to keep their own chickens for both food and pleasure. Pitched at the novice but also containing plenty to interest the experienced chicken-keeper, the book will contain no-nonsense advice, tips, facts and step-by step sequences, as well as plenty of illustrations. As more people keep chickens nowadays than at any time since the Second World War, this book is a timely addition to the Haynes range. In typical Haynes style, this 192-page hardback provides a complete and easy-to-follow reference for the novice poultry keeper. Practical Poultry
The Complete Step-By-Step Guide to Keeping Chickens
Author: Laurence Beeken
Backyard farmers interested in having a readily available source of eggs and meat are provided with nontechnical information on housing, feeding, raising and butchering chickens.
Author: Katie Thear
Category: Animal industry
• 180+ recipes for a variety of meals, each with chicken as the main ingredients • 75+ colour photographs • Helpful cooking, shopping and preparing tips scattered throughout • Complete index that groups all recipes into helpful categories; search by type of recipe (such as burger or stir-fry), ingredient (such as ground chicken or green beans) or recipe name • Full nutrient analysis of each recipe Canadian Living readers always ask for fresh dinner ideas, and chicken is usually what's on the menu. So The Canadian Living Test Kitchen has gone through hundreds of their Tested-Till-Perfect recipes and brought together more than 180 of their favourite dishes that feature this versatile meat. The book is organized in easy-to-use chapters around the part you want to use—such as breasts, thighs, cutlets, drumsticks, ground meat or the whole bird. You'll find simple weeknight meals (pan-fried or baked chicken, and simple stews, stir-fries and one-dish dinners), weekend treats (wings for game night, tasty burgers and easy stuffed chicken breasts) and entertaining mains (rotisserie and roasted whole chickens, Cornish game hens, and exotic stews and tagines). Canada's foremost food experts also give you helpful advice on buying, preparing and cooking chicken so that every dish you make turns out perfectly. You'll even learn some foolproof techniques for tasks that seem (but aren't) difficult, such as cutting up a whole chicken (you can do it!). And with the Canadian Living Tested-Till-Perfect guarantee, you'll be confidently creating classic chicken dinners your whole family will love. Chapters Include: • Chicken breasts • Chicken thighs and legs • Chicken drumsticks, wings and pieces • Cutlets, tenders and ground chicken • Whole chickens
Author: Canadian Living
Publisher: Transcontinental Books
India is endowed with the largest livestock population in the world. Livestock and poultry in Indian tropical and sub tropics play a critical role in agriculture economy by providing milk, meat, eggs etc and provide flexible reserves during period of economic stress and buffer against crop failure. Mutton and Chicken is an important livestock product which in its widest sense includes all those parts of the animals that are used as the food by the man. So, with increase in population there is also an increasing consumer demand for food products that are low in fat, salt and cholesterol at local, national and international levels. Food manufacturers need to be able to produce meat, poultry and fish products which are considered to be healthy and that can meet the consumer demands. Meat industry, although is a very developing stage in India, is the top food industry in the world. Processed meat products are poised for continuous growth in the country. Poultry is one of the fastest growing segments of the agricultural sector. The main aim of this book is to provide complete guide on meat, fish and poultry processing. Owing to the wide variety of products and type of processes and treatments (curing, dry curing, fermentation, cooking smoking etc), this products need particular analytical methodologies for proper consumption. It examines the nutritional principles behind the drive for reductions in fat, salt and cholesterol in our diet, and illustrates formulations and procedures utilized to produce such products. The reader would get to explore brief discussion regarding the Indian meat industry followed by the next chapter which includes structure, composition and nutritive value of meat tissues, postmortem changes and some meat quality parameters are also added in the preceding chapters. It also discuss about meat cutting and packaging, processing of meat and meat products, microbial and other deteriorative changes in meat and their identification, chemical composition and nutritive value of poultry meat, pre slaughter handling, transport and dressing of poultry, fish products, freezing fish fillets, miscellaneous fish dishes, spreads, salads, loaves fish spreads for appetizers, sandwiches, shellfish and miscellaneous marine products, meat removal and pre freezing treatment, packing and freezing, classes and sizes of fresh and frozen oysters, freezing whole raw lobsters etc. The book contains manufacturing processes of various meat, chicken and fish products in much illustrative manner. Special content on machinery equipment photographs along with supplier details has also been included. It is anticipated that, it turns out to be a resourceful book for entrepreneurs, technocrats, food technologists and others linked with this industry; as this would be an invaluable reference source for meat, poultry and fish processors, and food industry personnel involved in the development and marketing of new products.
Author: NPCS Board of Consultants & Engineers
Publisher: NIIR PROJECT CONSULTANCY SERVICES
Category: Fish as food
A Concise Standard Book of Reference for the Poultry Keeper
Everything you need to care for and keep happy, healthy chickens With directives on diagnosing and treating sick or ailing chickens, as well as general information on how to keep chickens in peak condition, Chicken Health For Dummies is your go-to guide on how to best care for and keep chickens. Inside, you'll get everything you need to know about chicken health and wellness: an encyclopedia full of common and not-so-common diseases, injuries, symptoms, and cures that chicken owners may encounter. Chicken Health For Dummies provides chicken owners with one handy, all-encompassing resource. Helps you identify potential hazards and signs of ill health in your chicken Shows you how to properly examine chickens to identify and isolate potential health issues before they spread to the rest of the flock An encyclopedia full of common and uncommon diseases, injuries, symptoms, and cures for chickens Chicken Health For Dummies joins Raising Chickens For Dummies and Building Chickens Coops For Dummies to round out the For Dummies reference library as a must-have resource for both rural and urban chicken owners.
Author: Julie Gauthier,Ludlow
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Technology & Engineering
Poultry in a pocket-size book? Why not, when the birds in question are neatly corralled into an appealing little volume, just right for gift giving, easy browsing, or tucking into a bag or pocket for quick reference at a poultry show or auction. More than 100 poultry pals show their amazing colors in full-page images that capture their good looks and lively personalities. Intricate feather patterns, imposing crests and wattles, and grinning beaks are just a few of their appealing features. From laying hens to heritage turkeys to adorable ducks, here are all the common barnyard favorites, plus rare breeds from around the world. Facing each poultry portrait is an informational page offering facts about the breed and a handy at-a-glance reference bar identifying the type of poultry (chicken, turkey, duck, goose), its primary use (laying, meat, game, or ornamental bird), and its conservation status. Breeders, enthusiasts, and anyone who has ever paused to admire a handsome chicken will be delighted by the photographs and enlightened by the breed profiles in Pocketful of Poultry.
Author: Carol Ekarius
Publisher: Storey Publishing
Raising chickens teaches more than animal husbandry. It’s a hands-on chance to learn the character- and community-building principles and practices that 4-H is all about. And, of course, it’s fun. This easy-to-follow, illustrated guide introduces beginners to the basics of how to raise chickens. Whether you’re a 4-H’r, a first-time poultry owner, or a future egg farmer, The 4-H Guide to Raising Chickens provides step-by-step instructions for your project. From selecting a breed to caring for chicks, from housing and fencing to feeding and preventing or treating illness, the guide presents simple, straightforward information about chickens of all kinds, raised for pets, eggs, or meat. It also includes a glossary and list of resources.
Author: Tara Kindschi
Publisher: Voyageur Press
Dietary habits of people have changed over the last few decades. Growing consciousness for protein rich food has given an impetus to both the dairy industry and poultry farming. Today, the dairy industry is a large organized sector with both private and government participation whereas poultry farming has indicated a rapid growth of 20% in the past few decades as well. Poultry is one of the fastest growing segments of the agricultural sector in India today. The production of agricultural crops has been rising at a rate of 1.5 to 2 % per annum that of eggs and broilers has been rising at a rate of 8 to 10 % per annum. From a backyard hobby it has culminated into an industry. The venture has largely been entrepreneurial and poultry farmers prefer to target their efforts to breeding & broiler farming for sale of ready broilers or layer farming for eggs. Poultry is the second most widely eaten meat in the world, accounting for about 30% of meat production worldwide. Dairy plants process the raw milk they receive from farmers so as to extend its marketable life. India has only a few specialized dairy farms. It is the production that characterizes the dairy industry. India is the worlds highest milk producer and all set to become the worlds largest food factory. Dairying is an important source of subsidiary income to small/marginal farmers and agricultural labourers. The manure from animals provides a good source of organic matter for improving soil fertility and crop yields. Since agriculture is mostly seasonal, there is a possibility of finding employment throughout the year for many persons through dairy farming. Thus, dairy also provides employment throughout the year. The main beneficiaries of dairy programmes are small/marginal farmers and landless labourers. Developments in the dairy and poultry industries during the last decade have been important enough to bring out a considerable amount of materials on dairy and poultry farming; processing of milk and poultry related products. The major contents of the book are dairy farming, poultry production, breeding, fertility, forage grass and concentrates, cow behaviour and health, manufacture of butter and cheese, process measurements and controls, components of poultry diets etc. This book also describes about the feed manufacturing process, butter and cheese manufacturing processes with diagrams, housing system and management of broilers and more. The first book of its kind which covers complete details of dairy and poultry farming, processing how to feed cows, birds in dairy and poultry, kind of diseases and their cure and other information related farming. This book will be an invaluable resource to dairy and poultry technology, institutions and for those who want to venture in this field.
Author: NIIR Board
Publisher: NIIR PROJECT CONSULTANCY SERVICES