Poultry-craft

A Text-book for Poultry Keepers ... What to Do. How to Do it

Author: John Henry Robinson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poultry

Page: 265

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The Poultry-Keeper's Text Book

Author: E. Brown

Publisher: Whitaker Press

ISBN: 1445515032

Category: Nature

Page: 304

View: 9231

This early work on poultry husbandry is a fascinating read for any poultry enthusiast, but also contains much information that is still useful and practical today. It will prove of much interest to the amateur poultry keeper as well as those in the field of agriculture. With 75 Illustrations and Large-scale Diagrammatic Plans. Contents Include: Origin of Breeds; Classification of Breeds; Breeding; Systems of Poultry-Keeping; Housing; Feeding; Hatching; Rearing; Day-old Chicks and Conveyance of Live Poultry; The Egg Trade; Fattening; Marketing Table Poultry; Ducks, Geese and Turkeys; General Information-Artificial Lighting for Laying Houses, Etc.; Diseases; Soils Characteristics and Land Drainage; Measuring Land; Poultry Manure; Weights and Measures; Glossary of Terms; Agricultural Colleges and Farms; and Index. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
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The Gardeners' and Poultry Keepers' Guide and Illustrated Catalogue of Goods Manufactured and Supplied by W. Cooper, Ltd

Author: Lloyd Kahn,William Cooper Ltd

Publisher: Shelter Publications, Inc.

ISBN: 0936070471

Category: House & Home

Page: 306

View: 4032

A reproduction of a vintage catalog of rustic furniture and building designs includes plans for greenhouses, barns, bentwood furniture, chicken coops, rabbit hutches and much more, in a book that will be useful to anyone interested in old-world craftsmanship.
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The Poultry Keeper

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poultry

Page: N.A

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Poultry Health and Management

Chickens, Turkeys, Ducks, Geese and Quail

Author: David Sainsbury

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780632051724

Category: Medical

Page: 220

View: 4027

Since the third edition was published in 1992 there have been many more developments in the poultry industry, which have made a new edition necessary. These include new systems which are environmentally and welfare 'friendly'; much more emphasis on hygiene and vaccines in disease control and the role of molecular biology and cloning; further advances in management with special reference to feeding, drinking, lighting and egg collection; advances in genetics; developments in housing; nutritional advances; and increasingly restrictive legislation concerning the safety to the public of poultry products (particularly zoonotic diseases and drug residues) and welfare.
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Epic Eggs

The Poultry Enthusiast's Complete and Essential Guide to the Most Perfect Food

Author: Jennifer Sartell

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 0760359741

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 160

View: 2491

This isn't a typical egg cookbook or guide to raising chickens, Epic Eggs takes a deep dive on the eggs themselves and tells you how to raise birds that will produce the best eggs you've ever seen. It may be true that most poultry found on small homesteads or in backyards especially are viewed as pets, but they are inarguably pets with benefits--namely eggs. In Epic Eggs, homesteader and writer Jennifer Sartell looks at the eggs of the most common types of poultry you’d find in your backyard: chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, guineas, and quail. Don’t jump to conclusions! This isn’t an egg cookbook or a guide to raising poultry. Jennifer delves into the eggs themselves and explains reproductive systems, egg anatomy, and how and why different colors are distributed to egg shells. Jennifer will show you a variety breeds of birds, and what sizes, shapes, and even colors of egg they produce; from white to blue, brown, chocolate, olive, and speckled, plus heritage breeds and how to breed for specific colors. Illustrated with fantastic color photography of eggs and their birds, Epic Eggs goes on to address how to optimize living conditionsand diet for the healthiest and most-flavorful eggs, the process of grading and storing eggs, and the eternal washing debate. There’s also discussion of nutrition, baking, cooking, preserving, pickling, and dehydrating. The book ends with advice for homesteaders looking to create business plans and a section on troubleshooting.
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The Chicken Chick's Guide to Backyard Chickens

Simple Steps for Healthy, Happy Hens

Author: Kathy Shea Mormino

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 0760359792

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 176

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Internationally known as The Chicken Chick, Kathy Shea Mormino brings an informative style and fresh perspective on raising backyard chickens to millions of fans around the world. An attorney by profession, Kathy is the founder and one-woman creative force behind her wildly popular and award-winning Facebook page and blog, The-Chicken-Chick.com. Now her practical, down-to-earth approach to chicken-keeping is available in book form. Sharing her years of hard-earned experience and collaborations with poultry veterinarians, nutritionists, and professors, she provides simple steps to care for these uncommon pets with confidence. Kathy’s personality permeates the book as she guides newbie, veteran, and would-be backyard chickeneers alike through all aspects of small-flock care—from getting into the hobby to housing, feeding, egg production, health, and much more. The result is accurate information presented in the fun and abundantly illustrated format that Mormino has delivered on her blog for years.
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Poultry Book - A Guide for Big or Small Poultry Keepers, Beginners and Farmers

Author: Harry Roberts

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1447487303

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 228

View: 5138

Originally published in the early 1930s, this extremely scarce early work on poultry keeping is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. We are now republishing it, using the original text and photographs. Two hundred and thirty three pages deal with every aspect of poultry keeping from egg to table, and will prove invaluable to both the backyard beginner and the larger commercial enterprise. Twenty detailed chapters contain much expert advise on: The Beginner; Breeds and Strains; Houses and Appliances; Foods and Feeding; Hatching; Rearing; Backyard Poultry Keeping; Intensive Poultry Keeping; Winter Egg Production; Day Old Chicks; Ducks; Turkeys; Geese; Guinea Fowls; Diseases of Poultry; Vermin; Egg Preserving; Killing and Shaping; Plucking, Drawing, Trussing; Marketing; Accounts. Etc. The book is well illustrated with photos of breeds and equipment. This is a fascinating read for any poultry enthusiast, and contains much information that is still useful and practical today. Many of the early farming books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
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Handbook on Poultry Diseases

Author: Anon

Publisher: Style Press

ISBN: 1445519151

Category: Nature

Page: 232

View: 8142

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
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The Healthy Hens Handbook

Author: Terry Beebe

Publisher: Good Life Press

ISBN: 9781907866081

Category: House & Home

Page: 224

View: 6177

Written by one of the world's foremost poultry keepers, with over 20 years of experience advising other poultry keepers on the health and wellbeing of their flock, The Healthy HensHandbook covers every angle of maintaining a healthy flock of chickens. Pitched at both the back garden chicken keeper who perhaps keeps a few free range chickens for eggs and smallholders with larger flocks of non-intensive stock, it covers all aspects of keeping your birds both healthy and productive, with extensive sections on: -Choosing your healthy hens -A healthy environment -Healthy housing -Feeding for health -Spotting early signs of problems -Hens with special needs -A complete A-Z of chicken ailments -Diagnostic tables -The annual chicken MOT Accompanied by full color photographs and diagrams, each section is color-coded to help the reader to access the relevant chapters at a glance. Written in Terry's down-to-earth style, this will be a classic work of reference for the nation's chicken keepers for many years to come.
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Wisdom for Hen Keepers

500 tips for keeping chickens

Author: Chris Graham

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472915291

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 288

View: 2308

A comprehensive collection of 500 tips written by poultry expert Chris Graham covers all aspects of keeping chickens including: Becoming a Hen Keeper; Housing and Equipment; Choosing Chickens; Feeding Chickens; Eggs and Meat; Flock Needs; Breeding and Showing; and, Ailments. The tips are grouped logically so that novices can build their knowledge gradually, while old hands might prefer to dip in and out at random or use the index to refer to specific topics. The tips are also accompanied by simple annotated diagrams where required. Illustrated throughout with specially commissioned linocut prints by award-winning printmaker Melvyn Evans, Wisdom for Henkeeping is an ideal companion for newcomers to henkeeping, and also a perfect gift for more experienced poultry keepers.
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An Egg Farm

Together with Other Papers Containing the Latest Practical Information

Author: H. H. Stoddard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poultry

Page: N.A

View: 427

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ABC of Poultry Raising

A Complete Guide for the Beginner Or Expert

Author: J. H. Florea

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486232010

Category: Nature

Page: 206

View: 4897

Describes equipment and procedures for rearing, managing, and breeding poultry and considers the preparation of chickens and eggs for use
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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: 5234

"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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The Illustrated Guide to Chickens

How to Choose Them, How to Keep Them

Author: Celia Lewis

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1628731028

Category: Pets

Page: 192

View: 9847

Chickens are fun, useful, and easy to keep. If you have ever considered raising your own backyard flock, The Illustrated Guide to Chickens is the book for you! It offers practical advice and contains all the information you need to choose from one of the 100 most familiar breeds of chicken in North America and Europe to raise. Each breed’s profile is written in engaging text that covers its history and main characteristics. You’ll also find practical advice about poultry rearing and husbandry and the pros and cons of pure breeds, hybrids, bantams, game foul, and the like.
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Nutrition and Feeding of Organic Poultry

Author: Robert Blair

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1845934067

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 314

View: 5417

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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The Backyard Field Guide to Chickens

Chicken Breeds for Your Home Flock

Author: Christine Heinrichs

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 076035121X

Category: Pets

Page: 208

View: 6192

Chickens have pecked their way into our backyards and they're here to stay. Useful creatures in myriad ways, chickens do much more than simply lay fresh eggs--and different breeds of chickens are good for different reasons. The Backyard Field Guide to Chickens organizes those many breeds in an easy-to-read handbook. So, when it comes time to choose what kind of chickens you'll keep, you'll want to reach for this book. Each breed of chicken listed in the field guide is accompanied by color photos and a thorough description of the bird, detailing the breed's particular usefulness, adaptation to climate, coloration, number of eggs typically laid, foraging ability, temperament, and other distinctive qualities. Fun facts will also be included about the varieties of chickens, which range from obscure hybrids to common breeds, such as Iowa Blues and Russian Orloffs. What the cluck are you waiting for? Peck out this book!
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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: 9029

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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Poultry Success

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poultry

Page: N.A

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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: 1855

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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