The Practical Poultry Keeper

A Complete and Standard Guide to the Management of Poultry, Whether for Domestic Use, the Markets, Or Exhibition

Author: Lewis Wright

Publisher: N.A


Category: Poultry

Page: 252

View: 9664

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The Practical Poultry Keeper

The 1868 Edition: A Complete and Standard Guide to the Management of Poultry

Author: Lewis Wright

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781717058881


Page: 270

View: 8238

This special reprint of the famous 2nd Editon of Lewis Wright's 1867 masterpiece, "The Practical Poultry Keeper" was originally published with "its object being to give practical details in such a practical way that it might be put into the hands of a person totally ignorant of poultry-keeping, with the reasonable certainty that its instructions would be understood by him, and if followed would command success." Included in this reprint of the 1868 edition are details on numerous poultry breeds known at the time, as well as insights into raising, feeding, breeding and housin poultry. Illustrated with vintage period line drawings depicting numerous poultry breeds. 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.
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American Agriculturist

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Agriculture

Page: N.A

View: 5502

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The Chicken Health Handbook, 2nd Edition

A Complete Guide to Maximizing Flock Health and Dealing with Disease

Author: Gail Damerow

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603428585

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 496

View: 5395

Healthy chickens are happy chickens. This one-of-a-kind reference book covers the health problems that plague chickens of all breeds and ages. Practical charts identify common symptoms and causes of infection, while an alphabetic listing of diseases provides advice on treatment. You’ll find helpful descriptions of troublesome ailments of all types, from poor egg production to crooked toe syndrome. Practical remedies and gentle preventative care measures will help your beloved flock stay happy, healthy, and safe.
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A Complete System of Improved Live Stock and Cattle Management

Or, The Practical Guide to Gentlemen, Store-masters, Farmers, and Other Keepers of Stock, in Perfecting the Breeds and Varieties of the Several Kinds of Live Stock ... with Much Other Useful and Important Information on Rural Practice and Economy ; Illustrated by a Series of Fine Engravings ...

Author: R. W. Dickson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Animal industry

Page: N.A

View: 9291

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Gardening for Pleasure

Author: Peter Henderson

Publisher: Applewood Books

ISBN: 1429013486

Category: Gardening

Page: 420

View: 4790

Peter Henderson's 1898 work focuses on useful information and helpful hints for those who garden for pleasure rather than profit.
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Art of the Chicken Coop

A Fun and Essential Guide to Housing Your Peeps

Author: Chris Gleason

Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9781565235427

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 157

View: 2998

Provides step-by-step instructions for building artistic yet practical small scale housing for chickens.
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The Ocean World

Being a Description of the Sea and its Living Inhabitants (Illustrations)

Author: Louis Figuier ,Charles O. Groom-Napier



Category: History

Page: 438

View: 3774

Example in this ebook "Our Planet is surrounded by two great oceans," says Dr. Maury, the eminent American savant: "the one visible, the other invisible; one is under foot, the other over head. One entirely envelopes it, the other covers about two-thirds of its surface." It is proposed in "The Ocean World" to give a brief record of the Natural History of one of those great oceans and its living inhabitants, with as little of the nomenclature of Science, and as few of the repulsive details of Anatomy, as is consistent with clearness of expression; to describe the ocean in its majestic calm and angry agitation; to delineate its inhabitants in their many metamorphoses; the cunning with which they attack or evade their enemies; their instructive industry; their quarrels, their combats, and their loves. The learned Schleiden eloquently paints the living wonders of the deep: "If we dive into the liquid crystal of the Indian Ocean, the most wondrous enchantments are opened to us, reminding us of the fairy tales of childhood's dreams. The strangely-branching thickets bear living flowers. Dense masses of Meandrineas and Astreas contrast with the leafy, cup-shaped expansions of the Explanarias, and the variously-branching Madrepores, now spread out like fingers, now rising in trunk-like branches, and now displaying an elegant array of interlacing tracery. The colouring surpasses everything; vivid greens alternate with brown and yellow; rich tints, ranging from purple and deepest blue to a pale reddish-brown. Brilliant rose, yellow, or peach-coloured Nullipores overgrow the decaying masses: they themselves being interwoven with the pearl-coloured plates of the Retipores, rivalling the most delicate ivory carvings. Close by wave the yellow and lilac Sea-fans (Gorgonia), perforated like delicate trellis-work. The bright sand of the bottom is covered with a thousand strange forms of sea-urchins and star-fishes. The leaf-like Flustræ and Escharæ adhere like mosses and lichens to the branches of coral—the yellow, green, and purple-striped limpets clinging to their trunks. The sea-anemones expand their crowns of tentacula upon the rugged rocks or on flat sands, looking like beds of variegated ranunculuses, or sparkling like gigantic cactus blossoms, shining with brightest colours. "Around the branches of the coral shrubs play the humming-birds of the ocean: little fishes sparkling with red or blue metallic glitter, or gleaming in golden green or brightest silvery lustre; like spirits of the deep, the delicate milk-white jelly-fishes float softly through the charmed world. Here gleam the violet and gold-green Isabelle, and the flaming yellow, black, and vermilion-striped Coquette, as they chase their prey; there the band-fish shoots snake-like through the thicket, resembling a silvery ribbon glittering with rose and azure hue. Then come the fabulous cuttle-fishes, in all the diaphanous colours of the rainbow, but with no definite outline. "When day declines, with the shades of night this fantastic garden is lighted up with renewed splendour. Millions of microscopic medusæ and crustaceans, like so many glowing sparks, dance through the gloom. The Sea-pen waves in a greenish phosphorescent light. Whatever is beautiful or wondrous among fishes, Echinoderms, jelly-fishes and polypi and molluscs, is crowded into the warm and crystal waters of the Tropical ocean." To be continue in this ebook
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The Athenaeum

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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Turn-of-the-Century Farm Tools and Implements

Author: Henderson & Co.

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486140539

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 80

View: 1274

Nearly 700 illustrations advertise items for garden, farm, lawn, stable, household, and more, including butter printers, cast-iron field rollers, broadcast seeders, corn harvesters and huskers, root cutters, cider mills, veterinary remedies, and more.
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Catalogue of the Library

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Library catalogs

Page: 958

View: 9294

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Historic Books on Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry

The Comben Collection in the Science Museum Library

Author: Pauline Dingley

Publisher: N.A


Category: Domestic animals

Page: 183

View: 4150

A catalogue of the Comben Collection. With some 900 printed books and pamphlets on farriery, animal husbandry and veterinary science, the collection fully documents the early development of these fields. The reference works which form a component of the collection are listed separately.
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American Poultry Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Poultry

Page: N.A

View: 1946

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The Joy of Keeping Chickens

The Ultimate Guide to Raising Poultry for Fun Or Profit

Author: Jennifer Megyesi

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1602393133

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 5618

The most comprehensive full-color chicken book available.
Posted in Nature