The Practical Poultry Keeper

Author: Lewis Wright

Publisher: N.A


Category: Poultry

Page: 315

View: 3501

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Ward Lock's Poultry Book - A Guide for Small Or Big Poultry Keepers, Beginners and Farmers

Author: Harry Roberts

Publisher: Speath Press

ISBN: 1445511762

Category: Nature

Page: 224

View: 1491

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. Extensively illustrated with text and full page photographs. Contents Include: The Beginner; Breeds and Strains; Houses and Appliances; Foods and Feeding; Hatching; Rearing; Domestic Poultry Keeping; Intensive Poultry Keeping; Winter Egg-Production; Day-Old Chicks; Ducks; Turkeys; Geese; Guinea Fowls; Diseases of Poultry; Enemies of Poultry; Egg-Preserving; Killing and Shaping; Marketing; Accounts; and an 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 Practical Guide to Keeping Chickens, Ducks, Geese & Turkeys

A Directory of Poultry Breeds and how to Keep Them, with Step-by-step Techniques and More Than 650 Colour Photographs

Author: Fred Hams

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780754823520

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 5832

Discusses what features to look for when purchasing poultry and provides information on feeding, hygiene, treating illness, and good husbandry practices.
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Amateur Craft

History and Theory

Author: Stephen Knott

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472577361

Category: Design

Page: 192

View: 2392

Amateur Craft provides an illuminating and historically-grounded account of amateur craft in the modern era, from 19th century Sunday painters and amateur carpenters to present day railway modellers and yarnbombers. Stephen Knott's fascinating study explores the curious and unexpected attributes of things made outside standardised models of mass production, arguing that amateur craft practice is 'differential' ? a temporary moment of control over work that both departs from and informs our productive engagement with the world. Knott's discussion of the theoretical aspects of amateur craft practice is substantiated by historical case studies that cluster around the period 1850?1950. Looking back to the emergence of the modern amateur, he makes reference to contemporary art and design practice that harnesses or exploits amateur conditions of making. From Andy Warhol to Simon Starling, such artistic interest elucidates the mercurial qualities of amateur craft. Invaluable for students and researchers in art and design, contemporary craft, material culture and social history, Amateur Craft counters both the marginalisation and the glorification of amateur craft practice. It is richly illustrated with 41 images, 14 in colour, including 19th century ephemera and works of contemporary art.
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The Practical Pigeon Keeper

Author: Lewis Wright

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781533576439


Page: 240

View: 897

From the PREFACE. THIS work has been chiefly written because such a book was repeatedly asked for. No apology is therefore needed for its publication. In preparing it the writer has endeavoured to preserve the same plain and practical character which obtained for the "Practical Poultry Keeper" such a wide popularity. Theoretical discussions have been eschewed except in a very few cases, where a few words seemed likely to throw practical light on questions of deep interest to pigeon fanciers, such as the origin of Tumblers and of Tumbling, and the true ideal standard for Owls and Jacobins. The object has been to get the greatest amount of practical information on practical points into a small space. How far that object has been attained must be left to the judgment of the reader.
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Keeping Chickens in Your Garden

A Practical Guide to Raising Chickens, Ducks, Geese and Turkeys in Your Backyard, with Over 400 Photographs

Author: Fred Hams

Publisher: Southwater

ISBN: 9781780193090

Category: Nature

Page: 128

View: 8950

An expert manual on keeping poultry in the garden complements instructions for building a coop with essential guidelines on everything from rearing and breeding to housing and maintaining poultry health. Original.
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The Poultry-Keeper's Text Book

Author: E. Brown

Publisher: Whitaker Press

ISBN: 1445515032

Category: Nature

Page: 304

View: 3298

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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Bantams and How to Keep Them (Poultry Series - Chickens)

Author: C. A. House

Publisher: Read Country Books

ISBN: 1443720453

Category: Pets

Page: 132

View: 769

BANTAMS AND HOW TO KEEP THEM: A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO THE HOUSING, BREEDING, FEEDING, SHOWING AND GENERAL MANAGEMENT OF BANTAMS. By C.A. House. This most commendable book on Bantams was first published in the early 1920s. The author was an expert poultry keeper with Fancy Bantams being his specialty. He was well known and respected on the show circuit with many important wins to his credit. The book was written as much for the benefit of the backyard poultry keeper as well as assisting the show bantam enthusiast. Although written primarily for the early 20th century reader, virtually all of the book's contents remain relevant today. The information on rarer Bantam breeds will be especially useful to modern breeders. READ COUNTRY BOOKS has now re-published this scarce book using the original text and vintage black and white photos. 128 pages contain 21 informative chapters: - Housing. - Breeding. - Rearing. - General Management. - Exhibiting. - Washing. - Game Bantams. - Breeding Game Bantams. - Old English Game. - Rosecombs. - Sebrights. - Malays. - Indian Game. - Minorcas, Leghorns, Andalusians and Spanish. - Nankins, Burmese, Sultans, Japanese, Rumpless and Polish. - Wyandottes. - Pekins. - Brahmas, Booted, Plymouth Rocks, Scots Greys, Anconas, Hamburghs, Sussex, Barnevelders. - The Rhode Island Red. - Frizzles. This book can be thoroughly recommended for inclusion in the library of all Bantam enthusiasts and fanciers. "There are few who can object to the music of a pen of Bantams."
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The Last Train to Scarborough

Author: Andrew Martin

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571252214

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 5063

A riveting new adventure for Jim Stringer, Andrew Martin's celebrated 'Steam Detective'. It is March 1914, and Jim Stringer is uneasy about his next assignment. It's not so much the prospect of a Scarborough lodging house in the gloomy off-season that bothers him, or even the fact that the last railwayman to stay in the house has disappeared without trace. It's more that his governor, Chief Inspector Saul Weatherhill, seems to be deliberately holding back details of the case - and that he's been sent to Scarborough with a trigger-happy assistant. The lodging house is called Paradise, but, as Jim discovers, it's hardly that in reality. It is, however, home to the seductive and beautiful Amanda Rickerby, a woman evidently capable of derailing Jim's marriage - and a good deal more besides. As a storm brews in Scarborough, it becomes increasingly unlikely that Jim will ever ride the train back to York. 'Crime dispatched with a Dickensian relish . . . Delectable stuff.' Daily Express '[Andrew Martin] is an original voice and the historical novels are the best I have read this century.' Katherine A. Powers, Boston Globe
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The Poultry Keeper, 1905-1906, Vol. 22

A Journal for Every One Interested in Making Poultry Pay, Devoted Particularly to Practical Poultry Keeping (Classic Reprint)

Author: F. Piggott

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9781396724664

Category: Pets

Page: 570

View: 306

Excerpt from The Poultry Keeper, 1905-1906, Vol. 22: A Journal for Every One Interested in Making Poultry Pay, Devoted Particularly to Practical Poultry Keeping Our Boiled Down Catalogue tells gm what you want to know, simply and in the fewest possible words. It is atime saver. We send it free. Write to-day. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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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: 5726

"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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Montgomery Ward Catalogue of 1895

Author: Montgomery Ward & Co.,Montgomery Ward

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486223779

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 648

View: 312

Tea gowns, bleached damask, and yards of flannel and pillow-case lace, stereoscopes, books of gospel hymns and ballroom gems, the New Improved Singer Sewing Machine, side saddles, anti-freezing well pumps, Windsor Stoves, milk skimmers, straight-edged razors, high-button shoes, woven cane carpet beaters, spittoons, the Studebaker Road Cart, commodes and washstands, the "Fire Fly" single wheel hoe, cultivator, and plow combined, flat irons, and ice cream freezers. What man, woman, or child of the 1890s could resist these offerings of the Montgomery Ward catalogue, the one book that was read avidly, year after year, by millions of Americans on farms and in small towns across the nation? The Montgomery Ward catalogue provides one of the few irrefutably accurate pictures of what life was "really like" in the gay nineties, for it described and illustrated almost anything that anybody could possibly need or want in the way of "store-bought" goods. In fact, in that pre-department store era, it was usually the only source for such goods. Imagine if Montgomery Ward had issued an illustrated catalogue in the days of Louis XIV, or Elizabeth I, or Charlemagne: what insights would we have into the daily life of the "common folk," the farmers and shopkeeper, housewives and schoolchildren . . . what sources of information for historians and scholars, collectors and dealers, what models for artists and designers. In 1895, Montgomery Ward was the oldest, largest, and most representative mail-order house in the country. The brainchild of a former traveling salesman, it issued its first catalogue in 1872, a one-page listing of items. By 1895, the catalogue, reprinted here, had grown to 624 pages and listed some 25,000 items, almost all of them illustrated with live drawings. Montgomery Ward was by then a multi-million dollar business that profoundly affected the American economy; and since it reached the most isolated farms and backwoods cabins, its effect on American culture was almost as great. Now once again available, it is our truest, most unbiased record of the spirit of the 1890s. An introduction on the history of the Montgomery Ward Company and its catalogue has been prepared especially for this edition by Boris Emmet, Ph.D. (Johns Hopkins), a foremost expert on retail merchandising. His monumental work Catalogues and Counters has long been recognized as a landmark in the study of American economic history.
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