The Practical Poultry Keeper

Author: Lewis Wright

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poultry

Page: 315

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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

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Page: 270

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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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The Urban Hen

A practical guide to keeping poultry in a town or city

Author: Paul Peacock

Publisher: Spring Hill

ISBN: 1848034636

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 160

View: 1971

"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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A Family Guide To Keeping Chickens

How to choose and care for your first chickens

Author: Anne Perdeaux

Publisher: How To Books

ISBN: 1845285549

Category: Pets

Page: 272

View: 7183

Chickens are an ideal family pet, requiring less attention than a dog yet being entertaining, productive and educational. For the family and would-be smallholder, chickens are the obvious first step when venturing into keeping livestock. This practical, full colour book, is ideal for the complete beginner. Even someone who has never kept animals before should be able to follow the clear, detailed guidance that is given at every stage. It includes: Planning for your first chickens. Understanding chicken behaviour. Choosing housing for different sized gardens. Choosing the right chickens for the job. Exploring useful equipment such as poultry feeder and drinkers. What to feed your chickens on. Buying your chickens and introducing them to their new home. Routine care for your chickens. Outfoxing The Fox - and other predators. Eggs - and What to do With Them. Dealing with parasites and ailments. Keeping a cockerel. Broody hens and hatching eggs. When Chickens Die. Chickens and the Changing Seasons. With true-life portraits of chicken keepers, little known facts, and personal anecdotes this accessible book is an easy and enjoyable read, suitable for both adults and children.
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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

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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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The Chicken Keeper's Problem Solver

100 Common Problems Explored and Explained

Author: Chris Graham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1631590340

Category: House & Home

Page: 224

View: 8958

"100 common problems explored and explained"--Cover.
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Races of Domestic Poultry

Author: Edward Brown

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poultry

Page: N.A

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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

View: 403

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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The Practical Pigeon Keeper

Author: Lewis Wright

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781533576439

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Page: 240

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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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The Healthy Hens Handbook

Author: Terry Beebe

Publisher: Good Life Press

ISBN: 9781907866081

Category: House & Home

Page: 224

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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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Not Just for Christmas

The Complete Guide to Raising Turkeys

Author: Janice Houghton-Wallace

Publisher: Good Life Press

ISBN: 9781904871187

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 5553

Heritage Turkeys are ideal for small-scale farming as they show a higher level of immunity to disease and stress over their commercial counterparts. This beautifully presented and highly acclaimed book puts the turkey back where it belongs and covers its illustrious history, the breeds, housing, equipment, breeding, feeding, development, ailments, legislation, sales, processing, dispatching for the table as well as keeping turkeys as pets. Many of the 200 photographs have been especially commissioned for the book and it more than demonstrates that the turkey, so often regarded as the Cinderella of the farm world, can play a significant role in increasing profits for the small-scale farm enterprise.
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Amateur Craft

History and Theory

Author: Stephen Knott

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472577361

Category: Design

Page: 192

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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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Chicken Manual

The Complete Step-By-Step Guide to Keeping Chickens

Author: Laurence Beeken

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781844257294

Category: Chickens

Page: 192

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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
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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: 1302

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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Biggle Poultry Book

A Concise and Practical Treatise on the Management of Farm Poultry

Author: Jacob Biggle

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Chickens

Page: 176

View: 3238

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Keeping Chickens

The Essential Guide

Author: Jeremy Hobson,Celia Lewis

Publisher: David & Charles

ISBN: 9780715325674

Category: Pets

Page: 160

View: 5505

Introduces the physical characteristics, behavior, and life cycle of chickens and includes ideas for crafts and recipes using chickens' eggs.
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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: 504

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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