The Chicken Encyclopedia

Author: Gail Damerow
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603427767
Size: 24.97 MB
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From addled to wind egg and crossed beak to zygote, the terminology of everything chicken is demystified in The Chicken Encyclopedia. Complete with breed descriptions, common medical concerns, and plenty of chicken trivia, this illustrated A-to-Z reference guide is both informative and entertaining. Covering tail types, breeding, molting, communication, and much more, Gail Damerow provides answers to all of your chicken questions and quandaries. Even seasoned chicken farmers are sure to discover new information about the multifaceted world of these fascinating birds.

Raising Chickens

Author: Bridget Heos
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 147771779X
Size: 28.47 MB
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Because of the rise of the urban farming movement, people in cities are seeing the potential for business opportunity and fun in raising their own chickens for their eggs. This highly informational guide provides all of the tips and tricks needed to choose a suitable chicken breed, acquire your own chickens, raise them in a happy and healthy environment, and collect and sell their eggs for profit. This volume promotes environmentally friendly and organic business development for people of all ages.

A Chicken Followed Me Home

Author: Robin Page
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481410296
Size: 12.74 MB
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Why did the chicken cross the road? To follow you home! Learn all about a not-so-basic bird in this delightful nonfiction picture book. What’s that? A chicken followed you home? Now what do you do? Celebrated author-illustrator Robin Page leads a step-by-step, question-and-answer-style journey through the world of chickens. Along the way you’ll explore different breeds, discover different types of coops, and learn everything there is to know about chicken reproduction and hatching. Gorgeous, playful, and filled with facts, this engaging nonfiction picture book shines new light on a very familiar fowl!

Storey S Guide To Raising Chickens 4th Edition

Author: Gail Damerow
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1612129315
Size: 26.71 MB
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Serious poultry farmers and backyard bird raisers have relied on this best-selling reference for more than 20 years. The fourth edition of Gail Damerow’s comprehensive handbook is now completely revised and redesigned, making it more accessible and informative than ever. You’ll get the most up-to-date details on shelter, food, health care, eggs, chicks, and meat, and recent research into chicken behavior and communication makes the sections on flock management truly authoritative. New color photos and illustrations provide more specificity and information about chicken breeds, anatomy, and health.

The Encyclopedia Of Historic And Endangered Livestock And Poultry Breeds

Author: Janet Vorwald Dohner
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 030013813X
Size: 76.70 MB
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The hardy, multipurpose Dominique chickens that came to the New World with the Pilgrims and later travelled in pioneer saddlebags to help settle the West were once too numerous to count, by 1990 a mere 500 hens survived. This is but a single example of the diminishing diversity of farm animals: half of once-common livestock breeds are endangered, others are already extinct. The need to preserve farm animal diversity is increasingly urgent, says the author of this definitive book on endangered breeds of livestock and poultry. Farmyard animals may hold critical keys for our survival, Jan Dohner warns, and with each extinction, genetic traits of potentially vital importance to our agricultural future or to medical progress are forever lost. This comprehensive book features: * complete information on the history, characteristics, qualities, and traits of 138 endangered livestock breeds (goats, sheep, swine, cattle, horses, other equines) and 53 poultry breeds (chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese) * where these breeds may be seen today * the degree of rarity of each breed in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada * information on feral livestock populations * 160 colour photographs and over 80 black and white photos and historical illustrations

The Chicken Health Handbook 2nd Edition

Author: Gail Damerow
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603428585
Size: 16.53 MB
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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.

The Concise Encyclopedia Of Poultry Breeds

Author: Fred Hams
Publisher: Southwater Pub
ISBN: 9781844760589
Size: 32.91 MB
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This is a comprehensive guide to the main poultry breeds around the world, with fascinating information on their appearance, size, traits and more. Popular foundation breeds such as Lackenvelder are covered in detail, as well as true bantams such as the Dutch Bantam and the miniature Cochin Bantam.

The Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Country Living

Author: Abigail Gehring
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1616084677
Size: 31.63 MB
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A guide to country living features photographs, illustrations, instructions and tips for living off the land, covering such topics as canning and preserving, soap-making, and building a dog house.

Chicken Breeds Care

Author: Frances Bassom
Publisher: Firefly Books Limited
ISBN: 9781554074730
Size: 65.31 MB
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A guide to keeping chickens offers advice on housing, care, feeding, breeding, and showing and includes profiles of more than seventy of the most popular breeds, detailing origins, weight ranges, egg characteristics, physical appearance, and behavior.

Encyclopedia Of Power

Author: Keith Dowding
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 141292748X
Size: 15.25 MB
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Collects 381 entries that discuss political science, international relations, and sociology.