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21st Century Poultry Breeding (Gold Cockerel Series)
by: Brereton, Grant

An in depth guide to how plumage patterns work, beautifully illustrated with over 240 colour photographs. 148 pgs.
c. 2008, S/C... $24.95


4-H Guide to Raising Chickens
by: Kindschi, Tara

Each aspect of raising chickens is described in a step-by-step format that any person of any skill or age will be able to follow and master. The information in this book includes the following:selecting a breed and acquiring birds, basic chicken management, feed and housing rquirement, show advice and much more.176 pages, color photos
c. 2009, S/C...$18.99


A Chicken in Every Yard: The Urban Farm Store's Guide to Chicken Keeping
by: Litt, Robert & Litt, Hannah

The Litts have dispensed advice to hundreds of urban and suburban chicken-keepers from behind their perch at Portland's Urban Farm Store, and now they're ready to help readers go local and sustainable with their own backyard birds. In this handy guide to breeds, feed, coops, and care, the Litts take you under their experienced wings and share the secrets to: Picking the breeds that are right for you • Building a sturdy coop in one weekend for $100 • Raising happy and hearty chicks • Feeding your flock for optimal health and egg nutrition • Preventing and treating common chicken diseases • Planning ahead for family, neighborhood, and legal considerations • Whipping up tasty egg recipes from flan to frittata. With everything that first-timers will need to get started—along with expert tips for more seasoned keepers—this colorful, nuts-and-bolts manual proves that keeping chickens is all it’s cracked up to be. Illustrated. 208 pgs.
c. 2011, H/C... $19.99


A Guide to Better Hatching
by: Stromberg, Janet

All about fowl incubation. Structure of the egg, formation of the egg, fertility of the egg, management of breeder stock, 10 commandments for successful hatching, artificial insemination, historical poultry facts, hatching time table. 107 pgs.
c.1975, Revised 2002, S/C...$9.95


A Guide to Raising Chickens
by: Damerow, Gail

Contains everything from starting your own flock to putting eggs on the table. 341pgs.
c. 1995, S/C...$18.95
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited


A Handbook of Poultry & Game Bird Diseases
by: Curtis, Peter

Strategic information in note form for vet students & others. Chapters on: Types of flock, Vaccination & medication, Poultry welfare, diseases. 108 pgs.
c. 1996, 4th Ed, S/C...$24.95

ABC of Poultry Raising: A Complete Guide for the Beginner or Expert
by: Florea, J. H.

Getting started, equipment, rearing chicks, disease, parasites, breeding, eggs.
c.1977...S/C, 2nd Ed, Rev...$6.95


American Standard of Perfection 1998 - B/W Photos
by: American Poultry Association
A complete description of all recognized breeds and varieties of domestic poultry. Descriptions include disqualifications, standard weights, shapes & colors of body parts for both males and females. B/W photos. 275 pgs.
c.1998...S/C...$29.95


American Standard of Perfection 2010
by: American Poultry Association
A complete description of all recognized breeds and varieties of domestic poultry as periodically revised by the American Poultry Association, Inc. and approved by its Board of Directors in 2010. Features revisions and over 30 pairs of new color illustrations. 396 pages. Color plates, B/W photos and illustrations.
c. 2010, H/C... $65.00


An Introduction To Exhibition Poultry (Vol. 1)
by: Kay, Ian

The author shares his vast experiences and family success of over 40 years raising and showing exhibition birds. B/W & Color photos. 64 pgs.
c. 1988, S/C...$17.95


An Introduction to Form and Feathering of the Domestic Fowl
by: Reeder, Brian

What is a Gene? When we think of the definition of the word gene, we think of discrete units of DNA that have a very specific purpose. These units are the basis of heredity in living organisms. Genes are generally located on DNA, a chain made of similar but subtly different nucleotides abbreviated as A, C, G, and T. DNA never leaves the nucleus of the cell where it serves as a type of reference book that is used to provide information on how to make whatever a cell needs or uses. Like a reference book that cannot leave the library, a copy must be made. The copy is called RNA. ... Of the generally described poultry genes, a great many do appear to be very straightforward. This is especially true of many of the autosomal recessives that we see in color and form in fowl. Of the dominant genes described, some seem to be simple, yet others appear to be multi-factoral and variable with modification from any possible background factor(s). Complex gene traits that have no clear dominance or recessive nature, such as eggshell color or earlobe color, seem to be difficult to describe in any Mendelian fashion. Their genetic basis is difficult to hypothesize based upon a strictly Mendelian approach. They are considered quantitative, meaning that the extremes seem to be arrived at through a cumulative effect rather than through the usual Mendelian segregation of extremes of phenotype expression. 112 pgs.
c. 2010, S/C... $35.49


Art of the Chicken Coop
by: Gleason, Chris

A fun and essential guide to housing your peeps. Includes creative plans and easy-to-follow construction techniques for making seven stylish chicken coops. Practical information on how to properly size your coop and how to use salvaged materials for a cool look that doesn't break your budget is also included. Also includes tips about raising chickens, egg dishes from around the world, recommendations on selecting breeds and photo-and advice-filled profiles of chicken keepers who live the flock life. Color photographs and diagrams throughout. 157 pages
c. 2011, S/C... $19.95


Artificial Incubation & Rearing
by: Batty, Joseph
Egg & incubation, formation of the egg, reproduction process, incubators, small-scale & large-scale incubation, incubator problems, final development & hatching, rearing. B/W photos & illustrations. 183 pgs.
c. 1994, S/C...$19.95


Bantam Chickens
by: Jeffrey, Fred

Chapters on: History, as a hobby, breeds & varieities, feeding, breeding - an art and a science, incubatuion & brooding, behavior, management, diseases, & exhibiting. B/W photos, illustrations, charts. 308 pgs.
c. 1976, 2nd Ed, Spiral, S/C...$32.95
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Very Good, some wear on outside cover, no writing or tears


Bantams & How To Keep Them
by: House, C.A.

Reprint of a book orginally published in the early 1920's. It was written for the benefit of the backyard poultry keeper as well as assissting the show bantam enthusiast. Informative chapters on: housing, breeding, rearing, general management, exhibiting, washing, game bantams, Old English Game, Rosecombs, Sebrights, Malays, Indian Game, Minorcas, Leghorns, Andaulsians & Spanish, Nankins, Burmese, Sultans, Japanese, Rumpless, Polish, Wyandottes, Pekins, Brahams, Booted, Plymouth Rocks, Scots Greys, Anaconas, Hamburghs, Sussex, Barnevelders, Rhode Island Red, & Frizzles. B/W photos. 118 pgs.
c. Early 1920's, Reprint 2005, S/C...$17.95


Bantams & Miniature Fowl In Colour (Gold Cockerel Series)
by: Roberts, Michael

This was our first colour photographic book, originally printed in 1984, now digitally remastered and updated for 2010 showing 42 breeds of bantam and miniature fowl. This book is a must for identifying different breeds or for choosing a breed to keep. There are over 180 photographs and illustrations. 68 pgs.
c. 2010, S/C... $19.95


Bantams For Everyone
by: Smith, H. Easom

History, buying foundation stock, housing, equipment, feeding, breeding, show preparation, guide to color breeding, the breeds described, as layers. B/W Photos. 188 pgs.
c. 1967, H/C...$29.95
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Conditon: Good


Bantams In Colour (Gold Cockerel Series)
by: Roberts, Michael

Colour photographic book of 40 breeds of bantams & miniature fowl. 48 pgs.
c.1984...S/C...$19.95


Bantams: A Complete Pet Owners Manual
by: Fritzsche, Helga

Husbandry and care, diseases, breeding, feeding, behavior, breed varieties.
c.1986...S/C...$6.95


Beautiful Chickens Journal
by: Ivy Press

This journal has plenty of writing space to record your notes and thoughts interspersed with a further 10 gorgeous poultry portraits with 160 pages of beautiful lined notepaper. The pages have gilt edging and the cover features a luxurious tactile velvet lamination, elastic closure and bellyband.
c. 2012, H/C... $14.95


Book On Chickens
by: Davis, Lowell

The same character-collectibles that have made Lowell Davis a spokesman for folk art & simple living come to life in this charming, full color story of two romantic chickens named Big Jack & Goldie. The story of their romance, courtship and marraige preserves the values of a simpler time. Along with and all the delightful other characters this book will touch the hearts and humors of readers. It is a unique perspective on traditional values and home-grown storytelling. Delightful color illustrations. 50 pgs.
c. 1992, H/C...$10.00

Books on Poultry and Cock Fighting
by: Norris, John E.

Gives all information on all books about Poultry and cock fighting.
c. 1977, S/C...$25.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited

Breeds Of Poultry...& Their Characteristics
by: Batty, Joseph

Breed breakdown with descrpition, characteristics, productive qualities, faults.
c.1993...S/C...$21.95


British Large Fowl (Gold Cockerel Series)
by: Roberts, Michael & Victoria

Color pictures & info on over 20 breeds. 64 pgs.
c.1994...S/C...$21.95


British Poultry Standards
Edited by: Roberts, Victoria
Complete specifications and judging points of all standardized breeds and varieties of poultry as compiled by the specialist Breed Clubs and recognized by the Poultry Club of Great Britian. Contains color photos, general characteristics of males & females, colors, weights, scale of points, and seroius defects. Chickens, turkeys, geese, ducks. 368 pgs.
c. 1997, H/C...$69.99


Building Chicken Coops
by: Damerow, Gail

Planning, space, ventilation, temperature, flooring, bedding, roosts, nests and nest boxes, feeders, water, tips for keeping chickens in cages, free range, fencing. 32 pgs.
c. 1999, Booklet...$6.95


Building Chicken Coops for Dummies
by: Brock, Todd & Zook, Dave & Ludlow, Rob

As the popularity of urban homesteading and sustainable living increases, it’s no wonder you’re in need of trusted, practical guidance on how to properly house the chickens you’re planning (or have already begun) to keep. Building Chicken Coops For Dummies gives you the information you need to build the most cost-efficient, safe, and easy-on-the-eye enclosures for your backyard flock. This practical guide gives you easy-to-follow and customizable plans for building the backyard chicken coop that works best for you. You’ll get the basic construction know-how and key information you need to design and build a coop tailored to your flock, whether you live in a small city loft, a suburban backyard, or a small rural farm. Includes detailed material lists, instructions, and schematic plans for building a host of different chicken coops. Step-by-step guidance on how to build a coop—or design your own - Accessible for every level of reader - Whether you’re just beginning to gain an interest in a back-to-basics lifestyle or looking to add more attractive and efficient coops to your current flock‘s digs, Building Chicken Coops For Dummies gives you everything you need to build a winning coop! Illustrations. 293 pgs.
c. 2010, S/C... $19.99


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