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Hatching & Brooding Your Own Chicks
by: Damerow, Gail

Everything you need to know about acquiring and brooding hatchlings and what to expect from your young charges as they grow. Every step of the hatching process is explained. A chapter on broody hens will prepare you for their special care and feeding needs. The chapter on egg incubation gives you complete coverage of selecting and operating an incubator. Also understanding the structure and development of an egg. Hatching and brooding information on turkeys, ducks, geese and guinea fowl is also featured,. An excellent book for the beginner or experienced poultry owner. Color pictures. 239 pages
c. 2013, S/C... $24.95

Health Of Poultry
by: Pattison, Mark
A unique book describing the overall concepts of poultry health with the emphasis on creating the right conditions and environment to minimise the occurrence of disease. By demonstrating the interrelationships between husbandry, medicine and nutrition, the author shows how to prevent diseases and to maximise the genetic potential made possible with modern breeds of poultry. Each of the main poultry species - chicken including breeder and broiler, turkey and duck - is dealt within separate chapters that each explain the principle of disease control with the emphasis on preventative medicine. All aspects of care are drawn together to provide guidance on devising a rigorous health regime that is controlled by proper management. Chapters on hatchery, nutrition, environment and housing examine topics such as planning, ventilation, hygiene, quality control and medication. The important role of genetics in flock health is discussed encompassing important issues such as genetic resistance to disease, vertically transmitted diseases and strategies for disease control. 272 pgs.
c. 1993, H/C...$84.95

Hen & The Art Of Chicken Maintenance: Reflections On Raising Chickens
by: Gurdon, Martin
Follows the Gurdon family through the ups & downs of the hobby of poultry raising. The book chronicles the daily life of a chicken, including dust baths, brutal pecking order rituals, gender bending encounters, and for the owner the possibility of hugh vet bills. 152 pgs.
c. 2004, H/C...$16.95

Hen & The Art Of Chicken Maintenance: Reflections On Raising Chickens
by: Gurdon, Martin
Follows the Gurdon family through the ups & downs of the hobby of poultry raising. The book chronicles the daily life of a chicken, including dust baths, brutal pecking order rituals, gender bending encounters, and for the owner the possibility of hugh vet bills. 160 pgs.
c. 2003, S/C...$14.95

Home Poultry Keeping (Invest In Living)
by: Eley, Dr. Geoffrey

Recommended breeds, feeding, construction of a poultry house, hatching. 73 pgs

Home to Roost - Chasing Chickens Through the Ages
by: Sheasley, Bob

The author tells of the intertwined relationship between humans and chickens. He delves into where chichens came from, what their DNA tells us about our kinship, how we've treated our feathered fellow travelers and the roads we're crossing together. This is a story of agriculture and human migration, of folk medicine and technology, of how we dreamed of the good life, threw it away and want it back. With wit and personal insight, Home To Roost examines how our lives can be changed for the better, with something as simple as a backyard coop. 290 pages
c. 2008, S/C...$15.99

How To Raise Chickens (FFA Agricultural Education)
by: Heinrichs, Christine

Whichever comes first for you, the chicken or the egg, this book shows you what to do next. In this hands-on, easy-to-use guidebook, longtime chicken breeder and poultry expert Christine Heinrichs tells you everything you need to know to raise chickens in your backyard--from laying out the yard and designing a coop to choosing breeds, caring for chicks, egging, sexing, and butchering. Whether youre interested in rare breeds or the garden variety; whether you want to show your chickens or serve them, this brightly illustrated, clearly written guide will prove an indispensable resource. Color photos. 192 pgs.
c. 2007, S/C...$19.95

How To Raise Poultry (FFA Agricultural Education)
by: Heinrichs, Christine

Prized for their feathers or eggs, raised for their meat or their beauty or simply for fun, poultry of a dazzling array of sorts and sizes have a place in the heart of farmers, ranchers, and bird fanciers alike. If you want to raise fowl—of whatever kind and for whatever reason—this book is the perfect place to begin. Poultry expert Christine Heinrichs lays out the distinctions between waterfowl (ducks, geese, and swans), turkeys, gamebirds (peafowl, pheasants, quail, and others), ratites (ostriches, emus, and rheas), and pigeons. She then clearly details the very different requirements for raising each species, from feeding and housing to husbandry and health, to showing and marketing and legal concerns. Whether you're thinking of starting a flock or acquiring a few feathered friends, this handy guide tells you everything you need to know to raise healthy poultry for pleasure or profit—or both. Color photos. 192 pgs.
c. 2009, S/C...$19.95

How To Raise Poultry For Pleasure And Profit (1895)
by: Lewis, William

Reprint of a book orginally published in 1895. A Practical Work On Breed, Breeding, Rearing, & General Management Of All Kinds Of Poultry. Includes: breeds of chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese; diseases; houses, yards & runs; poultry appliances; caponizing fowls; anatomy of the egg; incubators; poultry enemies; eggs as a commercial commodity; care of poultry in winter. Illustrations. 216 pgs.
c. original date 1895, 2008 reprint, S/C...$24.95

How To Raise Ridgway's: Ducklings Goslings Turkey Poults for Profit
by: Ridgway Duck Hatchery
How to raise Green Ducks for market. Temperature, feeding, sanitation, marketing, selling alive, and selling dressed. Brooding, care and feeding for geese and goslings; Care and feeding of baby turkeys. 6 page leaflet.
c.1950's/60's?, Leaflet... $5.00
Used, Out-Of-Print
Condition: Good, bent on top, one small 1/4" tear on top

Illustrated Guide to Chickens: How to Choose Them, How to Keep Them
by: Lewis, Celia
The unique attributes and personalities of 100 breeds of chickens—with stunning full-color artwork. Chickens are fun, useful, and easy to keep. If you have ever considered raising your own backyard flock, The Illustrated Guide to Chickens is the book for you! It offers practical advice and contains all the information you need to choose from one of the 100 most familiar breeds of chicken in North America and Europe to raise. Each breed’s profile is written in engaging text that covers its history and main characteristics. You’ll also find practical advice about poultry rearing and husbandry and the pros and cons of pure breeds, hybrids, bantams, game foul, and the like. 150 color illustrations. 192 pgs.
c. 2011, H/C... $16.95

Incubation At Home (Gold Cockerel Series - 4th ed)
by: Roberts, Michael

A practical guide for using small incubators in the home or classroom. 2nd edition with the "Egyptian Experience". 61 pgs.
c.1996, 4th Ed, S/C...$19.95

Incubation At Home (Gold Cockerel Series - 5th ed)
by: Roberts, Michael

This is a detailed book about using small incubators and most of the problems encountered using them. There are chapters on different types of incubators, preparation for incubation such as cleaning and sterilisation, thermometers, humidity, collection and storage of eggs, candling, hatching, sexing and rearing plus a chapter on "where did I go wrong?" Packed full of information, mainly first hand too! Lots of illustrations and photographs. 64 pgs
c. 1996, 5th ed, S/C...$19.95

Incubation: A Guide To Hatching & Rearing
by: Thear, Katie

Storage & treatment of eggs, broody hen, incubator, sexing, problems.
c.l987, S/C...$14.95

Keeping Chickens: Getting the Best From Your Chickens
by: Hobson, Jeremy & Lewis, Celia

Covers everything from egg-laying to ease of keeping for over 70 different breeds. Discover how to set up and maintain a healthy hen house to keep your chickens warm, dry and safe from predators. Practical advice on hygiene, disease and heathcare ensures that your flock is always in pristine show condition. Learn about broody birds and egg incubation, and rear a new generation of chicks to brighten up your garden. 176 pages, color photos
c. 2010, Revised, S/C...$19.99

Keep Chickens: Tending Small Flocks In Cities, Suburbs, & Other Small Spaces
by: Kilarski, Barbara
Identifies which breeds are happiest in small spaces, gives you simple instructions on feeding and caring for chickens, lists the equipment you will need, discusses coop design, teaches you how to gather eggs, explains how chickens help fertilize your garden while eliminating weeds and garden pests, and gives you the low-down on how to start a mini-chicken ranch that complies with city ordinances. B/W & color photos & B/W illustartions. 150 pgs.
c. 2003, S/C...$16.95

Keeping Guinea Fowl
by: Butler, John

Management, breeding, feeding, various methods of housing.
c.1997...2nd Ed... S/C...$22.50

Know Your Chickens
by: Byard, Jack

Discover fun fowl facts and get acquainted with 44 breeds, each accompanied by a description of the birds's appearance, its history and breeding and details of its personality, egg-laying and flying abilities. From the American Game Fowl to the Wyandotte. Color photograph of each bird. 95 pages
c. 2011, S/C... $6.95

Living With Chickens
by: Jay Rossier
Everything you need to know to raise your own backyard flock. Straightforward prose & dozens of clear, detailed illustrations offer advice for building a well-ventilated coop, hatching eggs, raising contented chicks, keeping your birds healthy, homemade versus commercial grain, butchering, and even how to involve your whole family. Color photos. 203 pgs.
c. 2002, H/C...$24.95

Making Mobile Hen Houses (Gold Cockerel Series)
by: Roberts, Michael

This book is a sequel to Poultry House Construction and ideally should be read in conjunction with it.There are descriptions of 8 different methods of mobilising hen houses, 3 fold units, 2 large free range houses, a broody coop, a sound moderated house, an urban poultry house, a wheelchair user''s poultry house, 2 shelters, a rollaway nest box, a 6ft run and 6ft and 10ft sections. All are accompanied with numerous photographs and detailed plans. 128 pgs.
c. 2004, S/C... $19.95

Mating & Breeding Of Poultry
by: Lamon, Harry & Slocum, Rob
Pick & choose chickens for specific circumstances, manipulate shape & color combinations, prepare birds for weather, develop certain psychological characteristics, encourage the juiciest meat and largest eggs, the principles of breeding, classes of poultry, and how to run a larger-scale operation. Illustrated throughout with numerous line drawings and easy-to-follow instructions, this book teaches everything one needs to know to raise just the right chickens for them. 341 pgs.
c. 2003, S/C...$14.95

Mini Encyclopedia of Chicken Breeds & Care
by: Bassom, Frances

A color directory of the most popular breeds (over 90) and their care. It explores all aspects of keeping chickens, including housing, day-to-day management, feeding, breeding, chicken behavior, health care and showing. 208 pages
c. 2009, S/C... $19.95

Mobile Poultry Slaughterhouse: Building a Humane Chicken-Processing Unit to Strengthen Your Local Food
by: Berlow, Ali
If you are raising chickens, turkeys, or other poultry for meat and lack easy access to a humane, localslaughterhouse, this guide shows you how to put together a slaughtering and processing unit that will accommodate any type of poultry and can be moved from farm to farm. These units can be funded, built, and used by a community of small farmers, or you can develop one by yourself and use it as part of a business. This book covers the mechanics of constructing the unit, government regulations, the permitting process, sanitation, safety, and much more. 133 pgs
c. 2013, S/C... $14.95

Modern Free Range (Gold Cockerel Series)
by: Roberts, Michael & Victoria

A practical guide for the small farmer on free range egg production.

Modern Vermin Control (Gold Cockerel Series)
by: Roberts, Michael

A practical guide to the control or vermin for the smallholder, aviarist, farmer, poultry keeper and gamekeeper.

Modified Cages For Laying Hens

Symposium, discussions of various ways to improve the conditions of layers.

My Fine Feathered Friend
by: Grimes, William
A charming, funny, and delightful look at one man's relationship with a chicken "guest". 85 pgs.
c. 2002, H/C...$15.00

Natural Incubation & Rearing
by: Batty, J.

A concise guide to how chicks may be hatched & reared. Chapters include: natural incubation, selecting broody hens, breeding pens, anatomy of the fowl, the egg, breeding & feeding, hatching process, ducks & geese, turkeys & peafowl, brooding & rearing. B/W photos. 111 pgs.

Old Poultry Breeds (Shire Book)
by: Hams, Fred
Asiatic breeds, British breeds, Mediterranean breeds, other European breeds, composite breeds, utility poultry strains, true bantams, turkeys, poultry clubs. B/W & Color photos & illustrations. 40 pgs.
c. 1999, 3rd Ed, Rev, Booklet...$8.95

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