Raise your own chickens, turkeys, waterfowl, and more. Stressing humane practices throughout. Expert advice on breed selection, housing, feeding, behavior, breeding, health care, and processing your own meat and eggs. With tips on raising specialty species like doves, ostriches, and peafowl.
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Storey's Guide to Raising Poultry FOURTH EDITION
Chickens, Turkeys, Ducks, Geese, Guineas, Game Birds.
Whether you’re running a farm or interested in keeping a few backyard birds, Storey’s Guide to Raising Poultry covers everything you need to know to successfully raise your own chickens, turkeys, waterfowl, and more. Stressing humane practices throughout, Glenn Drowns provides expert advice on breed selection, housing, feeding, behavior, breeding, health care, and processing your own meat and eggs. With tips on raising specialty species like doves, ostriches, and peafowl, you’ll be inspired to experiment with new breeds and add diversity to your poultry operation.
From the Back Cover:
About the Author:
Glenn Drowns, author of Showing Poultry and Storey's Guide to Raising Poultry, 4th Edition, and his wife conserve and promote rare breeds and varieties of turkeys, ducks, geese, and chickens at their Sand Hill Preservation Center in Calamus, Iowa. Drowns, a highly respected poultry judge, has raised standard turkey varieties since 1989, and he received the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy's Breed Conservation Award in 1999 for his contributions to the identification and survival of rare turkeys. This text refers to the paperback edition.
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Raising Ducks - Provides all of the information you need to raise ducks successfully, covering everything from choosing the right breeds to breeding and rearing practices, feeding, housing, health care, duckling care and much more.
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.