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The Chicken Encyclopedia: An Illustrated Referenceby Gail Damerow
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The A-Z Chicken Companion
From addled to wind egg, crossed beak to zygote, if it concerns chickens, it's covered in this comprehensive encyclopedia. Now you can find the answers to all your chicken questions quickly, easily — and accompanied by illustrations.
What do mille fleur and mooney spangled feathers look like?
Which breeds lay blue-green eggs?
What's the difference between inbreeding and outcrossing?
What's the difference between outer thick and inner thin egg white?
Why do chicken legs have dark meat, while breasts have light meat?
What's the difference between a flat and a flight? A false wing and a wingette?
What are the key signs of the most common chicken predators?
What's the difference between brooding and incubating?
What are the best ways to catch a chicken?
How (and why) do you hypnotize a chicken?
Why do chickens molt?
How is a crested chicken's anatomy unique?
From addled to wind egg, crossed beak to zygote, the terminology of everything chicken is demystified in The Chicken Encyclopedia, a comprehensive A-to-Z reference volume presented in a friendly, highly illustrated format. Chickophiles will find breed descriptions; definitions of the most common conditions, situations, characteristics, and behaviors of chickens; and much more. Whether it’s the difference between wry tail, split tail, and gamy tail; the meaning of hen feathered, forced molt, or quill feather; the characteristics of droopy wing; the content of granite grit; or the translation of a chicken’s alarm call, here are all the answers to every chicken question and quandary, from the practical to the curious.
About the Author
Gail Damerow and her husband operate a family farm in Tennessee, where they keep poultry and dairy goats, tend a sizable garden, and maintain a small orchard. Damerow has written extensively on raising livestock and is a regular contributor to Backyard Poultry magazine. She is the author of Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens, The Chicken Encyclopedia, The Chicken Health Handbook, Your Chickens, Your Goats, Draft Horses and Mules, and numerous other books.
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