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Storey's Guide to Raising Poultry: Chickens, Turkeys, Ducks, Geese, Guineas, Gamebirds (Storey's Guide to Raising)

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Storey's Guide to Raising Poultry is the only book you need to naturally and humanely raise a wide range of poultry, from chickens and turkeys to waterfowl and game birds — even uncommon species, such as pigeons, emus, doves, ostriches, peafowl, and swans. Whether youre running a farm or raising a few birds in the backyard, Glenn Drowns tells you everything you need to know about breed selection, housing, space requirements, behavior, breeding, hatching, feeding, health care, and the business of processing meat and eggs. This revised edition includes new and updated information on health and disease, raising birds on pasture, growing your own feed, housing, breeding, slaughtering, and marketing.

Synopsis:

A diverse flock of poultry can provide free-range meat, a rainbow of eggs, and endless entertainment---all delivered from the confines of your backyard or small farm. Glenn Drowns, an expert on rare breeds and varieties of turkeys, ducks, geese, chickens, and other birds, delivers everything you need to know to raise healthy, safe poultry.

The revised and updated fourth edition includes:
*Expanded breed coverage, including heritage and rare breeds
*Complete daily care and feeding instructions
*Emphasis on providing birds with room to roam and peck
*Tips on growing your own feed
*Information on less common species---pigeons, doves, emus, ostriches, peafowl, and swans

About the Author

Glenn Drowns 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. Glenn 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.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Getting Started
1 Should I Raise Poultry?
2 Housing and Supplies
3 Poultry Biology
4 Baby Basics
5 Feeds and Feeding
6 Heritage Breeds

Part 2: Choosing the Right Chickens
7 Laying Chickens
8 Meat Chickens
9 Dual-Purpose Chickens
10 Bantams
11 Ornamental Chickens

Part 3: Turkeys, Waterfowl, Guineas, and More
12 Turkeys
13 Waterfowl
14 Guineas
15 Coturnix Quail
16 Game Birds
17 The "Uncommon" Poultry

Part 4: Fowl Practices
18 Incubation
19 Home Processing
20 So, You Want to Be a Breeder?
21 Marketing and Sales
22 Showing Poultry
23 Poultry as Pets

Part 5: The Bigger Picture
24 Growing Your Own Feed
25 Flock Health
26 Dealing with Predators
27 Government Regulation
28 Calendar Considerations

Appendix
A: Poultry Feed Requirements
B: Characteristics Indicating High and Low Egg Production Characteristics of Layers and Nonlayers
C: U.S. Weight Classes for Shell Eggs
D: U.S. Standards for Quality of Individual Shell Eggs
E: Incubation Troubleshooting Chart
F: Poultry Ailments Checklist and Diagnostic Aids
G: Using a Wet-Bulb System
H: Types of Rodenticides
I: Poultry Manure Information

Resources
Glossary
Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781612120003
Author:
Drowns, Glenn
Publisher:
Storey Publishing
Subject:
Nature Studies-Zoology
Subject:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / Sustainable Agriculture
Subject:
Business & Economics-Industries - Agribusiness
Subject:
Medical : Veterinary Medicine - Food Animal
Subject:
Agriculture & Animal Husbandry
Edition Description:
Fourth Edition,Revised,4th
Publication Date:
20120531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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A diverse flock of poultry can provide free-range meat, a rainbow of eggs, and endless entertainment---all delivered from the confines of your backyard or small farm. Glenn Drowns, an expert on rare breeds and varieties of turkeys, ducks, geese, chickens, and other birds, delivers everything you need to know to raise healthy, safe poultry.

The revised and updated fourth edition includes:
*Expanded breed coverage, including heritage and rare breeds
*Complete daily care and feeding instructions
*Emphasis on providing birds with room to roam and peck
*Tips on growing your own feed
*Information on less common species---pigeons, doves, emus, ostriches, peafowl, and swans
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