Synopses & Reviews
This Garden Way Classic has been the single most useful reference to countless small flock raisers over the years, and this revised and updated edition answers the questions of a whole new generation of poultry growers.
For anyone interested in raising chickens, turkey, ducks, or geese, Raising Poultry the Modern Way covers all the essentials, including:
* selection of birds for meat or egg production
* hatching eggs from your own breeding flocks
* how to house, feed, and manage the birds
* disease, parasite, and predator control
* processing, packaging, and quality control of eggs and meat
* where to find supplies and equipment
This new edition also includes information on incubation and embryology, and a special section on exhibiting various breeds.
Those who want to raise poultry for home consumption or profit, on a small or intermediate scale, will find quick answers to their questions in this easy-to-read handbook. The author knows poultry, and his straightforward advice is sure to make the poultry growing experience easier and more enjoyable.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-219) and index.
About the Author
Eileen Powell is the proprietor of Secret Gardens Landscaping, a small business that specializes in the design, implementation and maintenance of small gardens. She is involved in all areas of the business, including landscape design, manual labor and customer relations. Her goal involves helping the client develop his or her own garden--keeping personal style in mind--and then working to make that dream garden blossom. Her knowledge and experience adds a great deal of insight to her book, From Seed to Bloom, a one-step guide to growing over 500 annuals, perennials, and herbs. Eileen has a certificate in landscape design from George Washington University. She resides in Arlington, Virginia.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Should I Raise Poultry?
Chapter 2. Poultry Housing and Equipment
Chapter 3. Starting the Laying Flock
Chapter 4. Brooding and Rearing Young Stock
Chapter 5. Managing the Laying Flock
Chapter 6. The Production of Fertile Eggs
Chapter 7. Meat Bird Produc tion
Chapter 8. Turkey Production
Chapter 9. Waterfowl Production
Chapter10. Home Processing of Eggs and Poultry
Chapter 11. Flock Health
A. List of Diagnostic Laboratories by State
B. Cooperative Extension Services by State
C. Directory of Poultry Publications
D. Sources of Supplies and Equipment
Glossary of Terms