Hatching and Brooding Your Own Chicks

Author: Gail Damerow
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1612120148
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Presents a guide to acquiring and brooding hatchlings, covering such topics as setting up a brooder; managing water, feed, and bedding; chick development and health issues; and managing and operating the incubator.

Hatching Brooding Your Own Chicks

Author: Gail Damerow
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 160342878X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Gail Damerow shows you how to incubate, hatch, and brood baby chickens, ducklings, goslings, turkey poults, and guinea keets. With advice on everything from selecting a breed and choosing the best incubator to feeding and caring for newborn chicks in a brooder, this comprehensive guide also covers issues like embryo development, panting chicks, and a variety of common birth defects. Whether you want to hatch three eggs or one hundred, you’ll find all the information you need to make your poultry-raising operation a success.

Storey s Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds

Author: Carol Ekarius
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1612128432
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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More than 128 birds strut their stuff across the pages of this definitive primer for intrepid poultry farmers and feather fanciers alike. From the Manx Rumpy to the Redcap and the Ancona duck to his Aylesbury cousin, each breed is profiled with a brief history, detailed descriptions of identifying characteristics, and colorful photography. Comprehensive and fun, Storey’s Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds celebrates the personalities and charming good looks of North America’s quirkiest barnyard birds and waterfowl.

Storey s Guide to Raising Poultry 4th Edition

Author: Glenn Drowns
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603427686
Format: PDF
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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.

Epic Eggs

Author: Jennifer Sartell
Publisher: Voyageur Press
ISBN: 0760359741
Format: PDF, ePub
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This isn't a typical egg cookbook or guide to raising chickens, Epic Eggs takes a deep dive on the eggs themselves and tells you how to raise birds that will produce the best eggs you've ever seen. It may be true that most poultry found on small homesteads or in backyards especially are viewed as pets, but they are inarguably pets with benefits--namely eggs. In Epic Eggs, homesteader and writer Jennifer Sartell looks at the eggs of the most common types of poultry you’d find in your backyard: chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, guineas, and quail. Don’t jump to conclusions! This isn’t an egg cookbook or a guide to raising poultry. Jennifer delves into the eggs themselves and explains reproductive systems, egg anatomy, and how and why different colors are distributed to egg shells. Jennifer will show you a variety breeds of birds, and what sizes, shapes, and even colors of egg they produce; from white to blue, brown, chocolate, olive, and speckled, plus heritage breeds and how to breed for specific colors. Illustrated with fantastic color photography of eggs and their birds, Epic Eggs goes on to address how to optimize living conditionsand diet for the healthiest and most-flavorful eggs, the process of grading and storing eggs, and the eternal washing debate. There’s also discussion of nutrition, baking, cooking, preserving, pickling, and dehydrating. The book ends with advice for homesteaders looking to create business plans and a section on troubleshooting.

The Chicken Encyclopedia

Author: Gail Damerow
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603425616
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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From addled to zygote, the terminology of everything chicken is demystified in this comprehensive A-to-Z reference volume presented in a friendly, highly illustrated format. "The Chicken Encyclopedia" is the go-to guide for chicken owners and enthusiasts of all levels.

Guide to Raising Chickens

Author: Gail Damerow
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603424695
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A guide to raising one chicken or one hundred. It features topics from starting a backyard flock to putting eggs on the table.

Guinea Fowl Backyard Poultry

Author: June Rose
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780992999841
Format: PDF
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Guinea Fowl, Backyard Poultry a book cover the care of keeping Guinea fowl from feeding, rearing, hatching eggs. housing and diseases. This book is a guide for anyone wishing to keep Guinea fowl. The facts and information contain within the book is in an easy to read style.

Guinea Fowl

Author: Adrian Marks
Publisher: Karm Publishing
ISBN: 9781910915080
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Whether known as Guinea hens, Guinea bird or Guinea fowl, this in-depth guide will take you STEP BY STEP, through all aspects of keeping Guinea Fowl. Clearly written and easy to read. Covering both wild and domestic Guinea Fowl. Every aspect from, what is a Guinea Fowl? The history, to how to breed and raise Guinea fowl? Breeds including; Helmeted, Vulturine, Crested, Black and White Breasted. Facts and information about keeping Guinea Fowl, including; raising Guineas as pets, breeds, housing, diet, feed, breeding, Keets, incubation, hatching eggs, diseases, predators, problems, benefits, habits, behaviour, history. Generally understanding and caring for Guinea Fowl, and much more PLEASE NOTE: The kindle version may appear to have more pages than the book. It is the same content, but the formatting for the kindle has to follow a similar format to a single column Word document. The original document in Word format, was over 60,000 words. The printed book version has been created using desktop publishing software which allows this content to be condensed into 2 columns of just over 200 pages. This offers excellent value for money. Also please note, the e-book version has click-able chapter and section links, allowing you to navigate from the Table of contents to a section and back again. Also contained are many click-able website and resource links. In addition, you will find lots of colour photos to clearly illustrate the breed. By the time you finish this book you will be fully equipped with the knowledge you need to be the best Guinea Fowl owner you can be.