Storey s Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds

Author: Carol Ekarius
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1612128432
Format: PDF, 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.

Pocketful of Poultry

Author: Carol Ekarius
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1580176771
Format: PDF, ePub
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Poultry in a pocket-size book? Why not, when the birds in question are neatly corralled into an appealing little volume, just right for gift giving, easy browsing, or tucking into a bag or pocket for quick reference at a poultry show or auction. More than 100 poultry pals show their amazing colors in full-page images that capture their good looks and lively personalities. Intricate feather patterns, imposing crests and wattles, and grinning beaks are just a few of their appealing features. From laying hens to heritage turkeys to adorable ducks, here are all the common barnyard favorites, plus rare breeds from around the world. Facing each poultry portrait is an informational page offering facts about the breed and a handy at-a-glance reference bar identifying the type of poultry (chicken, turkey, duck, goose), its primary use (laying, meat, game, or ornamental bird), and its conservation status. Breeders, enthusiasts, and anyone who has ever paused to admire a handsome chicken will be delighted by the photographs and enlightened by the breed profiles in Pocketful of Poultry.

The Chicken Encyclopedia

Author: Gail Damerow
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603425616
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

How to Raise Chickens

Author: Christine Heinrichs
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
ISBN: 0760343772
Format: PDF, Docs
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Whether you want to raise 5 chickens or 50, whether you have a 40-foot city lot or a 40-acre farm, the expert advice in this hands-on guidebook makes it easy for you to get started raising a healthy flock. Whichever comes first for you, the chicken or the egg, this book will show you what to do next with longtime chicken breeder Christine Heinrichs explaining all the helpful DOs and important DON’Ts. This brightly illustrated, full-color guide will prove an indispensable resource for anyone interested in raising their very own flocks. Easy-to-follow advice helps you to: Choose breeds and obtain stock House and feed chickens Manage your flock and keep it healthy Select and cull for breeding programs Incubate eggs and care for chicks Raise chickens in the country, suburbs, or city The book provides information on breed types, obtaining stock, housing, feeding, flock management, breeding programs, incubation and care of chicks, selection and culling, showing, health care, and the legal aspects of raising chickens. Reviewed and approved by Dr. Clint Rusk (Purdue University Associate Professor in the Youth Development and Agriculture Education Department), this book will give you the tools you need to succeed in a challenging but rewarding business.

The Concise Encyclopedia of Poultry Breeds

Author: Fred Hams
Publisher: Southwater Pub
ISBN: 9781844760589
Format: PDF
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This is a comprehensive guide to the main poultry breeds around the world, with fascinating information on their appearance, size, traits and more. Popular foundation breeds such as Lackenvelder are covered in detail, as well as true bantams such as the Dutch Bantam and the miniature Cochin Bantam.

Mini Encyclopedia of Chicken Breeds and Care

Author: Frances Bassom
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781842862124
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This 'Miniencyclopedia' presents a line-up of more than 70 of the most popular breeds of chicken. In addition to the detailed descriptive profiles, an illustrated introductory section provides all the essential advice about housing and caring for your birds.

Chicken Breeds Care

Author: Frances Bassom
Publisher: Firefly Books Limited
ISBN: 9781554074730
Format: PDF, Docs
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A guide to keeping chickens offers advice on housing, care, feeding, breeding, and showing and includes profiles of more than seventy of the most popular breeds, detailing origins, weight ranges, egg characteristics, physical appearance, and behavior.

The Backyard Field Guide to Chickens

Author: Christine Heinrichs
Publisher: Voyageur Press
ISBN: 076035121X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Chickens have pecked their way into our backyards and they're here to stay. Useful creatures in myriad ways, chickens do much more than simply lay fresh eggs--and different breeds of chickens are good for different reasons. The Backyard Field Guide to Chickens organizes those many breeds in an easy-to-read handbook. So, when it comes time to choose what kind of chickens you'll keep, you'll want to reach for this book. Each breed of chicken listed in the field guide is accompanied by color photos and a thorough description of the bird, detailing the breed's particular usefulness, adaptation to climate, coloration, number of eggs typically laid, foraging ability, temperament, and other distinctive qualities. Fun facts will also be included about the varieties of chickens, which range from obscure hybrids to common breeds, such as Iowa Blues and Russian Orloffs. What the cluck are you waiting for? Peck out this book!

Cool Chickens

Author: Fern Collins
Publisher: Chartwell Books
ISBN: 9780785834502
Format: PDF, ePub
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Uncover all that is interesting about chickens from facts about breeds, to poetry, jokes, and sayings with this comprehensive guide! Did you know that chickens are the closest living relative of the Tyrannosaurus-Rex? Did you know that Alektrophobia is the name given to "the fear of chickens?" or, that there are more chickens in the world than any other domesticated bird?! For centuries chickens have been bred into many different varieties, some of which were developed for practical purposes, while others for ornamental and showing reasons. Chickens come in a multitude of patterns, colors, sizes, and shapes. With this comprehensive guide, you will become well versed on chicken life spans and how to raise chickens on your own land as you partake in a celebration of the most interesting chicken breeds from around the world. The guide's informative text is complemented with stunning photography and illustrations to help you learn about the patterns of behavior and discover the intriguing inner workings of this beloved barnyard animal. You will also learn to follow habits of chicks, chickens, roosters, and discover happy chicken's motivation to do what it does. Gain the invaluable knowledge to raising happy, healthy and productive chickens!

The Science of Cheese

Author: Michael H. Tunick
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199922306
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Describes the science of cheese making, from chemistry to biology, in a lively way that is readable for both the food scientist and the artisanal hobbyist.