The Chicken Encyclopedia: An Illustrated Reference
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The Chicken Encyclopedia: An Illustrated Reference

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by Gail Damerow
     
 

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From addled to wind egg and crossed beak to zygote, the terminology of everything chicken is demystified in The Chicken Encyclopedia. Complete with breed descriptions, common medical concerns, and plenty of chicken trivia, this illustrated A-to-Z reference guide is both informative and entertaining. Covering tail types, breeding, molting, communication, and…  See more details below

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From addled to wind egg and crossed beak to zygote, the terminology of everything chicken is demystified in The Chicken Encyclopedia. Complete with breed descriptions, common medical concerns, and plenty of chicken trivia, this illustrated A-to-Z reference guide is both informative and entertaining. Covering tail types, breeding, molting, communication, and much more, Gail Damerow provides answers to all of your chicken questions and quandaries. Even seasoned chicken farmers are sure to discover new information about the multifaceted world of these fascinating birds.

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Damerow (Chicken Health Handbook) draws on her extensive farming experience to fill this term guide with essential knowledge. Organized alphabetically by term, it covers topics such as anatomy, breeds, coop components, and health problems. Full-color breed illustrations, along with detailed line drawings, such as one depicting how to determine an egg's age from its position when placed in water, add both visual appeal and substantive information. Tables ease comprehension of complicated subjects like predator identification. VERDICT Recommended as a quick reference, this is not a how-to book and will best accompany another of Damerow's guides, Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781603425612
Publisher:
Storey Books
Publication date:
01/31/2012
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
311,478
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Gail Damerow, author of The Chicken Health Handbook, 2nd Edition, has written extensively on raising chickens and other livestock, growing fruits and vegetables, and related rural know-how in more than a dozen country skills how-to books, including the best-selling Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens, The Chicken Encyclopedia, and Hatching and Brooding Your Own Chicks. Damerow is a regular contributor to Backyard Poultry and Countryside magazines. She lives in Tennessee with her husband, where they operate a family farm with poultry and dairy goats, a sizable garden, and a small orchard. 


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Chicken Encyclopedia: An Illustrated Reference 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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This book is so helpful i used it for my scienc project