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The book has been specially written for people who do not know much about chickens yet, but who are already keeping some, or are considering getting some in the future. The text and pictures provide practical information on the feeding, care, and breeding of ...
The book has been specially written for people who do not know much about chickens yet, but who are already keeping some, or are considering getting some in the future. The text and pictures provide practical information on the feeding, care, and breeding of chickens, as well as the laying of eggs and the kind of shelter the birds require. You will find clear information about common diseases and disorders, the chicken's anatomy, and an overview of the main color variations.
The comprehensive information in The Complete Encyclopedia of Chickens is organized into chapters on the history of keeping chickens, choosing chicks, breeds of chickens, housing, care, and feeding. Other chapters provide details on diseases, abnormalities, and parasites. Reproduction, anatomy, and plumage are also described in this encyclopedia. An index and directory make this a complete resource.
Posted January 19, 2006
This book is sooo hard to find! If you can locate a copy and you're a chicken enthusiast, get it! I have the hard-bound edition. It's a quality book through and through. If you're a beginner, there is a lengthy introduction to various breeds of chickens at various stages of development. It's all covered, housing, feeding, hatching, raising and breed specific trait analysis. The photography is simply and subjectively, the very best I've seen in a poultry/chicken book. For the images and quality alone, the book is valuable to all ages. Though this book is geared for the beginner, I found it useful as a long standing poultryman. Nothing beats pictures for inspiring children and it's just plain well done! My hat's off to the publisher for such a fine coffee table book, but I'm unhappy that they are not doing another edition! So, you're probably left with trying to find a used copy unless there are some new copies stashed on a shelf and forgotten here at Barnes and Noble! Let's hope.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.