The Field Guide to Chickens
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The Field Guide to Chickens

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by Pam Percy
     
 

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The story of the chicken traces the interactions of cultures around the globe. From Southeast Asia 8,000 years ago, chickens spread to ancient China and Japan, the Middle East, Europe during the rise and fall of the Roman Empire, and, from there, the world. Today, chickens fuel our poultry meat and egg industry. They also inspire the time-honored tradition of

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The story of the chicken traces the interactions of cultures around the globe. From Southeast Asia 8,000 years ago, chickens spread to ancient China and Japan, the Middle East, Europe during the rise and fall of the Roman Empire, and, from there, the world. Today, chickens fuel our poultry meat and egg industry. They also inspire the time-honored tradition of poultry exhibition and, increasingly, can be found in the backyards of folks who yearn for a simpler time. The Field Guide to Chickens provides a wealth of information on the sixty-one chicken breeds recognized by the American Poultry Association. From utilitarian egg layers to exotic show birds, from tiny bantams to large fowl, Pam Percy enlightens readers on the wonderful world of poultry. Essential for tyro fowl fans as well as longtime chicken breeders, this handy pocket-sized field guide includes a glossary, resources, and chapters describing the chicken's history, behavior, eggs and chicks, and " "" "everything but the cluck." "" " Indispensable and easy-to-use, this guide gives readers an " "" "egg up" "" " on the wonderful world of chickens. "

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Library News for Zoos and Aquariums, June 2006

“Overall I was very impressed with the ingredients used in producing this book for such a reasonable price. Other publishers would have charged a lot more for a book of this quality … Voyageur Press should be commended for their work on this book.”

Onmilwaukee.com, April 21, 2006
“Pam Percy’s latest contribution to ‘chick lit’ is actually an interesting overview of chickens.”

Books News Inc., June 2006

“This is handsomely illustrated with photographs and full-color drawings suitable for a collector or hobbyist’s bookshelf.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760324738
Publisher:
Voyageur Press
Publication date:
02/15/2006
Edition description:
First
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.18(w) x 9.12(h) x 0.50(d)

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From the Publisher
Library News for Zoos and Aquariums, June 2006

“Overall I was very impressed with the ingredients used in producing this book for such a reasonable price. Other publishers would have charged a lot more for a book of this quality … Voyageur Press should be commended for their work on this book.”

Onmilwaukee.com, April 21, 2006“Pam Percy’s latest contribution to ‘chick lit’ is actually an interesting overview of chickens.”

Books News Inc., June 2006

“This is handsomely illustrated with photographs and full-color drawings suitable for a collector or hobbyist’s bookshelf.”

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Field Guide to Chickens 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
BeeKindHI More than 1 year ago
This is a good starting point for a better understanding of the remarkable chicken. I have many domestic as well as feral chickens...each one with a unique personality. Do your self a favor and get to know chickens