How to Raise Poultry (PagePerfect NOOK Book) [NOOK Book]

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Prized for their feathers or eggs, raised for their meat or their beauty or simply for fun, poultry of a dazzling array of sorts and sizes have a place in the heart of farmers, ranchers, and bird fanciers alike. If you want to raise fowl—of whatever kind and for whatever reason—this book is the perfect place to begin. Poultry expert Christine Heinrichs lays out the distinctions between waterfowl (ducks, geese, and swans), turkeys, gamebirds (peafowl, pheasants, quail, and others), ratites ...

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How to Raise Poultry (PagePerfect NOOK Book)

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Overview

Prized for their feathers or eggs, raised for their meat or their beauty or simply for fun, poultry of a dazzling array of sorts and sizes have a place in the heart of farmers, ranchers, and bird fanciers alike. If you want to raise fowl—of whatever kind and for whatever reason—this book is the perfect place to begin. Poultry expert Christine Heinrichs lays out the distinctions between waterfowl (ducks, geese, and swans), turkeys, gamebirds (peafowl, pheasants, quail, and others), ratites (ostriches, emus, and rheas), and pigeons. She then clearly details the very different requirements for raising each species, from feeding and housing to husbandry and health, to showing and marketing and legal concerns. Whether you’re thinking of starting a flock or acquiring a few feathered friends, this handy guide tells you everything you need to know to raise healthy poultry for pleasure or profit—or both.

  • Breed Guide & Selection
  • Proper Care & Healthy Feeding
  • Building Facilities & Fencing


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This may seem an unlikely title for attention in a science journal, unless you have been paying attention to the global economic crisis. Some areas are considering poultry-powered plants. Turns out chicken poop pollutes more than coal. Who knew? The author of this book, a poultry expert and 30-year journalist, offers detailed guidance with lots of color photos on how to raise birds from water fowl to turkeys and emus. Start checking local zoning for permit rules on raising your own food—and maybe energy?

Science Communication

Whether you want eggs, meat, feathers, hide, or simply beauty, this indispensable resource explains all the helpful dos and don’ts. From gourmet foods to goose down, from ostrich leather to peacock feathers, poultry expert Christine Heinrichs covers it all.

http://www.enterfarm.com/

The information she presents is fascinating, and it’s stuff you aren’t likely to encounter in other books about chickens or poultry. And the photos are terrific…While it’s not really a how-to book (and I got the feeling it wasn’t meant to be, despite the title,) it’s amazing how much how-to information is crammed into it. If you don’t kow a thing about raising birds, you’ll at least get a pretty good idea of what’s involved…you get an informative, entertaining, beautiful and fascinating look at the wide world of poultry. This is a book any bird lover could spend many delightful hours with.

Backyard Poultry Magazine, April/May 2009

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616732127
  • Publisher: Voyageur Press
  • Publication date: 4/15/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 25 MB
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Meet the Author

Christine Heinrichs is the author of How to Raise Chickens and has been a writer for more than 30 years. She holds a degree in journalism from the University of Oregon. She is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Society of Environmental Journalists. She participated in the National Tropical Botanical Garden's Environmental Journalism Fellowship on Kauai in 2007. Heinrichs lives with her husband in Cambria, California.  http://poultrybookstore.com/

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  • Posted July 26, 2009

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    A great guide to raising heritage poultry in your backyard

    Christine Heinrichs has been raising heritage fowl for years, and she's applied her journalistic skill to share her hobby with others in an effort to help protect the diverse breeds of birds in an age of mass production. I appreciated Heinrichs' sustainable advice throughout the book, with tips on building comfortable water and fertilizer conserving coops as well as details of each breed's natural habitat and needs. I especially like the matter-of-fact way she addresses the fact that some people will be eating the birds they raise. I know that's a fact of life, but I think it would be sad to eat a creature you'd raised. Perhaps eggs are different, since you don't make friends with them... I sent a note to the author and asked what her personal preferences are on the issue:

    "Personally, I do not eat anyone I have known by name. I haven't ever eaten anyone I've known in person. Eggs are another story, although it's certainly possible to get sentimental about them, too. I mean, the chicken misses them. I'm not a vegetarian, but I don't eat a lot of any kind of meat."

    You'll enjoy this book for its excellent advice on the various personalities, spectacular beauty and needs of various off-beat fowl, and you'll especially appreciate this hands-on, definitive guide if you're considering hosting a rare breed of fowl in your own backyard.

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