Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens: Care, Feeding, Facilities

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Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens includes all the information farmers need — from choosing breeds and hatching chicks to building coops and keeping the birds healthy and safe from predators — to keep chickens or run an egg business.

The 3rd edition, now with 188,000 copies in print contains new and expanded features:
• “Fowl Disposition” —...

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Overview

Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens includes all the information farmers need — from choosing breeds and hatching chicks to building coops and keeping the birds healthy and safe from predators — to keep chickens or run an egg business.

The 3rd edition, now with 188,000 copies in print contains new and expanded features:
• “Fowl Disposition” — new chapter on training chickens and understanding their intelligence
• Expanded coverage of hobby farming
• Disease section now includes information on avian influenza and fowl first aid

Storey's Guide to Raising Series is the essential animal husbandry information from the trusted source. With a combined total of 1.7 million copies in print.

Praise for the book:
"I didn't know how much I didn't know until I bought this book." - Keith, Bakersfield, CA

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780882668970
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 11/28/1995
  • Series: Guide to Raising Ser.
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 9.03 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Meet the Author

Gail Damerow runs a small-scale farm raising chickens and other animals. She is the editor of Rural Heritage magazine, a monthly columnist for Dairy Goat Journal, and the author of seven Storey books on animals, with a combined 455,000 copies in print.
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Table of Contents


Introduction: The Chicken-Raising Mentality

1. Choosing the Perfect Chicken

2. Housing

3. Feeding

4. Meat Bird Management

5. Butchering Day (and Good Eating to Follow)

6. Layer Management

7. Table Eggs

8. Managing Breeders

9. Incubation and Hatching

10. Chick Care

11. General Management

12. Health Management

13. Showing

Glossary

State Resources

Organizations

Recommended Reading

Videos

Suppliers

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2000

    George knows best

    ...after becomming enlightened by the relaxing benefits of George's new hobby, I read this book and found it complete and Very inspirational, Thanks George

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