Success With Baby Chicks

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Baby chicks—can anything be more adorable? So cute, so soft, so helpless! Give your baby chicks a great start by reading the only book devoted to them, “Success With Baby Chicks.”

Robert Plamondon had to read over a hundred poultry books to discover the sure-fire techniques in “Success With Baby Chicks,” and he tested them on his farm to find the ones that will work for you. Learn how to choose a good hatchery and a good breed, what kind of heat source to use, how to prepare the...

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Overview

Baby chicks—can anything be more adorable? So cute, so soft, so helpless! Give your baby chicks a great start by reading the only book devoted to them, “Success With Baby Chicks.”

Robert Plamondon had to read over a hundred poultry books to discover the sure-fire techniques in “Success With Baby Chicks,” and he tested them on his farm to find the ones that will work for you. Learn how to choose a good hatchery and a good breed, what kind of heat source to use, how to prepare the brooder area for your baby chicks, what to feed them, and how to avoid common mistakes. All of this is explained so clearly and completely that it has received praise from children, hobbyists, farmers, and poultry scientists alike.

Whether you brood five chicks or five thousand at a time, this is the book for you, because its practical methods work with flocks of any size. And it will save you money. Learn how to build an insulated brooder in two hours for $20, keeping your chicks warmer and more comfortable than with overhead heat lamps, and saving two-thirds of the electricity into the bargain!

Robert Plamondon is a writer/farmer/engineer who has been awarded 17 U.S. patents and raises free-range chickens on his farm in Oregon.

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Anyone serious about raising chicks right should add this book to their personal library.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780972177009
  • Publisher: Norton Creek Press
  • Publication date: 2/26/2003
  • Pages: 164
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Brooding Quick-Start
Chapter 3 Breed and Hatchery Selection
Chapter 4 Chooosing Profitable Breeds
Chapter 5 Brooding Basics
Chapter 6 Overhead Heat Lamp Brooders
Chapter 7 Insulated Heat Lamp Brooders
Chapter 8 More About Insulated Heat Lamp Brooders
Chapter 9 Battery Brooders
Chapter 10 Other Brooders
Chapter 11 Feeding
Chapter 12 Waterers
Chapter 13 Litter
Chapter 14 Brooder Houses
Chapter 15 Health Problems and Predators
Chapter 16 Useful Tables
Chapter 17 Recommended Reading
Chapter 18 For More Information



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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2003

    Pretty much all in one place

    Here is a book I wish we had had when we started raising chicks. Although it doesn't contain any new information, Mr. Plamandon has spent years researching the tried and true. The most practical, profit oriented methods are ditailed. The presentation may slant a bit more to raising pullets for egg production than toward meat birds.

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