The Chicken Health Handbook

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Overview

This must-have reference for the small flock owner covers the problems and diseases common to chickens of all breeds and all ages. Generously illustrated, The Chicken Health Handbook teaches you how to:

• hatch healthy chicks

• provide proper nutrition

• fight parasites

• spot diseases and infections in their early stages

• protect flocks from predators

• build safe houses and yards

Practical charts in The Chicken Health Handbook help pinpoint common symptoms and causes of ...

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Overview

This must-have reference for the small flock owner covers the problems and diseases common to chickens of all breeds and all ages. Generously illustrated, The Chicken Health Handbook teaches you how to:

• hatch healthy chicks

• provide proper nutrition

• fight parasites

• spot diseases and infections in their early stages

• protect flocks from predators

• build safe houses and yards

Practical charts in The Chicken Health Handbook help pinpoint common symptoms and causes of disease. An extensive alphabetic listing of diseases provides quick access to treatments and remedies for everything from poor egg production to crooked toe syndrome.

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“This book is the best guide to chicken health. The practical charts it contains will help you pinpoint common symptoms and the cause of disease. An alphabetic listing of diseases provides quick access to treatments and remedies for nearly any poultry ailment.” – American Small Farm
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780882666112
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 1/6/1994
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 310,067
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

Gail Damerow and her husband operate a family farm in Tennessee where they keep poultry and dairy goats, tend a sizable garden, and maintain a small orchard. They grow and preserve much of their own food, make their own yogurt and ice cream from fresh goat milk, and bake their own bread. Gail has written extensively on raising chickens and other livestock, growing fruits and vegetables, and related rural skills. She shares her experience and knowledge as a regular contributor to Backyard Poultry magazine and as the author or contributor to more than a dozen country skills how-to books.

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Table of Contents

Charts

Foreword by Jeanne Smith, D.V.M.

Introduction

1. Chicken Health

2. Health and Nutrition

3. Anatomy of a Chicken

4. External Parasites

5. Internal Parasites: Worms

6. Internal Parasites: Protozoa

7. Infectious Diseases

8. Environment-Related Problems

9. Diagnostic Guides

10. Postmortem Examination

11. Therapy

12. Enhancing Immunity

13. Incubation and Brooding

14. Chickens and Human Health

15. Diseases and Disorders

Glossary

Suppliers

State Poultry Pathology Laboratories

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