Ayam Cemani Chicken - The Indonesian Black Hen. A complete owner's guide to this rare pure black chicken breed. Covering History, Buying, Housing, Feeding, Health, Breeding & Showing.

Ayam Cemani Chicken - The Indonesian Black Hen. A complete owner's guide to this rare pure black chicken breed. Covering History, Buying, Housing, Feeding, Health, Breeding & Showing.

by Angela Jewitt

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780993027840
Publisher: Angela Jewitt
Publication date: 10/10/2015
Pages: 138
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Chapter One: Introduction 1
Useful Terms to Know 3
Chapter Two: Understanding Ayam Cemani Chickens 6
1.) What Are Ayam Cemani Chickens? 7
2.) Facts About Ayam Cemani Chickens 9
Summary of Facts 10
3.) History of Ayam Cemani Chickens as Pets 12
4.) Ayam Cemani Chicken Varieties 14
5.) Ayam Cemani Chickens as Food 17
Chapter Three: What to Know Before You Buy 18
1.) Do You Need a Licence? 19
a.) Licencing in the U.S. 19
b.) Licencing in the U.K. 20
2.) How Many Should You Buy? 22
3.) Can Ayam Cemani Chickens Be Kept with Other Pets? 24
4.) Ease and Cost of Care 26
a.) Initial Costs 26
b.) Monthly Costs 28
5.) Pros and Cons of Ayam Cemani Chickens 32
Chapter Four: Purchasing Ayam Cemani 33
1.) Where to Buy Ayam Cemani Chickens 34
a.) Buying in the U.S. 34
b.) Buying in the U.K. 36
2.) How to Select a Healthy Ayam Cemani Chicken 38
Chapter Five: Caring for Ayam Cemani 41
1.) Habitat Requirements 42
a.) Space Requirements for Chickens 43
b.) Types of Chicken Coops 44
c.) Raising Chickens in Urban Areas 48
2.) Building a Chicken Coop 50
3.) Maintaining Your Chicken Coop 53
4.) Keeping Your Chickens Warm 54
Chapter Six: Feeding Ayam Cemani Chickens 56
1.) Nutritional Needs of Chickens 57
2.) Types of Chicken Feed 60
3.) Other Types of Food 63
4.) Ayam Cemani Feeding Recommendations 66
Chapter Seven: Breeding Ayam Cemani 67
1.) Basic Breeding Info 68
2.) The Breeding Process 70
3.) Hatching Ayam Cemani Eggs 72
4.) How to Deal with Culling 74
Chapter Eight: Keeping Ayam Cemani Chickens Healthy 78
1.) Common Health Problems 79
2.) Preventing Illness 89
Chapter Nine: Showing Ayam Cemani 91
1.) Breed Standard 92
2.) What to Know Before Showing 96
Chapter Ten: Ayam Cemani Care Sheet 98
1.) Basic Information 99
2.) Habitat Set-up Guide 100
3.) Nutritional Information 102
4.) Breeding Tips 103
Chapter Eleven: Relevant Websites 105
1.) Food for Ayam Cemani Chickens 106
2.) Coops and Coop Supplies 108
3.) Breeding and Incubation Supplies 110
4.) General Info for Raising Chickens 112
Index 115
Photo Credits 123
References 125

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