• Technology & Engineering

The Chicken Encyclopedia

An Illustrated Reference
Author: Gail Damerow
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603427767
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 320
View: 3951
From addled to wind egg and crossed beak to zygote, the terminology of everything chicken is demystified in The Chicken Encyclopedia. Complete with breed descriptions, common medical concerns, and plenty of chicken trivia, this illustrated A-to-Z reference guide is both informative and entertaining. Covering tail types, breeding, molting, communication, and much more, Gail Damerow provides answers to all of your chicken questions and quandaries. Even seasoned chicken farmers are sure to discover new information about the multifaceted world of these fascinating birds.

    • Technology & Engineering

The Chicken Encyclopedia

An Illustrated Reference
Author: Gail Damerow
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603425616
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 319
View: 6504
From addled to zygote, the terminology of everything chicken is demystified in this comprehensive A-to-Z reference volume presented in a friendly, highly illustrated format. "The Chicken Encyclopedia" is the go-to guide for chicken owners and enthusiasts of all levels.

    • Technology & Engineering

Storey's Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds

Chickens, Ducks, Geese, Turkeys, Emus, Guinea Fowl, Ostriches, Partridges, Peafowl, Pheasants, Quails, Swans
Author: Carol Ekarius
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1612128432
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 288
View: 3058
More than 128 birds strut their stuff across the pages of this definitive primer for intrepid poultry farmers and feather fanciers alike. From the Manx Rumpy to the Redcap and the Ancona duck to his Aylesbury cousin, each breed is profiled with a brief history, detailed descriptions of identifying characteristics, and colorful photography. Comprehensive and fun, Storey’s Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds celebrates the personalities and charming good looks of North America’s quirkiest barnyard birds and waterfowl.

    • Technology & Engineering

Your Chickens

A Kid's Guide to Raising and Showing
Author: Gail Damerow
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603427570
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 160
View: 5920
Full of expert advice and plenty of encouragement for the youngest poultry farmers, this introductory guide is designed to show children ages 9 and up how to safely and successfully raise their own chickens. With age-appropriate language and clear diagrams, Gail Damerow provides everything kids need to know to choose, purchase, house, and show their own chickens. Whether they’re interested in raising chickens for pleasure or to make money, this easy-to-use guide will help children achieve their chicken-raising goals.

    • Technology & Engineering

The Chicken Whisperer's Guide to Keeping Chickens, Revised

Everything you need to know. . . and didn't know you needed to know about backyard and urban chickens
Author: Andy Schneider
Publisher: Quarry Books
ISBN: 1631594435
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 184
View: 4344
Since The Chicken Whisperer's Guide to Keeping Chickens was first published in 2011, many people have discovered the joys and benefits of a backyard flock. Now Andy Schneider is back with The Chicken Whisperer's Guide to Keeping Chickens, Expanded & Revised. Are you looking for a great way to reconnect with the earth, the community, and your food sources? Keeping backyard chickens is a fun, simple way to start making this happen, even with limited space in your backyard. Let the Chicken Whisperer (poultry personality Andy Schneider) teach you everything he knows…and everything you need to know…about raising a backyard flock! Ditch the super-technical manuals and enjoy Andy's unique, common-sense perspective in The Chicken Whisperer's Guide to Keeping Chickens, Expanded & Revised. This fun, comprehensive guide is a perfect fit for your busy lifestyle. Inside, you'll learn: The Benefits of a Backyard Chicken Flock, So You're Eggspecting: The Art of Incubation, The Art of Brooding, Home Sweet Home: Coops & Runs, Nutrition, Health, and Wellness … and much more!

    • Nature

Pocketful of Poultry


Author: Carol Ekarius
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1580176771
Category: Nature
Page: 272
View: 6477
Poultry in a pocket-size book? Why not, when the birds in question are neatly corralled into an appealing little volume, just right for gift giving, easy browsing, or tucking into a bag or pocket for quick reference at a poultry show or auction. More than 100 poultry pals show their amazing colors in full-page images that capture their good looks and lively personalities. Intricate feather patterns, imposing crests and wattles, and grinning beaks are just a few of their appealing features. From laying hens to heritage turkeys to adorable ducks, here are all the common barnyard favorites, plus rare breeds from around the world. Facing each poultry portrait is an informational page offering facts about the breed and a handy at-a-glance reference bar identifying the type of poultry (chicken, turkey, duck, goose), its primary use (laying, meat, game, or ornamental bird), and its conservation status. Breeders, enthusiasts, and anyone who has ever paused to admire a handsome chicken will be delighted by the photographs and enlightened by the breed profiles in Pocketful of Poultry.

    • Pets

Chicken Breeds & Care

A Color Directory of the Most Popular Breeds and Their Care
Author: Frances Bassom
Publisher: Firefly Books Limited
ISBN: 9781554074730
Category: Pets
Page: 208
View: 4100
A guide to keeping chickens offers advice on housing, care, feeding, breeding, and showing and includes profiles of more than seventy of the most popular breeds, detailing origins, weight ranges, egg characteristics, physical appearance, and behavior.

    • Pets

The Concise Encyclopedia of Poultry Breeds


Author: Fred Hams
Publisher: Southwater Pub
ISBN: 9781844760589
Category: Pets
Page: 128
View: 2017
This is a comprehensive guide to the main poultry breeds around the world, with fascinating information on their appearance, size, traits and more. Popular foundation breeds such as Lackenvelder are covered in detail, as well as true bantams such as the Dutch Bantam and the miniature Cochin Bantam.

    • Business & Economics

Raising Chickens

Breed Selection, Facilities, Feeding, Health Care, Managing Layers and Meat Birds
Author: Gail Damerow
Publisher: Storey S Guide to Raising
ISBN: 9781612129341
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 480
View: 2394
Serious poultry farmers and backyard bird raisers have relied on this best-selling reference for more than 20 years. The fourth edition of Gail Damerow's comprehensive handbook is now completely revised and redesigned, making it more accessible and informative than ever. You'll get the most up-to-date details on shelter, food, health care, eggs, chicks, and meat, and recent research into chicken behavior and communication makes the sections on flock management truly authoritative. New color photos and illustration provide more specificity and information about chicken breeds, anatomy, and health.

    • Technology & Engineering

The Chicken Health Handbook, 2nd Edition

A Complete Guide to Maximizing Flock Health and Dealing with Disease
Author: Gail Damerow
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603428585
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 496
View: 7191
Healthy chickens are happy chickens. This one-of-a-kind reference book covers the health problems that plague chickens of all breeds and ages. Practical charts identify common symptoms and causes of infection, while an alphabetic listing of diseases provides advice on treatment. You’ll find helpful descriptions of troublesome ailments of all types, from poor egg production to crooked toe syndrome. Practical remedies and gentle preventative care measures will help your beloved flock stay happy, healthy, and safe.

    • Nature

The Backyard Chicken Book

A Beginner's Guide
Author: H. Lee Schwanz
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1629142743
Category: Nature
Page: 208
View: 7596
A small flock of poultry can supply all of the eggs your family needs during the year. And, after your hens have completed their egg-laying days, there will be meat for barbecuing or roasting. Luckily, a small flock takes a relatively small amount of space and is easy to manage. If yours is one of the growing number of families interested in raising chickens for eggs or meat, The Backyard Chicken Book contains all the essential information for the hatching, brooding, rearing, and managing family-sized poultry flocks. The first step in deciding on a family flock is to determine what breed may work best for your needs. For example, you can go with a laying breed such as the White Leghorn that produces top-quality eggs but provides little meat. Or, you could select a dual-purpose Rhode Island Red or New Hampshire that provides fewer eggs but much better meat. In addition to helping you select your type, this handy guide will also tell you what you need to know about: Providing housing for home poultry flocks Rearing the laying flock pullets Managing laying problems Fighting pests and disease Raising other poultry such as ducks, turkeys, geese, bantams, and guinea fowl Enhanced with full-color photos and dozens of illustrations, The Backyard Chicken Book is the perfect guide for the first-time poultry raiser.

    • Technology & Engineering

The Chicken Health Handbook


Author: Gail Damerow
Publisher: Storey Books
ISBN: 9780882666112
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 344
View: 543
Discusses the different illnesses which can attack chickens, describing their causes, symptoms, and treatments

    • Chicken breeds

Mini Encyclopedia of Chicken Breeds and Care


Author: Frances Bassom
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781842862124
Category: Chicken breeds
Page: 208
View: 9796
This 'Miniencyclopedia' presents a line-up of more than 70 of the most popular breeds of chicken. In addition to the detailed descriptive profiles, an illustrated introductory section provides all the essential advice about housing and caring for your birds.

    • Nature

How to Speak Chicken

Why Your Chickens Do What They Do & Say What They Say
Author: Melissa Caughey
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1612129110
Category: Nature
Page: 144
View: 7261
Best-selling author Melissa Caughey knows that backyard chickens are like any favorite pet — fun to spend time with and fascinating to observe. Her hours among the flock have resulted in this quirky, irresistible guide packed with firsthand insights into how chickens communicate and interact, use their senses to understand the world around them, and establish pecking order and roles within the flock. Combining her up-close observations with scientific findings and interviews with other chicken enthusiasts, Caughey answers unexpected questions such as Do chickens have names for each other? How do their eyes work? and How do chickens learn? Foreword INDIES Silver Award Winner

The Practical Encyclopedia of Chicken Keeping

Breed Identifier - Rearing - Care
Author: Fred Hams
Publisher: Lorenz Books
ISBN: 9780754833666
Category:
Page: 256
View: 3121
Directory of chickens, ducks, geese and turkeys and how to keep them, with 700 photographs.

    • House & Home

Hatching and Brooding Your Own Chicks


Author: Gail Damerow
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1612120148
Category: House & Home
Page: 239
View: 4366
Presents a guide to acquiring and brooding hatchlings, covering such topics as setting up a brooder; managing water, feed, and bedding; chick development and health issues; and managing and operating the incubator.

    • Photography

Chickens


Author: Ernest Goh
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 1683355962
Category: Photography
Page: 200
View: 5027
Flaunting their high-fashion plumage, chickens strut and pose like runway models for photographer Ernest Goh. These birds, with their all-too-human expressions, are both funny and poignant, as if they are commenting on our own foibles. From the proud Serama of Malaysia to the delightfully humorous Silkie, Goh’s portraits, shot on location throughout the world, convey not only the beauty and diversity of various breeds, but also capture the personality of each fowl. For sheer variety in size, color, feathering, and behavior, nothing beats the humble chicken, and no other bookcaptures this surprising phenomenon as well as the hilarious Chickens.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

A Kid's Guide to Keeping Chickens


Author: Melissa Caughey
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1612124186
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 144
View: 9999
Chickens make wonderful pets, and Melissa Caughey provides all the information kids need to raise healthy chickens and have tons of fun doing it! Caughey shares her advice in an engaging way so that kids understand what it means to keep chickens and what kind of housing, food, equipment, and care the chickens will need to thrive.

    • Nature

Cool Chickens


Author: Fern Collins
Publisher: Chartwell Books
ISBN: 9780785834502
Category: Nature
Page: 256
View: 7951
Uncover all that is interesting about chickens from facts about breeds, to poetry, jokes, and sayings with this comprehensive guide! Did you know that chickens are the closest living relative of the Tyrannosaurus-Rex? Did you know that Alektrophobia is the name given to "the fear of chickens?" or, that there are more chickens in the world than any other domesticated bird?! For centuries chickens have been bred into many different varieties, some of which were developed for practical purposes, while others for ornamental and showing reasons. Chickens come in a multitude of patterns, colors, sizes, and shapes. With this comprehensive guide, you will become well versed on chicken life spans and how to raise chickens on your own land as you partake in a celebration of the most interesting chicken breeds from around the world. The guide's informative text is complemented with stunning photography and illustrations to help you learn about the patterns of behavior and discover the intriguing inner workings of this beloved barnyard animal. You will also learn to follow habits of chicks, chickens, roosters, and discover happy chicken's motivation to do what it does. Gain the invaluable knowledge to raising happy, healthy and productive chickens!

    • Technology & Engineering

A Chicken in Every Yard

The Urban Farm Store's Guide to Chicken Keeping
Author: Robert Litt,Hannah Litt
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 1580085822
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 208
View: 5102
"This nuts-and-bolts guide to selecting and raising backyard chickens offers everything a first-time keeper needs to know, from the experts at the Urban Farm Store in Portland, Oregon"--Provided by publisher.