A Guide for Veterinary Practitioners
Author: Cheryl B. Greenacre,Teresa Y. Morishita
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Backyard Poultry Medicine and Surgery is a practical resource offering guidance on developing diagnostic and treatment plans for individual companion poultry or small flocks. Organized by body system to aid in developing a differential diagnosis list for common presenting signs, the book provides all the information clinicians need to effectively treat backyard poultry. Written by experts from both the commercial poultry field and the companion avian field, the book provides thorough coverage of both common and less common diseases of backyard chickens, ducks, and other poultry. The book begins with introductory chapters covering general information, an overview of US laws, and basic husbandry concerns, then moves into specific disease chapters organized by system. The book takes an individual medicine perspective throughout, with photographs, radiographs, and histopathological photomicrographs to illustrate principles and diseases. Backyard Poultry Medicine and Surgery is an invaluable guide to diseases and treatments for any practitioners treating backyard poultry. Key Features Offers a practical reference on diseases and treatment of backyard poultry, with clinically relevant information veterinarians need to care for backyard flocks Takes an easy-to-use body system approach to help differentiate between diseases Focuses on individual diagnostic and treatment options for the individual bird or small flock Presents a special chapter on regulatory considerations for medication use in backyard poultry Provides more than 200 photographs, radiographs, and histopathological photomicrographs to illustrate the concepts discussed Includes access to an accompanying website with photographs, videos, and linked references and websites at www.wiley.com/go/greenacre/poultry Cheryl B. Greenacre, DVM, DABVP-Avian, DABVP-ECM, is Professor of Avian and Zoological Medicine at the University of Tennessee's college of Veterinary Medicine in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA. Teresa Y. Morishita, DVM, MPVM, MS,PhD., DACPV, is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Poultry Medicine & Food Safety at Western University college of Veterniary Medicine in Pomona Calivornia, USA.
A Beginner's Guide
Author: H. Lee Schwanz
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
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.
Author: John Taylor
Publisher: Waddell Press
Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Author: Alanna Moore
Perfect as micro-livestock for the edible backyard, the popularity of poultry is not surprising. However, good information about natural poultry care can be hard to come by. But this book has it all! Now in it's 3rd edition, Backyard Poultry - Naturally has become the bible for the chemical-free raising of your feathered friends. From housing to feeding, from selection to breeding, from pets to production, from the best lookers to the best layers, this book covers everything the backyard farmer needs to know about poultry husbandry - including preventative and curative herbal medicines and homeopathic remedies for common problems. What to plant in poultry yards, following permaculture principles, is also covered, the author being a permaculture farmer who is passionate about preserving the heritage breeds, many of which are in danger of extinction. This 3rd edition has now been completely updated and revised. New natural remedies have been, along with new breed photographs - and it is now in full colour!
Author: Homer Wesley Jackson
Keeping Guinea Fowl
Author: June Rose
Guinea Fowl, Backyard Poultry a book cover the care of keeping Guinea fowl from feeding, rearing, hatching eggs. housing and diseases. This book is a guide for anyone wishing to keep Guinea fowl. The facts and information contain within the book is in an easy to read style.
Lessons for Expanding Your Flock, Understanding Chicken Behavior, Keeping a Rooster, Adjusting for the Seasons, Staying Healthy, and More!
Author: Pam Freeman
Publisher: Voyageur Press
Category: Technology & Engineering
Backyard Chickens Beyond the Basics goes beyond introductory lessons to explore the realities of raising a flock for eggs and give expert advice to make sure your birds are happy, healthy, and productive.
How to keep happy hens
Author: Dave Ingham
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Keeping a few hens was once only for rural dwellers with big yards - or inner-city hippies. Now it's mainstream and an attractive proposition wherever you live. Fluffy little recycling units that eat weeds, bugs and scraps and turn them into organic eggs - what's not to love? Chickens are great backyard pets for young and old - they're a natural extension for everyone with a vegie patch, and for those who like eggs but are concerned about the welfare of commercial hens. This book is the perfect reference, whether you're already keeping chickens or an absolute beginner thinking about getting a couple of chooks. Dave Ingham offers compulsively readable advice on how to start, housing and feeding, settling chickens in with other pets, troubleshooting, and the (minimal) commitment required to keep your backyard hens healthy and happy. 'This book is the what for, how to, where and why of chickens for novices and wranglers alike.' - Costa Georgiadis, ABC Gardening Australia
Everything you need to know. . . and didn't know you needed to know about backyard and urban chickens
Author: Andy Schneider
Publisher: Quarry Books
Category: Technology & Engineering
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 knowsâ€¦and everything you need to knowâ€¦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 â€¦ and much more!
The Chicken-Growing, Egg-Laying, Feather-Plucking, Incubating, Caponizing, Finger-Licking Handbook
Author: John Festus Adams
Portraits of the Fairest Fowl
Author: Tamara Staples,Ira Glass,Christa Velbel
Publisher: Chronicle Books
This fully revised and expanded version of the classic volume The Fairest Fowl is a visual celebration of the wonder, peculiarity, and magnificence of championship chickens.
Author: J. C. Jeremy Hobson,Rupert Stephenson
Publisher: Crowood Press
This superbly illustrated reference covers every sort of domestic fowl, ranging from the smallest of bantams to the tallest of geese and from the lightest of egg-laying utility breeds to the heaviest turkeys. Penned by an acknowledged expert and full of sound and practical advice, it is essential reading for all gamekeepers. Jeremy Hobson's previous books include Keeping Chickens and Rural Living in France.
Simple Steps for Healthy, Happy Hens
Author: Kathy Shea Mormino
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
Internationally known as The Chicken Chick, Kathy Shea Mormino brings an informative style and fresh perspective on raising backyard chickens to millions of fans around the world. An attorney by profession, Kathy is the founder and one-woman creative force behind her wildly popular and award-winning Facebook page and blog, The-Chicken-Chick.com. Now her practical, down-to-earth approach to chicken-keeping is available in book form. Sharing her years of hard-earned experience and collaborations with poultry veterinarians, nutritionists, and professors, she provides simple steps to care for these uncommon pets with confidence. Kathy’s personality permeates the book as she guides newbie, veteran, and would-be backyard chickeneers alike through all aspects of small-flock care—from getting into the hobby to housing, feeding, egg production, health, and much more. The result is accurate information presented in the fun and abundantly illustrated format that Mormino has delivered on her blog for years.
The Complete Guide to Raising Chickens
Author: Eric Lofgren
Publisher: Betterway Books
Category: House & Home
Your Backyard is the New Farm! Whether you want two chickens or two hundred, this manual will guide you along your journey to successfully raising chickens.
Author: Harry Roberts
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
Category: Technology & Engineering
Originally published in the early 1930s, this extremely scarce early work on poultry keeping is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. We are now republishing it, using the original text and photographs. Two hundred and thirty three pages deal with every aspect of poultry keeping from egg to table, and will prove invaluable to both the backyard beginner and the larger commercial enterprise. Twenty detailed chapters contain much expert advise on: The Beginner; Breeds and Strains; Houses and Appliances; Foods and Feeding; Hatching; Rearing; Backyard Poultry Keeping; Intensive Poultry Keeping; Winter Egg Production; Day Old Chicks; Ducks; Turkeys; Geese; Guinea Fowls; Diseases of Poultry; Vermin; Egg Preserving; Killing and Shaping; Plucking, Drawing, Trussing; Marketing; Accounts. Etc. The book is well illustrated with photos of breeds and equipment. This is a fascinating read for any poultry enthusiast, and contains much information that is still useful and practical today. Many of the early farming books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Author: Aidan Raftery,Guy Poland
Chicken Breeds for Your Home Flock
Author: Christine Heinrichs
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
Every common breed of chicken, organized into one information-packed guide. Fueled by the local and organic food movements, as well as a sea change in local ordinances, backyard chicken keeping is booming. Anyone who's decided to join the new wave of chicken keepers knows that the poultry breeds available are dizzying in their variety. Calm your anxiety with this book--a guide for backyard chicken keepers in search of chickens that best fit their needs. Each breed of chicken listed in the field guide is thoroughly described and is illustrated by color photos. The book tells you all about the bird, detailing each breed's particular usefulness, adaptation to climate, coloration, number of eggs typically laid, foraging ability, temperament, and unique qualities. There are fun facts about varieties of chickens, as well as information about color and comb varieties, rare breeds, classification, and hybrids.