The Biggle Poultry Book

A Concise and Practical Treatise on the Management of Farm Poultry

Author: Jacob Biggle

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 162873437X

Category: Pets

Page: 176

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When Jacob Biggle first published his book on the management of poultry, there were more than 300 million chickens and 30 million other domesticated fowl in the United States. Today, the trend continues with thousands if not millions of chickens and other fowl being raised in suburban and urban backyards across America. Biggle’s aim was to “help farmers and villagers conduct the poultry business with pleasure and profit.” To that end, this handy little volume contains all the information the reader needs to know, such as: The various breeds of chickens, turkeys, guinea fowl, ducks, geese, and pigeons The most common diseases and enemies that threaten our feathered friends Raising hens expressly for eggs rather than meat The farmer’s flock versus the village hennery The art of hatching eggs and caring for chicks Written for the practical farmer who raises poultry and eggs for market,The Biggle Poultry Book will also appeal to collectors of farm ephemera and anyone else who is nostalgic for a simpler way of doing things. Illustrated with sixteen color plates by Louis P. Graham, and hundreds of black-and-white photographs and illustrations throughout, The Biggle Poultry Book is as beautiful as it is useful and a treasure for the home library.

Biggle Poultry Book

A Concise and Practical Treatise on the Management of Farm Poultry

Author: Jacob Biggle

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poultry

Page: 160

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BIGGLE POULTRY BK A CONCISE &

Author: Jacob Biggle

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9781360589619

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 174

View: 9464

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Biggle Poultry Book

Author: Jacob [From Old Catalog] Biggle

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780353129153

Category: History

Page: 180

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The Turkey

An American Story

Author: Andrew F. Smith

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252092422

Category: Cooking

Page: 264

View: 6344

Fondly remembered as the centerpiece of family Thanksgiving reunions, the turkey is a cultural symbol as well as a multi-billion dollar industry. As a bird, dinner, commodity, and national icon, the turkey has become as American as the bald eagle (with which it actually competed for supremacy on national insignias). Food historian Andrew F. Smith's sweeping and multifaceted history of Meleagris gallopavo separates fact from fiction, serving as both a solid historical reference and a fascinating general read. With his characteristic wit and insatiable curiosity, Smith presents the turkey in ten courses, beginning with the bird itself (actually several different species of turkey) flying through the wild. The Turkey subsequently includes discussions of practically every aspect of the iconic bird, including the wild turkey in early America, how it came to be called "turkey," domestication, turkey mating habits, expansion into Europe, stuffing, conditions in modern industrial turkey factories, its surprising commercial history of boom and bust, and its eventual ascension to holiday mainstay. The second half of the book collects an amazing array of over one hundred historical and modern turkey recipes from across America and Europe. Historians will enjoy a look back at the varied appetites of their ancestors, and seasoned cooks will have an opportunity to reintroduce a familiar food in forgotten ways.

Biggle Poultry Book

A Concise and Practical Treatise on the Management of Farm Poultry

Author: Jacob Biggle (pseud.)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poultry

Page: 162

View: 3198

The Biggle Bee Book

A Swarm of Facts on Practical Beekeeping, Carefully Hived

Author: Jacob Biggle

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1628734353

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 144

View: 9914

“As long as I can remember, even as a boy, there were bees kept on our farm,” wrote Jacob Biggle in his preface to The Biggle Bee Book. “If for no other reason than to insure the proper fertilization of fruit and other blossoms, every farmer, fruit grower, or gardener should keep a few bees upon his grounds.” Biggle’s fifty colonies of bees, though requiring just a small part of his time, paid Biggle a larger return than any other animal on his farm. Not only did he take pleasure in caring for these wonderful insects and enjoying the honey they produced, he also recognized that their presence on his farm meant that his orchards and crops would flourish. If there are any so-called secrets to the art of beekeeping, Jacob Biggle does his best to expose them all in this delightful little volume. His hope was that readers could profit from his hard-earned wisdom that included: The benefits of keeping bees How to care for bees through the winter The marketing and selling of wax- and honey-based products What bee-friendly plants to raise in the garden How to introduce a new queen to the hive Written not only for the professional beekeeper, but also for the backyard farmer, and anyone interested in rural life, self-sufficiency, and farming techniques of the past, this book is an essential addition to the home library.

Historic Books on Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry

The Comben Collection in the Science Museum Library

Author: Pauline Dingley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Domestic animals

Page: 183

View: 5879

A catalogue of the Comben Collection. With some 900 printed books and pamphlets on farriery, animal husbandry and veterinary science, the collection fully documents the early development of these fields. The reference works which form a component of the collection are listed separately.

Stead's Review

Author: William Henry Fitchett,Henry Stead,William H. Judkins

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Australian periodicals

Page: N.A

View: 1091

Biggle Farm Library Poultry

Note Cards

Author: Jacob Biggle

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9781626361492

Category: House & Home

Page: 12

View: 2953

Jacob and Harriet Biggle's books are classics of farm literature. First published in the late nineteenth century and beloved for their practical tips and sage advice, their humane instructions and warmly amusing maxims are timeless. Now the beautiful illustrations that bring life to their books can be appreciated and shared as note cards! Available as a boxed set or in polybag clip-strips, the classic images of Rhode Island Reds, Barred Plymouth Rocks, Leghorns, and more will appeal to any farmer or country living enthusiast. The insides of the cards are blank, making them perfect for any occasion, whether you're celebrating a birthday, thanking a friend, or simply saying “hello.”

The United States Catalog

Books in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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