Incubation

A Guide to Hatching and Rearing

Author: Katie Thear

Publisher: Diamond Farm Book Publications

ISBN: 9780906137253

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 96

View: 1636

Hatching and Brooding Your Own Chicks

Author: Gail Damerow

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612120148

Category: House & Home

Page: 239

View: 8868

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.

Chick Days

An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Raising Chickens from Hatching to Laying

Author: Jenna Woginrich

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603427430

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 128

View: 1945

Jenna Woginrich chronicles the life journey of three chickens (Amelia, Honey, and Tilda) from fluffy, newly hatched bundles to grown hens laying eggs of their own. As you watch these chickens grow, you’ll learn everything you need to know about chicken behavior, feeding, housing, and health care. This playfully informative guide will inspire you to confidently raise your own feathered flock.

Storey's Guide to Raising Ducks, 2nd Edition

Breeds, Care, Health

Author: Dave Holderread

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603427457

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 336

View: 8544

With in-depth information on feeding, housing, behavior, and health care, this comprehensive guide also provides proven strategies for creating a profitable business plan and marketing your products. Whether you’re about to acquire your first ducks or are interested in experimenting with rare breeds, Storey’s Guide to Raising Ducks will help you achieve your duck-raising goals.

Practical Quail-keeping

Author: Sarah Barratt,Martin Barratt

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847975240

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 112

View: 9828

Practical Quail-keeping is a comprehensive guide for anyone who keeps quail or who is thinking about starting out. It covers all key aspects of responsible quail husbandry, and explains how to set up and equip your quail house and pens, how to care for your birds, and how to breed and raise young hatchlings through to healthy adulthood. The authors draw on their extensive experience as quail breeders to provide a unique insight into keeping these fascinating little birds. Topics covered include:Legal aspects of poultry-keeping; Feeding and watering; Protecting quail from vermin and disease; Breeding and hatching; Quail recipes. A comprehensive guide to quail-keeping that gives a unique insight into keeping these fascinating little birds, aimed at smallholders and poultry-keepers. Superbly illustrated with 140 colour photographs. Sarah and Martin Barratt are quail breeders with extensive experience.

A Guide to Keeping Ducks - A Collection of Articles on Housing, Breeding, Feeding, Rearing and Many Other Aspects of Duck Keeping

Author: Various Authors

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 147339113X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 406

View: 3003

This book will of use to anyone who keeps ducks or has an interest in duck keeping for pleasure or profit. It contains a wealth of knowledge collected from many rare and respected sources that provide a comprehensive guide to all aspects of keeping ducks. From different breeds and their uses to how to feed, house and breed, this book is sure to earn its place on the bookshelf.

A Guide to Eclectus Parrots as Pet and Aviary Birds

Author: Rob Marshall,Ian Ward

Publisher: ABK Publications

ISBN: 0958726663

Category: Pets

Page: 160

View: 840

Features a comprehensive description and taxonomy details on the 10 Eclectus subspecies, including housing, feeding, breeding, incubation, and handrearing. Chapter on health and diseases written by an avian veterinarian.

Poultry Press

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poultry

Page: N.A

View: 369

Artificial Incubating and Brooding

A Complete Guide to the Successful Hatching and Rearing of Chicks by Modern Artificial Methods

Author: Homer Wesley Jackson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Incubators

Page: 119

View: 3534

Hand-Rearing Birds

Author: Laurie J. Gage,Rebecca S. Duerr

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470376309

Category: Medical

Page: 456

View: 8617

Hand-Rearing Birds will provide the reader with a guide to the best methods of hand rearing all major species of birds. The book is broken into two sections. The first section covers standard hand raising methods and equipment, while the second provides individual chapters devoted to many major avian species. This book will be an invaluable reference for shelter veterinarians, zoo veterinarians, avian veterinarians, aviculturists, bird enthusiasts, and conservationists alike.

Hand-feeding and Raising Baby Birds

Breeding, Hand-feeding, Care, and Management

Author: Matthew M. Vriends

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: N.A

Category: Pets

Page: 152

View: 4189

Provides information on natural and artificial incubation, feeding, proper nutrition, hand-feeding, and health problems faced by baby birds

Tastes Like Chicken: A History of America's Favorite Bird

Author: Emelyn Rude

Publisher: Pegasus Books

ISBN: 1681771985

Category: Cooking

Page: 272

View: 7558

From the domestication of the bird nearly ten thousand years ago to its current status as our go-to meat, the history of this seemingly commonplace bird is anything but ordinary. How did chicken achieve the culinary ubiquity it enjoys today? It’s hard to imagine, but there was a point in history, not terribly long ago, that individual people each consumed less than ten pounds of chicken per year. Today, those numbers are strikingly different: we consumer nearly twenty-five times as much chicken as our great-grandparents did. Collectively, Americans devour 73.1 million pounds of chicken in a day, close to 8.6 billion birds per year. How did chicken rise from near-invisibility to being in seemingly "every pot," as per Herbert Hoover's famous promise? Emelyn Rude explores this fascinating phenomenon in Tastes Like Chicken. With meticulous research, Rude details the ascendancy of chicken from its humble origins to its centrality on grocery store shelves and in restaurants and kitchens. Along the way, she reveals startling key points in its history, such as the moment it was first stuffed and roasted by the Romans, how the ancients’ obsession with cockfighting helped the animal reach Western Europe, and how slavery contributed to the ubiquity of fried chicken today. In the spirit of Mark Kurlansky’s Cod and Bee Wilson's Consider the Fork, Tastes Like Chicken is a fascinating, clever, and surprising discourse on one of America’s favorite foods.

Parrots

Hand Feeding and Nursery Management

Author: Howard Voren,Rick Jordan

Publisher: Pickering, Ont. : Silvio Mattacchione

ISBN: 9781895270105

Category: Pets

Page: 202

View: 5471

Keeping Quail

A Guide to Domestic and Commercial Management

Author: Katie Thear

Publisher: Broad Leys Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9780906137383

Category: Quails

Page: 95

View: 6765

The Joy of Keeping Chickens

The Ultimate Guide to Raising Poultry for Fun or Profit

Author: Jennifer Megyesi

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1634500261

Category: Nature

Page: 272

View: 8705

Finally backyard farmers who want to keep a few hens for eggs have a bible that's attractive enough to leave out on the coffee table, and inexpensive enough to purchase on a whim. This comprehensive guide, written in charming prose from the perspective of an organic farmer, will appeal to readers who are interested in raising chickens, or simply want the best knowledge about how to cook them. With this in mind, farmer and animal expert Jennifer Megyesi discusses all the basic details of raising the birds—general biology, health, food, choosing breeds, and so on—and she cuts through the smoke to identify what terms like "organic," "free-range," and so on really mean for poultry farmers and consumers. No chicken book would be complete without information on how to show chickens for prizes, and this is no different, but The Joy of Keeping Chickens also stresses the importance of self-sustainability and organic living, and the satisfaction of keeping heirloom breeds. Readers will appreciate the comprehensive nature of this readable, informative guide, and Megyesi's enthusiasm about keeping chickens. Coupled with Geoff Hansen's gorgeous full-color photographs, this text makes for an instant classic in the category.

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: 7103

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.