Practical Poultry Keeping

Author: David Bland

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847979726

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 160

View: 3361

Practical Poultry Keeping is a clear, in-depth guide to this topical subject that will enable anyone to keep poultry for pleasure or profit. Fully illustrated throughout with photographs and explanatory line-drawings, it includes: poultry breeds and uses; poultry housing and equipment; breeding and sexing birds; common problems with eggs; natural and artificial incubation and rearing; nutrition and diet; rearing birds for the table; effective planning, management and marketing and recognizing and preventing common diseases.

Practical poultry keeping

Author: R. C. Tharmaratnam

Publisher: N.A


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 73

View: 6607

Practical Poultry Production

Author: Harry M. Lamon,Joseph William Kinghorne

Publisher: N.A


Category: Poultry

Page: 365

View: 2419

Practical poultry raising

Author: Kenneth M. French,Peace Corps (U.S.). Information Collection and Exchange,TransCentury Corporation

Publisher: N.A


Category: Poultry

Page: 225

View: 3076

Guide to Sources for Agricultural and Biological Research

Author: J. Richard Blanchard,Lois Farrell

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520032262

Category: Reference

Page: 735

View: 2214

A guide to information sources including abstracts and indexes, library catalogs, government publications, review literature, book reviews, congresses and conferences, dissertations, research in progress, translations, dictionaries, encyclopedias, thesauri, abbreviations, directories, lists of periodicals, handbooks and yearbooks, works on experimental procedures, and classification systems.

Practical Poultry Breeder - Or, How To Make Poultry Pay

Author: William Cook

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1447497422

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 358

View: 8882

This is a practical work on poultry breeding and feeding, by William Cook. It is specially adapted for cottagers, or those having limited space for keeping poultry, and the author has been successful in his endeavour to give plain and practical information, which will be of use to the amateur poultry breeder, and enable him to make it a profitable pursuit. The most suitable class of houses, the best system of feeding, breeding, and rearing, and the diseases of poultry, are all dealt with in detail. Advice is given by following which the uninitiated in these matters may select the best pure breeds for crossing. The best poultry for egg-producing and table purposes are indicated, the object of the author being to bring out the useful and profitable qualities of fowls, rather than the points requisite for carrying off prizes at exhibitions. When it is considered that about 750 millions of eggs are annually imported into this country, chiefly from France, poultry breeding becomes a question of much importance, to which greater attention should be paid, and those engaged in it will find themselves greatly assisted by a perusal of this little work.


Author: E. Comyns-Lewer,S. Lewer

Publisher: RHE Media Limited

ISBN: 1910226017

Category: Pets

Page: 150

View: 2701

Keeping chickens is a very popular hobby today but it was just as popular in 1918, albeit for different reasons. In the early twentieth century keeping chickens was often a money-making enterprise that anyone with a small amount of land could undertake. However, it is clear from Poultry Keeping that taking care to look after chickens and other poultry properly was vital, whether for profit or pleasure. Although this Vintage Words of Wisdom title is often amusing and quaint, the advice given is provided by acknowledged experts and it stands the test of time. There are wise words here on keeping chickens clean, well-fed and healthy, with regular reminders that chickens need space and time to scratch and forage for food themselves in order to stay well and productive. This is in a time before battery hens were crowded into tiny cages with no room to stretch their wings or have a dust bath. The authors provide advice on building a chicken coop, detailed menus for feeding chickens through the year and a chapter on the various diseases and ailments of poultry. The authors also provide guidance on the breeds of chickens to buy for different purposes – egg-laying, chickens for eating, showing, etc. – breeding and care of chicks, showing chickens (which was very popular in 1918), the business side of poultry-keeping, as well as advice on keeping other poultry such as ducks, geese, turkeys and guinea fowl (though the authors do not recommend keeping ostriches!). The illustrations are charming as well as informative, the text is engaging and describes a world in 1918 that is sometimes familiar and at other times very different. From Orpingtons to silkies, Poultry Keeping offers timeless wisdom on raising chickens from egg to adult bird. We heartily recommend this book as an enjoyable and nostalgic read for anyone who has chickens, or who is thinking of keeping chickens as a hobby or as a backyard business.

Practical Poultry Production - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: Harry M Lamon,J W Kinghorne

Publisher: Scholar's Choice

ISBN: 9781296000080


Page: 374

View: 1371

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