Storey's Guide to Raising Poultry
Chickens, Turkeys, Ducks, Geese, Guineas, Gamebirds
by Glenn Drowns
- Pages : 464 pages
- Publisher: --
- Edition: 4th edition, 2012
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1612120008
- ISBN-13: 978-1612120003
Storey's Guide to Raising Poultry is the only book you need to naturally and humanely raise a wide range of poultry, from chickens and turkeys to waterfowl and game birds -- even uncommon species, such as pigeons, emus, doves, ostriches, peafowl, and swans. Whether you’re running a farm or raising a few birds in the backyard, Glenn Drowns tells you everything you need to know about breed selection, housing, space requirements, behavior, breeding, hatching, feeding, health care, and the business of processing meat and eggs. This revised edition includes new and updated information on health and disease, raising birds on pasture, growing your own feed, housing, breeding, slaughtering, and marketing.
The revised and updated fourth edition includes:
*Expanded breed coverage, including heritage and rare breeds
*Complete daily care and feeding instructions
*Emphasis on providing birds with room to roam and peck
*Tips on growing your own feed
*Information on less common species---pigeons, doves, emus, ostriches, peafowl, and swans.