Poultry keeping

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.

Poultry keeping

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.

More Books:

Keeping Chickens and Other Poultry
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Vivian Head
Categories: Chickens
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010 - Publisher:

Books about Keeping Chickens and Other Poultry
Poultry-keeping
Language: en
Pages: 150
Authors: E Comyns-Lewer
Categories: Technology & Engineering
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-06-06 - Publisher: eBook Partnership

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
The Small-Scale Poultry Flock
Language: en
Pages: 394
Authors: Harvey Ussery
Categories: House & Home
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-10-07 - Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

The most comprehensive guide to date on raising all-natural poultry for the small-scale farmer, homesteader, and professional grower.The Small-Scale Poultry Flock offers a practical and integrative model for working with chickens and other domestic fowl, based entirely on natural systems. Readers will find information on growing (and sourcing) feed on
Keeping Chickens and other Poultry
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Vivian Head
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-02-15 - Publisher: Arcturus Publishing

More and more people are enjoying the benefits of keeping poultry, and chickens are perhaps the most rewarding of all. This book provides a practical guide to chicken husbandry, from hatching your first chicks to cooking with produce that you know has come from happy, free-range birds. There are clear
Poultry
Language: en
Pages: 172
Authors: Hugh Piper
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-11-13 - Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

This special re-print edition of the Hugh Piper's book "Poultry A Practical Guide to Choice, Breeding, Rearing and Management of Fowls, Turkeys, Guinea Fowl, Ducks and Geese for Profit and Exhibition" is a complete guide to keeping chickens and other poultry. Written in 1873, this classic text contains information on