Backyard chickens: how to keep happy hens by Dave InghamKeeping a few hens was once only for rural dwellers with big yards - or inner-city hippies. Now it's mainstream and an attractive proposition wherever you live. Fluffy little recycling units that eat weeds, bugs and scraps and turn them into organic eggs - what's not to love? Chickens are great backyard pets for young and old - they're a natural extension for everyone with a vegie patch, and for those who like eggs but are concerned about the welfare of commercial hens. This book is the perfect reference, whether you're already keeping chickens or an absolute beginner thinking about getting a couple of chooks. Dave Ingham offers compulsively readable advice on how to start, housing and feeding, settling chickens in with other pets, troubleshooting, and the (minimal) commitment required to keep your backyard hens healthy and happy. 'This book is the what for, how to, where and why of chickens for novices and wranglers alike.' - Costa Georgiadis, ABC Gardening Australia
Publication Date: 2017
Biology of Breeding Poultry by Paul Hocking (Editor)This book reviews the biological science and background to breeding meat poultry, specifically broiler, turkey and duck. These commercial birds have been changed by genetic selection to such an extent that they are substantially different from traditional breeds and laying hens. Covering science, management and husbandry systems, this book is an essential reference for researchers and students in animal science, as well as technical staff of breeding companies and poultry meat producers.
Publication Date: 2009-05-28
Chickens : Physiology, Diseases and Farming Practices by Iresha Kapur (Editor); Abdullah Mehra (Editor)In this book, the authors present current research in the study of the physiology, diseases and farming practices of chickens. Topics discussed include recent trends in the diagnosis and vaccines for poultry diseases; nutrient regulation of intestinal development and function in chickens; the role of selenium in chicken physiology; harvest and post-harvest practices for chickens; organ blood flow in the hen fetal and early postnatal periods; central regulation of physiological and metabolic responses in neonatal chicks; bacteriophages in the control of colibacillosis; and chicken egg size and embryonic development.
Publication Date: 2012-09-01
Domestic Duck Production : Science and Practice by P. Cherry; T. R. MorrisDucks are kept for profit in a great diversity of circumstances in both temperate and tropical climates. Outlining the biology of the domestic duck, this book also combines the authors' considerable practical and scientific experience to provide quantitative descriptions of nutritional and environmental effects on growing and breeding ducks, as well as practical advice on husbandry, housing and management. Peter Cherry worked as Development Manager for a major duck producer before assuming a world-wide role as a consultant. Trevor Morris is a world-renowned poultry scientist who has also worked as a duck consultant. Their combined knowledge of the duck and the duck industry is unparalleled.
Publication Date: 2008-08-05
Living with Chickens : everything you need to know to raise your own backyard flock by Jay Rossier; Geoff Hansen (Photographer); American Poultry Association Staff (Introduction by)
Call Number: SF487.R67 2002
Publication Date: 2002-06-01
Nutrition and Feeding of Organic Poultry by Robert Blair; J. Jacob (Contribution by, Editor)Organic poultry production has increased significantly in recent years in response to increasing consumer demand for organic eggs and meat. This is the first comprehensive text on feeding organic poultry, presenting advice on selecting suitable ingredients, preparing appropriate feed mixtures and integrating them into organic poultry production systems. The international standards of organic feeding, the species and breeds of poultry most suitable for organic farming, up to date information on the nutritional requirements of poultry, and examples of diets formulated to organic standards are all outlined.
Publication Date: 2008-07-18
101 Chicken Keeping Hacks from Fresh Eggs Daily by Lisa SteeleSpoil your chickens and beautify your coop with 101 Chicken Keeping Hacks from Fresh Eggs Daily. Join Lisa Steele, chicken-keeper extraordinaire and founder of Fresh Eggs Daily, on a behind-the-coop tour like you've never seen. Lisa has spent years figuring out the best ways to keep chickens healthy, the natural way, and she's collected more than just your average tips.101 Chicken Keeping Hacks from Fresh Eggs Daily includes simple ideas for re-using and upcycling old items, as well as detailed information on using natural ingredients to enhance and improve your chickens'lives without breaking the bank. This guide includes these handy ideas and much more:Feeding: Try homemade scratch, growing fodder, or frozen treatsThe Run: Make a chicken swing or DIY scarecrowChicken Health: Find ideas for boredom busters, homemade salves, and herbal teasThe Coop: Keep it clean with a natural coop cleaner and make your own coop curtainsThe Garden: Build an herb drying rack or brew a batch of chicken poop “tea”So what are you waiting for? Make your chickens the happiest birds on the block!
Publication Date: 2018-10-09
Poultry Science, Chicken Culture : A Partial Alphabet by Susan M. SquierPoultry Science, Chicken Culture is a collection of engrossing, witty, and thought-provoking essays about the chicken-the familiar domestic bird that has played an intimate part in our cultural, scientific, social, economic, legal, and medical practices and concerns since ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome. Organized as a primer, the book reaches beyond narrow disciplines to discover why individuals are so fascinated with the humble, funny, overlooked, and omnipresent chicken. Spanning fascinating and diverse fields, Susan Merrill Squier assesses the chicken as the focus of film, photography, and visual art in many media; details some of the roles played by chickens and eggs in the development of embryology, biology, and regenerative medici≠ traces the iconic figure of the chicken (and the chicken thief) in political discourse during the 2008 presidential election; demonstrates the types of knowledge that have been lost as food production moved from small-scale farming to industrial agriculture; investigates the connection between women and chickens; analyzes the fears and risks behind the panic around avian flu; and scrutinizes the role of chicken farming in international development. A combination of personal passion and surprising scholarly information, Poultry Science, Chicken Culture will change forever the way you think about chickens.
Publication Date: 2010-11-16
The urban hen : a practical guide to keeping poultry in a town or city by Paul PeacockThis is the perfect companion for the city poultry keeper and shows you how to maintain a happy, healthy garden or backyard flock in towns and cities.