The Chicken Health Handbook 2nd Edition

Author: Gail Damerow
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781603428583
Release Date: 2016-01-08
Genre: Technology & Engineering

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.

Chicken Health For Dummies

Author: Julie Gauthier
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118460986
Release Date: 2013-01-09
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Everything you need to care for and keep happy, healthy chickens With directives on diagnosing and treating sick or ailing chickens, as well as general information on how to keep chickens in peak condition, Chicken Health For Dummies is your go-to guide on how to best care for and keep chickens. Inside, you'll get everything you need to know about chicken health and wellness: an encyclopedia full of common and not-so-common diseases, injuries, symptoms, and cures that chicken owners may encounter. Chicken Health For Dummies provides chicken owners with one handy, all-encompassing resource. Helps you identify potential hazards and signs of ill health in your chicken Shows you how to properly examine chickens to identify and isolate potential health issues before they spread to the rest of the flock An encyclopedia full of common and uncommon diseases, injuries, symptoms, and cures for chickens Chicken Health For Dummies joins Raising Chickens For Dummies and Building Chickens Coops For Dummies to round out the For Dummies reference library as a must-have resource for both rural and urban chicken owners.

The Chicken Health Handbook

Author: Gail Damerow
Publisher: Storey Books
ISBN: 0882666118
Release Date: 1994-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Discusses the different illnesses which can attack chickens, describing their causes, symptoms, and treatments

The Chicken Encyclopedia

Author: Gail Damerow
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781603425612
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Technology & Engineering

From addled to zygote, the terminology of everything chicken is demystified in this comprehensive A-to-Z reference volume presented in a friendly, highly illustrated format. "The Chicken Encyclopedia" is the go-to guide for chicken owners and enthusiasts of all levels.

The Chicken Whisperer s Guide to Keeping Chickens Revised

Author: Andy Schneider
Publisher: Quarry Books
ISBN: 9781631594434
Release Date: 2017-07-15
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Since The Chicken Whisperer's Guide to Keeping Chickens was first published in 2011, many people have discovered the joys and benefits of a backyard flock. Now Andy Schneider is back with The Chicken Whisperer's Guide to Keeping Chickens, Expanded & Revised. Are you looking for a great way to reconnect with the earth, the community, and your food sources? Keeping backyard chickens is a fun, simple way to start making this happen, even with limited space in your backyard. Let the Chicken Whisperer (poultry personality Andy Schneider) teach you everything he knows…and everything you need to know…about raising a backyard flock! Ditch the super-technical manuals and enjoy Andy's unique, common-sense perspective in The Chicken Whisperer's Guide to Keeping Chickens, Expanded & Revised. This fun, comprehensive guide is a perfect fit for your busy lifestyle. Inside, you'll learn: The Benefits of a Backyard Chicken Flock, So You're Eggspecting: The Art of Incubation, The Art of Brooding, Home Sweet Home: Coops & Runs, Nutrition, Health, and Wellness … and much more!

Backyard Chickens Beyond the Basics

Author: Pam Freeman
Publisher: Voyageur Press
ISBN: 9780760357675
Release Date: 2017-05-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Backyard Chickens Beyond the Basics goes beyond introductory lessons to explore the realities of raising a flock for eggs and give expert advice to make sure your birds are happy, healthy, and productive.

How to Speak Chicken

Author: Melissa Caughey
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781612129112
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Nature

With contagious enthusiasm and fascination for her backyard chickens, best-selling author Melissa Caughey shares her unique observations of her flock -- how they sense the world, communicate impending danger, and establish pecking order -- along with scientific facts and entertaining tidbits.

The Backyard Chicken Bible

Author: Eric Lofgren
Publisher: Betterway Books
ISBN: 1440339244
Release Date: 2014
Genre: House & Home

Your Backyard is the New Farm! Whether you want two chickens or two hundred, this manual will guide you along your journey to successfully raising chickens.

The Backyard Chicken Book

Author: H. Lee Schwanz
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781629142746
Release Date: 2014-04-01
Genre: Nature

A small flock of poultry can supply all of the eggs your family needs during the year. And, after your hens have completed their egg-laying days, there will be meat for barbecuing or roasting. Luckily, a small flock takes a relatively small amount of space and is easy to manage. If yours is one of the growing number of families interested in raising chickens for eggs or meat, The Backyard Chicken Book contains all the essential information for the hatching, brooding, rearing, and managing family-sized poultry flocks. The first step in deciding on a family flock is to determine what breed may work best for your needs. For example, you can go with a laying breed such as the White Leghorn that produces top-quality eggs but provides little meat. Or, you could select a dual-purpose Rhode Island Red or New Hampshire that provides fewer eggs but much better meat. In addition to helping you select your type, this handy guide will also tell you what you need to know about: Providing housing for home poultry flocks Rearing the laying flock pullets Managing laying problems Fighting pests and disease Raising other poultry such as ducks, turkeys, geese, bantams, and guinea fowl Enhanced with full-color photos and dozens of illustrations, The Backyard Chicken Book is the perfect guide for the first-time poultry raiser.

Diseases of Free range Poultry

Author: Victoria Roberts
Publisher: Whittet Books, Limited
ISBN: 1873580789
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Poultry

This text is aimed at people who wish to keep their free range hens or waterfowl healthy. Some knowledge of how a bird's body system works helps to explain why certain conditions are more likely to occur.

Treating the Sick Or Injured Chicken

Author: Amelia Barrows
Publisher:
ISBN: 147818311X
Release Date: 2012-08-10
Genre: Chickens

The chicken is a hardy animal, but when something does go wrong, the costs of treatment can be ruinously expensive. Most veterinarians do not treat poultry, and those that do charge far more than a single chicken is worth. Rather than viewing signs of illness as an immediate death sentence, however, owners of small chicken flocks have accepted the challenge of looking after their birds on their own. This small handbook explains all of the common ailments seen in chickens in easy-to-understand terms, including their symptoms, prevention, and treatment. Basic caretaking tips and humane euthanasia methods are also covered to ensure that every stage of your chickens' lives are as productive and happy as possible.

The Backyard Field Guide to Chickens

Author: Christine Heinrichs
Publisher: Voyageur Press
ISBN: 9780760351215
Release Date: 2016-05-05
Genre: Pets

Chickens have pecked their way into our backyards and they're here to stay. Useful creatures in myriad ways, chickens do much more than simply lay fresh eggs--and different breeds of chickens are good for different reasons. The Backyard Field Guide to Chickens organizes those many breeds in an easy-to-read handbook. So, when it comes time to choose what kind of chickens you'll keep, you'll want to reach for this book. Each breed of chicken listed in the field guide is accompanied by color photos and a thorough description of the bird, detailing the breed's particular usefulness, adaptation to climate, coloration, number of eggs typically laid, foraging ability, temperament, and other distinctive qualities. Fun facts will also be included about the varieties of chickens, which range from obscure hybrids to common breeds, such as Iowa Blues and Russian Orloffs. What the cluck are you waiting for? Peck out this book!

Storey s Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds

Author: Carol Ekarius
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781612128436
Release Date: 2016-07-18
Genre: Technology & Engineering

More than 128 birds strut their stuff across the pages of this definitive primer for intrepid poultry farmers and feather fanciers alike. From the Manx Rumpy to the Redcap and the Ancona duck to his Aylesbury cousin, each breed is profiled with a brief history, detailed descriptions of identifying characteristics, and colorful photography. Comprehensive and fun, Storey’s Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds celebrates the personalities and charming good looks of North America’s quirkiest barnyard birds and waterfowl.

The Chicken Chick s Guide to Backyard Chickens

Author: Kathy Shea Mormino
Publisher: Voyageur Press
ISBN: 9780760359792
Release Date: 2017-10-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Internationally known as The Chicken Chick, Kathy Shea Mormino brings an informative style and fresh perspective on raising backyard chickens to millions of fans around the world. An attorney by profession, Kathy is the founder and one-woman creative force behind her wildly popular and award-winning Facebook page and blog, The-Chicken-Chick.com. Now her practical, down-to-earth approach to chicken-keeping is available in book form. Sharing her years of hard-earned experience and collaborations with poultry veterinarians, nutritionists, and professors, she provides simple steps to care for these uncommon pets with confidence. Kathy’s personality permeates the book as she guides newbie, veteran, and would-be backyard chickeneers alike through all aspects of small-flock care—from getting into the hobby to housing, feeding, egg production, health, and much more. The result is accurate information presented in the fun and abundantly illustrated format that Mormino has delivered on her blog for years.