Poultry Breeds

Chickens, Ducks, Geese, Turkeys: The Pocket Guide to 104 Essential Breeds

Author: Carol Ekarius

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612126936

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 272

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Poultry Breeds is a fresh field guide of feathered friends with stunning photos highlighting the beauty and unique attributes of 104 chicken, duck, goose, and turkey breeds. Each profile outlines the bird’s history, physical characteristics, and common uses, with specially noted fun facts sprinkled throughout. This pocket-size, browsable guide is easy to use, and author Carol Ekarius knows her birds: she has been writing about livestock for nearly 20 years and has raised her own for decades.

Storey's Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds

Chickens, Ducks, Geese, Turkeys, Emus, Guinea Fowl, Ostriches, Partridges, Peafowl, Pheasants, Quails, Swans

Author: Carol Ekarius

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612128432

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 288

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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.

Pocketful of Poultry

Author: Carol Ekarius

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1580176771

Category: Nature

Page: 272

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Poultry in a pocket-size book? Why not, when the birds in question are neatly corralled into an appealing little volume, just right for gift giving, easy browsing, or tucking into a bag or pocket for quick reference at a poultry show or auction. More than 100 poultry pals show their amazing colors in full-page images that capture their good looks and lively personalities. Intricate feather patterns, imposing crests and wattles, and grinning beaks are just a few of their appealing features. From laying hens to heritage turkeys to adorable ducks, here are all the common barnyard favorites, plus rare breeds from around the world. Facing each poultry portrait is an informational page offering facts about the breed and a handy at-a-glance reference bar identifying the type of poultry (chicken, turkey, duck, goose), its primary use (laying, meat, game, or ornamental bird), and its conservation status. Breeders, enthusiasts, and anyone who has ever paused to admire a handsome chicken will be delighted by the photographs and enlightened by the breed profiles in Pocketful of Poultry.

The Concise Encyclopedia of Poultry Breeds

Author: Fred Hams

Publisher: Southwater Pub

ISBN: 9781844760589

Category: Pets

Page: 128

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This is a comprehensive guide to the main poultry breeds around the world, with fascinating information on their appearance, size, traits and more. Popular foundation breeds such as Lackenvelder are covered in detail, as well as true bantams such as the Dutch Bantam and the miniature Cochin Bantam.

The Backyard Field Guide to Chickens

Chicken Breeds for Your Home Flock

Author: Christine Heinrichs

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 076035121X

Category: Pets

Page: 208

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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!

The Chicken Encyclopedia

An Illustrated Reference

Author: Gail Damerow

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603425616

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 319

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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.

Chicken Breeds & Care

A Color Directory of the Most Popular Breeds and Their Care

Author: Frances Bassom

Publisher: Firefly Books Limited

ISBN: 9781554074730

Category: Pets

Page: 208

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A guide to keeping chickens offers advice on housing, care, feeding, breeding, and showing and includes profiles of more than seventy of the most popular breeds, detailing origins, weight ranges, egg characteristics, physical appearance, and behavior.

The American Standard of Poultry Excellence

A Complete Description of Recognized Breeds of Poultry

Author: American Poultry Association

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781543056310

Category:

Page: N.A

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This special re-print edition of the American Poultry Association's book "The Standard of Excellence" offers a unique look at poultry breeds during the late 19th century. Written in 1874, this classic text on poultry sheds light on the very first poultry exhibition standards adopted in the United States that will be of interest to those who are interested in learning more about how poultry breeds have been changed by breeders over the last century or more. This text will also be a valuable tool for those breeders who wish to re-select rare breeds of poultry along the lines for which they were originally suited. Note: This edition is a perfect facsimile of the original edition and is not set in a modern typeface. As a result, some type characters and images might suffer from slight imperfections or minor shadows in the page background.

Bantams

Husbandry and Care, Diseases, and Breeding, with a Special Chapter on Understanding Bantams

Author: Helga Fritzsche

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated

ISBN: 9780812036879

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 72

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Tells how to select, house, feed, and care for bantams, describes different varieties, and discusses breeding, nutrition, and common ailments

The Chicken Health Handbook, 2nd Edition

A Complete Guide to Maximizing Flock Health and Dealing with Disease

Author: Gail Damerow

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603428585

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 496

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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.

Rabbit Breeds

The Pocket Guide to 49 Essential Breeds

Author: Lynn M. Stone

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612126030

Category: Pets

Page: 256

View: 9362

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Rabbits are the third-most popular pet in the United States and have also earned significant farming and commercial followings: fiber enthusiasts love angora for its light-weight warmth, and chefs are serving up increasing amounts of their high-protein, low-fat meat. In Rabbit Breeds, photographer Lynn M. Stone spotlights all 49 breeds recognized by the American Rabbit Breeders Association with adorable original photos, engaging descriptions, and fun facts. This handsome and educational guide is sure to inform and bring a smile to the face of rabbit fanciers and general animal lovers alike.

Storey's Illustrated Breed Guide to Sheep, Goats, Cattle and Pigs

163 Breeds from Common to Rare

Author: Carol Ekarius

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 9781612122663

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 320

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From the large-tailed Karakul sheep to the floppy-eared Gloucestershire Old Spot pig, North America is home to an extraordinary array of livestock. Comprehensive, colorful, and captivating, Storey’s Illustrated Breed Guide to Sheep, Goats, Cattle, and Pigs features full-color profiles of 163 livestock breeds. Whether you’re looking for a gentle domestic backyard animal or are hoping to introduce a rare heritage breed on your farm, you’re sure to find an animal that’s perfect for your needs.

Chicken Breeds

A Quick Guide on Chicken Breeds for Beginners

Author: Norman Nelson

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781500689896

Category: Chicken breeds

Page: 86

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Are you just starting out raising chickens or are you looking for information on how to get started on having one? "Chicken Breeds: A Quick Guide on Chicken Breeds for Beginners" is the perfect guide for beginners in chicken raising. It contains information not only with which breed of chicken is best to get if you want egg, meat, or both or an exhibition chicken, but this manual also gives you what you need to know about taking care of chickens, hatching eggs, preventing diseases, building your chicken coop, etc. Here is the detailed list of information this guide has to offer: A Chicken's Life Cycle: Typical Differences between a Rooster and a Hen: Anatomy of a Chicken Chicken Breeding Techniques Chicken Breeds for Egg Production Dual Purpose Chicken Breeds Alternative Chicken Breeds Modern Methods of Chicken Production Proper Ways of Incubating Chicken Eggs Chicken Nesting Boxes Different Type of Incubators Building Your Chicken Coop How to Clean a Chicken Coop Chicken Nutri Feeds and Feeding Chickens Chicken Diseases How to Keep Chickens Free from Disease Have a copy of this book now and get all the answers you need to know about chicken breeds and more!

The Modern Homesteader's Guide to Keeping Geese

Author: Kirsten Lie-Nielsen

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1771422491

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 144

View: 1963

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While chickens preen in the spotlight, geese are the historic unsung heroes of small farms and homesteads. Providing weed control, large eggs, and entertainment, and acting as “security” over other animals, geese are the ultimate modern homesteading companion. The Modern Homesteader’s Guide to Keeping Geese covers everything you need to know to raise geese, including: Profiles of breeds and how to select the best one for your needs • How to “imprint” goslings on a person • Feeding, housing, animal health, and cold weather care • Using geese for weed control, soil improvement, and as “watch geese” • Cooking with goose eggs and meat Additional coverage includes a look at the rich history of geese on farms in North America and Europe that will enhance any goose keeper’s enjoyment of these intelligent and unique birds. This practical guide is a must-have essential for the kitchen table of homesteaders, small farmers, permaculturists, and professional farmers looking to add the power of geese to their land. Kirsten Lie-Nielsen has been raising geese for most of her life. She writes about homesteading and farming for Grit, Mother Earth News, Backyard Poultry, and hobbyfarms.com. She and her partner’s experiences farming, raising animals, and restoring a 200-year-old farm in Liberty, Maine, are chronicled at hostilevalleyliving.com.

Egg Innovations and Strategies for Improvements

Author: Patricia Hester

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128011513

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 646

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Egg Innovations and Strategies for Improvements examines the production of eggs from their development to human consumption. Chapters also address consumer acceptance, quality control, regulatory aspects, cost and risk analyses, and research trends. Eggs are a rich source of macro- and micronutrients which are consumed not only by themselves, but also within the matrix of food products, such as pastas, cakes, and pastries. A wholesome, versatile food with a balanced array of essential nutrients, eggs are a stable of the human diet. Emerging strategies entail improvements to the composition of eggs via fortification or biological enrichment of hen's feed with polyunsaturated fatty acids, antioxidants, vitamins, or minerals. Conversely, eggs can be a source of food-borne disease or pollutants that can have effects on not only human health, but also egg production and commercial viability. Written by an international team of experts, the book presents a unique overview of the biology and science of egg production, nutrient profiling, disease, and modes for increasing their production and quality. Designed for poultry and food scientists, technologists, microbiologists, and workers in public health and the food and egg industries, the book is valuable as an industrial reference and as a resource in academic libraries. Focuses on the production and food science aspects of eggs Includes a broad range of microbial contaminants, their risks, and prevention, as well as non-microbial contaminant risks Presents analytical techniques for practical application

More Than a Meal

The Turkey in History, Myth, Ritual, and Reality

Author: Karen Davis

Publisher: Lantern Books

ISBN: 9781930051881

Category: History

Page: 192

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