The Small Poultry Farm

The Small Poultry Farm

by John Hayhurst


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This fascinating work is thoroughly recommended for inclusion on the bookshelf of all poultry enthusiasts. Equally as valuable to an amateur poultry keeper as to those in the agricultural industry its 162 pages contain a wealth of information and anecdote on a variety of aspects of poultry husbandry. It focuses mainly on the background of commercial poultry-keeping and acts as a simple, practical guide to the everyday work of the poultry-farmer. Contents Include: What is Involved, Income-Earning Opportunities, Sizing up the Systems, Housing Problems, Essential Equipment, Strain Before Breed, Matters of Management, Managing Batteries and Folds, Factors in Feeding, Breeding Sound Stock, Introduction to Incubators, Hatching by Broody Hen, Rearing Replacement Birds, Handling and Culling, Table-Fowl Production, Ducks, Geese and Turkeys, Preparing and Selling Produce, and Casualty Control. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

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ISBN-13: 9781445512853
Publisher: Read Books
Publication date: 07/27/2010
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.56(d)

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