Storey’s Guide to Raising Poultry is the only book you need to naturally and humanely raise a wide range of poultry, from chickens and turkeys to waterfowl and game birds.
Storey’s Guide to Raising Poultry, 4th Edition: Chickens, Turkeys, Ducks, Geese, Guineas, Game birds
Its discuss even uncommon species, such as pigeons, emus, doves, ostriches, peafowl, and swans. Whether you’re running a farm or raising a few birds in the backyard, Glenn Drowns tells you everything you need to know about breed selection, housing, space requirements, behavior, breeding, hatching, feeding, health care, and the business of processing meat and eggs. This revised edition includes new and updated information on health and disease, raising birds on pasture, growing your own feed, housing, breeding, slaughtering, and marketing.
Should I Raise Poultry? THERE ARE MANY POSSIBLE ANSWERS to the question, “Should I raise poultry?” For some, the thrill of exhibition and the thought of winning first place in a poultry show are enough to convince them to begin raising. For others, it’s the excitement of seeing a little bit of nature in their backyard. For still others, the pleasure or necessity of producing their own eggs and meat will start them down the poultry road. The artistic are drawn to the beauty and diversity of the birds. Hardcore gardeners are intrigued by the possibilities of using poultry for insect control and manure as fertilizer in their backyard gardens. A few individuals will even find poultry to be the perfect pets. Nearly everyone can identify with some facet of the poultry world and find valid reasons to raise these wonderful creatures.
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