Practical Poultry Keeping

Practical Poultry Keeping

Author: David Bland

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 9781847979728

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 160

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Practical Poultry Keeping is a clear, in-depth guide to this topical subject that will enable anyone to keep poultry for pleasure or profit. Fully illustrated throughout with photographs and explanatory line-drawings, it includes: poultry breeds and uses; poultry housing and equipment; breeding and sexing birds; common problems with eggs; natural and artificial incubation and rearing; nutrition and diet; rearing birds for the table; effective planning, management and marketing and recognizing and preventing common diseases.

Practical Poultry Breeder - Or, How To Make Poultry Pay

Practical Poultry Breeder - Or, How To Make Poultry Pay

Author: William Cook

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781447497424

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 358

View: 187

This is a practical work on poultry breeding and feeding, by William Cook. It is specially adapted for cottagers, or those having limited space for keeping poultry, and the author has been successful in his endeavour to give plain and practical information, which will be of use to the amateur poultry breeder, and enable him to make it a profitable pursuit. The most suitable class of houses, the best system of feeding, breeding, and rearing, and the diseases of poultry, are all dealt with in detail. Advice is given by following which the uninitiated in these matters may select the best pure breeds for crossing. The best poultry for egg-producing and table purposes are indicated, the object of the author being to bring out the useful and profitable qualities of fowls, rather than the points requisite for carrying off prizes at exhibitions. When it is considered that about 750 millions of eggs are annually imported into this country, chiefly from France, poultry breeding becomes a question of much importance, to which greater attention should be paid, and those engaged in it will find themselves greatly assisted by a perusal of this little work.

Practical Poultry Keeping

Practical Poultry Keeping

Author: Joseph Batty

Publisher: Beech Publishing House

ISBN: 1857363841

Category: Poultry

Page: 230

View: 607

Comprehensive coverage of all the main aspects of poultry keeping. It covers breeding, incubation, storing of eggs, breeds, systems of management, sheds and runs, and common ailments.

The Poultry Keeper, Vol. 40

The Poultry Keeper, Vol. 40

Author: A. Otis Arnold

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 0259862940

Category: Pets

Page: 338

View: 494

Excerpt from The Poultry Keeper, Vol. 40: A Journal for Every One Interested in Making Poultry Pay, Devoted Particularly to Practical Poultry Keeping; April, 1923 This question is usually answered in a way which is very misleading. It is a fact that one will require more land than is usually given as an es timate. It is a mistake to crowd the fowls and we recommend that one buy more land than he thinks he will need. We believe that 100 hens is enough for one acre of land. We know this is much less to the acre than is usually estimated but we be lieve that in the end it will give bet ter results. We have seen 200 hens kept on an acre with good results but we believe that a smaller number will be safer. We would divide the acre into equal plots and rotate the chickens from one to the other. This would keep the ground in good con dition. It means more work to use more ground but it also means bet ter health for the flock. We would say that ten acres for layers and breeding stock would be sufficient land. We recommend an orchard for growing stock. Five acres should easily grow all the stock one would need to keep up the flock. One must figure in a garden and other extras so that perhaps fifteen acres would be about as small a place as one would want to try and get along with and twenty acres would be bet ter. The question which now arises is whether it would be better to do general farming or specialize. Fruit and poultry go together very well but general farming requires too much capital and at present does not pay especially well. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.