The Chicken Encyclopedia

The Chicken Encyclopedia

Author: Gail Damerow

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 9781603425612

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 320

View: 486

From addled to wind egg and crossed beak to zygote, the terminology of everything chicken is demystified in The Chicken Encyclopedia. Complete with breed descriptions, common medical concerns, and plenty of chicken trivia, this illustrated A-to-Z reference guide is both informative and entertaining. Covering tail types, breeding, molting, communication, and much more, Gail Damerow provides answers to all of your chicken questions and quandaries. Even seasoned chicken farmers are sure to discover new information about the multifaceted world of these fascinating birds.

The Chicken Encyclopedia

The Chicken Encyclopedia

Author: Gail Damerow

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781603427760

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 320

View: 114

The visual A-to-Z reference for all things chicken, from Storey’s most respected chicken expert. Includes explanations of the most common conditions, situations, and behaviors chicken owners (or fans) are likely to encounter.

Why Did the Chicken Cross the World?

Why Did the Chicken Cross the World?

Author: Andrew Lawler

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476729916

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 378

Veteran journalist Andrew Lawler delivers a “fascinating and delightful…globetrotting tour” (Wall Street Journal) with the animal that has been most crucial to the spread of civilization—the chicken. In a masterful combination of historical sleuthing and journalistic adventure, veteran reporter Andrew Lawler “opens a window on civilization, evolution, capitalism, and ethics” (New York) with a fascinating account of the most successful of all cross-species relationships—the partnership between human and chicken. This “splendid book full of obsessive travel and research in history” (Kirkus Reviews) explores how people through the ages embraced the chicken as a messenger of the gods, an all-purpose medicine, an emblem of resurrection, a powerful sex symbol, a gambling aid, a handy research tool, an inspiration for bravery, the epitome of evil, and, of course, the star of the world’s most famous joke. Queen Victoria was obsessed with the chicken. Socrates’s last words embraced it. Charles Darwin and Louis Pasteur used it for scientific breakthroughs. Religious leaders of all stripes have praised it. Now neuroscientists are uncovering signs of a deep intelligence that offers insights into human behavior. Trekking from the jungles of southeast Asia through the Middle East and beyond, Lawler discovers the secrets behind the fowl’s transformation from a shy, wild bird into an animal of astonishing versatility, capable of serving our species’ changing needs more than the horse, cow, or dog. The natural history of the chicken, and its role in entertainment, food history, and food politics, as well as the debate raging over animal welfare, comes to light in this “witty, conversational” (Booklist) volume.

Storey's Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds

Storey's Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds

Author: Carol Ekarius

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781612128436

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 288

View: 492

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.

What's Killing My Chickens?

What's Killing My Chickens?

Author: Gail Damerow

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781612129105

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 272

View: 551

In this detective manual for the poultry owner, best-selling author and chicken expert Gail Damerow shows chicken keepers how to identify which predators are likely to be troubling their flock from the clues left behind, and offers proven strategies for protecting poultry.

Showing Poultry

Showing Poultry

Author: Glenn Drowns

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781612125305

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 96

View: 300

This addition to the Storey BASICS farming line is for the thousands of people raising chickens and other poultry who want to take the next challenge: exhibiting their birds in shows small and large, whether urban, suburban, or rural.

Pure Poultry

Pure Poultry

Author: Victoria Redhed Miller

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 9781550925463

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 240

View: 580

Pure Poultry is a timely resource for new and experienced poultry keepers who want to raise heritage breeds as an integral part of a more sustainable food system. This inspiring "how-to and why-to" guide combines revealing and often humorous anecdotes with detailed information on everything from housing, breeding and day-to-day care, to cooking and food preservation.

Your Chickens

Your Chickens

Author: Gail Damerow

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781603427579

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 160

View: 133

Full of expert advice and plenty of encouragement for the youngest poultry farmers, this introductory guide is designed to show children ages 9 and up how to safely and successfully raise their own chickens. With age-appropriate language and clear diagrams, Gail Damerow provides everything kids need to know to choose, purchase, house, and show their own chickens. Whether they’re interested in raising chickens for pleasure or to make money, this easy-to-use guide will help children achieve their chicken-raising goals.

Veterinary Guide to Animal Breeds

Veterinary Guide to Animal Breeds

Author: Beth Vanhorn

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119299745

Category: Medical

Page: 120

View: 425

Veterinary Guide to Animal Breeds offers a comprehensive reference for accurately recognizing small animal, exotic, and large animal breeds, with color photographs to aid in identification and important information for delivering veterinary care. Provides a reliable, veterinary-based guide to accurately recognizing breeds Covers small, large, and exotic animal breeds Emphasizes information targeted at daily veterinary practice Presents full-color photographs for comparison and identification Includes access to a companion website offering teaching materials, including worksheets and teaching PowerPoints