Wyandotte Chickens

Standard and Breed Book


Author: H. Nourse

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781515262565


Page: 414

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This special re-print edition of H.A. Nourse's book "The Wyandotte Standard and Breed Book" contains all the information a person needs to master the basics of raising this legendary breed of Poultry. Contained is a considerable amount of the very early history of the Wyandotte Breed. Written around World War One, this book sheds much light on the history of this breeds, as well as how to breed and select them. Included is a "complete description of all varieties of Wyandottes, with the text in full of the 1915 American Standard of Perfection as it relates to all varieties of Wyandotte. Also with treatises on breeding, rearing, feeding, housing, conditioning for exhibitions, exhibiting, etc." Included are over 400 pages of information on this famous breed of Poultry and hundreds of illustrations. 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.

How to Raise Chickens

Everything You Need to Know


Author: Christine Heinrichs

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 0760364133

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 216

View: 646

Whether you want to raise 5 chickens or 50, have a 40-foot city lot or a 40-acre farm, the expert advice in Future Farmers of America (FFA)–licensed How to Raise Chickens makes it easy for young readers and beginners to get started raising a healthy flock. Whichever comes first for you, the chicken or the egg, this book shows what to do next with the help of longtime chicken breeder Christine Heinrichs, who explains all the helpful dos and important don'ts. Easy-to-follow advice helps readers: Choose breeds and obtain stock House and feed chickens Manage your flock and keep it healthy Select and cull for breeding programs Incubate eggs and care for chicks Raise chickens in the country, suburbs, or city How to Raise Chickens provides information on breed types, obtaining stock, housing, feeding, flock management, breeding programs, incubation and care of chicks, selection and culling, showing, health care, and the legal aspects of raising chickens. Reviewed and approved by Dr. Clint Rusk (Purdue University Associate Professor in the Youth Development and Agriculture Education Department), this book will give you the tools you need to succeed in raising these challenging but rewarding animals. Beautifully designed and authoritatively written, How to Raise Chickens is a trusted source of information to new chicken keepers of all ages, sure to inspire further investigation of the hobby.

The Field Guide to Chickens


Author: Pam Percy

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 9780760324738

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 144

View: 8909

The story of the chicken traces the interactions of cultures around the globe. From Southeast Asia 8,000 years ago, chickens spread to ancient China and Japan, the Middle East, Europe during the rise and fall of the Roman Empire, and, from there, the world. Today, chickens fuel our poultry meat and egg industry. They also inspire the time-honored tradition of poultry exhibition and, increasingly, can be found in the backyards of folks who yearn for a simpler time. The Field Guide to Chickens provides a wealth of information on the sixty-one chicken breeds recognized by the American Poultry Association. From utilitarian egg layers to exotic show birds, from tiny bantams to large fowl, Pam Percy enlightens readers on the wonderful world of poultry. Essential for tyro fowl fans as well as longtime chicken breeders, this handy pocket-sized field guide includes a glossary, resources, and chapters describing the chicken's history, behavior, eggs and chicks, and ""everything but the cluck."" Indispensable and easy-to-use, this guide gives readers an ""egg up"" on the wonderful world of chickens.