Storey's Guide to Raising Poultry

Storey's Guide to Raising Poultry

Chickens, Turkeys, Ducks, Geese, Guineas, Game Birds

By Glenn Drowns

Storey Publishing, Paperback, 9781612120003, 454pp.

Publication Date: May 22, 2012

Description

"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 -- 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.



About the Author
Glenn Drowns, author of" Showing Poultry" and "Storey s Guide to Raising Poultry", and his wife conserve and promote rare breeds and varieties of turkeys, ducks, geese, and chickens at their Sand Hill Preservation Center in Calamus, Iowa. Drowns, a highly respected poultry judge, has raised standard turkey varieties since 1989, and he received the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy s Breed Conservation Award in 1999 for his contributions to the identification and survival of rare turkeys.