Serious poultry farmers and backyard bird raisers have relied on this best-selling reference for more than 20 years. The fourth edition of Gail Damerow's comprehensive handbook is now completely revised and redesigned, making it more accessible and informative than ever. You'll get the most up-to-date details on shelter, food, health care, eggs, chicks, and meat, and recent research into chicken behavior and communication makes the sections on flock management truly authoritative. New color photos and illustrations provide more specificity and information about chicken breeds, anatomy, and health.
Households everywhere whether rural, suburban, or urban keep chickens, and the numbers continue to rise. This fully redesigned edition of the best-selling classic includes full-colour photographs and illustrations plus a larger trim size to ensure the next generation of farmers finds it just as appealing as ever.