How to Raise Poultry by Christine Heinrichs
Many people who begin with raising a few chickens for eggs become interested in other types of poultry.
Fancy a few ducks floating on your pond, but have no idea whether they might stick around? Are you looking for a way to earn a little money and thinking that poultry keeping might be a good way to go about it? Maybe you have enjoyed your chickens so much you're thinking about raising some turkeys, too.
Christine Heinrichs comes to the rescue with her book How To Raise Poultry. This book provides a comprehensive overview of what is involved in raising eight different types of poultry: Chickens, Ducks, Geese, Swans, Turkeys, Guinea Fowl, Game Birds, and Ratites
Each chapter provides information on basic anatomy, housing requirements, a bit of history, nutritional needs, along with reasons one might consider raising each type of bird. In addition to the text, this book is filled with beautiful photographs, useful charts and diagrams, and many informational boxes, that are set apart from the rest of the text.
Both the organization of the book by breed and the many photographs and illustrations make it particularly easy to use as a reference tool. The cover says the book contains everything you need to know about poultry breeds and selection, proper care and feeding, building facilities and fencing. It delivers all of that and more.
The last two chapters, titled Management and Conclusion offer information on common problems, legal considerations, and thoughts on the possible future of small flock keeping. The last few pages of the book are a goldmine of resources, including a glossary and index to make the book even easier to reference quickly.
This is a book that can serve as an introduction to different types of poultry, but one that will continue to be useful for many years. It is thoroughly researched and referenced, so you never need to doubt the accuracy of the information it contains.
This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 03 January, 2010.