Hatching and Brooding Your Own Chicks
Whether you are a beginner or experienced poultry owner, Hatching and Brooding Your Own Chicks by poultry authority Gail Damerow covers everything you need to know to raise healthy chickens, ducks, geese, guinea fowl, or turkeys.
This indispensable reference guide explains exactly how to acquire your first chicks, select the right breed, and provide the proper food and housing to raise healthy poultry. She discusses the equipment necessary to raise chicks, including brooders and incubators, and proper sanitary conditions for optimal health. There are detailed explanations about the development of an egg from an embryo to caring for baby chicks in a brooder. Poultry owners can use this valuable book to guide them through potential problems such as broody hens and their special needs, or how to handle contagious diseases in the flock.
This book covers topics such as egg hatching, storing eggs, keeping accurate records, and identifying a hatchling chick. There is an extensive index, a glossary of terms, and a list of valuable resources to help novice or expert poultry owners.
This important book is the perfect reference manual for raising poultry and should be included in the library of anyone thinking about or already involved in raising poultry.
240 pages in full color published by Storey Publishing.