This early work on poultry husbandry is a fascinating read for any poultry enthusiast, but also contains much information that is still useful and practical today. It will prove of much interest to the amateur poultry keeper as well as those in the field of agriculture. Extensively illustrated with text and full page photographs.
Contents Include: Should I Keep Poultry?; What Size Flock?; Poultry Houses and Fixtures; Selecting High Quality Stock; When and How to Start; Brooding Chicks; Rearing; Management and Selection of Growing Stock; Laying Flock Management; Culling and Selection; Candling, Grading and Preserving Eggs; Growing Meat Chickens; Killing and Dressing Poultry; Marketing Poultry; Cleaning and Sanitation; Poultry Diseases; Poultry Breeding; Keep Poultry Accounts; Home-Grown Crops for Poultry; Basic Ways to Cook Poultry and Eggs; and an Index. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.