How to Raise Poultry

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Prized for their feathers or eggs, raised for their meat or their beauty or simply for fun, poultry ofa dazzling array of sorts and sizes have a place in the heart of farmers, ranchers, and bird fanciers alike.If you want to raise fowl—of whatever kind and for whatever reason—this book is the perfect place to begin.Poultry expert Christine Heinrichs lays out the distinctions between waterfowl (ducks, geese, and swans), turkeys, gamebirds (peafowl, pheasants, quail, and others), ratites (ostriches, emus, and rheas), and pigeons.She then clearly details the very different requirements for raising each species, from feeding and housing to husbandry and health, to showing and marketing and legal concerns.Whether you’re thinking of starting a flock or acquiring a few feathered friends, this handy guide tells you everything you need to know to raise healthy poultry for pleasure or profit—or both.

  • Breed Guide & Selection
  • Proper Care & Healthy Feeding
  • Building Facilities & Fencing
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About the author

Christine Heinrichs is the author of How to Raise Chickens and has been a writer for more than 30 years. She holds a degree in journalism from the University of Oregon. She is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Society of Environmental Journalists. She participated in the National Tropical Botanical Garden's Environmental Journalism Fellowship on Kauai in 2007. Heinrichs lives with her husband in Cambria, California. http://poultrybookstore.com/

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Voyageur Press
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Published on
Apr 15, 2009
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Pages
192
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ISBN
9781616732127
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Language
English
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Genres
Nature / Birdwatching Guides
Technology & Engineering / Agriculture / Animal Husbandry
Technology & Engineering / Agriculture / Sustainable Agriculture
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