The Dollar Hen: The Classic Handbook of American Free-Range Egg Farming

Norton Creek Press
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The Dollar Hen s America's classic handbook on free-range egg production. First published in 1909, it walks the reader through valuable concepts available in no other source. With an emphasis on simplicity, practicality, and synergy between hens, crops, soil, and farmer, the book is a timeless guide to poultry farming as it ought to be practiced.

The Dollar Hen is volume 5 in the Norton Creek Classics series. Visit http: //www.nortoncreekpress.com for more about these practical, best-of-breed poultry books.

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About the author

Milo Hastings was a poultry scientist, nutritionist, pioneering health and fitness promoter, and author.

Robert Plamondon has a free-range egg farm in Oregon, using the techniques popularized by Milo Hastings.

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Publisher
Norton Creek Press
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Published on
Mar 31, 2003
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Pages
245
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ISBN
9780972177016
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Language
English
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Genres
Pets / Birds
Technology & Engineering / Agriculture / Animal Husbandry
Technology & Engineering / Agriculture / Sustainable Agriculture
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