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Raising Poultry the Modern Way (Paperback)
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Book Summary:

This Garden Way Classic has been the single most useful reference to countless small flock raisers over the years, and this revised and updated edition answers the questions of a whole new generation of poultry growers.

For anyone interested in raising chickens, turkey, ducks, or geese, Raising Poultry the Modern Way covers all the essentials, including:
* selection of birds for meat or egg production
* hatching eggs from your own breeding flocks
* how to house, feed, and manage the birds
* disease, parasite, and predator control
* processing, packaging, and quality control of eggs and meat
* where to find supplies and equipment.

This new edition also includes information on incubation and embryology, and a special section on exhibiting various breeds.

Those who want to raise poultry for home consumption or profit, on a small or intermediate scale, will find quick answers to their questions in this easy-to-read handbook. The author knows poultry, and his straightforward advice is sure to make the poultry growing experience easier and more enjoyable.

About the Author:

During author Leonard S. Mercia's career as University of Vermont (UVM) Extension Poultryman, he wrote many Extension Service publications for small-scale poultry raising. He was professor of animal and dairy science at UVM for about 30 years. Following his retirement, the Vermont native toured Kenya, Uganda, and Honduras as a poultry consultant. He has also assisted adult and youth groups interested in poultry projects. He has written Storey's Raising Poultry the Modern Way, Raising Your Own Turkeys, Storey's Guide to Raising Poultry and Storey's Guide to Raising Turkeys and edits The Vermont Poultry Industry Newsletter. Leonard lives in Shelburne, Vermont, with his wife Shirley.

Book Details:

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC; Revsd/Updt edition (January 4, 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0882665774
  • ISBN-13: 978-0882665771
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
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