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The Practical Encyclopedia of Chicken Keeping

Breed Identifier * Rearing * Care

By Fred Hams

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Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Other Information: Over 700 photographs
Published In: United Kingdom, 07 June 2017
This visually appealing guide provides all the informationthat you need in order to start keeping poultry. A buyer'sguide shows what features to look for in healthy poultry,and essential information is provided on good poultryhusbandry to ensure optimum welfare. A beautifullyillustrated guide to poultry breeds of the world follows.Each breed is illustrated with a lavish photograph, andcomprehensive text describes the breed type andcharacteristics. A final chapter looks at popular goose,duck and turkey breeds. If you are interested in keepingchickens in the back yard, selling eggs for profit, orexhibiting pure breeds, this is the perfect book for you.

About the Author

Fred Hams started his own poultryfarm in 1960. He has served on the Ministry ofAgriculture's Genetic Resources Committee and is afounding member of the Rare Poultry Society. He is aNational Championship Judge, helped start the poultryfanciers magazine Fancy Fowl, and is a consultant to thebest-selling Practical Poultry magazine.

EAN: 9780754833666
ISBN: 0754833666
Publisher: Lorenz Books
Dimensions: 28.45 x 22.1 x 2.03 centimetres (1.32 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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