Haynes Chicken Manual

Haynes Chicken Manual

£25.00

Providing a reference to those wishing to keep their own chickens, this book contains no-nonsense advice, tips, facts and step-by-step sequences. It features chapters which cover getting started, keeping your chickens, specialist information and problems.

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  • Four major sections are devoted to 'Getting started', 'Keeping your chickens', 'Specialist information' and 'Problems'.
  • Getting started: choosing a breed, the popular breeds (30 are highlighted), hybrids, other poultry, the various ways of acquiring chickens (including hatching your own).
  • Keeping your chickens: daily care, seasonal care, feeding and watering, housing, security from predators (two-legged and four-legged), vermin (rats/mice, foxes, mink/stoats/weasels, pigeons, magpies/crows), laying (types of eggs, selling, regulations), first aid.
  • Specialist information: anatomy and plumage, colours and markings, breeding (reproduction, mating, incubation, hatching, rearing), showing, conservation, dispatching (methods of killing, dressing).
  • Problems: common diseases (includes simple diagnosis charts), biology, health, nutrition, bird 'flu facts.
  • Step-by-step procedures will feature where relevant, in time-honoured Haynes style, and will include construction of a poultry house and brooder and how to use an incubator correctly.

Additional information

Weight0.854 kg
Dimensions27 × 21 × 2 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

192

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

636.5 (edition:22)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K