The Practical Guide to Keeping Chickens, Ducks, Geese & Turkeys: A Directory of Poultry Breeds and How to Keep Them: with Step-by-step Techniques and More Than 650 Colour Photographs by Fred Hams (Hardback, 2012)
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This comprehensive and practical guide provides all the information that you need in order to start keeping poultry. A buyer's guide shows you what features to look for in healthy poultry as well as the best sources from which to buy them. Essential information is provided on feeding, hygiene, treating ailments, and good poultry husbandry. The second half of the book is a beautifully illustrated guide to poultry breeds. It is divided into sections covering foundation breeds and manmade breeds with each subdivided according to type of poultry. A final chapter looks at popular goose, duck and turkey breeds. If you are interested in keeping a few hens in the back garden, selling eggs for profit, breeding birds for sale or exhibiting pure breeds, this authoritative guide, written by a leading expert and international poultry judge, is the perfect book for you.
Fred Hams started his own poultry farm in 1960. Later, he was employed by Wye Agricultural College as a poultry technician and by an environmental health department as a poultry meat inspector. Fred has served on the Ministry of Agriculture's Genetic Resources committee and is a founding member of the Rare Poultry Society. He helped start the poultry fanciers magazine Fancy Fowl, and since 2004 has served as consultant to the best-selling Practical Poultry magazine.