How to Raise Poultry: Everything You Need to Know

Author(s): Christine Heinrichs

Livestock

Christine Heinrichs, author of the critically acclaimed How to Raise Chickens, teaches you how to care for every type of feathered friend. Backed by the National FFA Organization, our acclaimed series of How to Raise guides has helped countless first-time animal owners across the United States confidently care for their new companions. In this freshly updated second edition of How to Raise Poultry, fowl expert Christine Heinrichs offers her seasoned advice in raising 14 different poultry species: chickens, ducks, emus, geese, swans, turkeys, guinea fowl, peacocks, pheasants, quail, partridge, pigeons, ostriches, and rheas. From feeding and housing to husbandry and health, from showing and marketing to legal concerns, Heinrichs clearly details the differing requirements of each kind of poultry. With her comprehensive approach, fully illustrated with instructional photography, you'll be well-equipped to select breeds, keep your birds healthy, harvest and sell products, and hatch new generations-whether you want eggs, meat, feathers, hides, or simple companionship. As you successfully raise your new flock for pleasure, profit, or both, you'll quickly understand why Backyard Poultry magazine called the original edition of How to Raise Poultry "a book any bird lover could spend many delightful hours with."


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CHRISTINE HEINRICHS is the author of How to Raise Chickens (Voyageur Press, 2013) and has won many awards over the course of her 30-year writing career. She holds a degree in journalism from the University of Oregon and is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, the Society of Environmental Journalists, the Northern California Science Writers Association, and Ten Spurs, the honorary society of the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference. She is also a member of the American Poultry Association, where she serves on the Heritage Breeds Committee, the American Bantam Association, and the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy. She lives with her husband, chickens, and cat in Cambria, California.

General Fields

  • : 9780760345672
  • : Voyageur Press Inc
  • : Voyageur Press Inc
  • : January 2014
  • : 260mm X 184mm
  • : United States
  • : January 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : 2nd Revised edition
  • : 636.5
  • : 176
  • : 200 color & 50 b/w photos
  • : Christine Heinrichs