With 372,000 copies in print, this is the most trusted and comprehensive reference on every aspect of chicken care, housing, feeding, and health care. The full-colour new edition features the most current practices and a fresh new design.
Serious poultry farmers and backyard bird raisers have relied on this best-selling reference for more than 20 years. The fourth edition of Gail Damerow’s comprehensive handbook is now completely revised and redesigned, making it more accessible and informative than ever.
You’ll get the most up-to-date details on shelter, food, health care, eggs, chicks, and meat, and recent research into chicken behaviour and communication makes the sections on flock management truly authoritative.
New colour photos and illustrations provide more specificity and information about chicken breeds, anatomy, and health.
Gail Damerow has written extensively on raising chickens and other livestock, growing fruits and vegetables, and related rural know-how in more than a dozen books, including the best-selling Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens, The Chicken Encyclopedia, The Chicken Health Handbook, and Hatching and Brooding Your Own Chicks. Damerow is a regular contributor to Backyard Poultry, Countryside, and Rural Heritage magazines. She lives in Tennessee with her husband, where they operate a family farm with poultry and dairy goats, a sizeable garden, and a small orchard.