Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens, 4th Edition: Breed Selection, Facilities, Feeding, Health Care, Managing Layers & Meat Birds

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For over two decades, dedicated poultry farmers and passionate backyard bird raisers have found unwavering guidance in the pages of this esteemed best-selling reference. Crafted by the knowledgeable hand of Gail Damerow, the fourth edition of this comprehensive handbook stands as a testament to her expertise and commitment.

In this latest iteration, the handbook has undergone a thorough transformation – meticulously revised and thoughtfully redesigned – to offer an even more immersive and enlightening experience. Every aspect has been refined to ensure accessibility and relevance, catering to both seasoned professionals and enthusiastic beginners.

Within its pages, readers will discover an unparalleled wealth of contemporary insights. The book now presents the very latest advancements and insights in poultry care, with a deep dive into crucial areas such as shelter construction, optimal nutrition, vigilant health care practices, egg production intricacies, successful chick rearing techniques, and the intricacies of poultry meat production.

What truly sets this edition apart is its authoritative coverage of the rapidly evolving field of chicken behavior and communication. Drawing from recent scientific research, the sections on flock management have been elevated to a new level of precision and reliability, empowering readers to foster healthier and more harmonious poultry communities.

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