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The Illustrated Guide To Chickens : How To Choose Them - How To Keep Them :  How to choose them, how to keep them - Celia Lewis

The Illustrated Guide To Chickens : How To Choose Them - How To Keep Them

How to choose them, how to keep them

Hardcover Published: 11th June 2010
ISBN: 9781408122297
Number Of Pages: 192

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This book covers the 100 most familiar chicken breeds in Europe and North America. The breed profiles are written in an engaging style that covers the history of each breed, the main characteristics, and how to look after them. Each breed is illustrated with delightful paintings by the author. The illustrations also detail comb types, feather markings, colours and other significant characteristics.

The book also offers practical advice about poultry-rearing and husbandry, including practical sections on buying hens, the equipment needed to keep and breed them, basic care (including feeding and hygiene), common ailments, troubleshooting, care of chicks and more. The differences between breeds is discussed, including the pros and cons of pure breeds, hybrids, bantams, game fowl and layers vs table hens. The foreword has been written by HRH the Prince of Wales.

About The Author

Celia Lewis is an accomplished artist and is passionate about chickens. She is the co-author of a bestselling book on rearing chickens.

'Great to look at, fascinating to read, even if you're not fowl-minded' Saga Magazine (April 2010) 'A sumptuously illustrated guide to our feathered friends, which is a round-up of all the different species, complete with their individual histories and peppered with practical advice on how to look after them...Mouthwatering.' The Express 'The whole book is peppered with some of the best contemporary illustrations of popular breeds that we've ever seen...but this certainly isn't just a picture book...There's plenty of useful text included too, covering breed introductions, buying advice, housing. common ailments, feeding etc.' Practical Poultry (June 2010) 'This beautifully illustrated book is a great starting point for learning more about hens.' Garden Answers (July 2010) '...a beautiful new book.' Country Smallholding (August 2010) 'The Illustrated Guide to Chickens is an attractive book which (the pun cannot be resisted) to crow about. It is more suitable for reference collections than many other recent poultry books.' Science and Technology Journal (2010)

1 Introduction: bantam, hybrid, pure breed, etc 2 Key 3 Cocks 4 Combs, feathers, feather diagram, wing diagram 5 Housing and fencing 6 Buying hens or eggs 7 Feeding 8 Broodiness and incubating 9 100 breed profiles 10 Common ailments 11 Culling 12 Breed type list 13 Quick Reference Guide 14 Useful websites 15 Acknowledgements 16 Glossary 17 Index

ISBN: 9781408122297
ISBN-10: 1408122294
Audience: BAU
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 11th June 2010
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 26.2 x 21.8  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.88
Edition Number: 1