Chicken Raising Made Easy for Backyard and Small Flock Owners

Chicken Raising Made Easy for Backyard and Small Flock Owners
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By devoting an hour or two each day to a small flock of chickens, all the family's eggs and a large portion of the meat required for home use can be produced in less space than that needed for a backyard garden. From your own flock these foods -- eggs and meat -- will be available every month in the year.

Originally published in the 1940s, this book has been written to meet the needs of such poultry producers. It is addressed to small-flock owners. It recognizes the limited time and space available for the enterprise; it presumes that the typical investment will be small and that economy in management is a universal interest. Because land is restricted to a few square feet in the backyards, it emphasizes confinement methods. Feed, for the most part, will be purchased ready-mixed from local dealers. Every effort is made to point out labor-saving procedures.

Raising chickens to supply home-food needs embraces two major projects: (1) brooding young chickens for broilers and fryers, and (2) maintaining a flock of pullets or hens for eggs and meat. These are separate enterprises; one or both may be included in the production program of an individual. These projects have been developed fully. In both, every job involved and every decision which must be made are presented in the sequence in which they will be encountered by the producer.

House plans for laying flocks varying in size from 4 to 24 hens have been chosen from hundreds recommended by poultry departments of state agricultural colleges. Emphasis is placed upon keeping the flock in a healthy condition; directions for controlling parasites and diseases are specific. Helpful how-to-do drawings illustrate every technical problem incident to poultry production on a small scale. For beginners as well as those with some experience, it is hoped that this book will answer all vital questions concerned with producing chickens and eggs for home use.

Contents Covered:

  • Foreword
  • Home-Flock Possibilities
    • Advantages of Poultry Production
    • Essentials for Success
    • Production Costs
    • Home Flocks
  • Producing Broilers and Fryers
    • Brooders for Baby Chicks
    • Hoppers and Water Fountains
    • Providing Baby Chicks
    • Feed for Brooding Chicks
    • Feeding Systems
    • Care and Management
    • Eating and Freezing Broilers and Fryers
    • Quick-Freezing Poultry
    • Caponizing
  • Efficient Egg Production
    • Securing Pullets
    • Management Plans
    • Equipment for Laying Flocks
    • Lights for Layers
    • Nutritive Requirements of Laying Hens
    • How to Feed Layers
    • Feed for Laying Flocks
    • Feed Consumption
    • Management Problems
    • Culling the Flock
    • Preserving and Storing Eggs
    • Processing Chickens
  • Houses for Small Flocks
    • Essentials of Good Housing
    • Family-Size Poultry Houses
    • Larger Poultry Houses
  • Controlling Parasites and Diseases
    • Maintaining Health
    • Rules for Maintaining a Healthy Flock
    • Poultry Sanitation
    • Laying House Sanitation
    • Poultry Parasites
    • Poultry Diseases
    • Diseases of Growing Stock and Layers
    • Paralysis
    • Miscellaneous Diseases
    • Vices
  • Incubation and Breeding
  • Index
Format: PDF Digital Reprint, e-Facsimile
No. of Pages: 163
Page Size: A4 (210mm × 297mm)
Download Size: 19.5 MB
Product Code CHI4XDM895
Condition New

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