Poultry houses correctly planned and built are vitally important to the success of every poultry enterprise, whether it is to be established on a large or a small scale. While such houses must of necessity be comparatively plain and simple in design, they also must meet certain definite conditions to be genuinely practical. Regardless of size, every such building, for whatever purpose intended, must provide not only for the comfort and well-being of the fowls, but also for the convenience of the caretaker. And it must do this always at moderate cost.
To be able to design a house that will meet these truly important requirements, calls for much practical experience, for a wide knowledge of what others have tried and found satisfactory -- or unsatisfactory -- along the same lines, and finally, for some knowledge of the general principles of architecture. It is small wonder if beginners and even experienced poultry keepers, make innumerable mistakes in their building operations -- mistakes that must be corrected at heavy expense or remain as permanent handicaps to their future success.
Under such conditions there is an unquestioned need for a book that shall present, in a fairly comprehensive manner, the best that is available in practical up-to-date plans conservatively designed to meet the requirements of poultry keepers wherever located. It was to supply this need that this book was originally published in the 1910s.
The book contains complete and thoroughly tested plans for each type of poultry house that is likely to be required for the use of fowls. It meets the requirements of practical poultry keepers to a degree unequalled by any similar publication.
- Locating and Planning Poultry Houses
- Economical Back Yard Poultry Houses
- Houses for Commercial Laying Flocks
- Laying Houses to Meet Special Conditions
- Comfortable Houses for Breeding Pens
- Portable Colony and Brooder Houses
- Permanent Brooder Houses
- Practical Incubator Houses
- Administration and Other Special Buildings
- Interior Fixtures and Equipment
- Exterior Fixtures and Equipment
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