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The Chicken Encyclopedia: An Illustrated Reference

100% Positive Reviews
Rated #7 in Books


Pros: Lots of Info, Organized

This is by far the best chicken book I have read, and is written in encyclopedia format.  It's highly organized with a ton of info for both the beginner and the expert.  Most books are pretty basic and have the same info as other books, but this one had lots of new info.  For instance, it actually has a chart showing what happens when you breed blue, black, and splash together.  It has lots of other charts, too.


Pros: Informative, Easy to read, Organized, Full of pictures and examples

Cons: There were some things that were described but I wished had an picture for

Dang it! Can't find much wrong with this book. It has just about everything there is to poultry terms. It's easy to read, many pictures and examples, and when the pictures of the birds came up they really represented their breed. Now all they need is an encyclopedia for ducks

The Chicken Encyclopedia: An Illustrated Reference

From addled to wind egg, crossed beak to zygote, the terminology of everything chicken is demystified in The Chicken Encyclopedia, a comprehensive A-to-Z reference volume presented in a friendly, highly illustrated format. Chickophiles will find breed descriptions; definitions of the most common conditions, situations, characteristics, and behaviors of chickens; and much more. Whether it’s the difference between wry tail, split tail, and gamy tail; the meaning of hen feathered, forced molt, or quill feather; the characteristics of droopy wing; the content of granite grit; or the translation of a chicken’s alarm call, here are all the answers to every chicken question and quandary, from the practical to the curious.

LabelStorey Publishing, LLC
ManufacturerStorey Publishing, LLC
PublisherStorey Publishing, LLC
StudioStorey Publishing, LLC
TitleThe Chicken Encyclopedia: An Illustrated Reference
AuthorGail Damerow
Item Height9.25 inches
Item Length7.01 inches
Item Weight1.6 pounds
Item Width0.98 inches
Package Height0.9 inches
Package Length9.1 inches
Package Weight1.4 pounds
Package Width6.9 inches
Languages - Original LanguageEnglish
Languages - PublishedEnglish
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
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