Some folks have been private messaging me regarding poultry books on various topics and what my take on them was so I thought I would start a review string of poultry books.
After reading strings today regarding various poultry books, I could not find a solid string really reviewing specific books and what they are actually good for to the poultry enthusiast, fancier, breeder and so forth.
So the purpose of this string is to review any poultry book you've read and make recommendations as to what you got out of it and what you think it's good for; whether for the beginner, hobbyist, fancier, serious breeder and so forth.
I will also begin compiling and reviewing books that I've accumulated and read over the last 90 years indicating where I think various books will do the most good. So I'll categorize them myself as follows:
6. Production Laying Flock
7. Production Meat Flock
I will also indicate when books are "cross overs" which cover more than one subject as mentioned above. We old timers always wanted lots of subjects covered in a book when we bought them because they were down right expensive. Laughable, I think, a great many of my old books were financially worthless in the 60's - 80's and now folks are paying ten time what was originally paid for these old treasured relics. And no even now my poultry library isn't for sale!
I hope this string will become useful for a host of different folks regardless of their experience or their level of interest in poultry.
So please feel free to post your reviews and comments on your favorite books and the value you see in them and got out of them. No ones opinion here is invalid and from my point of view everyone has a valued perspective in this review conversation.
So if you bought a book just because you thought it had great pictures of poultry then by all means please state that here. I have many poultry books I've bought over the years just because I thought the color plates were terrific even though the content was less than sterling. And yes I still buy new poultry books and yes I've bought more than a few based solely on opening them up to see all the great pics only to be disappointed when I actually read it later. But still I keep them even now for the pretty pictures! Don't you?
I look forward to hearing lots of great reviews even as I review the poultry classics here for anyone who is interested.
Edited by AllenWMiller - 1/31/12 at 3:03pm