Chicken Health For Dummies

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    Chicken Health For Dummies
    Julie GauthierLudlow
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    Everything you need to care for and keep happy, healthy chickensWith directives on diagnosing and treating sick or ailing chickens, as well as general information on how to keep chickens in peak condition, Chicken Health For Dummies is your go-to guide on how to best care for and keep chickens.Inside, you'll get everything you need to know about chicken health and wellness: an encyclopedia full of common and not-so-common diseases, injuries, symptoms, and cures that chicken owners may encounter. Chicken Health For Dummies provides chicken owners with one handy, all-encompassing resource. Helps you identify potential hazards and signs of ill health in your chickenShows you how to properly examine chickens to identify and isolate potential health issues before they spread to the rest of the flockAn encyclopedia full of common and uncommon diseases, injuries, symptoms, and cures for chickensChicken Health For Dummies joins Raising Chickens For Dummies and Building Chickens Coops For Dummies to round out the For Dummies reference library as a must-have resource for both rural and urban chicken owners.
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  1. N F C
    "Good Book, Nice Bonuses"
    Pros - Easy to read, good basic info
    Cons - Some details missing
    This is a very good basic, intro to keeping chickens healthy. It was easy to read and makes a good reference book, especially for those fairly new to chickens.

    I knew it was not terribly in-depth when I purchased it so I wasn't surprised that some details were missing. For example, we had to cull our first chicken shortly after getting this book. My husband (bless his heart!) volunteered to do the deed and went to the book to read up on the most humane way of doing so. The book said to "stun" the bird first but didn't explain how to do that (maybe we should have shown her a paycheck stub or read some of the daily news stories to her??). We also had an ill chicken to handle and while the book helped me diagnose what was wrong, I ended up going to the BYC forums to get all the details we needed.

    All in all, I've been pleased with this book and would recommend it to others, if you're just beginning with chickens especially. I give the book 4.5 stars and .5 star for the bonuses I received for ordering the book from the BYC store (a 2015 calendar, bumper sticker, business cards and a 6 month Golden Feather Membership). Love the calendar and bumper sticker and it was fun to anonymously gift the membership to a couple of other members!
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  2. Mountain Peeps
    "Very helpful!!"
    Pros - Covers most of the common chicken ilnesses and how to treat them and SO much more.
    Cons - None!!
    If you are looking for a chicken health handbook, look no further! This book covers basic info on chicken keeping and chicken behavior. It helps you keep up regular biosecurity in the coop and helps you with most chicken diseases and problems. Highly recommend it!![​IMG]

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  1. N F C
    @MorganC if you'll look closer at my review, I did not say it was an 'easy read'. I said it was 'easy to read'.
  2. MorganC
    I have this book and have read it from cover to cover and quite frankly it's the best poultry book out there! Contrary to what the reviewer has said about it being an 'easy read' I would say it's an actual BOOK, not a pansy do-it-yourself-cheap-paperback. It's got some great stuff in it and I would say that it's the most serious chicken book second only to a Merck Vet manual. Great book for anyone to own!
  3. sunflour
    I agree, a very good source of information, especially for a new flock owner. I bought this book to determine why my pullets were loosing feathers. Using the chapter on how to do a physical exam on chickens gave me the confidence to examine each from top to toe and helped me avoid mite/lice treatments unnecessarily and determine the cause to be feather pulling and not infestation. Wish I had bought it earlier and avoided hours of internet searching for answers….. I would definitely recommend it to all.

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