The Chicken Encyclopedia: An Illustrated Reference

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  • 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.
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Recent User Reviews

  1. Twistedfeather
    "The Chicken Encyclopedia"
    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
  2. ALJhappychicken
    "Any chicken thing I could want to know, I have..."
    Pros - Has EVERYTHING!
    Gail Dammarow has done it again! Her other book, Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens, was a great, educational read. This is even better! Anything I could ever need or want to know, it's in there! It's fun and helpful. Hooray for The Chicken Encyclopedia! :ya
  3. stefan333
    "Best Chicken Book!"
    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.

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  1. Circle W Farms
    Great Chicken book to look stuff up quick

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