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The Chicken Encyclopedia: An Illustrated Reference

Average User Rating:
4.83333/5,
  • 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. RodNTN
    5/5,
    "Short and sweet!"
    Pros - Easy to find everything, very informative.
    Cons - Would've been more helpful with extra illustrations.
    One of the first chicken books I received as a gift, it helped with the learning curve of keeping chickens.
    Anybody can find something they need in just a few moments.
    I learned many new things "chicken" after I read this.
  2. Punkybrewster
    5/5,
    "Excellent reference book."
    BlackHackle likes this.
  3. Hen Pen Jem
    5/5,
    "Quick and Concise"
    Pros - Well illustrated
    Cons - Short descriptions, but is concise.
    What a handy book to have. The reader can quickly check on anything about chickens. There's lots of great information, and interesting things to read about. For instance, the "Trap Nest". I never heard of it, let alone, thought of such a contraption! But, I surely could have used one, on several occasions.

    Talk about learning something new!

    The photo illustrations showing all the different chicken breeds, is a good reason to get the book. I really recommend this book, especially for those new to chicken keeping.

    Another great book by Gail Damerrow! :thumbsup
    BlackHackle likes this.

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

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