Books to help a beginner breeder

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by shandy, Mar 21, 2018.

  1. shandy

    shandy Chirping

    Apr 26, 2016
    Hi there! Just been dreaming about breeding chickens (specific breed undecided) and I've been looking around on BYC naturally, but I would like to know if there are some good recommendations for books dealing with this topic? I'm looking for beginning info on this such as breeding pens, record keeping suggestions, how often to breed, etc. I am aware of the American Standard of Perfection and studying up on the specific breed. Thanks for any suggestions!
  2. Abriana

    Abriana Spicy Sugar Cookie

    Apr 26, 2017
    Fools Gold
    This one is awesome! You can buy it on amazon. It’s helped me soooo much. Definitely a must!
  3. paramount

    paramount Songster

    Aug 4, 2014
    West Coast
    I recommend the following for anyone interested in actually breeding poultry (not just keeping a few) -

    The Mating and Breeding of Poultry

    Fundamentals in Poultry Breeding

    Both of these are excellent historic titles that have been helpful to new and established breeders for many decades, and now fortunately available in modern reprint editions.
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