Chicken books -- do you have any?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Clay Mudd, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. Clay Mudd

    Clay Mudd Songster

    Mar 28, 2011
    South MS swamps
    Out of curiosity (and because the owner of the site is a co-author of one of the most popular chicken-raising books):

    Do you have at least one book on raising chickens? More than one?

  2. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Crowing

    Mar 22, 2011
    I think i have 3 poultry books. [​IMG]
  3. groundpecker

    groundpecker Songster

    Jun 26, 2011
    Rison, Arkansas
    BYC is my chicken book. There is more information here than any book can have.
  4. Peaches Lee

    Peaches Lee Songster

    Sep 19, 2010
    I have three. They are Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens, The Joy of Keeping Chickens, and Storey's Illustratd Guide to Poultry Breeds. I am going to order more of course, The Chicken Health Handbook, and Storey's Guide to Raising Turkeys...[​IMG]
  5. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    My signature has a link to some good recommendations.

  6. StupidBird

    StupidBird Songster

    Apr 8, 2009
    I finally got a few books from the library. Turns out, there's much more info here on BYC.
  7. Linn Bee

    Linn Bee Songster

    Once I decided I wanted chickens I picked up "Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens" from the library. Liked the book and its wealth of information so I ordered it from Amazon. Got the newest addition of "Storey's Guide to Raising Poultry". Drat! I wanted the chicken book. It's still full of good info, but there were things about chickens I remember reading in the chicken book that were left out of the poultry book.

    I also have an aged Rodale book on "Raising Small Livestock" with a chapter on chickens.

    Everything else is internet!

    Love, Linn B (aka Smart Red) Gardening zone 5a - 4b in south-est, central-est Wisconsin
  8. spottedtail

    spottedtail Songster

    Aug 5, 2007
    The usual modern day poultry books are...fair. I've got them.

    But the best books are the ones published in the 30's and 40's.
    You can get them if you try. Reasonably priced too.

    The 1930's and 40's were the heyday of small family farms raising
    eggs and poultry for the national market.
    Many farm books were written during this period.
    After the mid 40's commercial enterprises began taking over.

    These books are always hardcover, hundreds of pages and heavy.
    The way a real book should be.
    And the writing has that old fashioned way about it.
    I recommend them highly. They make a nice collection for the
    book/poultry enthusiast.

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  9. Chic-n-farmer

    Chic-n-farmer Showers of Blessings

    I have a lot, some are over 100 years old. The older the better!

  10. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Crowing

    Mar 29, 2011
    I have some that are pretty old and I haven't got the chance to read. I also have a book called "Barnyard in your backyard" which has chickens, ducks, goats, rabbits, sheep and cows in it. It is a pretty nice book.

    But other then that, BYC is where I get all my chicken information. Its free and has more information then a book! [​IMG]

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