Does anyone have this book?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by raffello, Feb 25, 2008.

  1. raffello

    raffello Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, I'm new around here. I'm doing a lot of research before I get chickens (about two year's worth [​IMG]), and I was wondering if anyone has Storey's Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds, and if they thought it was worth getting? I like it because it seems to have a lot of color photos of all these birds, but I'm wondering if the information is useful and/or accurate. Thanks for reading. [​IMG]
     
  2. KingsCalls

    KingsCalls Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 22, 2007
    New Market,Tn.
    I don't have the book but, I checked it out from our library. I thought it was a pretty good book.
     
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Story's books are some of the best for general all purpose knowledge.
     
  4. suenrob

    suenrob Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 22, 2008
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    I do all my research right here!!!!! Great website, wonderful knowledge people to learn from!!!!Thanks guys:)
     
  5. jimnjay

    jimnjay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have that one but I did buy Story's guide to raising Turkeys. It was very informative and had answers to many questions. I think the best information regarding breeds can be found at Feathersite on the web and Henderson's breed guide. If you can buy the book used at a reasonable price it may be worth it but if you want information about a particular breed you can google it. It is nice to have a guide on hand. I choose " The Complete Encyclopedia of Chickens" by Esther Verhoef. It goes into detail about many breeds and have lots of general information regarding breeding, health and housing.
     
  6. dakinsmimi

    dakinsmimi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have it and love it. Always answers my general questions about a specific bird. I'd go out and buy it if I lost my copy.
     
  7. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    I checked it out from the library. It was good for comparing breeds, but I found the Chicken Health Handbook better for chicken questions, once I'd picked the breeds I wanted...
     
  8. chickenlover210

    chickenlover210 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I don't have that one but I have storeys guide to raising chickens
    it's really good
    also I have the kids guide to raising chickens and it's really helpful
     
  9. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    I have it and i love mine too. I think its the best book i have ever seen for reference when looking into the breeds. There is alot of great info. I love having it on hand.
     
  10. Nupine

    Nupine Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 21, 2007
    Ohio
    I have the book. I couldn't put it down for weeks!! It was a really good book, with tons of color photos and information. It was expensive but completly worth the price.
     

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