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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by OSUman, Dec 21, 2009.
Im wondering what in all of your opinions were essential books for raising chickens?
The Chicken Health Handbook
Quote: Most definitely!
Raising chickens for Dummies, of course.
And Stores's Guide to Raising Chickens by Gail Damerow.
I would also like to add that the best type of book depends on the what kind of information you are looking for. Books on health? Books on general care? Flock management?
Storeys Guide to Raising Chickens is GREAT!!
Quote:I miss-spelled that.
You have it right :Storeys Guide to Raising Chickens. I just wanted to clear that up so that there wasn't any confusion to the actual title.
Raising Chickens For Dummies! That's where I found out about this awesome website- AND it answers most any question I have.
I have a few speciality books, like teaching how to preform certain skills, not ordinarily done, but as far as teaching the basics, I like the Readers Digest "Back to Basics" and John Seymore's "The Self-Sufficient Life and How to Live it" and Rodale's "The Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening." I feel all these books touch on the basics of poultry keeping and then you have a reference book if you need to slaughter a pig, plow a field, make a log cabin or set up shop as a beekeeper, as well.
Good topic. It is good to understand anything you are getting into.
I'm a total newbie here. Only been here a couple of months. But I read BYC like an addict (when my life isn't on fire , LOL). Speckledhen, Mrschickendad and PatandChickens seem like prima chickenistas to me. I would LOVE to know what stocks their chicken library shelves.
Ok i saw the "Chicken Health Handbook" but what about Poultry Health and Management: Chickens, Turkeys, Ducks, Geese and Quail does anyone have both and can tell me which is the better of the 2? Also are there any other books that you would recommend for breeding fowl other then the SoP?