Poultry Books

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by OSUman, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. OSUman

    OSUman GO BUCKS

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    Im wondering what in all of your opinions were essential books for raising chickens?
     
  2. The Chicken Health Handbook

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  3. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    Quote:[​IMG] Most definitely!

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  4. popcornpuppy

    popcornpuppy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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?
     
  5. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

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    Storeys Guide to Raising Chickens is GREAT!!
     
  6. popcornpuppy

    popcornpuppy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I miss-spelled that. [​IMG]
    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.
     
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  7. dovecanyon

    dovecanyon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Raising Chickens For Dummies! That's where I found out about this awesome website- AND it answers most any question I have.
     
  8. rhoda_bruce

    rhoda_bruce Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  9. lngrid

    lngrid Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 [​IMG], LOL). Speckledhen, Mrschickendad and PatandChickens seem like prima chickenistas to me. I would LOVE to know what stocks their chicken library shelves. [​IMG]
     
  10. OSUman

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