Recommended textbook for poultry nutrition?

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  1. carpe2day

    carpe2day Out Of The Brooder Premium Member

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    I'm looking for the best book to learn about feeding poultry/poultry nutrition. I have the usual books for backyarders such as Storey's guide to chickens, ducks, etc.. and Harvey Ussery's Small-Scale Poultry Flock. I read Lisa Steel and The Chicken Chick. I'm looking for the types of books that one would purchase to obtain a degree in agriculture. I'm looking for textbooks, not someone's personal opinions.

    I would really like to expand my knowledge. I did a quick search and found books over $250 and they seemed to be old.

    Many thanks!
     
  2. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    Hi,
    For the very latest nutrition info from the world wide poultry industry:

    http://www.worldpoultry.net/
    look at "special editions" and their "look think act" section by Roodbont Publishers
    Here are the digital magazines
    http://www.worldpoultry.net/World-Poultry-Digital-Magazine/
    ezine http://allaboutfeed.com
    I spend hours over there learning the latest info. Click on "poultry" at allaboutfeed, if you want.
    The Hamlet Protein website is wonderful. So much good stuff there.
    They specialize in feeding the "very young" creature and getting them off to a quality start.
    Best Regards,
    Karen
     
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  3. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    also those "signals" books by Roodbont Publishers looked great to me!
    You can link to them from the Look, Think, Act section.
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    Check out the webinars here below. They are so good about puttign them up for free after they happen!
    These ones on Gut Health in Broilers should be great! Highly touted, just hacven't had tiem to viw them yet.
    http://hamletprotein.com/en/young-animals/poultry/
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    http://hamletprotein.com/en/young-animals/poultry/
    check this out! I can't wait to use it on my Chanteclers in Spring 2018.
     
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    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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  5. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    Hi carpe2day,
    Honest to goodness what is happening on the worldwide poultry industry in nutrition is fabulous. As they work to replace antibiotics with healthier guts and other helps for the birds. Hamlet Protein is a great place to Start. Then surf on over to the European websites. Those Europeans are all over the subject of early nutrition! And wait til you get started on the in ovo supplementation. I can't wait to try that on my Chantecler eggs! Been studying it for months. The physical advantages and epigenetic changes brought on by the in ovo feeding are nothing short of astonishing. ( surf : Professor Uni at Hebrew University Israel "in ovo" ) I am working on putting together a complete protocol for raising better chicks. I did one for puppies which I published in 2002 after 4 years of research and it was a great success. I am absolutely fascinated by the origin and development of the prenatal and neonate gastrointestinal tract.
    It's all about interdicting the developmental timeline at the right point(s) with the right combination of correctly administered supplements.
    Best,
    Karen
     
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  6. carpe2day

    carpe2day Out Of The Brooder Premium Member

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    Thank you, all!! I really appreciate your help!
     

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