What is your favorite pultry related book or website.

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by loverOFchickens, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. loverOFchickens

    loverOFchickens Songster

    Mar 30, 2009
    Website exept BYC of course we all know you like that already [​IMG].
    Can't wait to see the anwsers [​IMG].
  2. The Poultry Peanut

    The Poultry Peanut lives under rock

  3. Funky Feathers

    Funky Feathers former Fattie

    Jan 15, 2009
    My Coop
    MINE!!!!! HaHaHaHaHa [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
  4. JenEric Farms

    JenEric Farms GOOGLE GENIUS

    Oct 31, 2007
    Favorite sites:

    1. BYC - of course
    2. feathersite.com - great pictures
    3. http://www.ithaca.edu/staff/jhenderson/chooks/chooks.html - this is a great quick reference on breeds

    Favorite books:

    1. Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens by Gail Damerow (not a lot of pictures though, but alot of good information)
    2. Chickens by Sue Weaver (much smaller book - not near as informative as my first choice, but i really liked it, it also listed the BYC in the back as a reference, which is how i found this site)
    3. Extraordinary Chickens and Extra Extraordinary Chickens by Stephen Green-Armytage (best pictures, definitely a great coffee table book)

    ETA book number 3
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2009
  5. FisherMOM

    FisherMOM Songster

    May 7, 2008
    Bergen, NY

  6. loverOFchickens

    loverOFchickens Songster

    Mar 30, 2009
    Oh I forgot to mention one of my favorite books is The History of Domestic Poultry.... not sure on the author has info on most breeds.

    Keep them coming..
  7. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan
    My favorite poultry-related book is Extraordinary Chickens. When I was in middle school, Smithsonian Magazine did an article featuring the photographer's pictures of chickens. I loved it so much that I wrote a letter to the magazine telling them how great I thought the article was. They forwarded my letter to the photographer and he sent me a free, autographed calendar with tons of his chicken photos.

    Now I get the yearly Extraordinary Chickens calendars for my kitchen, and cut up old ones to have pictures to decorate my classroom with. I love weirding out the city kids. A lot of them think all chickens look like Foghorn Leghorn (they've never seen Silkies, any kind of Polish, etc.).
  8. JenEric Farms

    JenEric Farms GOOGLE GENIUS

    Oct 31, 2007
    Quote:I completely forgot to put that one on my list...I LOVE THAT BOOK too!!! The best pictures.
  9. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

    May 2, 2009
    Desert, CA
    Book: Storey's guide (it sits on my desk)

    Website: Byc
    Mother Earth News (handy to compare the now & then)
  10. lurky

    lurky Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    The Chicken Health Handbook is the most useful book

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