The Chicken Encyclopedia: An Illustrated Reference (Google eBook)

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Storey Publishing, Mar 1, 2012 - Technology & Engineering - 320 pages
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From addled to wind egg, crossed beak to zygote, the terminology of everything chicken is demystified in The Chicken Encyclopedia, a comprehensive A-to-Z reference volume†presented in a friendly, highly illustrated format. Chickophiles will find breed descriptions; definitions of the most common conditions, situations, characteristics, and behaviors of chickens; and much more.†Whether itís the difference between wry tail, split tail, and gamy tail; the meaning of hen feathered, forced molt, or quill feather; the characteristics of droopy wing; the content of granite grit; or the translation of a chickenís alarm call, here are all the answers to every chicken question and quandary, from the practical to the curious.

  

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Review: The Chicken Encyclopedia: An Illustrated Reference

User Review  - Miranda - Goodreads

Great as a reference book or just to read cover to cover. It has a lot of information written in an accessible way with great illustrations and photos. Read full review

Review: The Chicken Encyclopedia: An Illustrated Reference

User Review  - Janet - Goodreads

Informative and the individual sections that provide more details about topics such as roosting, specific breed, etc were great. But, since this book is an 'encyclopedia' where topics are in ... Read full review

Contents

AN ILLUSTRATED REFERENCE MY THANKS GO TO
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AN ILLUSTRATED REFERENCE COMMONLY USED ABBREVIATIONS
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AN ILLUSTRATED REFERENCE A
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AN ILLUSTRATED REFERENCE B
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AN ILLUSTRATED REFERENCE C
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AN ILLUSTRATED REFERENCE D
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AN ILLUSTRATED REFERENCE E
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AN ILLUSTRATED REFERENCE F
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AN ILLUSTRATED REFERENCE O
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AN ILLUSTRATED REFERENCE P
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AN ILLUSTRATED REFERENCE Q R
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AN ILLUSTRATED REFERENCE S
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AN ILLUSTRATED REFERENCE T
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AN ILLUSTRATED REFERENCE U
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AN ILLUSTRATED REFERENCE V
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AN ILLUSTRATED REFERENCE W
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AN ILLUSTRATED REFERENCE G
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AN ILLUSTRATED REFERENCE H
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AN ILLUSTRATED REFERENCE I
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AN ILLUSTRATED REFERENCE J
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AN ILLUSTRATED REFERENCE K
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AN ILLUSTRATED REFERENCE L
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AN ILLUSTRATED REFERENCE M
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AN ILLUSTRATED REFERENCE N
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AN ILLUSTRATED REFERENCE X Y
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AN ILLUSTRATED REFERENCE Z
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AN ILLUSTRATED REFERENCE APPENDIX BREED TRAITS AT A GLANCE
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AN ILLUSTRATED REFERENCE INDEX
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AN ILLUSTRATED REFERENCE PHOTO AND ILLUSTRATION CREDITS
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AN ILLUSTRATED REFERENCE OTHER STOREY TITLES YOU WILL ENJOY
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About the author (2012)

Gail Damerow and her husband operate a family farm in Tennessee, where they keep poultry and dairy goats, tend a sizable garden, and maintain a small orchard. They grow and preserve much of their own food, make their own yogurt and ice cream from fresh goat milk, and bake their own bread. Damerow has written extensively on raising chickens and other livestock, growing fruits and vegetables, and related rural skills. She shares her experience and knowledge as a regular contributor to Backyard Poultry magazine and as the author or contributor to more than a dozen country skills how-to books.


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