Hatching and Brooding Your Own Chicks

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Storey Publishing, 2013 - House & Home - 239 pages
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If you want to incubate, hatch, and brood chicks yourself, rather than buying them from a hatchery, this is the guide you need. Poultry authority Gail Damerow explains exactly how to hatch healthy baby chickens, ducklings, goslings, turkey poults, and guinea keets, addressing everything from selecting a breed and choosing the best incubator to ensuring proper set-up and sanitary conditions, understanding embryo development, and feeding and caring for newborn chicks in a brooder. This is an indispensable reference for any poultry raiser, whether you want to hatch three eggs or one hundred.

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Hatching & Brooding Your Own Chicks: Chickens, Turkeys, Ducks, Geese, Guinea Fowl

User Review  - Dan McClure - Book Verdict

Damerow (The Chicken Encyclopedia: An Illustrated Reference) has published extensively on many aspects of farming, but is probably most recognized for her books about raising chickens. With more than ... Read full review

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User Review  - Stephanie - Goodreads

This book was full of information. But a lot of basic terms went undefined, and i had to read this with my ipad at my side, to look up words. As well, only themost expensive, new materials options ... Read full review

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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. Gail 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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