Open-air Poultry Houses for All Climates: A Practical Book on Modern Common Sense Poultry Housing for Beginners and Veterans in Poultry Keeping. What to Build and how to Do It. Houses that Will Promote Health, Vigor and Vitality in Laying and Breeding Stock

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American Poultry Journal Publishing Company, 1912 - Poultry - 86 pages
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Great Read for Backyard Chicken Enthusiasts!
I highly recommend this book to anyone who is considering raising backyard chickens and wants to build/purchase their own chicken coop/tractor. Mr
. Woods enlightens us to the the REAL needs of healthy chickens, the number one need being not warmth in winter, but fresh air!
I've had my chickens now for over 1 year and based the design of my Chicken Tractor on his open air philosophy and it has produced amazing results. My chickens continued laying through the winter, and are always full of vigor. Check out my chicken tractor design here.
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Page 11 - God lent His creatures light and air, And waters open to the skies ; Man locks him in a stifling lair, And wonders why his brother dies...
Page 28 - I watched a flock of hens retire for the night where they had the choice of two houses. One was a sort of shed affair with one side about all open ; it was a freshair house. The other was a closed house with a few small holes for ventilation. About nine out of every ten of the hens crowded into the open house, though they had originally been equally divided between the two houses.
Page 40 - ... the lay of the land and the character of the soil, and...

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