The Chicken Encyclopedia: An Illustrated Reference

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Storey Publishing, 2012 - Technology & Engineering - 319 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 it’s 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 chicken’s alarm call, here are all the answers to every chicken question and quandary, from the practical to the curious.

 

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Damerow (Chicken Health Handbook) draws on her extensive farming experience to fill this term guide with essential knowledge. Organized alphabetically by term, it covers topics such as anatomy, breeds ... 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 has written extensively on raising chickens and other livestock, growing fruits and vegetables, and related rural know-how in more than a dozen books, including the best-selling Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens, The Chicken Encyclopedia, The Chicken Health Handbook,nbsp;and Hatching and Brooding Your Own Chicks. Damerow is a regular contributor to Backyard Poultry, Countryside,nbsp;and Rural Heritagenbsp;magazines. She lives in Tennessee with her husband, where they operate a family farm with poultry and dairy goats, a sizable garden, and a small orchard.nbsp; nbsp;

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