The Illustrated Guide to Chickens: How to Choose Them, how to Keep Them

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Skyhorse Publishing Inc., 2011 - Pets - 192 pages
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An illustrated guide to the selection and care of chickens.

Chickens are fun, useful, and easy to keep. If you have ever considered raising your own backyard flock, The Illustrated Guide to Chickens is the book for you!

This book offers practical advice and contains all the information you need to choose from one of the hundred most familiar breeds of chicken in North America and Europe. Each breed's profile is written in engaging text that covers its history and main characteristics. You will also find practical advice about poultry rearing and husbandry, including the pros and cons of pure breeds, hybrids, bantams, game foul, and more. The breeds include:

Appenzeller
Hamburg
New Hampshire Red
Transylvanian Naked Neck
And many more!
 

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Even if you have no plans to keep chickens, the lovely watercolor illustrations on every page will bring delighted enjoyment of this little book. If you do plan to keep a backyard flock, then you will ... Read full review

Contents

CLARENCE HOUSE
Introduction
How the book works
Roosters or cockerels
Parts of a chicken
Combs
Feathers
Parts of a wing
Lakenvelder
Leghorn
Lincolnshire Buff
Malay
Malines
Marans
Marsh Daisy
Minorca

Housing and fencing
Acquiring stock
Feeding
Breeding your own stock
BREED PROFILES
Ancona
Andalusian
Appenzeller
Araucana
Ardenner
Aseel Asil or Reza Asil
Australorp
Barbu dAnvers
Barbu dUccle or Millefleur
Barbu du Watermael
Barnevelder
Booted Bantam
Brabançonne
Brabanter
Braekel or Brakel
Brahma
Breda fowl
Buckeye
Burmese
Campine
Catalana
Chantecler
Cochin
Cream Legbar
Crevecoeur
Croad Langshan
Cubalaya
Dandarawi
Delaware
Derbyshire Redcap
Dominique
Dorking
Faverolles
Fayoumi
Friesian
German Langshan
Hamburg
Houdan
Indian Game Cornish Game Hen
Ixworth
Japanese bantam
Java
Jersey Giant
Ko Shamo
Kraienköppe
Kulang
Kurokashiwa
La Bresse Blue Foot
La Fleche
Modern Game
Modern Langshan
New Hampshire Red
Norfolk Grey
Ohiki
Old English Game Carlisle and Oxford types
Old English Pheasant Fowl
Orloff
Orpington
Pekin
Penedesenca
Phoenix
Plymouth Rock
Polish
Rhode Island Red
Rhode Island White
Rosecomb
Rumpless Game
Satsumadori
Scots Dumpy
Scots Grey
Sebright
Serama
Shamo
Sicilian Buttercup
Silkie
Silkie
Spanish
Sulmtaler
Sultan
Sumatra
Sussex
Thai Game
Thüringian
Transylvanian Naked Neck
Tuzo
Vikinghen
Vorwerk
Welsummer
Wyandotte
Yakido
YamatoGunkei
Yokohama
Common ailments
Culling
Breed classifications
Quick reference guide
Egg colors
Useful websites
Acknowledgements
Glossary
Index
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

Celia Lewis started her art career studying life and portrait charcoal drawing with Signorina Simi in Florence. She is now a member of a dynamic art group and several societies in England. Living in the countryside, Celia is lucky enough to be able to keep hens and guinea fowl in her garden, and, along with nearby pigs, cows, and sheep, this is where she finds her inspiration. She is also the author and illustrator of The Illustrated Guide to Pigs. She lives in Surrey, England.

HRH Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, is the son of Queen Elizabeth II and heir apparent to the English throne. He is involved in numerous philanthropic endeavors, having established numerous charitable organizations throughout the Commonwealth realms.

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