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The Mating and Breeding of Poultry

By Harry M. Lamon and Rob R. Slocum

The Mating and Breeding of Poultry by Harry M. Lamon and Rob R. Slocum

A resurgence of chicken farming has swept the nation as people worldwide are becoming more concerned about where their food is coming from. In addition to raising the birds, poultrymen and women can produce specific characteristics in their flocks. This is the only book – first published in 1920 and now back in print – to outline in detail all the necessities to becoming an accomplished breeder. Whether one is breeding for beauty, as in exhibition stock, or for productivity, as in food, this book will teach you how to:

  • Pick and choose chickens for specific circumstances
  • Manipulate shape and color combinations
  • Prepare birds for weather
  • Develop certain psychological characteristics
  • Encourage the juiciest meat and largest eggs

In addition readers will get a crash course in:

  • The principles of breeding
  • Classes of poultry
  • How to run a larger-scale operation

Illustrated throughout with numerous line drawings and easy-to-follow instructions, this book teaches everything one needs to know to raise just the right chickens for them.

The Mating and Breeding of Poultry 1-58574-814-5 341 pages $14.95

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