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The Poultry ebook is a great introduction into keeping Poultry. The ebook looks at common breeds, species, care, nutrition, housing and the reasons people keep poultry.
Poultry are entertaining as pets and life sustaining as a commercial product! Whether you are seeking a book as a beginner poultry keeper or if you are embarking on a new career in poultry production or management, this book is for you. Easy to read, easy to understand and packed with easy to implement practical advice.  Know how to care for the health and well being of poultry and make production a commercially viable enterprise. 
This book is intended for those interested in understanding the origins of the most common poultry species, the health and care of poultry, poultry production on small and large scales and general industry standards for breeding, raising and looking after poultry. This book is founded on research from history, agriculture, science and business.

The term poultry can be applied to domesticated birds which are raised, farmed and slaughtered for use and consumption by humans. Common poultry include chickens, turkeys, ducks and geese and quail. Less common poultry species include guinea fowl and peafowl, pheasants, pigeons, emus and ostriches. 

Pages: 73
Images: 41
ISBN: 978-0-9874018-5-4


Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Scope and Nature of Domesticated Poultry
A brief history
Keeping poultry -profit or pleasure
Don't buy sick birds
How to help hatchlings
How to revive dead hatchlings
Poultry Products
Value adding to poultry products
Concerns for human health
Chapter 2  Breeds
Basic nomenclature
Categories of breeds
Chicken (fowl) classification
Chapter 3  Food and Water
Feeding for stages -starter, growth, maintenance
Nutrition during reproduction
Digestive system
Nutrients from feed
Water Requirements
Favorite treats
Feeding fowls
Feeding turkeys
Feeding ducks
Feeding Geese
Chapter 4  Health
Definition of health
First aid kit for poultry
Administering medication by syringe
Common poisonous household items
General basic care
Common Diseases affecting poultry
Chapter 5  Management
Housing and shelter
Managing waste
Environmental issues
Regulations for keeping poultry
Management procedures for breeding
Meat production procedures
Chapter 6  The Poultry Industry
Getting Work in the industry -job profiles
Farm management

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