The Chicken Encyclopedia

The Chicken Encyclopedia

An Illustrated Reference

Book - 2012
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Workman Press.
The visual A-to-Z reference for all things chicken, from Storey’s most respected chicken expert. Includes explanations of the most common conditions, situations, and behaviors chicken owners (or fans) are likely to encounter.

From addled to wind egg and crossed beak to zygote, the terminology of everything chicken is demystified in The Chicken Encyclopedia. Complete with breed descriptions, common medical concerns, and plenty of chicken trivia, this illustrated A-to-Z reference guide is both informative and entertaining. Covering tail types, breeding, molting, communication, and much more, Gail Damerow provides answers to all of your chicken questions and quandaries. Even seasoned chicken farmers are sure to discover new information about the multifaceted world of these fascinating birds.

Baker & Taylor
"From addled to wind egg, crossed beak to zygote, if it concerns chickens, it's covered in this comprehensive encyclopedia. Now you can find the answers to all your chicken questions quickly, easily--and accompanied by illustrations.

Book News
From abdomen to zygote, this reference to all things chicken offers encyclopedic entries lavishly illustrated with hyper-realistic color drawings and color photos. Damerow, a regular contributor to Backyard Poultry magazine and the author of Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens, supplements the brief alphabetical entries with additional boxed text, charts, and diagrams imparting tidbits like how to wash a chicken, the humidity at common incubation temperatures, and the fertilizer value of chicken manure. Both seasoned and aspiring backyard chicken farmers will enjoy the wealth of information and pleasing visual layout. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: North Adams, MA : Storey Pub., c2012
ISBN: 9781603425612
Branch Call Number: 636.503 DAM
Characteristics: 319 p. :,col. ill. ;,24 cm.


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Jul 06, 2012

This book contains a variety of information concerning chickens,but in its encyclopedic form its information is unorganized with topics that have trouble relating with each other.

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