The Chicken Health Handbook / Gail Damerow. If you keep chickens and only buy one book this should be it! Whether you keep half a dozen or 500 fowls this book is written in language that can be understood by the layperson. This book covers the problems and diseases common to chickens of all breeds and all ages. It teaches you how to:
* hatch healthy chicks
* provide proper nutrition
* fight parasites
* spot diseases and infection in their early stages
* protect flocks from predators
* build safe houses and yards
Extensive charts list disease characteristics, for the age of the chicken, and lists diseases that are similar and gives reasons why it isn't the similar disease. It also lists remedies for those who want to make their own. This book has an extensive chapter on vaccines.
Chicken Health -- Health and Nutrition -- Anatomy of a Chicken -- External Parasites -- Internal Parasites: Worms -- Internal Parasites: Protozoa -- Infectious Diseases -- Environment-Related Problems -- Diagnostic Guides -- Postmortem Examination -- Therapy -- Enhancing Immunity -- Incubation and Brooding -- Chickens and Human Health -- Diseases and Disorders.
Pages: 344; illustrated.
Chicken Health Handbook - Poultry, Chicken, Chook, Bantam, Hen healthcare.
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