The Chicken Health Handbook 2nd Edition / 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 is an extension on the original Chicken Health Handbook. The author has covered all aspects of raising chickens in much greater detail. She 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.
Keeping Chickens Healthy -- Good Nutrition Means Healthy Chickens -- The Inner Chicken -- Mysteries of Metabolism -- What's Bugging Your Birds -- When Chickens Get Wormy -- Diseases Caused by Protozoa -- Conditions Caused by Bacteria -- The Fungus Among Us -- Diseases Caused by Viruses -- Management Issues -- Diagnostic Guides -- What's Going on Inside -- Treatments and Therapies -- Your chickens and Your Health -- Quick Guide to Diseases and Disorders.
2015 Paperback; 2nd Edition.
Pages: 487; illustrated.
Chicken Health Handbook - Poultry, Chicken, Chook, Bantam, Hen healthcare.
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