Author(s): Christine Heinrichs
Interest in free-range poultry is increasing, as consumers turn away form tasteless, battery-reared birds and toward hand-reared ones. An increasing number of people are keeping and rearing fowl themselves, in small allotments, urban gardens, and small-scale farms. This book is the place for anyone wishing to raise poultry - for feathers, eggs, meat, beauty - this book is an essential resource and perfect place to begin. Poultry expert Christine Heinrichs lays out distinctions between waterfowl - ducks, geese, swans - turkeys, game birds such as pea fowl, pheasants, quail, partridge and others, ratites such as ostriches, emus, rheas, and pigeons. She clearly details the very different requirements for raising each species, from feeding and housing, husbandry and health, showing and marketing. Whether you are starting a flock, or keeping a handful of birds this guide tells you everything you need to know, and is written in a clear, logical, practical manner.
This may seem an unlikely title for attention in a science journal, unless you have been paying attention to the global economic crisis. Some areas are considering poultry-powered plants. Turns out chicken poop pollutes more than coal. Who knew? The author of this book, a poultry expert and 30-year journalist, offers detailed guidance with lots of color photos on how to raise birds from water fowl to turkeys and emus. Start checking local zoning for permit rules on raising your own food--and maybe energy? "Science Communication"Whether you want eggs, meat, feathers, hide, or simply beauty, this indispensable resource explains all the helpful dos and don'ts. From gourmet foods to goose down, from ostrich leather to peacock feathers, poultry expert Christine Heinrichs covers it all. http: //www.enterfarm.com/
Christine Heinrichs is the author of How To Raise Chickens, and has been a writer for over thirty years with extensive experience in poultry raising and husbandry on her own farm.