The Chicken Encyclopedia: An Illustrated Reference
  • The Chicken Encyclopedia: An Illustrated Reference
  • The Chicken Encyclopedia: An Illustrated Reference
  • The Chicken Encyclopedia: An Illustrated Reference
  • The Chicken Encyclopedia: An Illustrated Reference
  • The Chicken Encyclopedia: An Illustrated Reference
  • The Chicken Encyclopedia: An Illustrated Reference
  • The Chicken Encyclopedia: An Illustrated Reference
ISBN: 1603425616
EAN13: 9781603425612
Language: English
Release Date: Jan 31, 2012
Pages: 320
Dimensions: 0.9" H x 9.1" L x 6.9" W
Weight: 1.4 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

The A-Z Chicken Companion

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.

What do mille fleur and mooney spangled feathers look like?
Which breeds lay blue-green eggs?
What's the difference between inbreeding and outcrossing?
What's the difference between outer thick and inner thin egg white?
Why do chicken legs have dark meat, while breasts have light meat?
What's the difference between a flat and a flight? A false wing and a wingette?
What are the key signs of the most common chicken predators?
What's the difference between brooding and incubating?
What are the best ways to catch a chicken?
How (and why) do you hypnotize a chicken?
Why do chickens molt?
How is a crested chicken's anatomy unique?

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   The Chicken Encyclopedia: An Illustrated Reference
This is my fifth book, written by the author Gale Damerow. While I enjoy her previous works respectfully, this may be her best yet. It is only over 300 pages in length, and contains facts, illustrations and photographs from cover to cover. There is even a section in the back, citing various breed characteristics that will serve the reader well. And despite being certain that I knew everything about chickens, I had already learned enough on the first review to justify its modest price.
 
5
   Invaluable
I have been arguing with other peoples'chickens for two or three years and realized that I did not know the right questions to ask, let alone the answers. A blog that I hit was very informative and well written. The author was credited with The Chicken Encyclopedia, so I went for it. It has entries that don 't concern me, but provide interesting background information. This book has answered questions that I did not know to ask as well as those I was aware of, but didn't bother with, and some of them are much more important than I realized. Buy it now!
 
4
   it was to hard for me to fine chicken breeds I did not know the name of ...
It was too hard for me to breed fine chicken breeds, I did not know the name of breeds or breed lists should have been in a particular area.
 
5
   Prefect for the job!
If you are stuck on something, this is the book for you.
 
3
   Nice browse and reference but not a must have
If you have read Gail Damerow's book Storey's guide to raising chickens, you will find the content of the Chicken Encyclopedia to be redundant. That said, there are useful pictures and diagrams that are very pretty. The index is a little different, which can help you find something. Entry are short and sweet. If you need only one chicken book, buy Storey's guide to raising chickens after that city chicks is a terrific choice or H. Ussery's The Small-Scale Poultry Flock, if you are going to mix your own chicken rations, growing fodder, etc. Pros : Nice illustrations, pictures, diagrams. Easy to read charts, relatively compressive entries for most of us Cons Damerow's other books have already much of this content, not a first chicken book.
 
4
   Lots of information
This is a good reference but is a useless reference. I would not use it as a major information source, but I am glad to have it.
 
5
   Good book
This book is so much fun! My husband and I often use it to raise our chickens. It is a must-have for any chicken owner.
 
2
   If you have a question this book is for you ...
If you have a question about this book, it is for you, but I was looking for a book that taught me what to ask, not a book for newbies.
 
5
   A wealth of information
We have backyard chickens and have them for almost six months. We go for information weekly to it!
 
5
   it's a hit
I did not study this book, it is not for me, but I think it hit the mark.
 
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