When Jacob Biggle first published his book on the management of
poultry, there were more than 300 million chickens and 30 million
other domesticated fowl in the United States. Today, the trend
continues with thousands if not millions of chickens and other fowl
being raised in suburban and urban backyards across America.
Biggle's aim was to "help farmers and villagers conduct the poultry
business with pleasure and profit." To that end, this handy little
volume contains all the information the reader needs to know, such
The various breeds of chickens, turkeys, guinea fowl, ducks, geese,
and pigeonsThe most common diseases and enemies that threaten our
feathered friendsRaising hens expressly for eggs rather than
meatThe farmer's flock versus the village henneryThe art of
hatching eggs and caring for chicks
Written for the practical farmer who raises poultry and eggs for
market, "The ""Biggle Poultry Book "will also appeal to collectors
of farm ephemera and anyone else who is nostalgic for a simpler way
of doing things. Illustrated with sixteen color plates by Louis P.
Graham, and hundreds of black-and-white photographs and
illustrations throughout, "The Biggle Poultry Book" is as beautiful
as it is useful and a treasure for the home library.
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