Modern Partridge Farming

Author: Chris Hodgson
Publisher: Gold Cockerel Books
ISBN: 9780947870621
Category: Animal culture
Page: 92
View: 7547

Ornamental Pheasants for Beginners

Author: Robert Deeley
Publisher: Gold Cockerel Books
ISBN: 9780947870515
Category: Pheasants
Page: 120
View: 4371
A guide to keeping pheasants, with sections on beginners' breeds, more challenging breeds, difficult breeds and rare pheasants which are not available. Included are chapters on buying pheasants, aviaries, incubation, breeding, rearing, feeding, catching and transporting, selling, diseases and CITES. There are colour photographs of most of the breeds.

Rearing Game Birds and Gamekeeping

Management Techniques for Pheasant and Partridge
Author: Beth Williams
Publisher: Quiller Press
ISBN: 9781846891441
Category: Pets
Page: 224
View: 5221
A comprehensive guide on how to raise pheasants and red-leg partridges Choosing the breeding stock, incubating the eggs, rearing the chicks to release, and nurturing the game through the start of the shooting season A hands-on, practical, step-by-step guide that draws on a wide range of accepted best practice Advice on rearing game in a low-cost and efficient manner, without compromising quality and ensuring the welfare of the birds

Handbook of Avian Hybrids of the World

Author: Eugene M. McCarthy
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198040415
Category: Science
Page: 608
View: 8667
With more than 5,000 works cited, Handbook of Avian Hybrids of the World is the greatest compendium of information ever published on hybridization in birds. Worldwide in scope, it provides information on all reported avian crosses, not only those occurring in captivity, but also in a natural setting (approximately 4,000 crosses are covered). This book is a basic reference, intended both for the serious birder and the professional biologist. McCarthy's work fills a need for reference material that takes into account the last half century of data. It will be of interest to workers in a wide variety of fields, ranging from animal behavior to genetics, ecology, zoology, and systematics. In fact, it will make fascinating reading for anyone interested in birds and the natural world.

How the Chicken Crossed the World

The Story of the Bird that Powers Civilisation
Author: Andrew Lawler
Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co
ISBN: 0715650262
Category: Nature
Page: 336
View: 504
Queen Victoria was obsessed with it. Socrates' last words were about it. Charles Darwin and Louis Pasteur made their scientific breakthroughs using it. Hailed as a messenger of the gods, powerful sex symbol, gambling aid, all-purpose medicine and handy research tool, the humble chicken has been also cast as the epitome of evil, and the star of the world's most famous joke. Beginning with the recent discovery, that the chicken's unlikely ancestor is the T. Rex, How the Chicken Crossed the World tracks the chicken from its original domestication in the jungles of Southeast Asia some 10,000 years ago to today's Western societies, where it became the most engineered of animals, to the uncertain future of what is now humanity's single most important source of protein. In a masterful combination of historical sleuthing and journalistic exploration on four continents, Lawler reframes the way we feel and think about all domesticated animals and even nature itself.

The Grapes of Wrath

Author: John Steinbeck
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0670016918
Category: Fiction
Page: 496
View: 3878
Depicts the hardships and suffering endured by the Joads as they journey from Oklahoma to California during the Depression.

Modern Poultry Breeder

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Poultry
Page: N.A
View: 8641

Poultry Press

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Poultry
Page: N.A
View: 2375

The Dollar Hen

Author: Milo Milton Hastings
Publisher: N.A
Category: Poultry
Page: 215
View: 3366

Storey's Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds

Chickens, Ducks, Geese, Turkeys, Emus, Guinea Fowl, Ostriches, Partridges, Peafowl, Pheasants, Quails, Swans
Author: Carol Ekarius
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1612128432
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 288
View: 8166
More than 128 birds strut their stuff across the pages of this definitive primer for intrepid poultry farmers and feather fanciers alike. From the Manx Rumpy to the Redcap and the Ancona duck to his Aylesbury cousin, each breed is profiled with a brief history, detailed descriptions of identifying characteristics, and colorful photography. Comprehensive and fun, Storey’s Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds celebrates the personalities and charming good looks of North America’s quirkiest barnyard birds and waterfowl.

The ring and the book

Author: Robert Browning
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
View: 2742

Birds of the Indian Hills

Author: Douglas Dewar
Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan
Page: N.A
View: 8096

Prisoned Chickens, Poisoned Eggs

An Inside Look at the Modern Poultry Industry
Author: Karen Davis
Publisher: Book Publishing Company (TN)
ISBN: 9781570672293
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 209
View: 3550
The original edition of Prisoned Chickens, Poisoned Eggs became a blueprint for people seeking a coherent picture of the U.S. poultry industry, as well as a handbook for animal rights activists seeking to develop effective strategies to expose and relieve the plight of chickens. This new edition tells where things stand in a new century in which avian influenza, food poisoning, global warming, genetic engineering, and the expansion of poultry and egg production and consumption are growing concerns in the mainstream population.

The History of the Hen Fever

A Humorous Record
Author: George Pickering Burnham
Publisher: N.A
Category: Chickens
Page: 326
View: 1984

Riding the Iron Rooster

By Train Through China
Author: Paul Theroux
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547526997
Category: Travel
Page: 480
View: 2021
Paul Theroux, the author of the train travel classics The Great Railway Bazaar and The Old Patagonian Express, takes to the rails once again in this account of his epic journey through China. He hops aboard as part of a tour group in London and sets out for China's border. He then spends a year traversing the country, where he pieces together a fascinating snapshot of a unique moment in history. From the barren deserts of Xinjiang to the ice forests of Manchuria, from the dense metropolises of Shanghai, Beijing, and Canton to the dry hills of Tibet, Theroux offers an unforgettable portrait of a magnificent land and an extraordinary people.

Fancy Fowl

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Poultry
Page: N.A
View: 4149

Poultry Genetics, Breeding, and Biotechnology

Author: W. M. Muir,S. E. Aggrey
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 9780851998459
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 744
View: 8572
This comprehensive research book represents the first complete integration of current knowledge in this area. It addresses issues associated with poultry breeding particularly by examining quantitative and molecular genetics and the uses of transgenic technology. A special section covers the important area of disease resistance and transmission.

Red Herrings and White Elephants

The Origins of the Phrases We Use Everyd
Author: Albert Jack
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061835153
Category: Reference
Page: 272
View: 6664
Mad hatter . . . pie in the sky . . . egg on your face. We use these phrases every day, yet how many of us know what they really mean or where they came from? From bringing home the bacon to leaving no stone unturned, the English language is peppered with hundreds of common idioms borrowed from ancient traditions and civilizations throughout the world. In Red Herrings and White Elephants, Albert Jack has uncovered the amazing and sometimes downright bizarre stories behind many of our most familiar and eccentric modes of expression: If you happen to be a bootlegger, your profession recalls the Wild West outlaws who sold illegal alcohol by concealing slender bottles of whiskey in their boots. If you're on cloud nine, you owe a nod to the American Weather Bureau's classification of clouds, the ninth topping out all others at a mountainous 40,000 feet. If you opt for the hair of the dog the morning after, you're following the advice of medieval English doctors, who recommended rubbing the hair of a dog into the wound left by the animal's bite. A delightful compendium of anecdotes on everything from minding your p's and q's to pulling out all the stops, Red Herrings and White Elephants is an essential handbook for language-lovers of all ages.

Essentials of Avian Medicine and Surgery

Author: Brian H. Coles
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470691564
Category: Medical
Page: 392
View: 3667
Essentials of Avian Medicine and Surgery is designed as a concise quick reference for the busy practitioner and animal nurse. Eminently practical, this classic avian text is prized for its down-to-earth approach. new contributions from world renowned experts in avian medicine new chapter on the special senses of birds, an understanding of which is crucial when giving advice on avian welfare problems fully up-to-date on the latest diagnostic and imaging techniques avian zoonotics are highlighted in infectious diseases section

Fishing for Chickens

Short Stories about Rural Youth
Author: Jim Heynen
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780892552641
Category: Fiction
Page: 177
View: 8232
Collects seventeen stories about growing up in rural America, including a story about a farm boy in Mississippi who tries to catch a rooster with a fish hook, and the story of a Hawaiian girl working in a pineapple cannery.