More than 128 birds strut their stuff across the pages of Storey’s Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds, the ultimate primer for farmers and fanciers alike. Admire the handsome black and white plumage of Lakenvelder roosters, read the fascinating history of the Blue Hens of Delaware, and marvel at the petite size and toy like appearance of Call ducks. And if you’re curious to know which heritage turkeys are making a comeback, look no further.This definitive guide to North American barnyard and wild fowl includes a brief history of each breed, detailed descriptions of identifying characteristics, and colorful photography that celebrates the birds’ quirky personalities and charming good looks. If it’s fowl facts and photos you want, you’ll find them all here.
Homegrown Honey Bees functions as an excellent introduction to the world of beekeeping. It’s packed with incredible photographs, and it covers everything you need to know about the process from getting your first bees to harvesting your first batch of honey. It will teach you about the bees themselves—including things like hive structure, colony hierarchy, and bee behavior—as well as some of the challenges that accompany keeping bees, such as allergies, permits, restrictions, and how to deal with the neighbors.
Chick Days is a unique, entertaining take on the standard agricultural reference book. It still provides you with the information you need to start raising chickens, but it does so in a distinctive way by following the lives of three chickens raised by the photographer, Mars Vilaubi, from newly hatched chicks to egg-laying hens. Author Jenna Woginrich uses a warm tone of voice to follow the lives of these chickens from day to day and week to week, and along the way she teaches you what you need to know about chicken behavior, feeding, housing, hygiene, and health care.
Storey’s Guide to Raising Sheep has earned the praise and trust of sheep farmers around the world with its in-depth, expert coverage of breed selection, lambing, feeding, housing, pasture maintenance, disease prevention and treatment, and more. New and expanded features in this fourth edition include guidelines for organic certification, advice on web-based marketing and networking, and coverage of rare breeds.
This essential reference on raising and marketing meat goats gives you everything you need to start or expand a meat-goat business. This updated second edition includes up-to-the-minute guidelines on health and disease, a comprehensive resource section, and expanded information on marketing and record keeping.
Proper hoof health is one of the most important aspects of a horse’s life, and in Horse Hoof Care authors Cherry Hill and Richard Klimesh share their decades of experience with you. It serves as a complete reference for all levels of horse owners, covering areas like hoof anatomy and function, the importance of routines, all things farriers, maintaining facilities that support healthy hooves, training your horse for hoof handling, shoeing options, going barefoot, ailments, and many, many more!
Getting Started with Beef & Dairy Cattle is a comprehensive guide that can help out anyone looking to get into raising cattle, either for beef or for milk. Even more experienced owners might enjoy it as an all-in-one reference. From choosing breeds to shopping for supplies and equipment, housing them, and handling them, this book covers it all!
Storey’s Guide to Raising Pigs contains all the information pig farmers need, whether you’re just getting started with pigs or you’re a more experienced owner looking for a handy all-in-one reference. It covers all the essentials, like breed selection, housing, humane handling and butchering, disease prevention, and treatment. This third edition also contains expanded information on green farming methods and expands the breed information section to include rare and heritage breeds.
Author Bob Bennet has over fifty years of experience with raising rabbits, and he brings that experience to you in Storey’s Guide to Raising Rabbits. This revised edition serves as a reference that new and experienced rabbit owners alike will appreciate. It covers breed selection, year-round care and feeding, safe housing, humane handling, and disease prevention and treatment. This fourth edition also includes information on showing and marketing your rabbits.
From starting your flock to putting eggs on the table, Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens has all the information you need to get started with chickens, and it can still work as a reference guide for more experienced owners. Choosing breeds, hatching chicks, and building coops: it’s all covered here. This newly revised third edition also features an all new chapter on training chickens and understanding their intelligence as well as up-to-date information on potential health issues.
Gallop! uses a new technology called Scanimation to provide movable pictures that your kids will love. With the wiggle of a handle this book will come to life: horses gallop, turtles swim up the page, and cats pounce. Simple rhymes complement the pictures, and kids will love revisiting this book again and again.
Whether you’re starting out with beef cattle or you’re an experienced owner seeking an all-in-one reference guide, Storey’s Guide to Raising Beef Cattle has all the information you need. From breed selection, calving, feeding, housing, to humane handling practices, this book contains the information to help cattle owners. This third edition has up-to-date coverage on disease and vaccination options as well as updated information on raising grass-fed cattle and dealing with toxic pasture plants.
What Every Horse Should Know provides an illuminating look at the mind of a horse, providing you with insights for helping every horse do its job better, whether it’s a trail horse, dressage or jumper, or rodeo or ranch horse. Author Cherry Hill explains how to handle a horse without fear, how to teach it respect for people, patience, how to master its job, and how to live safely and confidently around people and other animals.
Set up the young horse lovers in your family for a lifetime of good horse ownership with Cherry Hill’s Horse Care for Kids. Catering to teen and preteen horse lovers, it presents the essentials of all things horse care, from matching riders and the right animal to feeding, grooming, stabling, health care, safety, and more.
Storey’s Guide to Raising Poultry provides a handy all-in-one reference for raising all sorts of different poultry. Whether you’re thinking about chickens, turkeys, waterfowl, game birds, or even more uncommon species like pigeons, emus, or doves, author Glenn Drowns has you covered.From small backyard operations to large farms, this guide will help you with breed selection, housing, space requirements, behavior, breeding, feeding, health care, and the business end of processing meat and eggs. This new edition includes updated information on health and disease as well as growing your own feed.
The Foaling Primer is a month-by-month guide to raising a healthy foal. Packed with photographs, it goes through the process of raising a foal from birth to weaning during its crucial first year of life. It explains critical developmental signs to look for, and it clearly demonstrates how to perform key procedures at each stage. The Foaling Primer can help beginning and experienced owners alike produce healthy, well-adjusted foals.