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The Illustrated Guide to Chickens How to Choose Them - How to Keep Them

by Celia Lewis

The Illustrated Guide to Chickens How to Choose Them - How to Keep Them Synopsis

The Illustrated Guide to Chickens covers the 100 most familiar breeds of chickens in Europe and North America. The breed profiles are written in engaging text that covers the history of each breed, its main characteristics, and information about looking after them. Each breed has been illustrated with delightful paintings by the author. Introductory sections contain practical advice about poultry-rearing and husbandry, and outline the differences between breeds, including the pros and cons between pure breeds, hybrids, bantams, game fowl, etc., and layers or table. The foreword has been written by HRH the Prince of Wales.

The Good Book Guide Review

With a forward by HRH the Prince of Wales, this is a most superior, not to say pedigree, chicken book. It has some superb illustrations of different chicken breeds and a huge amount of useful information concerning the buying and raising of chickens, including diagnosis of disease, advice on housing and the best feed regimes. There is also intelligent discussion of the advantages and disadvantages inherent in breeding different types of bird, from pure breeds to hybrids, via bantams and game birds. All in all, it covers a hundred breeds of chickens, including those most commonly found in Europe and North America, and gives all sorts of statistical information to delight the enthusiastic fowler. Despite its fairly specialised appeal, it is a thoroughly readable guide, easily accessible to the beginner whilst detailed enough to engage the expert.

The Illustrated Guide to Chickens How to Choose Them - How to Keep Them Press Reviews

'Great to look at, fascinating to read, even if you're not fowl-minded' Saga Magazine (April 2010) 'A sumptuously illustrated guide to our feathered friends, which is a round-up of all the different species, complete with their individual histories and peppered with practical advice on how to look after them...Mouthwatering.' The Express 'The whole book is peppered with some of the best contemporary illustrations of popular breeds that we've ever seen...but this certainly isn't just a picture book...There's plenty of useful text included too, covering breed introductions, buying advice, housing. common ailments, feeding etc.' Practical Poultry (June 2010) 'This beautifully illustrated book is a great starting point for learning more about hens.' Garden Answers (July 2010) '...a beautiful new book.' Country Smallholding (August 2010) 'The Illustrated Guide to Chickens is an attractive book which (the pun cannot be resisted) to crow about. It is more suitable for reference collections than many other recent poultry books.' Science and Technology Journal (2010)

Book Information

ISBN: 9781408122297
Publication date: 9th April 2010
Author: Celia Lewis
Publisher: A & C Black Publishers Ltd an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 192 pages
Categories: Farm & working animals, Birds, including cage birds, as pets,

About Celia Lewis

Celia Lewis is an accomplished artist and is passionate about chickens. She is the co-author of a bestselling book on rearing chickens.

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