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Practical Poultry Keeping: by Dr. Joseph Batty (Author)

This title covers the commercial aspects of poultry farming, including incubation, rearing, laying, and broilers. Specialist areas such as keeping geese and ducks, quail, guinea fowl, and turkeys are also included.

Poultry Keeping has developed tremendously over the last 50 years or more only to find that the advanced methods being used were reaching the point where the health of the birds was deteriorating and their produce was suspect; salmonella and other dangers became apparent.  There has now been an examination of methods used and the philosophy behind them.  As a result alternative systems have been developed and more rational approaches are now possible. 

This is a practical book which should appeal to agricultural students, poultry farms and others who are concerned with efficiency; but, who also wish to have an appreciation of the welfare aspects related to this important industry

Product Details

  • Condition: New
  • Paperback: 214 pages
  • Publisher: Nimrod Press Ltd (April 1, 1991) 
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: B&W photos & illustrations     
  • ISBN-10: 1852590718
  • ISBN-13: 978-1852590710
  • Product Dimensions: 20 x 14 x 1 cm  
  • Shipping Weight: 200 g


1.  Introduction
2.  Breeding
3.  Natural and Artificial Incubation
4.  Chick Rearing
5.  Foods and Feeding
6.  Planning Balanced Rations
7.   Management of Layers
   Free Grange Systems

9.   Broiler (Table Poultry) Production
10. Processing and Marketing
11. Hygiene & Sanitation
12. Diseases & Parasites

13. Ducks
14. Turkeys

15.  Geese
16.  The Niche Market (Guinea fowl, quail, Game birds and Show Birds