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

This is a practical handbook written primarily for poultry farms or smallholders.  It will also be found essential reading for students of poultry farming and those contemplating a career in agriculture where birds are to be involved. A standard on work on poultry-keeping.  It covers many aspects and deals with the main systems of management.  The contents, recently updated include Ostrich farming.

This updated version of the book now includes a section on Ostrich Farming a subject which is now receiving attention in a number of countries.  There is also greater attention being given to the preferred systems being used in place of battery cages, free range, aviaries and other possibilities are examined.  The work is well illustrated throughout, thus adding to its value for those who wish to see photographs of actual equipment or breeds, etc.

Product details

  • Condition: New
  • Hardcover: 231 pages with Dust Jacket
  • Publisher: Beech Publishing House (1992)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: B&W photos and illustrations
  • ISBN-10: 1857360206
  • ISBN-13: 978-1857360202
  • Product Dimensions: 22 x 15 x 2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 595 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
8.   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
17.  Ostrich Farming