Here are a selection of books on poultry keeping as well as incubating and hatching poultry eggs.
Comprehensive help for all those who wish to keep chickens on a small scale. It covers everything from choosing a house to selecting, buying and caring for hens. Over 90 breeds are illustrated, many in colour. Feeding, breeding, eggs and seasonal care are discussed, as well as dealing with problems should they occur. Written in a clear and concise way – an ideal introduction.
One of the easiest books to follow on keeping chickens or bantams in your garden, orchard or smallholding. With over 125,000 copies sold this is a must for all chicken owners. Now revised and reprinted with new colour photographs (Aug 2009 10th edition).
This book covers most of the diseases and ailments encountered in keeping poultry, turkeys and waterfowl. It is written in plain English in an easy to follow format describing signs, causes, prevention, treatment and mortality. It also includes many of the drugs used in the treatment of diseases. There is a list of avian vets in Britain at the back of this book and a translation of veterinary terms into plain English. There are many illustrations and photographs.
Books About Incubation and Hatching
Covers the use of small to medium sized incubators and brooders, as well as larger systems for more exotic species. Presented in a clear and concise way, with an emphasis on practical techniques and DIY tips. Species covered: chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, guinea fowl, quail, pheasants, partridges, peafowl, ostriches, emus, rheas and parrots. Relevant to poultry keepers, waterfowl and game breeders, and anyone with an interest in domestic and exotic species of birds.
This is a detailed book about using small incubators and most of the problems encountered using them. There are chapters on different types of incubators, preparation for incubation such as cleaning and sterilisation, thermometers, humidity, collection and storage of eggs, candling, hatching, sexing and rearing plus a chapter on “where did I go wrong?” Packed full of information, mainly first hand too! Lots of illustrations and photographs. Now reprinted with more colour photographs.