-- Terry Golson, founder, HenCam.com
"A wonderful reference book filled with practical advice that any new or experienced flock owner will find beneficial."
-- Dr. Susan Watkins, Professor of Poultry Science, University of Arkansas
"A must-have book for all chicken lovers."
-- Jeff Smith, Cackle Hatchery
"An outstanding book that needs to be in every poultry raiser's library. Accurate, valuable information that can be read with ease."
-- Glenn Drowns, author of Storey's Guide to Raising Poultry
"When it comes to questions on chicken health, this is the book I turn to for quick reference. We have one on every desk at Stromberg's and recommend it to everyone from beginners to longtime fanciers. The extensive pictures, illustrations, and explanations in the new edition should make it required reading for anyone interested in keeping a strong flock."
-- Eric Stromberg, Stromberg's Chicks and Game Birds Unlimited
"Widely regarded as the Patron Saint of Poultry since her 1994 edition became the chicken keeper's bible, Gail Damerow has kept her finger on the pulse of chicken management innovations, advances, and trends, bringing us this completely recalibrated, modernized Chicken Health Handbook. More than a guide to chicken health, this book is a call to deliberate thought and informed decision-making, concisely providing the tools necessary in chapters that read like a novel.
Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: Keeping Chickens Healthy
Chapter 2: Good Nutrition Means Healthy Chickens
Chapter 3: The Inner Chicken
Chapter 4: Mysteries of Metabolism
Chapter 5: What's Bugging Your Birds
Chapter 6: When Chickens Get Wormy
Chapter 7: Diseases Caused by Protozoa
Chapter 8: Conditions Caused by Bacteria
Chapter 9: The Fungus Among Us
Chapter 10: Diseases Caused by Viruses
Chapter 11: Management Issues
Chapter 12: Diagnostic Guides
Chapter 13: What's Going on Inside
Chapter 14: Treatments and Therapies
Chapter 15: Your Chickens and Your Health
Quick Guide to Diseases and Disorders
Gail Damerow has written extensively on raising chickens and other livestock, growing fruits and vegetables, and related rural know-how in more than a dozen books, including What's Killing My Chickens? and the best-selling Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens, The Chicken Encyclopedia, The Chicken Health Handbook, and Hatching & Brooding Your Own Chicks. Damerow is a contributor to Chickens and Hobby Farms magazines and a regular blogger for Cackle Hatchery. She lives in Tennessee with her husband, where they operate a family farm with poultry and dairy goats, a sizable garden, and a small orchard. Visit her online at gaildamerow.com.
Pub Date: December 29, 2015
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