The Chicken Encyclopedia: An Illustrated Reference

From addled to wind egg and crossed beak to zygote, the terminology of everything chicken is demystified in The Chicken Encyclopedia Complete with breed descriptions, common medical concerns, and plenty of chicken trivia, this illustrated A to Z reference guide is both informative and entertaining Covering tail types, breeding, molting, communication, and much , GailFrom addled to wind egg and crossed beak to zygote, the terminology of everything chicken is demystified in The Chicken Encyclopedia Complete with breed descriptions, common medical concerns, and plenty of chicken trivia, this illustrated A to Z reference guide is both informative and entertaining Covering tail types, breeding, molting, communication, and much , Gail Damerow provides answers to all of your chicken questions and quandaries Even seasoned chicken farmers are sure to discover new information about the multifaceted world of these fascinating birds.
The Chicken Encyclopedia An Illustrated Reference From addled to wind egg and crossed beak to zygote the terminology of everything chicken is demystified in The Chicken Encyclopedia Complete with breed descriptions common medical concerns and plen

  • Title: The Chicken Encyclopedia: An Illustrated Reference
  • Author: Gail Damerow
  • ISBN: 9781603425612
  • Page: 283
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “The Chicken Encyclopedia: An Illustrated Reference”

    1. Definitely not a light reading book. This is more a ref book to have in your home. Very thorough on every word you could think of though not always the way I would have liked them listed (as a librarian I would have liked a few more "For xxxx see yyyy" because I'd turn and think they didn't have a topic only to find it under a different letter because they added a word I didn't think to or a completely different word I didn't know.You can't just sit down and read this either. That's what I thoug [...]

    2. The Chicken Encyclopedia: An Illustrated Reference by Gail Damerow comes out in a couple of weeks. As the title implies, it's written in encyclopedia/dictionary format with topics alphabetized. It may seem strange to sit down to read an encyclopedia for entertainment puposes (unless you share genes with me), but I found the book to be quite informative and enjoyable to read. As someone interested in raising our own chickens for both eggs and meat, to live more sustainably and to have healthier f [...]

    3. Do you like chickens? I like chickens a lot! This book has a lot of information on chickens, but it's all alphabetized and sometimes the subject headings are not that intuitive. Also, I wish the index were more comprehensive and thorough. It's not the only book on chickens that you will ever need (then again maybe you don't need any books on chickens) but if you are just browsing it will keep you amused. The illustrations are gorgeous though.

    4. Do you know where the "alula" is on your chicken? Do you have an Andalusian or an Aracuna? Are you trying to figure out if you chicken has "omphalitis"? Do you even know what any of these words mean? With The Chicken Encyclopedia, you will have the definitions to all of these and more at your fingertips.Full review at the blog: booksyarnink/2012

    5. Just lovely. Set up in the alphabetized way just like an encylopedia. Doh! But I am reading through like a novel. Nice depth of detail for beginner to intermediate and I'm still in the A's. Fun. Too bad there are not sounds to go with it since it refers to certain clucks for certain situations.

    6. Informative and the individual sections that provide more details about topics such as roosting, specific breed, etc were great. But, since this book is an 'encyclopedia' where topics are in alphabetical order, I didn't like reading in this format; I prefer reading in chapters. (The husband bought this book.)

    7. I received an advance reader's copy of this book from netgalley.Everything and anything you ever needed to know about chickens is in this book. I am definitely keeping this one around so I know what is going on with my chickens when I need to.Beautiful pictures in this encyclopedia.

    8. The book was given to me as a birthday goof - I love the book! It is bright, colorful, easy to read and actually interesting. It will remain in my personal reference library for casual reading. If you like chickens like I do, you will love this book. Enjoy!

    9. A true encyclopedia of chicken biology, behavior and all the rest. I had fun looking up words I had never heard before and the images were neat and sometimes gross but it is the real deal - an encyclopedia. I borrowed this book from my local library.

    10. THE book to have if you have chickens (aside from Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens) this illustrated encyclopedia will answer a lot of questions you do have, and a fair few that you didn't even know to ask.

    11. I really loved having this book. my son picked it out for me and I read it cover to cover. it had a few things that other poultry books missed and is a valuable book to have around.

    12. Great as a reference book or just to read cover to cover. It has a lot of information written in an accessible way with great illustrations and photos.

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