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Author: Gail Damerow


485 pages


1 total reviews

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A must-have reference for the small flock owner. Gail Damerow, a leading authority on all things chicken, provides a complete reference to answer the questions and resolve the problems of any chicken raiser, from beginner to professional. This fully updated and expanded edition of a longtime classic offers expert guidance on nutrition, reproductive issues, and a full range of health problems, along with the latest information on:

  • Practicing preventive healthcare
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  • Treating and avoiding news-making diseases such as avian flu
  • Raising healthy chickens in an urban environment

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Customer Reviews

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Carrie Held-Batog

This book is a great resource for my chickens since I am a first time owner.