From the Back Cover
A resurgence of chicken farming has swept the nation as people worldwide are becoming more concerned about where their food is coming from. In addition to raising the birds, poultrymen and women can produce specific characteristics in their flocks. This is the only book - first published in 1920 and now back in print - to outline in detail all the necessities to becoming an accomplished breeder. Whether one is breeding for beauty, as in exhibition stock, or for productivity, as in food, this book will teach how to: pick and choose chickens for specific circumstances; manipulate shape and color combinations; prepare birds for weather; develop certain psychological characteristics; encourage the juiciest meat and largest eggs.
In addition, readers will get a crash course in: the principles of breeding; classes of poultry; how to run a larger-scale operation.
Illustrated throughout with numerous line drawings and easy-to-follow instructions, this book teaches everything one needs to know to raise just the right chickens for them.
About the Author
HARRY M. LAMON and ROB R. SLOCUM were the Senior Poultrymen at the Bureau of Animal Industry for the US Department of Agriculture.