How to Raise Poultry
How to Raise Poultry, first published in 1943, is a comprehensive guide for starting your own backyard flock of chickens, ducks, or geese for egg and/or meat production. Published during World War II to encourage "Victory gardens" and self-sufficiency, the book contains a wealth of useful information for keeping a healthy, productive flock in your own backyard. Chapters include: Getting Started; Housing and Equipment; Care and Feeding; Eggs; Breeding; Pests and Disease; Turkeys, Ducks, Geese, Bantams, etc.; Helpful Hints; and What Every Poultryman Should Know. Illustrated throughout with diagrams and line drawings. Author Paul Ives was an internationally known expert on poultry, a USDA county extension agent, and an editor of poultry-related journals.