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Gail Damerow is the foremost authority on chickens in the United States, and her classic reference The Chicken Health Handbook (originally published in 1994) is now completely revised with up-to-the minute information and full-colour photography and illustrations. This essential guide thoroughly addresses every aspect of chicken health, including good nutrition; bacterial, viral, and fungal diseases; parasites and worms; reproductive issues; immune health; metabolic dysfunctions; and much more, with detailed solutions for any health problem your chickens encounter. This new second edition emphasizes natural and preventive approaches and covers issues specific to raising chickens in the city.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 177 x 236 x 26mm | 1,179.34g
  • North Adams, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd edition
  • full colour photographs and illustrations
  • 161212013X
  • 9781612120133
  • 8,779

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Primary Care for a Thriving Flock
Gail Damerow, 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
- Using natural approaches to enhance the immune system
- Treating and avoiding news-making diseases such as avian flu
- Raising healthy chickens in an urban environment
- Enhanced with full-color photographs and eye-opening illustrations, this is the essential guide to keeping your chickens healthy and productive.
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Review quote

"Twenty years ago, I got my first hen and turned to The Chicken Health Handbook for answers. Today, Damerow's work continues to provide sound counsel. This new edition -- based in solid science, detailed and comprehensive -- is an accessible and practical guide for anyone who has chickens."
-- 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.

"Packed with pragmatic information that embraces a holistic model of wellness, this book offers trouble-shooting tools and a panoply of real-world solutions based in solid science. It should be standard issue with every chick purchased."

-- Kathy Shea Mormino, The Chicken Chick(R)
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About Gail Damerow

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 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.
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