This introduction to healthy poultry production, subtitled, A Manual for Organic Growers, is directed at beginning poultry farmers and those wanting to diversify or convert to organic poultry production. A guide to the basics, this book covers the “need to know” topics such as establishing the facilities, how to manage outdoor access, brooding, grazing and pasturing, purchasing and brooding chicks, choosing organic feed and supplements, diagnosing common poultry diseases, and slaughter and processing. Some of the business issues of poultry raising are also addressed such as production expectations and economic viability. A concise book containing just the key advice needed to start a humane, organic poultry flock using healthy living conditions.
Copyright 2004, 2011, softcover, 117 pages.