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Poultry eBook

A guide for hobbyists, dedicated poultry keepers and even pet owners.  Poultry offers advice, information and guidance to help you in the keeping and management of these amazing birds.


By the Staff of ACS Distance Learning

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Poultry eBook course online. Poultry are entertaining as pets and life sustaining as a commercial product! Whether you are seeking a book as a beginner poultry keeper or if you are embarking on a new career in poultry production or management, this book is for you. Easy to read, easy to understand and packed with easy to implement practical advice. Know how to care for the health and wellbeing of poultry and make production a commercially viable enterprise.

Chapter 1 - Scope and Nature of Domesticate Poultry

  • A brief history
  • Keeping poultry -profit or pleasure
  • Chickens
  • Turkeys
  • Ducks
  • Geese
  • Don't buy sick birds
  • How to help hatchlings
  • How to revive dead hatchlings
  • Poultry Products
  • Value adding to poultry products
  • Concerns for human health

Chapter 2  Breeds

  • Basic nomenclature
  • Categories of breeds
  • Breeds
  • Chicken (fowl) classification

Chapter 3  Food and Water

  • Feeding for stages -starter, growth, maintenance
  • Nutrition during reproduction
  • Digestive system
  • Nutrients from feed
  • Water Requirements
  • Favorite treats
  • Feeding fowls
  • Feeding turkeys
  • Feeding ducks
  • Feeding Geese

Chapter 4 - Health

  • Definition of health
  • First aid kit for poultry
  • Administering medication by syringe
  • Common poisonous household items
  • General basic care
  • Common Diseases affecting poultry
  • Parasites

Chapter 5.  Management

  • Housing and shelter
  • Managing waste
  • Environmental issues
  • Regulations for keeping poultry
  • Management procedures for breeding
  • Meat production procedures

Chapter 6.  The Poultry Industry

  • Getting Work in the industry -job profiles
  • Farm management
  • Appendix
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