Books About Poultry


So far I have found two books that I like. One is the basic how-to book that everyone needs. It is written by Gail Damerow and is titled Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens. The second book I found that I really like is Day Range Poultry by Andy Lee. This book touches on sustainable agricultural practices with regards to raising poultry. If you plan on letting your chickens run, this is a good book to read.


The best, and some would say only, only book on ducks is written by Dave Holderread. The current edition is titled Storey's Guide to Raising Ducks. This book offer good basic knowledge as well as a primer on the genetics of duck coloration. Mr. Holderread is considered by many as this country's premier expert on ducks. As the saying goes, he has probably forgotten more about ducks than most of us will ever know.


Back to Mr. Holderread. Being a waterfowl expert, he has not only written about ducks but also about geese. The Book of Geese: A Complete Guide to Raising the Home Flock is the most comprehensive book about raising and living with geese that we have found.


We really don't have a book to refer you to. We have Storey's Guide to Raising Turkeys but were very disappointed in it. It covers items quickly with almost no detail and is slanted to the idea of mass producing turkeys in close confinement. Storey's Guide to Raising Poultry offers a section on turkeys which is better than their turkey book. However, it would be nice to find a book that went into depth about these interesting birds







Copyright 2006 by Ken and Andrea Glover.