Raising healthy poultry under primitive conditions is important as poultry products are probably the most universally accepted animal protein sources. Small flocks can be initiated most easily, providing meat and egg protein. This practical manual now includes a comprehensive section on diseases. Also included is an excellent section on duck raising. First published in 1990, and revised in 1994 and 2000.
Raising healthy goats under primitive conditions is well understood because goats are among the earliest animals to be domesticated. Goats are small ruminants who can thrive in areas where larger animals would have more difficulty. The most important goat products are milk, cheese, meat, mohair and leather. This manual is very comprehensive, covering all aspects of goat husbandry. It begins with physiological data on the goat, and continues with an examination checklist. The book covers management, diseases, parasite control and reproduction. It has many illustrations and tables that provide a well-documented and readable resource. Continue reading “Free PDF: Raising Healthy Goats Under Primitive Conditions”→
Practical Poultry Production is of great interest to me. I raise chickens almost every year. I buy day old chicks from the local feed store and raise them until they give eggs or meat.
However, as much as I would like to, I have never actually went so far as to breed my chickens and hatch the eggs. Mostly that is because the broody charasteristic has been systematically bread out of most modern chickens and I can’t get mine to sit on a nest of eggs. Continue reading “Free PDF: Practical Poultry Production”→