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.The rest of the reason is that I am too impatient. The ability to raise chickens from chicks is not magic – it is basically keeping them warm, dry, and away from predators. Being able to hatch eggs is much more practical and of greater use.
I would hope this document would be of great help to those learning how to raise poultry, and it is a good source of information, but I would caution against just reading the book. Nothing beats actually doing things to learn.
The link below opens a PDF from the CD3WD set by Alex Weir, I cant’t code the site to use the disks as designed, but I am slowly working on uploading the information. This document is on Practical Poultry Production.Practical Poultry Production